Celestial Jewelry: Radiant Pieces to Lighten Dark Nights

Sun, moon and star motifs have long been a celebrated part of jewelry symbolism, but a meteor shower of celestial diamonds can really radiate light in the dark nights of deep winter. Fine jewelry houses have been at it for years: Inspired by her love of the stars, Gabrielle Chanel’s landmark (and only) diamond jewelry collection in 1932 left the House with a vast vocabulary of iconic motifs to reimagine in each subsequent jewelry collection; and Jean Schlumberger’s Stars and Moons necklace for Tiffany & Co some 20 years later was said to mimic a clear midnight sky.  Judging by their heavenly collections, the new kids on the block appreciate the enduring allure of a well-chosen celestial gem, too. Paul Morelli’s dramatic double hoops are scattered with a constellation-style showcase of diamonds, while Ara Vartanian’s galactic shapes and otherworldly black diamond and lapis lazuli appear as if viewing Earth from the International Space Station.

Above: Chanel Soleil de Chanel transformable necklace in 18K yellow gold and 18K white gold with one 0.30 carats round-cut and 104 4.23 carats round-cut diamonds, price on request, Chanel Watch & Fine Jewelry Boutique in New York, +1 212 535 5505, chanel.com

Gigi Clozeau 18K rose gold and diamond accent star beaded bracelet, $795, farfetch.com

Colette 18K yellow gold with black enamel and 1.11 carats diamond Danvou ring, $5,180, colettejewelry.com

Noush 14K yellow gold, 0.15 carats diamond and malachite ring, $1,221, farfetch.com

Andrea Fohrman 18K rose gold, 10 carats labradorite and diamond accent earrings, $2,300, netaporter.com

Boghossian Nishapur necklace with emerald, natural pearls, jadeite and mother-of-pearls, price on request, boghossianjewels.com

Chopard 18K white gold necklace and pendant with 18k yellow gold sun, 0.40 carats diamond and pavé diamonds, $7,180, chopard.com

Ara Vartanian 18K yellow gold, 38.76 carats lapis lazuli, 6 carats black diamond and 2.7 carats white diamond earrings, $21,765, aravartanian.com

Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Shooting Star pendant with 0.11 carats diamond, green tourmaline, rutile quartz, aquamarine, white freshwater pearl, lapis lazuli and blush moonstone, $3,500, olelynggaard.com

Sylva & Cie 18K gold and 3.15 carats diamond earrings, $13,750, netaporter.com

Tasaki platinum and sapphire bracelet, price on request, tasaki-global.com

Paul Morelli 18K gold hoop and 1.45 carats diamond earrings, $10,200, paulmorelli.com

Jacquie Aiche 1.88 carats round-cut diamond and 14k rose-gold crescent moon necklace, $7,500, matchesfashion.com


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