Costume or fashion jewelry should have all the spark and fire of fine jewelry; these Novodeco Gem Collection designs certainly meet that requirement and more. Turning traditional gem architecture on its head, they are instead rendered in layers, topographically, and fully backed in .925 sterling silver. The “fire” causing the fireworks is inherent to the material; the edges and corners of specially chosen artisanal acrylics act as conduits for ambient light. The square-cut creations layer in African Zebrawood and occasionally gold leaf. What you may recognize as rectangular Emerald Cut designs Novodeco calls “Wrecked Angles”. These also alternately mix and layer artisanal acrylics; sometimes with American Olive Ash Burlwood veneer and sometimes with gold leaf. Built like an Emerald-shaped layer cake created by a mildly inebriated pastry chef, Novodeco’s Wrecked Angles bring back early Modernism’s gilded age. Let the fireworks begin!