Wednesday, April 23, 2008
In the sky, with diamonds
I've always loved A.G.A. Correa's diamond constellation jewelry; I recall seeing the first pieces in The New Yorker many years ago.
Mr. Correa Sr. was inspired one evening looking at a starry sky. The diamonds are chosen in perfect proportion to each constellation, and placed in specially-designed setting that minimizes the metal. The Aquarius brooch shown is about $5600; the smaller Ursula Minor is $1500.
I'm looking now for pieces I can give one day to a daughter in law or granddaughter (come on, boys!), and a magical image of the starry sky would be my choice.
Timeless, classic yet inventive, these are stars light, stars bright to wish upon.