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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$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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  • $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.
  • $2,450.00
     
    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.
  • $2,790.00
     
    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.
  • $3,480.00
     
    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.
  • $2,358.00
     
    A perfect layering necklace from the Fairy Dust + Floating Diamond collection by Lee Jones Collection. This necklace features four delicate gold fairy dust cylinders sprinkled on a adjustable chain with two floating diamond dangles made of round and rose cut diamonds. A simple, yet extraordinary elegant statement to add to your collection.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total 0.41 carats.
  • Diamond drop measures 1/8-in. across and 5/16-in. long.
  • Cylinders measure 1/8-in. across and 3/16-in. long.
  • Finished on adjustable 16-in. to 17-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $618.00
     
    A favorite go to simple, yet statement piece, this Lee Jones Collection Diamond Fairy Dust Choker Necklace features a delicate gold chain with one diamond cylinder. The adjustable necklace can be worn as a choker or longer and is stunning on its own when you need just a little sparkle added to your neckline.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Cylinder measures 1/8-in. across and 3/16-in. long.
  • Adjustable slide chain allows the necklace to measure up to 17-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $618.00
     
    A favorite go to simple, yet statement piece, this Lee Jones Collection Diamond Fairy Dust Choker Necklace features a delicate gold chain with one diamond cylinder. The adjustable necklace can be worn as a choker or longer and is stunning on its own when you need just a little sparkle added to your neckline.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat rose gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Cylinder measures 1/8-in. across and 3/16-in. long.
  • Adjustable slide chain design allows the necklace to measure up to 17-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $475.00
     
    Dramatic and versatile, these sculptural drop earrings from Ariana Boussard-Reifel showcase a three drop design. The perfect statement earring.

  • Handcrafted in brass.
  • Measures 3 5/8-in. long.
  • Finished on ear wires.
  • $195.00
     
    These modern-minimalist Ariana Boussard-Reifel hoop earrings make a statement with a sleek and sculptural design.

  • Handcrafted in sterling silver.
  • Earrings measure 1 1/4-in. in diameter.
  • Finished with ear wires.
  • $550.00
     
    This sculptural Ariana Boussard-Reifel cuff bracelet makes a bold statement. The fanning cuff is organically formed with high-polish on one side and natural texture on the other.

  • Handcrafted in brass.
  • Cuffs inner diameter measures 2 3/16-in. & 1-in. tall.
  • $175.00
     
    These modern-minimalist Ariana Boussard-Reifel hoop earrings make a statement with a sleek and sculptural design.

  • Handcrafted in brass.
  • Earrings measure 1 1/4-in. in diameter.
  • Finished with ear wires.
  • $2,100.00
     
    ​This subtle sparkler from ARK showcases an open geometric design detailed in bright white diamonds. This stunner is ​inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​‘elixir​ ​of​ ​life’​ ​according​ ​to​ ​classical mythology.​ ​The​ ​elixir​ ​is​ ​magical​ ​and​ ​brings​ ​immortality.
    • Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in diamonds.
    • Measures 5/8-in. tall.
    • Finished with thin gold band.
    Need a different size? Email concierge@ylang23.com to find out if this ring can be resized or if we can special order the size you need from the designer.
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