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Put On Your Party Jacket

The latest trend in jewelry: Pieces that can dress themselves up
DAVID YURMAN Châtelaine pavé bezel triple-drop earrings with tanzanite and diamonds. $20,000; davidyurman.com

For London-based jeweler Jessica McCormack, the inspiration to make elaborate, attachable shells for solitaire rings came from her own jewelry box.

“It all started with the ring from my husband’s great-grandmother,” she says. She set to work on making what she now calls a “party jacket” for the formal diamond solitaire ring so it could be worn in a wider variety of situations. The piece was important to her family, but it

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