By Michelle Graff

Yael Sonia

"Curve" ring in 18-karat yellow gold with 9 mm Tahitian pearls and diamonds totaling 0.47 carats. I love the way this ring has such bold lines and fluidity, and looks like a tiny sculpture for your hand. The design works for either a young fashionista or an established style maven a few generations her senior. It's a serious piece of jewelry that lives up to the title of cocktail ring: Flashing this baby while sipping a martini is sure to get the conversation going.

Brazilian artist Yael Sonia has designed jewelry professionally since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1998, but she sketched jewelry as a hobby even before enrolling in the school. Her bold and sophisticated creations are timeless and unique.

Suggested retail price is $5,600.

"Beluxa" watch in stainless steel features a mother-of-pearl dial, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, diamonds and a leather strap. The diamonds make a strong statement without appearing over-the-top, creating an elegant look that could easily work for both daytime and nighttime occasions.

Founded in 1999, Oceanaut is a watch manufacturer based in Southern California that's owned-and-operated by brother-and-sister team Frances Ibarra Blair and Gabriel Ibarra. Their classy watches have just enough edge to appeal to a younger consumer.

Suggested retail price is $2,295.

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