by John Brana November 01, 2008
John S. Brana’s Carnelian Necklace from the Barbary Coast Collection is featured on page 106 of the November 2008 Peninsula issue along with other fine jewelry by Thalia Jewelry, Stephen Webster, DeBeers, and Bulgari. Gentry can be found at various locations throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay - from Hillsborough to Los Altos, and Cupertino Hills to the Almaden Valley. Click here to find out more about Gentry.
A BRANA BEAUTY Wearing John S. Brana’s Carnelian necklace ($1,285) to that next luncheon will get everyone talking—in a good way. Further enhanced by gold freshwater pearls and gold vermeil beads. this striking necklace adds elegance to a black V-neck wrap dress or a white cashmere turtleneck with black wool pants.
EAR FOR BEAUTY Sophisticated up-dos require elegant earrings. Enter Thalia Jewelry and its collection of ornate baubles. The beautiful 22k rose cut diamond and l8k ruby and green amethyst earrings ($5,200) might just overshadow that loose bun or French twist. Good news for Thalia. Not so good news for hairdressers.
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE AS BEAUTIFUL Galas on those chilly San Francisco evenings always call for a second layer. So brighten that evening jacket or bolero with Stephen Webster's black diamond scorpion brooch with rubies($19,000). This luxe piece is sure to be a conversation starter.
HOME OF DE BEAUTIFUL De Beers isknown for its opulent pieces. And its Guardian of the Myth Ring ($130.000) will be remembered for its grand design. With one exceptional 7.62 carat rough diamond, 14 rough diamonds, and 10.53 Carats of white and fancy colored pave diamonds, this beauty will look stunning on the ring finger.
WRITING ON THE WALL Bulgari's striking Monologo Ring ($10,800) saysit all and then some, Made of 18k pink gold withpave diamonds, this ring includes the Bulgari inscription across the circumference—making it easy far women everywhere to admire its beauty before running out to get their own.
John S Brana, based in San Francisco, is the founder of John S Brana Handmade Jewelry with over two decades of expertise in crafting distinctive handcrafted pieces. Transitioning from a finance and banking career in 2004, John manages everything from design to marketing. His modern, urban-inspired creations have graced fashion editorials, resonating with stylish, adventurous enthusiasts who value exquisite craftsmanship and luxury. Every piece narrates a distinct tale, mirroring the wearer's individuality.
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