Bright, Shiny Things

The Philanthropist

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.

The Minimalist

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

The Mystic

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

The Naturalist

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