Bloomberg Businessweek

Put On Your Party Jacket

The latest trend in jewelry: Pieces that can dress themselves up
DAVID YURMAN Châtelaine pavé bezel triple-drop earrings with tanzanite and diamonds. $20,000; davidyurman.com

For London-based jeweler Jessica McCormack, the inspiration to make elaborate, attachable shells for solitaire rings came from her own jewelry box.

“It all started with the ring from my husband’s great-grandmother,” she says. She set to work on making what she now calls a “party jacket” for the formal diamond solitaire ring so it could be worn in a wider variety of situations. The piece was important to her family, but it

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek5 min readScience
Using the Body’s Trash Disposals to Fight Cancer
• Drugmakers are betting big on technologies that tag and destroy the proteins behind fatal diseases
Bloomberg Businessweek3 min readPolitics
Trump Won’t Stop His Abuses of Power
• The president is violating his oath of office in plain sight. Congress can’t accept that.
Bloomberg Businessweek10 min read
Move Fast And Vape Things
In 2004, Stanford grad students Adam Bowen and James Monsees set out to reinvent the tobacco industry. In 2015 their company, Juul Labs Inc., began selling e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods that were twice as potent as many competing vape rigs.