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On the Ball


It’s playful, dimensional, and festive. It’s as serious as South Seas and as green as the earth. And the globe is one of the strongest trends in jewelry today, too. The sphere factor isn’t new. We speculated when we did our last fashion story on the trend in August 2007 that the ongoing popularity of pearls also helps to drive designs that feature spherical shapes in other materials. But the globe seems to have new resonance this year, as more consumers are globally conscious. Here are some new designs from the spring shows that take advantage of the timeless appeal of the planetary form. — Cheryl Kremkow


Sphere necklace in 18k brushed gold on a 22k gold chain

Sphere necklace in 18k brushed gold on a 22k gold chain by ARIANE ZURCHER, suggested retail $18,000, (917) 608-2817, www.arianezurcher.com.

necklace in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with small diamond

“Spirit of Water” necklace in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with small diamond by EMANUELA DUCA, suggested retail $2,200, (212) 927-8628, www.emanueladuca.com.

ring in 18k and 14k gold and diamonds

Quadra-directional “Cage” ring in 18k and 14k gold and diamonds which can be worn in different directions by JACOB ALBEE DESIGNS, suggested retail $1,320, (802) 540-0401, www.jacobalbee.com.

earrings in 18k ethically mined gold and diamonds

“Globo” collection earrings in 18k ethically mined gold and diamonds by GARAVELLI, suggested retail $3,930, (866) GARAVELLI, www.garavellialdo.it.

pendant with a long chain in blackened silver with Swarovski crystal

Large “Juicy bug” pendant with a long chain in blackened silver with Swarovski crystal by STEPHEN WEBSTER, suggested retail $495, (212) 226-6160, www.stephenwebster.com.

earrings in 18k gold with amethyst and sapphire

“Boulle” earrings in 18k gold with amethyst and sapphire by GAVELLO, (39) (02) 3108341, www.gavello.net.

Diamond pavé and 18k gold drop ball earrings with 9.19 carats of diamonds

Diamond pavé and 18k gold drop ball earrings with 9.19 carats of diamonds and diamond pavé ball necklace with 52.79 carats from ODELIA BY A.V. JEWELRY, suggested retail $13,940 and $82,340, (212) 391-8076, www.odeliacreations.com.

diamonds to your favorite places on this 14k gold globe necklace

Add diamonds to your favorite places on this 14k gold globe necklace by HEATHER MOORE, suggested retail $5,300, (216) 932-5430, www.heathermoorejewelry.com.