The Next Now

The Next Now

The Next Now

THE NEXT NOW represents the freshest, most vibrant work from new and emerging jewelry designers. In Fall of 2016, the first annual THE NEXT NOW competition took place in New York City with a judging panel of retailers, designers, editors and industry heavy-hitters.

Among a field of more than 100 applicants, designer Kirsty Stone of Retrouvaí was selected as the first annual competition's winner. In Spring of 2017, designer Ann Korman of ARK Fine Jewelry was selected as the winner. Ylang 23's buying team has curated a collection from several other designers who entered the competition, with more new pieces to come.

The competition's third edition took place in New York City on August 17th. The fourth edition will take place in Spring of 2018.

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$7,550.00
 
This bold tennis bracelet from ARK is based on a geometric design intended as an aid for meditation and increased awareness. The mini gateway designs are centered with bright white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total 1.15 carats.
  • Measures 6 3/4-in. long.
  • Finished with a push clasp.
  • $1,320.00
     
    This elegant Retrouvaí pendant necklace showcases a fantasy signet detailed with an intricately crafted unicorn center. Pendant is engraved with 'beautiful and mysterious'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white diamond.
  • Diamond totals 0.10 carats.
  • Drop Loop measures 7/8-in. & signet measures 7/16-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.


    The unicorn's horn is said to be stronger than a diamond. A timeless symbol of freedom, the unicorn reminds us to celebrate our uniqueness and stay a little mysterious.

  • $1,100.00
     
    This bold signet ring from Retrouvaí is detailed with an intricately crafted owl center. Ring is engraved with the message 'see things differently'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Measures 7/16-in. tall.
  • $1,320.00
     
    This elegant Retrouvaí pendant necklace showcases a fantasy signet detailed with an intricately crafted owl center. The pendant is engraved with the message 'see things differently'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white diamond.
  • Diamond totals 0.10 carats.
  • Drop Loop measures 7/8-in. & signet measures 7/16-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • $1,100.00
     
    This bold signet ring from Retrouvaí is detailed with an intricately crafted lion center. Ring is engraved with the message 'fearless and extraordinary'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Measures 7/16-in. tall.
  • $4,830.00
     
    Wear to manifest the unmanifested. This stunning ring from ARK showcases a large hand engraved lotus center framed in white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Measures 13/16-in. tall.
  • $1,335.00
     
    This beautiful Retrouvaí ring offers a striking allure. The thin gold band is centered with a bold emerald barrel.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald.
  • $2,670.00
     
    A bright blue sapphire barrel centers this Retrouvaí band. Dazzling channel set white diamonds frame the barrel and are set all the way around the band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds and sapphire.
  • Diamonds total 0.62 carats.
  • Sapphire totals 0.50 carats.
  • $2,640.00
     
    This edgy compass signet ring from Retrouvaí is perfect for everyday wear! The compass is detailed in black onyx and detailed with an emerald center and accented with white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald, diamond and black onyx.
  • Measures 3/4-in. diameter.
  • $3,420.00
     
    Take your style in a dazzling direction with these Retrouvaí black onyx compass earrings. The compass is detailed in black onyx and accented with emerald centers and white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in onyx, emerald and diamonds.
  • Compass hangs 3/4-in. long.
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  • $640.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. A cluster of blue sapphires is centered with a white sapphire in a floral display.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Sapphire total 0.35 carats.
  • Earrings measure 3/8-in long.
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  • $1,980.00
     
    Give your look some direction with this compass pendant from Retrouvaí. The black onyx compass showcases a bright green emerald center.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald, black onyx and diamonds.
  • Pendant including diamond drop loop measures 1.75-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 24-in. long with lobster clasp.
  • $545.00
     
    This stand out sculpted design from Ariana Boussard-Reifel is a must-have. The athabasca torque pendant is finished with a high polish.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Pendant measures 2 3/4-in. long.
  • $445.00
     
    This stand out sculpted design from Ariana Boussard-Reifel is a must-have. The athabasca torque pendant is finished with a high polish.

