The Power of Alchemy Highlights Jewelry Destined to Entrance, Bewitch and Electrify

See how light, smoke and shadows intensify the sparkle of diamonds and other gemstones we've selected for this month's jewelry feature.

At left: Ivanka Trump Patras (white diamonds, $12,500) and Metropolis (black diamonds, $9,500) cuffs, Betteridge, 117 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124.

Below: Art Deco (circa 1925) black onyx and diamond bracelet in platinum ($28,500), Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry, 4 Grigg St., Greenwich, 203-769-5888.
Michael Aram leaf ring with white and black diamonds in 18K gold ($3,400), Saks Fifth Avenue, 205 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-862-5300.

Paolo Costagli white agate and black onyx earrings (above left) with white sapphires, diamonds, 18K white gold ($9,950), Betteridge, 117 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124.

H. Stern Ancient America Serpent earrings (above) with white, brown  and black diamonds, 18K noble gold ($10,800), Mitchells, 670 Post Road East, Westport, 203-227-5165, Richards, 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-0551.

At left: Julieri Martha Graham ring, 18K rose gold, white, black, brown diamonds ($4,885), Dovecote, 56 Post Road East, Westport, 203-222-7500.













A version of this article appeared in the September 2014 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Black & White Magic.