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Piece of the Week: A Bracelet for the Year of the Tiger

CollectionsJan 28, 2022

Piece of the Week: A Bracelet for the Year of the Tiger

Designer Corey Anthony Jones welcomes the Lunar New Year with gold, diamonds, and jade.

Feb. 1 marks the start of the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Water Tiger.

As with any holiday, we think jewelry is a fine way to celebrate.

Big-cat jewelry is certainly not unusual, but Los Angeles-based custom jeweler Corey Anthony Jones is making the motif his own for 2022 with his interpretation of a tiger. 

Rendered in 18-karat gold with VS-clarity diamond eyes, the tiger is suspended from a red nylon cord featuring jade beads, both of which are nods to Chinese culture. Red signals prosperity and good fortune, while jade is the gemstone of nobility and strength.   

The bracelet, which comes in two sizes, is hand-woven and made to order by a Los Angeles artisan who specializes in Asian cultural jewelry. 

Jones’ zodiac bracelet retails for $997.

Not born in the Year of the Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and now 2022), or just not a cat lover?

That’s fine; Jones has gold and diamond versions of all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, from the ox to the horse to the snake to the tiger.

To see them all, visit CoreyAnthonyJones.com.

And look out for more new diamond jewelry from Jones later this year. The L.A. designer was one of six creators chosen for the second round of the Natural Diamond Council’s Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative, which aims to elevate the work of designers of color.

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Michelle Graffis the editor-in-chief at National Jeweler, directing the publication’s coverage both online and in print.

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