Crown Jewels

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Published September 26, 2016

For its fall ’16 jewelry collection, Mulberry creative director Johnny Coca plunged into British lore—from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era—and chose gemstones long associated with mysticism, such as tigereye, said to bring protection and good fortune. While the collection is rooted in old-world myth, it’s been brought up to date with innovative designs: The Princess earring, for example, is meant to be worn as a single piece, on only one ear. “I like to take formerly traditional or iconic ideas and twist them,” Coca says.