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Time to Shine

All things pearlescent are in season, from timepieces to jewelry to accessories for the home—and even for the bar
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Time to Shine

Tissot’s Lepine Quartz pocket watch is a throwback design that features a heavy gold-plated brass case and a chain offset by a mother-of-pearl dial. Slip it in a suit pocket or keep it desk-
side for a nostalgic—and
stylish—time check.

Photo: Raymond Hom

Face Value

Clockwise from far left: An 18k rose-gold and stainless-steel bracelet, a mother-of-pearl dial, and 56 diamonds come together beautifully in the design of this Lady-Datejust dress watch by Rolex;

The Constellation watch by Omega combines the high drama of a deep blue Tahitian pearl dial and a diamond-accented bezel with the subtlety of a timeless 18k red-gold and steel bracelet and case;

With its 18k rose-gold and diamond case, alligator band, and mother-of-pearl dial, the 36-millimeter Traditionnelle Moon Phase and Power Reserve by Vacheron Constantin pairs perfectly with a cashmere coat and a black cocktail dress for a stunning evening uniform.

Photo: Raymond Hom

Beautiful Reflections

This mirror by North Carolina’s Maitland-Smith isn’t just a place to straighten your tie. It pulls double duty as bold wall art for entries, powder rooms, or vanities, thanks to intricately inlaid capiz shells—which display an organic iridescence similar to that of pearls and mother-of-pearl—applied by hand in bands of black, indigo, and cream.

Photo: Raymond Hom

Pearl Power

Clockwise from far left

David Yurmans rare South Sea gold pearls suspended from an 18k gold chain are a beautiful nod to simplicity.

Virginia native Temple St. Clair created these classic cultured pearl-and-diamond earrings set in 18k yellow gold to elevate everyday wear.

Natural irregularities provide the inspiration for these unusual baroque pearl, 18k gold, and white diamond stunners by Bibi Van Der Velden.

Yael Sonia’s 18k pendulum-silhouette earrings, set with a blue Tahitian pearl in one and a freshwater pearl in the other, have an offbeat, asymmetrical charm.

Avian-themed lapis, horn, and natural pearl shoulder dusters by Of Rare Origin make an inspired style statement.

Photo: Raymond Hom

Bar Stars

From the ice bucket to the tray, cocktail shaker, corkscrew, and cocktail picks, any piece from the mother-of-pearl and stainless-steel bar collection by Julia Knight brings a shimmering touch of glamour to evening martinis or brunch Bloodys.

Photo: Raymond Hom