A Teardrop Locket Inspired by a Parisian Flea Market Find

The necklace, by the jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann, features a quartz pendant surrounded by diamonds and space for two photos.

Like so many first-generation Americans, the jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann has always felt deeply connected to the past. Raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side by an Austrian mother and a Hungarian father, she spent her childhood days wandering through museums and art galleries with her family. As a student at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, Kosann would head downtown after class to rummage through antiques stores. At 16, the gift of a Rollei film camera from her father changed her life. Inspired by Alfred Stieglitz and

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