The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are underway in Rio and, in addition to the spectacular opening ceremony plus of course the dynamic athletes, there is an undeniable glamour and majestic appeal to the entire event.
Whether fortunate enough to see the games in person or just supporting from the sidelines at home, getting into the Olympic spirit feels most stylish when channeling the thing every athlete dreams of taking home — a medal.
Medallions and medal inspired jewelry constructed of ancient coins or a decorative circular motif make a statement with the sense of history and distinct texture they carry.
Generally larger in scale or just plain oversized, these pieces pack serious head turning style with beautiful craftsmanship and a wonderfully hefty weight that, whether done in bronze, silver or gold, is sure to be a winner.
Bulgari Mother of Pearl Pendant in 18K Gold and Steel
Jean Mahie ‘Charming Monsters’ Pendant in 22K Gold
French Modernist Disc Pendant in 18K Gold
Elizabeth Locke Venetian Glass and Citrine Pendant and Brooch in 18K Gold
Elizabeth Gage Carved Lapis and Ruby Pendant in 18K Gold
Gurhan Diamond Ring in 24K Gold and Blackened Silver
Roberto Coin Link Bracelet in Silver
Antique Victorian Diamond Brooch in Silver over Gold
Antique Victorian Diamond Heart Pendant in Silver and Gold
Antique Victorian Maltese Cross Diamond Brooch/Pendant
Cuff Bracelet with Ancient Coins and Rubies in 18K Gold
Ancient Coin Ring in 18K Gold
Bulgari Coin Choker Necklace in 18K Gold
Elizabeth Gage Ancient Coin Ruby Ring in 18K Gold
Fred Paris for Tallarico Ancient Coin Necklace in 18K Gold