Fresh Perspectives

Lifestyle editor Jeanne Beker selects new pieces that celebrate the new season, new year and new decade.

Celebration’s in the air: We’ve landed in a new decade filled with heady possibilities. You might want to remind yourself or a loved one of the myriad options open to us when it comes to embarking on new journeys and seeing vistas in brave new ways. How about a classic 18-karat gold, diamond-rimmed Evil Eye pendant that promises protection and encourages you to look at the world in wide-eyed wonder? John Hardy’s hand-hammered sterling silver dot pendant, inspired by Bali’s full-moon ceremonies, is a wonderfully romantic mark for a new cycle.

The notion of rebirth couldn’t be trumpeted any better than by a Fabergé egg around one’s neck. This miniature locket, featuring white diamonds, opens to reveal a four-leaf clover, a charming shot of good luck. Starbursts are synonymous with new excitement, and these magnificent dove earrings by Doron Paloma herald untold glamour. Or perhaps an earthier look is more your style: Misami diamond drops from the Ginko collection are all sensuality and romance—and ginko symbolizes longevity and endurance, perfect to start off a new journey.

If artistic florals soothe your soul, you’ll adore the homage to Claude Monet in this 24-karat gold clasp enamel bangle by FreyWille. Or try a Hearts On Fire ring on for size if an engagement figures in your beginnings. It features a perfectly cut round centre diamond and would be perfectly presented in the Mr. and Mrs. ring box. Since this season is all about new directions, a Knar Signature gold arrow bangle will keep you on track. Or how about a bold Zancan necklace in the shape of a compass for the captain in your life? Finally, Fabergé’s Emotion ring, a virtual fireworks of the finest gems, creates a reminder of the brilliant times in store as we launch into this colourful new era.

Photography by Tyler Boweditch & jewellery by Knar Jewellery