By Michelle Graff

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Fragments—a wholesale jeweler that also operates a boutique in New York’s hip SoHo neighborhood—is a good place to mine for jewelry trends and discover those brands you might not have heard of…yet. 

One warning: visiting the showroom’s fully stocked cases as I did for a recent press preview induced sensory overload.

From a playful infinity sign-shaped Moritz Glik ring that allows the wearer to shake up the small diamonds inside to a pair of tear-shaped sapphire hoops by Shery Shabani (above, featuring 8.10-carat blue sapphires in 14-karat gold and silver; suggested retail price is $5,210), the designs ran the gamut from funky Lower East Side trendy to uptown, headed-to-Lincoln-Center glamorous. 

The trends that seem to have legs for upcoming seasons: Darkened metals often paired with gold; pavé gemstones, including colored gemstones and diamonds in shades of champagne, black and gray; antique-y looking designs featuring rose-cut diamonds; and nature motifs (frogs, ladybugs, lizards and snakes were all welcome in the Fragments jungle).

Note that the showcases were viewed by editors aplenty, so don’t be surprised if some of these brands show up in pre-holiday issues of your favorite fashion magazines.

Below is a small sampling of some of the names and styles in the showcase (simply click on the image to see it at a larger size). For details on any of the designs seen here, contact the Fragments showroom at (212) 226-8878.

Moritz Glik ring featuring 1.14 carats of diamonds and 0.60 carats of black diamonds, each enclosed in double white sapphires set in 18-karat white gold and sterling silver; suggested retail price is $4,760.


Sethi Couture paisley earrings feature diamonds, green and colorless, set in 18-karat white gold with black rhodium finish; suggested retail price is $3,600.

Wendy Yue’s 18-karat gold earrings feature wood, 3.55 carats colored sapphires, 1.71carats smoky quartz, 1.12 carats brown diamonds; suggested retail price is $10,600.

Colette’s 18-karat rose-gold bracelets feature pearls and diamond bangles, range in suggested retail price from $1,040-$2,480 for pearl bracelets and $2,190 to $4,170 for diamond bangles.

Vibes Pearl Pendant

Vibes one-of-a-kind 18-karat gold, Tahitian pearl pendant features 11 carats raw diamonds, .07carats cut diamonds, on leather cord necklace; suggested retail price is $8,490.

Gabrielle Sanchez’s  10 x 13.5mm natural color freshwater cultured pearl nugget earrings with blue marquis sapphires set in 18-karat gold signature wings, single seed  18-karat gold earwire; suggested retail price is $1,640.

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