The answer to my burning question of how on earth do I accessorize my jeggings, T-shirts and slim leather jacket has been answered by one of jewelry’s most imaginative minds, K. Brunini. Fearless in her use of unorthodox materials, she has crafted water buffalo horn into shapes that remind me of Maori tattoos. Decadent diamonds, pearls and gold add light and sparkle to the pitch-black material. The post that goes through your lobe is the final tribal garnish on the brilliant pieces. Suddenly I can’t get Patty Smyth’s eighties hit, "I Am A Warrior" out of my head.
Top left, Water Buffalo Horn, 18K gold, diamond and South Sea Pearl drop, $4,500 Top right, Water Buffalo Horn, 18K gold, diamond accents, $4,000
Bottom left, Water Buffalo Horn, 18K gold and 1.85 carat diamond briolette, $15,000; Roseark; call 323-822-3600
Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches