Any piece of jewelry is only as good as the woman wearing it. This month we introduce Glitterati, a new column inspired by the paper dolls of our childhoods and by the work of illustrator Jason Witcher. Armed only with a black Sharpie and a blank sheet of paper, Witcher brought four very different ladies to life. We simply supplied the jewels to match. Madame Philanthropist, for example, cannot wait to wear Mish Tworkowski?s gold and diamond Kiku brooch ($32,000; 212-734-3500) to the New York Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Ball on December 7, especially since 15 percent of the jewelry sales will benefit the cause.
Robert Lee Morris cuff, $950; 212-431-9405 Vhernier Verso white gold earrings, $4,500; 786-554-8894 Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co. Fish necklace, $700; 800-526-0649 James de Givenchy for Taffin white gold and diamond hoops, price upon request; 212-421-6222
Her psychic told her rock crystal and raw amethyst soothe the soul. Kara Ross raw Uruguayan amethyst necklace, $3,520; 212-223-7272 Temple St. Clair rock crystal amulet with moonstones, $3,250, and Arno chain, $5,000; 203-341-4835 Kazuko quartz pendant, $780; 888-222-7639
In her Garden of Eden, gold and enamel dandelions bloom. Dean Harris Asian Beetle Wing earrings, $950; 210-828-7738 Lotus Arts de Vivre wood bangle with diamond and ruby frog, $16,500; 212-872-2579 McTeigue & McClelland gold and enamel Dandelion pin, $4,250; 800-956-2826 Ilias Lalaounis snake brooch, $4,850; 212-439-9400