Flight Of Fancy
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Cocktail Hour2 of 12
This tanzanite and opal ring, whose stately size, color and design are sure to make heads turn, will stir up attention wherever it makes an appearance.
Who knew? Ranging in blue and violet hues, tanzanite was discovered in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania in 1967.
French Dressing3 of 12
French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger ups the style ante with richly hued enamel and gold bracelets.
Who knew? Schlumberger became the designer of choice for many screen sirens of the 1930s but solidified his place in fashion history when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy began wearing his colorful enamel bracelets.
Jean Schlumberger Enamel Bracelets, from $30,000
Queen Flower4 of 12
Fashioned after a chrysanthemum, this brooch contains Black South Sea pearls, diamonds and white gold surrounding a pink conch pearl.
Who knew? Conch pearls are extremely rare and unique, with only one in every 10,000 Queen conchs producing a pearl, and less than 10 percent of these being of gem quality.
Mikimoto Flora Brooch, $120,000
Mapped Out5 of 12
Mirroring an aerial view of the ocean, this blue opal necklace has devastation-free diamonds for added glitz to this natural wonder.
Who knew? According to folklore, the Peruvian opal alleviates stress and helps with the flow of communication and creativity.
Old World6 of 12
The fine detailing on this delicate gold and diamond ring channels the artistry of heirloom estate jewelry.
Who knew? Buccellati, a Milan-based, family-owned business, has been designing high-end jewelry for European royalty since the early 18th century and has since become a staple on the red carpet.
Mood Indigo7 of 12
A crystal eggplant minaudière adds a serving of elegant playfulness to any evening outfit.
Who knew? According to lore, the minaudière was invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1934 when Charles Arpels spied a society lady slipping her lipstick into a white tin box.
Feathered Friends8 of 12
Draped in heart-shaped sapphires, topaz and amethysts and four colors of diamonds, these glitzy peacocks will show off a very "pretty bird" style.
Who knew? In 2008, a 42.28-carat sapphire sold for nearly $3.5 million, setting a new record for the most paid for any sapphire of that size.
Getting Modern9 of 12
Mother of pearl and white sapphire pave diamonds create an architectural cuff that's both modern and feminine.
Who knew? Mother of pearl is an iridescent compound that is actually produced by the mollusks to prevent parasites.
Kara Ross Maze Cuff, $3,770
Like Candy10 of 12
Made with lapis, green amethyst and 24-karat gold, this statement necklace has removable drops that goes from glam to ultra-glam.
Who knew? Lapis lazuli was a popular stone in ancient Egypt—Cleopatra apparently used a powdered version of it as eye shadow.
Power Player11 of 12
Made of platinum metal and an alligator strap, this men's watch makes a powerful statement.
Who knew? IWC watches go through 30 rigorous trials, including the "climate test," which exposes the timepiece to temperature changes from -20 to +70 degrees Celsius and up to 95 percent humidity.
IWC Portofino Watch, $10,900
Linked In12 of 12
Nothing is more chic and timeless than a substantial link bracelet in solid rose gold.
Who knew? Rose gold is also known as pink or red gold due to its copper content. The precious metal was previously referred to as Russian gold because of its popularity in the country during the 19th century.
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