Let’s face it: Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend. But just because Marilyn draped herself in baubles doesn’t mean that jewelry is the only option. Rather, designers offer plenty of other objets that lure with an irresistible sparkle. Sometimes discretion is the better part of chic, as with James de Givenchy’s coral orb-shaped vanity box encircled with the daintiest of diamonds. Meanwhile, Stephen Russell ups the ante with his crocodile clutch framed in vintage Art Deco diamonds. And for the lady who has everything, Fred Leighton’s pavé diamond–encrusted pillbox shows why more is always, well, more. This little treasure will entice anyone to follow the doctor’s orders.
Clockwise from top: Stephen Russell’s platinum, alligator and diamond purse, $95,000, at Stephen Russell, New York, 212.570.6900; Fred Leighton’s 18k white gold and diamond pillbox, $250,000, at Fred Leighton, New York, 212.288.1872; James de Givenchy for Taffin’s 18k yellow gold, peach coral, red coral and diamond vanity box, price available upon request, at Taffin, 212.421.6222.