Shine Bright Like a Diamond with These Glittering Accessories
De Beers may have coined the phrase “A Diamond Is Forever” back in the 1940s, but this one concept has transcended centuries, still signifying everlasting love today. Whilst diamonds are typically associated with engagement rings (and the birthstone of April babies), you don’t need to tie the knot to don a set of carats. Spring is the perfect season to add some sparkle to your style, ramping up your wardrobe with these pieces that take a look from simple to stunning with the clip of a clasp.
Sixty small diamonds snake their way around Ulysse Nardin’s stainless steel–framed face for a look that’s elevated enough for the boardroom yet relaxed enough for a beach restaurant. And with the dual time feature, you won’t have to worry about keeping track of time zones when you’re out of town. Available at Island Jewellers.
Pins and Needles
Tie clips make a contemporary comeback thanks to Cartier’s sharp, diamond pavé pin. Add edge to an elegant ensemble piercing your lapel with this nail-inspired piece that’s sure to be the statement accessory of the season. Available at Boutique Cartier Cayman.
Crafted by the centuries-old Florentine goldsmiths’ guild of artisans, this eight-ring pendant from Temple St. Clair is a masterpiece worthy of a spot at the Louvre — where a mixed sapphire version sits in the Paris museum’s permanent collection. Available at templestclair.com.
With over two decades in the jewellery industry, Renee Langevin knows a thing or two when it comes to diamonds. As Kirk Freeport’s jewellery buyer, she scours red carpets and fashion campaigns in search of the hottest new pieces for the retailer’s 22 shops.
Q: What are some of the popular shapes and motifs you’re seeing this Spring?
A: Although round diamonds are still everywhere, we’re definitely seeing a re-emergence of fancy shapes — marquis, pears, emerald cuts and ovals have all become much more prevalent in recent designs. Floral motifs continue to be a trend this Spring, with some designers using geometric interpretations and others sticking to more literal florals (such as Pasquale Bruni’s ombre diamond pavé petals).
Q: What is the best way to wear diamonds both day and night?
A: I once overheard someone at an industry event say, “A diamond is like the little black dress of jewellery,” and that has always resonated with me. Diamonds are classic, they can easily be dressed up or down, and they are always in style. The layering trend is a great way to transition from office to evening. Add a long sautoir necklace to your look for an instant glam boost.
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Author: Lane Nieset