Designers are taking a cutting edge approach to gems, from diamonds to all different colored stones. The shapes that were passé throughout the end of the 20th century and the first 10 years of the new millennium have become popular again in fine jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands. Marquise, emerald, pear, baguette, princess and trillion shapes, as well as hexagon and octagon cuts, are all fashionable, and jewelry designers are including these in wearable, versatile and distinctive jewels for their clients, many of which are exclusive. They are also mixing the different shapes into wedding bands, hoop earrings, stack rings, bracelets and station necklaces for a dose of creative high style.
Rock crystal with black enamel and lever back earrings.