A truly remarkable piece of jewelry is not necessarily an everyday item. There are probably a few key pieces in your collection that remind you of a certain birthday, a treat from your beau, or that time you actually decided to splurge — not save — your holiday bonus.
Sure, you might be able to get a truck full of inexpensive costume jewelry for the price of one dazzling semi-precious stone, but some occasions call for a serious investment piece. And other occasions merit a fantastical daydream....
So, to help satiate your taste for the finer things, we've sifting through a sea of diamonds, rubies, and platinum (boy, are we exhausted!), and picked out the 14 prettiest pieces of fine jewelry worth every precious penny. After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend.
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Fred Leighton 19th Century Diamond Floral Starburst Bracelet, price upon request, available at Fred Leighton.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Feu d'Artifice Necklace, price upon request, available at Van Cleef & Arpels.
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Alexander Fuchs Diamond Bracelet, $72,386, available at Luisaviaroma.
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David Yurman Midnight Melange Bracelet with Pave Diamonds, $4,300, available at David Yurman.
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Irene Neuwirth Blue Moonstone and Diamond Earrings, $46,000, available at Barneys.