By Michelle Graff


"Copacabana" earrings in 18-karat white gold with sapphire and diamond posts, multicolored, pastel sapphire briolettes and tear-shaped opals.

Almost as beautiful as the Brazilian beaches from which they get their name, these earrings combine flirty movement and subtle color for a look that promises to get noticed.

When I think of Chopard, I usually think of diamonds or watches, but these earrings show that there's more to the venerable Swiss house. The company has been making luxury watches and jewelry since its founding in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard.

Suggested retail price is $39,500.

Festina, (800) 648-9702

A great-looking watch, the "Shockwave" dynamically integrates the trendiest watch materials of the moment: 18-karat rose gold (in the case and buckle), black titanium (in the bezel) and carbon fiber (in the dial and the textured, padded strap).

A Swiss automatic Valjoux 7750 movement, visible through the exhibition case back, powers the watch.

The watch is edgy, sporty and sophisticated with an entry-level price (for 18-karat gold) that promises to appeal to the younger consumer—it could easily go from the office to a night out to a more casual setting.

Suggested retail price is $4,995.

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