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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$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.
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  • $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
     
    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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  • $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 Available by Special Order
     
    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
     
    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.
  • $1,175.00
     
    It's been said our tears are so precious that God saves them in a bottle. Tears seem to flow when we're at our most alive and in touch with our humanity. Whether tears of joy, tears of sorrow, tears of laughter or tears of mercy - they are beautiful signposts of the heart; connecting us to ourselves and each other.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold with brushed satin finish.
    • Detailed in diamonds and mirror.
    • Each earring has (25) 1mm white pave diamonds for a total of 0.28 carats.
    • 6mm custom antique reproduction teardrop mirrors.
    • Drop measures 5/16-in. across and 7/16-in. long.
    • Finished on stationary solid gold hooks.
    • Engraved eye with burnished diamond on back of each earring.
    $2,150.00
     
    Darśana's version of a locket. In place of a picture they've placed a hand cut and beveled piece of antiqued mirror to symbolize the beauty of our soul. Covered by a cross burnished with scattered diamonds, the mirror is sealed and protected while reflecting the light and beauty of the bearer.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold with brushed satin finish.
    • 22 white pavé diamonds total 0.18 carats.
    • 23mm antique reproduction mirror slice inside.
    • Pendant measures 3/4-in. across and 1 1/8-in. long.
    • 24-in. diamond cut elongated cable chain.
    • Finished with a lobster clasp.
    • Engraved eye with burnished diamond on back.
    $575.00
     
    A grandmother’s cameo necklace inspired the Ginny pendant. The delicate gold wire frame is a fresh interpretation of the gentle femininity of a bygone day. An instant heirloom in her own right, Ginny is singularly modern yet timeless.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold with brushed satin finish.
    • Detailed in diamonds and mirror.
    • Diamonds total 0.0415 carats.
    • 8mm custom antique reproduction mirror slice.
    • Pendant measures 9/16-in. in diameter.
    • Diamond cut adjustable .9mm cable chain.
    • Necklace adjusts from 18-in., 17-in. and 16-in. long.
    • Finished with a lobster clasp.
    $430.00
     
    Soft and luminous and of the sea. Saltwater moons captured in golden halos. These Cyril Studio pearl studs, are hand fabricated in their New York studio using recycled gold and the finest pearls. Wear them any way you like; as singles, layered with our Moon Drops, or as a matching pair for an chic, understated look.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in Akoya pearls.
  • Akoya pearls measure 6mm.
  • 1/4-in. in diameter.
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  • $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.
  • $495.00
     
    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 3/8-in. across and 1 15/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,310.00
     
    These organic drop earrings from Rachel Atherley have a wonderful glow. The large graduated drop showcases captivating moss aquamarine stones.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in aquamarine.
  • Max width measures 1/2-in. across.
  • Entire drop measures 2 1/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $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.
  • $650.00
     
    These organic drop earrings from Rachel Atherley have a wonderful glow. The small graduated drop showcases bright blue opal drops.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Drop has a max width of 1/2-in. across and is 1 1/4-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $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.
  • $375.00
     
    Pull together your looks with these classic sculptural Ariana Boussard-Reifel drop earrings. The perfect statement earrings.

  • Handcrafted in brass.
  • Measures 2 5/8-in. long.
  • Finished with 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 and Rhodium.
    • 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.
    $1,310.00
     
    These organic drop earrings from Rachel Atherley have a wonderful glow. The large graduated drop showcases bright rainbow moonstones.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moonstone.
  • Max Width measures 1/2-in. across.
  • Measures 3 1/8-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $650.00
     
    These organic drop earrings from Rachel Atherley have a wonderful glow. The small graduated drop showcases bright moonstone drops.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moonstone.
  • Measures 1 13/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $650.00
     
    The impressive color and timeless shape of these Rachel Atherley drop earrings will have you feeling like a classic beauty. The small drop showcases multi-color moss aquamarine stones.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moss aquamarine.
  • Measures 1 11/16-in. long.
  • Finished with gold ear wires.
  • $1,775.00
     
    This Retrouvaí bracelet is high polished perfection with an intricately crafted flying pig center. The bracelet pendant is engraved with the message 'Anything is Possible'.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Pig measures 3/8-in. across and 7/8-in. long.
  • Bracelet measures 6 1/2-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
  • $1,320.00
     
    Three stunning, moon-peach oval morganite stones are set in a raised trio on a fine gold band. This Ruta Reifen ring is perfect for everyday wear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in morganite.
  • Morganite totals 2.25 carats.
  • Ring measures 1/2-in across and 5/16-n. tall.
  • Band measures 2mm wide.
  • $2,180.00
     
    This sweet Ruta Reifen ring is bursting with color. The unique floral design is centered with an eye-catching salt and pepper diamond surrounded by a halo of round white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamond Halo totals 0.45 carats (G/H, VS1).
  • Diamond Center totals 0.50 carats.
  • Measures 7/16-in. in diameter.
  • Band measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • $1,320.00
     
    This sweet Ruta Reifen ring is bursting with color. The unique floral design is centered with an eye-catching morganite surrounded by a halo of round pink sapphires.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in morganite and pink sapphire.
  • Morganite totals 0.45 carats.
  • Sapphires total 0.60 carats.
  • Measures 7/16-in. in diameter.
  • Band measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • $1,320.00
     
    This sweet Ruta Reifen ring is bursting with color. The unique floral design is centered with an eye-catching aquamarine surrounded by a halo of round green sapphires.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in morganite and green sapphire.
  • Aquamarine totals 0.45 carats.
  • Sapphires total 0.60 carats.
  • Measures 7/16-in. in diameter.
  • Band measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • $1,320.00
     
    This sweet Ruta Reifen ring is bursting with color. The unique floral design is centered with an eye-catching spinel surrounded by a halo of round black spinel.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black spinel.
  • Black Spinel totals 1.10 carats.
  • Measures 7/16-in. in diameter.
  • Band measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • $330.00
     
    A brilliant display of color, these Ruta Reifen stud earrings are perfect everyday studs. The barre showcases multi-color sapphires set between coral like beads of gold.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Sapphires total 0.30 carats.
  • Measures 1/8-in. wide and 1/2-in. long
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  • $330.00
     
    A brilliant display of color, these Ruta Reifen stud earrings are perfect everyday studs. The barre showcases blue and white sapphires set in an ombré design between coral like beads of gold.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Sapphires total 0.30 carats.
  • Measures 1/8-in. wide and 1/2-in. long
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  • $440.00
     
    Add a feminine touch of style to your wardrobe with these Ruta Reifen stud earrings. The victory stud earrings showcase two white sapphire stones set with gold beads.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white sapphires.
  • White sapphires total 0.50 carats.
  • Measures 1/4-in. across and 3/8-in. long.
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