Photo: Graham Lott Words: Roxanne Deiter
Exquisite and Exclusive
There are some things money can’t buy, but it does come close. When a lady looks for her new best friends, her standards are a reflection of her inner self—she takes comfort in clarity, color and creativity. And yes, for once and for all, size does matter. But she is no fickle girl; she’s looking for that one friend that will speak to her unique style, sensibility and flair for a lifetime. One that will witness her most special memories unfold and live to tell her daughters and granddaughters about it. Manhattan’s Ostasz Studio creates extraordinary pieces that fit this bill by involving clients in the design process (view examples at ostaszstudio.com). They ensure that each piece is as unique as the lady who will be wearing it. Bespoke diamond jewelry is a special investment—it is a testament of taste, it is a testament of status and most importantly, it is a testament of love. One distinctive selection can be created in weeks (just in time for the holidays), but the effect will last forever. Unlike a large mass-produced retail operation where shoppers can only buy what is available, Ostasz allows you to buy what you dream.
Anyone can buy a large diamond to speak to the purchaser’s extravagance, but it takes something more to procure a work of art. Of all jewelry, a ring can be an opus—unmatched, it can stand alone to captivate, create a mood or evoke an emotion. Ostasz Studio in Manhattan, operating privately since 1999, and now open to the public, focuses on this philosophy. After spending years satisfying diamond houses with jewelry designs that are as unique as they are the pinnacle of technical engineering, Ostasz has made their refined artistry available direct to the public. The most discerning international clientele has followed in search of precious pieces that will make a statement for generations (and for the discreet, concierge-like service). When nothing short of perfection will do, Ostasz is prepared to create cherished, sophisticated essentials that can stand alone or become part of a larger collection. Rings can be ready to take center stage of your lady’s personal rhapsody in a matter of weeks. And they are members of the most elite industry organizations, which ensures that the purchases you make today are protected for tomorrow. Look for ideas at ostaszstudio.com.
Personality, Tradition and Taste
Cufflinks are among the few ways a man can express his sense of self. And in these complicated times, especially on the professional landscape, personality is central to success. Where few can glean a difference in taste from one well-tailored dark suit to another, the embellishments peeking out from the wrist speak miles. In NYC, Ostasz Studio has been paying attention to this detail for their distinguished clientele. Finance gurus can enjoy displaying their prowess with either bulls or lions in a variety of precious metals and rare gemstones (bears upon request, for those so inclined). Celtic patterns and more enigmatic insignia are also available for those seeking more subtle adornment. Pieces can be designed to taste (such as initials, sailboats or other hobby elements) and deliverable within weeks. More can be seen at ostaszstudio.com.