Royally Roughed Up
WHAT: Polly Wales Crystal Disc Studs With Large Blue Sapphires
WHY: Sapphires have had a pretty royal rep for the past few years (…thanks to a certain engagement ring that spawned countless knockoffs) but in the hands of Brit bauble whiz Polly Wales, a Royal College of Art alum and former sculptor, a spectrum of blues gets a roughed-up, raw-hewn approach in these subtly stunning earrings. Employing a vintage wax casting process, in which the stones shift and settle as the gold sets, gives an incredibly earthy, glowy effect to these 18-karat yellow gold beauties. The irregularly shaped disks, deliberately chipped-away in spots, makes these all the more riveting, non?
WHERE: $1,530, PollyWales.com