H. Stern

In “Poema da Curva,” Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer writes, “What attracts me is the free and sensual curve—the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.” These curves, perhaps best evidenced in his 1970 Catedral de Brasilia, have come full circle: Brazilian jeweler H. Stern has launched the Oscar Niemeyer Collection, six lines of jewelry inspired—and approved—by the 103-year-old master. Among the trove is the yellow-gold Copan bracelet, which mimics the undulating façade of Niemeyer’s 1950s 38-story São Paulo skyscraper. Such curves both shaped Brazilian Modernism and won Niemeyer the Pritzker Prize in 1988. Now they can be returned—repurposed and gift-wrapped—to their muses. • hstern.net