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RED Hot
Taking a cue from Dorothy’s powerful ruby slippers, jewelers and watchmakers are seeing red from Bulgari’s extravagant ruby and diamond necklace to Dior’s Christal watch set with bright red sapphire crystal inserts to classic garnet and diamond cufflinks from Stefano Ricci. Amid the deluge of somber gray and black fashions this winter, nothing gets noticed more than an eye-popping hit of fiery scarlet.

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BULGARI Ruby and Diamond High Jewelry Necklace with nearly 185 carats of cabochon ruby beads and drops, and nine pear-shaped, rose-cut diamond drops, totaling more than 22 carats, price upon request, bulgari.com

PICCHIOTTI Unique Diamond ring set with calibrated buff-top rubies and a unique six-plus-carat cushion-cut diamond, $297,000, www.picchiotti.it

STEFANO RICCI 18-karat white gold cufflinks with rhodolite garnets and diamonds, price upon request, stefanoricci.com

RICHARD MILLE RM 004-V2 Felipe Massa watch, $230,000, available through Westime, westime.com

DE GRISOGONO’s mismatched ruby and diamond briolette earrings, $195,000, degrisogono.com

ROBERTO COIN Fantasia Flower Circle Pendant in 18-karat white gold with pink sapphires and diamonds, $12,800, robertocoin.com

DIOR Christal quartz watch with red sapphire crystal inserts and diamonds, $4,950, www.diorhorlogerie.com

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NIGHT and DAY
Designers are pairing black and white with all the drama of a classic Hollywood movie. These high-contrast pieces employ onyx, jet, enamel, rubber, and diamonds for a stark graphic effect that feels both modern and retro at the same time. Cartier’s Hypnose collection entrances with spirals of diamonds and blackened white gold, while Sotheby’s Diamonds irreverently pairs precious white diamonds with casual black rubber. For those who prefer to keep it simple, it’s all here in black and white.

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VALENTE MILANO white gold necklace with black and white diamonds, pearls, and jet, $34,584, operajewels.com

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS A Day In Paris enameled watch with mother-of-pearl inlay on a 24-hour rotating dial, $56,000, vancleef-arpels.com

TIFFANY & CO. black enamel and diamond Victorian bracelet set in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum, $90,000, tiffany.com

HERMÈS 18-karat white gold Arceau Pocket Moon Phases watch, $40,300, hermes.com

SOTHEBY’S DIAMONDS diamond and rubber bracelet, $105,000, sothebysdiamonds.com

AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak Tuxedo cufflinks in 18-karat white gold, onyx, and diamonds, $8,040, audemarspiguet.com

DAVID YURMAN black titanium ring with black diamonds, price upon request, davidyurman.com

CARTIER Hypnose ring in white gold with a blackened finish and diamonds, $42,300, cartier.com