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A Promising New Year for Pear Cuts in Bridal

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This time last year, jewelry insiders were talking about the return of two antique cuts, the marquise and the pear, as trends to watch in bridal rings. Perhaps one or the other would take the place of the long-popular antique cushion, which had begun to slow down?

Lorraine DePasque

Contributing writer for INSTORE and INDESIGN.
 
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his time last year, jewelry insiders were talking about the return of two antique cuts, the marquise and the pear, as trends to watch in bridal rings. Perhaps one or the other would take the place of the long-popular antique cushion, which had begun to slow down?

Now, with days left in 2015, the question is: Did such trending actually happen? Looking back, at one point, marquises made some welcome noise — mostly when more brands began to create non-traditional engagement rings by setting the center stones east/west instead of in the expected north/south way.

Yet, although that was occurring, I’ve intentionally continued to keep my eyes on pears — especially because, since mid-year, an increasing number of jewelry artists have been featuring teardrop cuts in all fashion categories, particularly pendants and earrings. And, mind you, not just diamonds, but natural stones of every variety and color.

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Simultaneously, I’ve noticed the broadened collections of women’s wedding rings designed with pear cuts. It’s interesting to me that, unlike a bridal design with a cushion (the pear’s antique sister), a halo isn’t de rigueur. Also unlike the cushion, with a pear center gem set atop the shank, it can be in different directions: conventionally north/south, atypically east/west, or avant-garde-esque on-a-slant. The very proportions of pears in the new bridal rings have also caught my attention. Some of my favorites are the pudgier ones — those with plenty of width in their middle. Overall, it’s encouraging to see that, given the growing market of young bridal customers who are looking for distinctive betrothal rings, the modern pear cut engagement designs point in that direction.

 

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2019 Golden Globes Feature Dramatic Jewelry Looks You Can Adapt for Yourself

A-list actresses wore looks that can translate into everyday life.

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THE 76TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS kicked off the awards season with a dazzling dose glamour in dramatic jewelry that shone brightly. Diamonds dominated the evening in some of the most awe-inspiring necklaces we have seen in seasons, such as the Tiffany & Co. stunner that Lady Gaga wore and the antique, vintage and inspired styles seen on Dakota Fanning, Isla Fisher, Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.

Sure, we all need one stunning diamond necklace. But unless we need to be black-tie-ready on a regular basis or plan on attending red carpet events throughout the season, owning one of these pieces might be out of step with our lifestyles.

The other trends of the evening are more easily adaptable to what we can incorporate into our own jewelry wardrobes and can translate more easily into pieces we can buy, own and wear.

If you are like me, you might have watched the show and started longing for a pair of earrings that are lightweight yet are streamlined, linear and full of movement. We might choose a pair with less carat-weight, but these styles are definitely inspiring and are perfect when spring rolls around. They can work with everything from tanks and T-shirts to flirty or more sophisticated dresses. Here are some of our favorites that A-list actresses wore:

Julia Roberts in diamond Chopard double drop linear earrings.Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

Lupita Nyong’o in Bulgari earrings with swing and movement.Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

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Lili Reinhardt in Swarovski earrings. Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

Claire Foy in platinum and diamond Lorraine Schwartz elongated and an armful of bangles. Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

You might also prefer your bracelets piled on and climbing up your wrist. I know I do. We might not be able to create a blinged-out diamond story like these celebrities, but we can start our stack with a bangle, an Art Deco-inspired line bracelet or a wide cuff and then add to them when we can. Here are some of the looks that made my jaw drop. Once again, these are styles that go with almost any look in your wardrobe as long as you don’t allow your own sparkle to be outshined by your jewels.

Charlize Theron in stacks of Bulgari bracelets. Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

Julianne Moore in Chopard ruby and diamond bracelets. Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

Sandra Oh in platinum and diamond bracelets by Forevermark, Forevermark by Martin Flyer, Forevermark by Natalie K and Forevermark by Maria Canale. Photo courtesy of Forevermark

Kristen Bell in Harry Winston diamond bracelets. Photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

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This Lengthy Trend Sparkled On the Emmys Red Carpet

The stars that dominated that dominated the red carpet.

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Scarlett Johansson at the 70th Prime Time Emmy Awards in Nikos Koulis earrrings, photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

MANY OF THE STYLE-SETTING actresses at the 70th Prime Time Emmys appeared in the jewelry accessory that has been dominating the red carpet for the past few seasons. Earrings! Although several styles of earrings made an appearance, linear and elongated styles stole the spotlight, predominantly in diamonds that had swing and movement. An alluring showing of gemstone styles was in line with how fine-jewelry designers are interpreting the trend. They feature ultra-long teardrop, geometric and three-dimensional inverted triangular shapes, as well as specialty cuts.

Martha Seely

14K gold and amethyst earrings with diamond accents.

marthaseely.com

$2,565

Ark

18K yellow gold dagger earrings with white baguettes and round champagne diamonds.

arkfinejewelry.com

$7,245

Lika Behar

Sterling silver and clear quartz elongated teardrop shaped earrings.

likabehar.com

$500

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This Shining Runway Trend Now Showing in Jewelry Showcases

It works well with the silver and white metal trends of recent seasons.

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Antonio Grimaldi Haute Couture runway shot, F/W 2018/19. / COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK .

On the fall/winter couture and ready-to-wear runways, shimmering silver and steely platinum tones shone brightly in everything from suits to gowns. This trend is a perfect segue into the silver and white metal trends of the past couple of seasons. Jewelry designers combine textural interest with diamonds to create an almost metallic-like finish to their pieces. This look is one of casual chic with a nod to unexpected cuts of diamonds and tactile details.

Elizabeth Garvin

950 palladium with white diamond baguettes (ear wires in 18K gold).

elizabethgarvinfine.com

$6,410

.925Suneera

Satin and vintage finished sterling silver Nia cuff with pavé champagne diamonds (1.20 TCW).

925suneera.com

$3,200

TAP by Todd Pownell

5mm wide palladium textured shank bezel-set with nine mixed inverted diamonds (approx. 2.20 TCW).

tapbytoddpownell.com

$3,690

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