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There may be three coins in the fountain and pennies from heaven, but the latest good luck look in fine jewelry includes coin jewelry, not to mention other bas-relief designs and surface designs such as intaglios. Although this look has been a sleeper for several seasons, the category has a newly minted appeal courtesy of the popularity of textured, well worn finishes in precious metals. Whether the coins, intaglios, and other surface reliefs are authentic—even ancient relics—or reproductions, their appeal crosses all price points and classifications. Even if a silver dollar can’t buy what it used to, at least a woman can look like a million wearing one of these fashionable imprints.


sterling cuff by  Thistle & Bee, coin cuff by Argento Vivo
Thistle & Bee’s honeycomb sterling silver cuff with 18k gold vermeil bee, suggested retail $495, (212) 594-0418. Argento Vivo’s sterling silver coin cuff, suggested retail $75, (888) 695-6900.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


necklace and pendant by Caroline van den Berg Designs
Caroline van den Berg Designs’ sterling silver antique horse medal belt buckle with agate, suggested retail $800; and an 18k gold and sterling silver red jasper horse head pendant with pietersite surrounding a center of black onyx set on a lime jade bead necklace, suggested retail $1,600, (407) 310-3004.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


Goddess pendant by Leslie Greene
Leslie Greene’s 18k gold large “Goddess” intaglio pendant, suggested retail $726, with fancy twist chain, suggested retail $530, (516) 829-8988.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


jewelry by Judith Adelson and Coeur de Lion
Judith Adelson’s ancient “Ruarasho” red and green tradewind bead necklaces with 18k gold flower pendants, suggested retail $1,380 to $1,955, (310) 491-8074. Coeur de Lion’s 18k gold dog tag with hand engraved intaglio coat of arms, suggested retail $3,320, (800) 345-4367.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


rings by Sarah Jane, Wideband, Coeur de Lion, and Mazza
From left: Saint by Sarah Jane’s 18k gold and sterling silver “Belmont” diamond ring with horse head, (212) 349-8543. Wideband’s 18k gold and diamond ring with U.S. $1 gold rush era coin, suggested retail $1,436, (212) 691-9000. Coeur de Lion’s 18k gold ring with hand carved lapis lazuli intaglio coat of arms, suggested retail $4,450, (800) 345-4367. Mazza’s 14k gold intaglio ring with red coral, (516) 379-4130. Coeur de Lion’s 18k gold ring with hand carved carnelian coat of arms, suggested retail $4,450, (800) 345-4367.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


bracelet by Wideband
Wideband’s 18k gold bracelet with five Roman bronze coins and 18k gold bracelet with five silver Roman coins, suggested retail $5,398 to $6,142, (212) 691-9000.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


Argento Vivo’s sterling silver long multi-coin link necklace
Argento Vivo’s sterling silver long multi-coin link necklace, suggested retail $80, (888) 695-6900. HMS’s 14k gold and sterling silver atocha replica coin pendant, suggested retail $226, with sterling silver sparkle necklace, suggested retail $152, (800) 467-4653.

© Photography by Chris Trayer


jewelry by Leslie Greene, Barry Kronen, and Mazza
From left: Leslie Greene’s 18k gold “Goddess Rider” intaglio pendant, (516) 829-8988. Barry Kronen’s “Babylicious” 18k gold heart charm with custom engraved child profile and diamond bow, (954) 746-7773. Leslie Greene’s 18k gold “Goddess” intaglio pendant, (516) 829-8988. Mazza’s 14k gold and diamond oval intaglio pendant with 14k gold and freshwater pearl necklace, (516) 379-4130.

© Photography by Chris Trayer