  • Handcrafted in brass.
  • Pendant measures 2 3/4-in. long.
  • $545.00
     
    These sculptural drop earrings from Ariana Boussard-Reifel are perfect for drawing attention to a beautiful neckline.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Measures 2 11/16-in. long.
  • Finished on ear wires.
  • $860.00
     
    Captivating garnet rhodolite stones are arranged in a clover leaf pattern to give a brilliant display of color and dazzle in this Ruta Reifen ring. Rhodolite stones are set half way down the the thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rhodolite.
  • Rhodolite totals 0.60 carats.
  • Clover measures 1/4-in. by 1/4-in.
  • $860.00
     
    Captivating pastel colored sapphire stones are arranged in a clover leaf pattern to give a brilliant display of color and dazzle in this Ruta Reifen ring. White sapphires are set half way down the the thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Sapphires total 0.60 carats.
  • Clover measures 1/4-in. x 1/4-in.
  • $900.00
     
    Bright white sapphire stones are arranged in a clover leaf pattern to give a brilliant display of sparkle in this Ruta Reifen ring. Black spinel stones are set half way down the the thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black Spinel totals 0.60 carats.
  • Clover measures 1/4-in. x 1/4-in.
  • $2,815.00
     
    A pair of gorgeous, go-with-everything earrings that are perfect for everyday wear. These Ruta Reifen front facing hoop drops are bezel set with Lt. green Montana sapphire stones that are prong set.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Lt. green Montana sapphire.
  • Lt. Green Montana Sapphires total 3.50 carats.
  • Hoop measures 1-in. in diameter.
  • Entire drop measures 1 3/8-in. long.
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  • $900.00
     
    These elegant hoop earrings from Ruta Reifen showcase black spinel stones set around the outside of the fine hoop. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black spinel totals 0.60 carats.
  • Hoops measures 5/8-in. in diameter.
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  • $900.00
     
    These elegant hoop earrings from Ruta Reifen showcase Lt. green sapphires and tsavorite stones set around the outside of the fine hoop. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Lt. Green Sapphires and Tsavorite.
  • Lt. Green Sapphire and Tsavorite totals 0.60 carats.
  • Hoops measures 5/8-in. in diameter.
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  • $900.00
     
    These elegant hoop earrings from Ruta Reifen showcase blue sapphire stones set around the outside of the fine hoop. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue sapphire.
  • Blue Sapphire totals 0.60 carats.
  • Hoops measures 5/8-in. in diameter.
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  • $900.00
     
    These elegant hoop earrings from Ruta Reifen showcase pink sapphire and rhodolite stones set around the outside of the fine hoop. Perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink sapphire and rhodolite.
  • Pink Sapphire and Rhodolite totals 0.60 carats.
  • Hoops measures 5/8-in. in diameter.
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  • $265.00
     
    These bright stud earrings from Ruta Reifen are perfect for adding a feminine elegance to your everyday looks. The clover design showcases white sapphire stones.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white sapphires.
  • White Sapphires total 0.40 carats.
  • Clover measures 1/4-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
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  • $365.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. Round garnet stones are centered with a pink sapphire marquise.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in garnet and pink sapphire.
  • Pink Sapphire and Garnet totals 0.45 carats.
  • Studs measures 5/8-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
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  • $365.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. Round blue sapphire stones are centered with a purple sapphire marquise stone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue and purple sapphire.
  • Blue and Purple sapphires total 0.45 carats.
  • Studs measures 5/8-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
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  • $365.00
     
    Add a touch of edge to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. Round black spinel stones are centered with a black spinel marquise stone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black Spinel total 0.45 carats.
  • Studs measures 5/8-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $365.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. Round green and Lt. blue sapphire stones are centered with a pink sapphire marquise stone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink, Lt. blue and green sapphire.
  • Sapphires total 0.45 carats.
  • Studs measure 5/8-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $860.00
     
    This edgy stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated black spinel stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black Spinel totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $860.00
     
    This feminine stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated yellow sapphire stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in yellow sapphire.
  • Yellow Sapphire totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $1,010.00
     
    Simple, yet sophisticated, this black spinel curve necklace from Ruta Reifen is perfect for layering. The curve pendant is set with black spinel stones that are accented with gold beads.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black Spinel totals 0.25 carats.
  • Pendant measures 1/2-in. wide.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a spring ring clasp.
  • $1,010.00
     
    Simple, yet sophisticated, this curve necklace from Ruta Reifen is perfect for layering. The curve pendant is set with blue, green and white sapphire stones that are accented with gold beads.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue, green and white sapphire.
  • Sapphires measure 0.25 carats.
  • Pendant measures 1/2-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $2,815.00
     
    A pair of gorgeous, go-with-everything earrings that are perfect for everyday wear. The front facing hoop drops are bezel set with black spinel stones that are prong set.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Spinel totals 3.5 carats.
  • Hoop measures 1-in. in diameter.
  • Entire drop measures 1 3/8-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $2,815.00
     
