By Ashley Davis
It’s May 1, and that means the beginning of emerald month.

Our first emerald “Piece of the Week” comes from New York-based designer Nam Cho.

She began translating her refined yet fashionable taste—honed at the beginning of her career in the ready-to-wear and accessories departments of several American clothing designers—to her eponymous fine jewelry collection a decade ago.

A 1.43-carat pear-shaped Colombian emerald is at the centerpiece of Cho’s to-die-for cocktail ring, surrounded by rose-cut diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold with black rhodium accenting.

It’s available at Moda Operandi for $28,490. Inquiries for similar styles may be directed to

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