Item of the Day: Jack Vartanian

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Jack VartanianTropical palm leaves are turning up all over fashion as rich, lush prints, so it’s only fitting that a jewelry designer would want to bring women a taste of the tropics as well.

Jack Vartanian goes the upscale route with his gold and diamond Tropical collection featuring white gold and diamond leaf rings, necklaces and earrings.

This leaf ring, which features a total diamond carat weight of 0.05 carats and can be worn facing up toward the nail or down toward the knuckle, retails for $4,400.

Born in Beirut but raised in Brazil, Vartanian is the son of a fine gem merchant and often accompanied his father on gem buying trips. Naturally, his earlier designed featured Brazilian gems but his newer styles are less colorful and feature more metals and diamonds.

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