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Piece of the Week: Briony Raymond’s Birth Chart Medallion

TrendsMar 26, 2021

Piece of the Week: Briony Raymond’s Birth Chart Medallion

It takes personalization to the next level.

Personalization is always hot, but the trend has reached a fever pitch in the last year as the pandemic kept people apart and appreciative of sentimental tokens.

Birthstones are as popular as ever, but New York City-based designer Briony Raymond has taken jewelry commemorating when one was born to another level.

She knows what fine jewelry lovers want, having spent a decade at Van Cleef & Arpels, where she specialized in selling to VIP private clients before opening her own limited edition and bespoke design company.

Customized for every purchase, Raymond’s “Birth Chart Medallion” replicates an astrological chart, determined by one’s date, time and location of birth. The piece’s delicate engravings mark the position of each planet at birth.

On the back, a surprise: flush-set gems representing the planets in their respective locations.

It’s a fitting jewel to mark the current Aries season, the so-called beginning of the astrological year.

Rendered in 18-karat yellow, rose, or white gold and featuring a custom assortment of diamonds and colored gemstones personalized to the recipient’s chart, the medallion sells for $9,500 on BrionyRaymond.com.

Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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