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LUXE LACE. Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner in custom Vera Wang, which included 65 yards of hand-appliqued Chantilly corded lace intricately hand-sewn over three tiers of tulle. Using 18K white gold, enamel and diamonds, Trump has created a collection inspired by the lace in her dress. Ivanka Trump earrings $3,400, at Bachendorf’s.
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TRI-FABULOUS. In 1924, the first purchaser of the iconic Cartier Trinity ring was American interior designer Elsie de Wolfe; French poet Jean Cocteau adopted and elevated the three-band ring to cult status. Decades later, the spirit is newly recaptured in modernist 18K gold, ceramic and diamond bands — symbols of faithfulness, love and friendship. $15,500, at Cartier.
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JOY LOCK CLUB. In ancient Chinese culture, newborns often wore amulets in the shape of a lock to protect against illness and bind them to their families. This custom, called the Lock of Good Wishes, inspired jewelry designer Dickson Yewn’s white-gold ring with 44 diamonds and 180 rubies. $6,600, at Eiseman Jewels.
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SHOOTING STAR. While the luminous stars in the sky appear to be randomly scattered, they’re actually intricate astronomical constellations fixed in the firmament. Such is the inspiration behind Graff’s Infinity Collection, with each stone hand-set at varying heights in a scatter pattern to mimic the constellations. Diamond and sapphire drop earrings, price upon request, by appointment through Graff, 214.315.4047.
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CHARMED. Five chic charms pay tribute to the history and legacy of Harry Winston. The solitaire ring charm brings to mind the many brides who have received a Harry Winston engagement ring, and the loop-shaped charm recalls the pear-shaped cut of Winston’s most legendary gems — can you say Taylor-Burton? Charms by Harry Winston bracelet from $3,300; individual charms from $2,300, at Harry Winston.
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BAROQUE'D. Twenty years after finding the stones on a buying trip in Asia, jewelry designer Steven Lagos has crafted a decadent amethyst and diamond ring inspired by his travels to Bangkok and Hong Kong. $11,000, at Neiman Marcus NorthPark.
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BUDDHA BANGLE. This one-of-kind diamond and lavender-jade bangle was hand-carved in Thailand by an artist of Buddhist temples. Nini bracelet, price upon request, at select Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores; through 866.513.6464.
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OVER THE MOON. Tiffany & Co. opened its vault of gemstones to inspire its acclaimed designer Jean Schlumberger (1956-2012), who drew inspiration from nature, including this masterpiece of the stars, moon and diamonds in perpetual orbit. In platinum with 587 diamonds — 125 carats with a 5.29-carat center diamond $2,800,000, at Tiffany & Co.
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LUCK OF A LADY (BUG). Inspired by symbols of luck from different cultures, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Palais de la Chance High Jewelry collection showcases the Coccinelle Mystérieuse pin with diamonds, onyx, black spinels, yellow sapphires and mystery-set rubies in 18K red and white gold. Price upon request, at Neiman Marcus.
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MOURNING GLORY. The stunning bracelet from the 1850s would dry sad eyes — which is actually its purpose, as this piece is from the mid- to late-Victorian era when mourning jewelry — the practice of weaving a lock of the deceased’s hair into intricate designs to remember the departed — was popular. Gold, diamond and bloodstone mourning bracelet $9,000, at Skibell Fine Jewelry, Estate Collection.
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LIKE A ROCK. Jewelry designer Darrell Leverington says the inspiration behind this ring is “plain and simple — women.” Leverington considered breaking the sapphire into three separate stones, but the rock is obviously as strong as the woman he had in mind when designing the ring. Platinum, diamond and untreated sapphire ring $63,500, at Leverington Co.
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