Twenty times rarer than diamonds,
the world’s most verdant gem would bedazzle
and bewitch anywhere from Kansas to Oz.
Dark chocolate sweetens the scene, revealing
its own emerald-hued lining.
Dorothy would be green with envy.
BY KATHY PASSERO
The classics are timeless, as gem
design wizard Rayaz A. Takat proves
in this glittering 21.38-carat emerald
pendant surrounded by 4. 44 carats
of diamonds. Adding to the fantasy
is Takat’s 23.68-carat emerald
bracelet, set off by 6. 61 carats
of diamonds. Prices upon request;
In what might well be a chocolate
lover’s take on the Yellow Brick
Road, gourmet chocolatier Godiva’s
mint chocolate chip truffle bar
features blocks of rich, dark
chocolate hiding fragrant mint
filling. With such scrumptious twists
on the traditional chocolate bar, it
would be easy to let yourself get
carried away. Prices and flavors vary
by season; godiva.com.