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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$5,145.00
 
The creation necklace from ARK was designed to inspire creativity, harmony, and manifestation. One side of this pendant represents the feminine Lunar and the other side represents the masculine Solar, inspiring balance and grounding.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white diamond.
  • Pendant measures 1 1/8-in. in diameter.
  • Necklace measures 24-in. long.
  • Finished with a spring ring clasp.
  • $770.00
     
    This gorgeous compass pendant from Retrouvaí is embellished in mother of pearl inlay and centered with a bright blue sapphire.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in mother of pearl and sapphire.
  • Compass measures 5/16-in. in diameter.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long with lobster clasp.
  • $1,715.00
     
    Captivate every room in these Ruta Reifen marquise burst earrings. Aquamarine teardrops are accented with bursts of multi-hue blue marquise sapphires and gold beads.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in aquamarine and sapphire.
  • Sapphires total 1.30 carats.
  • Aquamarine totals 0.60 carats.
  • Earrings measure 7/8-in. long.
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  • $1,320.00
     
    Add a touch of elegance to your look with these Ruta Reifen drop earrings. A soft morganite teardrop is suspended from a white and pink sapphire flower.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and morganite.
  • Sapphires total 0.60 carats.
  • Morganite totals 1.40 carats.
  • Earrings measure 11/16-in long.
  • Posted.
  • $640.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. A cluster of pink and purple sapphires is centered with a green sapphire in a floral display.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Sapphire total 0.30 carats.
  • Earrings measure 3/8-in long.
  • Posted.
  • $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.
  • Posted.
  • $640.00
     
    Add a pop of color to your everyday looks with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. A cluster of ruby sapphires is centered with a soft pink 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.
  • Posted.
  • $2,165.00
     
    Beautifully coiled together, this Retrouvaí pinky ring is the perfect accent ring. The three coil design is accented with an onyx evil eye and a bezel set white diamond.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in onyx and diamond.
  • Measures 3/8-in. wide.
  • $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.
  • $1,100.00
     
    This bold signet ring from Retrouvaí is detailed with an intricately crafted pineapple center. Engraved on the inside of the ring is 'peace and love'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Measures 7/16-in. tall.
  • $1,185.00
     
    This beautiful Retrouvaí ring offers a striking allure. The thin gold band is centered with a bold blue sapphire barrel.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire.
  • $1,980.00
     
    Give your look some direction with this compass pendant from Retrouvaí. The black onyx compass showcases a bright ruby center.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in ruby, black onyx and diamonds.
  • Pendant including diamond drop loop measures 1 3/4-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 24-in. long with lobster clasp.
  • $2,640.00 Available by Special Order
     
    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.
  • Posted.
  • $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.
  • $2,420.00 Available by Special Order
     
    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 11/16-in. tall.
  • $1,980.00
     
    Suspended from a diamond swing drop, this bold globe pendant from Retrouvaí is intricately handcrafted to perfection. The compass pendant features a bezel set white mother of pearl inlay accented with a sapphire center and bezel set satellite diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pearl, diamonds and sapphire.
  • Diamonds total 0.12 carats.
  • Sapphire totals 0.12 carats.
  • Globe measures 3/4-in. in diameter.
  • Drop loop measures 1-in. long.
  • Necklace measures 24-in. long.
  • $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.
  • $1,100.00
     
    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.
  • $2,070.00
     
    An elegant classic, this magna ring from Retrouvaí showcases bezel set emeralds channel set around the entire band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat gold.
  • Detailed in emeralds.
  • Diamonds total 0.75 carats.
  • $2,645.00
     
    An elegant classic, this magna ring from Retrouvaí showcases bezel set diamonds channel set around the entire band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total 0.60 carats.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $1,320.00 Available by Special Order
     
    This elegant Retrouvaí pendant necklace showcases a fantasy signet detailed with an intricately crafted lion center. The pendant is engraved with the message 'fearless and extraordinary'.

  • 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.
  • $770.00
     
    This gorgeous globe pendant from Retrouvaí is embellished in a bright white mother of pearl inlay centered with a white diamond.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in mother of pearl inlay and diamond.
  • Diamond totals 0.02 carats.
  • Globe measures 1/4-in. in diameter.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long with lobster clasp.
  • $5,145.00
     
    A symbolic layering necklace from ARK. The gateways intended as an aid for meditation and increased awareness. The mini gateway designs are centered with dazzling diamonds and accented with an emerald gateway closure. The eleven stones are considered an auspicious number that is a symbol of new beginnings.
    • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in diamonds and emerald.
    • Diamond beads measure 1 1/2-in. across and 1/8-in. tall.
    • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
    • Finished with a push clasp.
    $1,310.00
     
    These cascading feather earrings from Rachel Atherley have bold presence. The kyanite feather stones have a rich blue hue that pops against the gold setting.

  • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in kyanite.
  • Measures 7/8-in. across and 3 1/4-in. long.
  • $650.00
     
    These organic drop earrings from Rachel Atherley have a wonderful glow. The small graduated drop showcases feminine blush pink opal drops.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink opal.
  • Measures 1 11/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
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