The Magic City hosts Art Basel Miami and the artistic jewelry of K Brunini

Katey Brunini presents wearable works of jewelry art at The Betsy Hotel as part of the celebrated Art Basel Miami, including a beating 1,300 carat opal heart.

The K. Brunini Robot Heart opal necklace literally "beats", coming alive with a flash of red and a lightning bolt of orange diamonds lit by LED technology.

By Rachel Garrahan in New York

Jewelry designer Katey Brunini of K. Brunini Jewels is joining thousands of artists this week at Art Basel Miami to present her unique, wearable works of art to discerning culture lovers.

The award-winning designer has been named artist-in-residence at The Betsy Hotel in the sunny and sophisticated climes of Miami's South Beach. Against a backdrop of accompanying photography and art exhibitions, she will be presenting bold creations from her Shapes of Strength collection for the duration of the prestigious art show, which runs from 4-7 December throughout the city.

K.Brunini jewelry is instantly recognizable for its combination of rare gems, nature's inspiration and an adrenalin shot of out-of-this-world fantasy. It is not every day that you see a luxury jewel lit by LED technology, but her "Robot Heart" DNA necklace features a staggering 1,300 carat opal in matrix that literally "beats", coming alive with a flash of red and a lightning bolt of orange diamonds.

An outsized but extremely comfortable cuff also features one of her beloved boulder opals, this time a rainbow-flecked stone that wraps around the wrist on two organically shaped gold bands in her signature twig style.

Katey's butterfly ring sets hearts aflutter with its Jundah opal and peach sapphire body, dramatic antennae and carved pink tourmaline wings that are spring-hinged to move with the wearer.

So if you are in Miami this week, make sure to include a visit to The Betsy Hotel on South Beach to see the unique creations of K.Brunini during Art Basel Miami. A percentage of all art sales at The Betsy Hotel during Art Basel will benefit Zara's Center for AIDS-impacted children in Zimbabwe.

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