The Winter Olympics are now taking place in Sochi, but the athletes aren’t the only ones with gold on the brain. While Team USA tackles skiing competitions, snowboarding, and figure skating, we’ll be doing our part right here in Manhattan by sporting the best gilt-hued jewelry this town has on offer. From a charming pair of rose gold earrings found at an Upper East Side boutique to glam bracelets discovered downtown, we’re certain that if you sport any one of these beauties, you’ll surely be a winner too.
Here is some of the best gold bracelets, earrings, bangles, and other types of jewelry that you’ll find in New York City.
For over half a century, Aaron Basha has been an Upper East Side go-to for seriously swoon-worthy accessories. The company’s heart-shaped 18k gold chain link bracelet is a true keepsake. $18,800. 685 Madison Avenue (61st/62nd Streets); 212-644-1970; aaronbasha.com
Studded, embellished, and decked out with skulls, this Alexander McQueen bangle is the perfect package. Consider this your wrist’s new statement accessory. $820. 417 West 14th Street; 212-645-1797; alexandermcqueen.com
Italian jeweler Pomellato’s Arabesque earrings are chic enough for daywear, but will look equally smashing when worn with a black tie frock. The rose gold material practically glows. Price upon request. 741 Madison Avenue (64th/65th Streets); 212-879-2118; pomellato.com
Gold chains and pave diamonds make a stunning pair on the Diamond-Spike necklace by Janis Savitt. Prepare to wear this piece with everything from t-shirts to LBDs. $4,180. 754 Fifth Avenue (57th/58th Streets); 212-753-7300; bergdorfgoodman.com
Beloved jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun is a total city girl (she has a shop in Brooklyn), which is why it is no wonder that urbanites tend to constantly scoop up her wares. Her Black Diamond Triangle Ring is refined with a dash of the avant-garde. $722. 230 Elizabeth Street (Prince/Houston Streets); 212-343-7974; stevenalan.com
This Grecian Flower Pendant from Reinstein/Ross will surely be as close as we come this month to donning a medal around our neck. That’s quite fine for us, considering this piece is made of glimmering 22k yellow gold and is crafted using the highly intricate granulation technique. $4,900. 29 East 73rd Street (Madison/Fifth Avenues); 212-772-1901; reinsteinross.com
The Gold Belt Bangle from Erica Weiner’s darling Nolita shop comes with some serious history. The bracelet was made in the Edwardian era, and is fashioned from dainty yellow and rose gold. $875. 173 Elizabeth Street (Kenmare/Spring Streets); ericaweiner.com
Between the snow and sleet hitting our fair city this season, it is no wonder we have ice on the brain. However, it is the sort found on the Golden Ice Marquis Ring by Alexis Bittar that we tend to favor: an elegant union of white diamonds, quartz, and yellow sapphires. $4,995. 353 Bleecker Street (10th/Charles Streets); 212-727-1093; alexisbittar.com
Stepping into the Ippolita boutique on Madison Avenue is positively dazzling: it has Venetian plaster walls and walnut wood accents. The jewelry is equally pleasing, especially this 40” necklace fashioned with sculptural gold details. $4,995. 796 Madison Avenue (67th/68th Streets); 646-664-4240; ippolita.com
The Waldorf necklace from Henri Bendel is a total showstopper. Wear this beauty around town when you’re in need of some extra sparkle. $298. 712 Fifth Avenue (55th/56th Streets); 212-247-1100; henribendel.com