By Ashley Davis
To stand out among a sea of competitors, fine jewelry designers must develop a visual signature that’s instantly recognizable to their customers. That’s no issue for Marla Aaron, who continues to dream up fantastical ways of reinventing her signature lock.

The “Satirical Lock” is her most elaborate version yet. The 18-karat gold piece is adorned with sapphires, brown and yellow diamonds, pearls, turquoise inlay, and hot and cold enamel to create a veritable garden.

The labor-intensive masterpiece has a price tag to match its creativity; it sells for $48,000. Inquiries may be directed to 

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