Sizzling Red Jewelry

By Cynthia Sliwa — July 16, 2015

The color red adds a bold vibrancy to any ensemble, in no more eye-catching manner than when employed in jewelry.

red 0715 MC Bulgari Serpenti red wristwatch REV

“Wrapped around the wrist, ruby-red lacquer strikes a seductive chord,” relates the July 2015 issue of Marie Claire, spotlighting a Bulgari Serpenti wristwatch.

red 06 0715 HB 20s Aaron Basha CH Carolina Herrera Jasmine REV

The June/July 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar suggests that women in their 20s “slip into something ’60s and scarlet.” Red flower stud earrings from Aaron Basha and a red and white bypass bracelet from Pasquale Bruni are featured along with a ring of white flowers from CH Carolina Herrera. On the same page, python patterned fashions are accented with more neutral jewelry:  stud earrings from Simon G. Jewelry, a ring incorporating a sliced diamond from Michael M. Collection, a chunky chain necklace from Celine, and a gray band wristwatch from Shinola.

red 0715 MC Georg Jensen w Gemfields rubies emeralds REV

Fair-trade rubies and emeralds from Gemfields adorn jewels from Danish brand Georg Jensen, featured in the July 2015 issue of Marie Claire. Pictured are ruby-bedecked earrings, necklace, bangle and ring, along with an emerald-accented Y necklace based upon the historic designs of Vivianna Torun.

red 0415 HB Solange blood earrings REV

Blood drop earrings from Solange Azagury-Partridge and a spiky structural ring from Proenza Schouler provide contrast to a spread of the season’s red and pink florals in the April 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

red 0315 MC Van Cleef ring Elsa Peretti bean REV

New Age floral designs are accessorized with a red carnelian ring from Van Cleef & Arpels and a bright blue lapis lazuli “Bean Necklace” from Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. in the March 2015 issue of Marie Claire.

red 0215 MC Elsa Peretti circles REV

Circles of red lacquer over Japanese hardwood from Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. create eye-catching earrings in a feature on the Japonisme trend in the February 2015 issue of Marie Claire.

red 0315 Elle Spanish matador Marie Helene de Taillac rubellite ring REV

The Spanish matador is the theme of a fashion spread in the March 2015 issue of Elle, which spotlights a rubellite and gold double ring from Marie-Helene de Taillac.

red 0415 Vogue Etro cuff REV

As an accompaniment to colorful sneakers, the April 2015 issue of Vogue suggests a red-accented cuff bracelet from Etro, and a wristwatch with a bright red face from Shinola. Also pictured is a trio of rings and a chain from Monica Rich Kosann.

red 0715 PSW Lisi Lerch beaded tassel earrings REV

A pair of beaded tassel earrings from Lisi Lerch add charm to laid-back summer style, “a little bit French Riviera, a little bit Old Hollywood glam,” in this fashion spread from the July 2015 issue of People Style Watch.

Styling Tip: Ideally, as with the People Style Watch spread, the bright red hue is repeated elsewhere in the ensemble at least once and ideally twice. Add a red stripe “Bonjour Clutch” from Kayu and bright red lips or nails for maximum chic effect.

Price Check:

  • Aaron Basha:  stud “Flower Earrings” of 18kt gold with red enamel and diamond centers (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $650
  • Bulgari: “Serpenti” wristwatch in red lacquer (7/15 Marie Claire), price upon request
  • Celine:  chunky necklace (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $1,250
  • CH Carolina Herrera:  “Falling Jasmine” flower ring of gold-plated silver and white enamel (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $225
  • Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.:  “Bean Necklace” in 18kt gold with lapis lazuli (3/15 Marie Claire), $675; “Sevillana Earrings” of red lacquer over Japanese hardwood (2/15 Marie Claire), $700
  • Etro:  cuff bracelet with red detail (4/15 Vogue), $557
  • Georg Jensen:  jewelry set with Gemfields responsibly sourced gemstones:  ruby necklace, price upon request; emerald necklace, price upon request; ruby earrings, $9,500; ruby ring $1,900; ruby bangle, $10,500 (all, July 2015 Marie Claire)
  • Lisa Lerch:  “Tassel Earrings” with glass beads (7/15 People Style Watch), $98
  • Marie-Helene de Taillac:  rubellite and gold double ring (3/15 Elle), price upon request
  • Michael M. Collection: ring of 18kt gold and sliced diamond (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $1,800
  • Monica Rich Kosann:  rings, $650-$1,075, and chain necklace, $750 (all in 4/15 Vogue)
  • Pasquale Bruni:  18kt gold bracelet with red and white accents (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $4,620
  • Proenza Schouler:  brass bracelet (4/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $750
  • Shinola:  wristwatch with grey strap (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $650; wristwatch with red face (4/15 Vogue), $550
  • Simon G. Jewelry:  diamond stud earrings (6-7/15 Harper’s Bazaar), “from $2,200″
  • Solange Azagury-Partridge:  “Blood Red Earrings” of 18kt gold with rubies and lacquer (4/15 Harper’s Bazaar), $6,100
  • Van Cleef & Arpels:  “Sweet Alhambra effeuillage ring” of pink gold with carnelian and diamond (3/15 Marie Claire), $5,050

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