Diamond Jewelry as Art

Anita Calero

As the evenings get longer, glittering white diamonds and pearls glow brighter than ever.

A pair of diamond clusters polishes the look of a simple black sheath. The graceful, almost vintage sparkle of a sautoir creates drama against bare skin. In a world saturated with color, white diamonds, along with white pearls, epitomize simple, timeless beauty—one of the many themes explored by sculptor Rachel Lee Hovnanian, whose works are paired with the pieces shown here. “The jewelry itself is beautiful and stands alone as art, but when placed with my images, it’s not just an embellishment—it amplifies the meaning of the works,” says the New York City artist. This November, Hovnanian takes her latest works to the Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

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