    A pair of gorgeous, go-with-everything earrings that are perfect for everyday wear. These Ruta Reifen front facing hoop drops are bezel set with pink sapphire and rhodolite stones that are prong set.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink sapphire and rhodolite.
  • Sapphire and Rhodolite totals 3.5 carats.
  • Hoop measures 1-in. in diameter.
  • Entire drop measures 1 3/8-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $2,815.00
     
    A pair of gorgeous, go-with-everything earrings that are perfect for everyday wear. These Ruta Reifen front facing hoop drops are bezel set with blue sapphire stones that are prong set.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue sapphire.
  • Blue Sapphires total 3.50 carats.
  • Hoop measures 1-in. in diameter.
  • Entire drop measures 1 3/8-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $860.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated Lt. Blue Sapphire stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue sapphire.
  • Sapphire totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $860.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated Lt. Blue Montana Sapphire stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Lt. Blue Montana Sapphire.
  • Sapphire totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $860.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated Poison Green Sapphire and Tsavorite stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and tsavorite.
  • Sapphire and Tsavorite totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $860.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from Ruta Reifen showcases graduated Raspberry Pink Rhodolite stones individually prong set across the band. Perfect for stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rhodolite.
  • Rhodolite totals 0.35 carats.
  • Finished with a fine gold band.
  • $860.00
     
    Captivating pink and violet sapphire and rhodolite stones are arranged in a graduated design to give a brilliant display of color and dazzle in this Ruta Reifen ring. The sapphire and rhodolite stones are set half way down the the thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and rhodolite.
  • Sapphire and Rhodolite totals 0.35 carats.
  • $860.00
     
    Captivating Lt. Green Montana Sapphire stones are arranged in a clover leaf pattern to give a brilliant display of color and dazzle in this Ruta Reifen ring. Lt. Green Montana Sapphire stones are set half way down the the thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Lt. Green Montana Sapphire.
  • Lt. Green Montana Sapphire totals 0.60 carats.
  • Clover measures 1/4-in. by 1/4-in.
  • $750.00
     
    A simple necklace to compliment anything, this Rachel Atherley necklace has a feminine presence. The organic necklace showcases a scoop rainbow moonstone caviar pendant.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rainbow moonstone.
  • Caviar detail measures 4-in. across, and between 3/16-in. and 1/2-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 15 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $410.00
     
    With prismatic shimmer, these Rachel Atherley drop earrings create wonderful presence. The rainbow moonstone feather drop is pinned to a gold wire and has lovely movement.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rainbow moonstone.
  • Measures 1/4-in. across and 1 5/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $440.00
     
    With bold color, these Rachel Atherley drop earrings create wonderful presence. The kyanite feather drop is pinned to a gold wire and has lovely movement.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in kyanite.
  • Measures 3/8-in. across and 1 15/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $990.00
     
    Feminine and flirty, these nature inspired drop earrings from Rachel Atherley draw the eye. A glowing rainbow moonstone highlights the gold stingray design.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in rainbow moonstone.
  • Measures 11/16-in. across and 1 3/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,144.00
     
    Simple and sweet these bright Eva Noga studs are perfect for everyday wear. The organic clusters showcase multi-color tourmaline leaves and oval accented with white diamonds.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in tourmaline and diamonds.
    • Measures 9/16-in. across and 1/2-in. long.
    • Posted.
    Please note, Eva Noga's natural stone, and each piece will vary, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Differences can include small specks, inclusions (which we love!) and slight variation changes in color. The individuality of these pieces are what makes them so special.
    $792.00
     
    These sweet stud earrings from Eva Noga have organic tourmalines that are prong set on top of channel set white diamond baguettes. Perfect for everyday wear.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in tourmaline and diamonds.
    • Measures 5/16-in. across and 5/16-in. long.
    • Posted.
    Please note, Eva Noga's natural stone, and each piece will vary, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Differences can include small specks, inclusions (which we love!) and slight variation changes in color. The individuality of these pieces are what makes them so special.
    $2,988.00
     
    Stack to your hearts content with this Lee Jones Collection bangle bracelet. The fine bangle is accented with bezel set white diamonds around the entire bangle.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat rose gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total 0.335 carats.
  • Diamonds measure 1/8-in. in diameter.
  • Bangle has a width of 1/16-in.
  • Bangle measures 6-in. around the inside of the bangle.
  • Finished with a safety push clasp.
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