A classically chic piece of jewelry can be admired the way one can appreciate an iconic Alfred Stieglitz photograph or a Constantin Brancusi sculpture. The creative quality feels forever modern, elegant, and artful.
Menswear chic. Vayu Italian brass and onyx signet rings, available with round or square signets, $86. Dear Society (Midtown and Crossroads)
Sculptural beauty. Annie Costello Brown Mattea earrings in gold-tone brass, $317, Finefolk Shop and Studio (Crossroads)
Edgy classic. Hermès Faubourg Manchette watch with taupe leather band, $2,850. Halls Kansas City (Crown Center)
Chain of love. Sophie Buhai Large Circle Link Anklet in sterling silver or 18k-gold vermeil, from $1,200. sophiebuhai.com
Seventies glamour. Elsa Peretti Open Bottle pendant (designed in 1974) for Tiffany & Co., available in sterling silver and 18k gold. Available in two sizes and lengths, from $650, Tiffany & Co. (Country Club Plaza)