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Usually when people say “a diamond in the rough,” they’re suggesting that something (or someone) needs a little polishing before it can really look its best. In the case of jewelry this season, though, think exactly the opposite. Rather, designers are taking their cue from Mother Nature and leaving gems and stones uncut, in their natural form, creating striking pieces of art in the process. Sure, they get a little cleaning here and there (after all, you want them to shine a little), but the allure of these baubles lies not in the precision cut of the gems but in their uniquely imperfect and unexpectedly bold look. Here, five pieces that embody the au naturel trend:
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1 Dara Ettinger Sharon Black Extra-Large Half-Geode Ring, $198, available at Henri Bendel, (800) H-Bendel
2 Stella and Dot Leona Pendant Necklace, $98, www.stelladot.com
3 Taylor Kenney Jewelry Priya Necklace, $88, shop.taylorkenney.com
4 Meira T Rough Emerald Yellow Gold and Diamond Charm Necklace, $2,100, www.meiratboutique.com
5 Kendra Scott Zoe Earrings in Lapis, $105, www.kendrascott.com