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Here’s the Colorful Engagement Ring Trend That Has Celebrities Saying “I Do”

They’ve been a popular choice for celebrities and royalty through history.

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Gwyneth Paltrow at Avengers: Infinity War film premiere, April 23, 2018.  / PHOTO COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK.

Whether your customers are becoming  brides for the first or second time around, saying “I do” to blue sapphire engagement rings has been a popular choice among celebrities and royalty through history. Among the legendary include Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow, Carol Lombard and Princess Diana, whose ring was famously passed down to Kate Middleton. Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow donned her large sapphire ring at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere. Independent designers have their fingers on the pulse of the trend, which is making an appearance in vibrant and cornflower blue sapphires. They display varied sensibilities when it comes to this gemstone, which signifies faithfulness, truth and loyalty—perfect sentiments for marriage.


Kwiat

Platinum brilliant cut diamond ring with blue sapphire halo

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Price on request


K8 Jewelry

Vive engagement ring in 18K white gold with blue sapphire center and diamond accents

k8jewelry.com

Price on request


Erica Courtney

Platinum Champagne Bubble ring featuring 5.54-carat sapphire and diamonds (1.18 TCW)

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$42,000

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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This Fierce Female Client Type Wants Jewelry As Powerful As She Is

Jewelry with meaning resonates particularly strongly with her.

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WITH 2018 BEING NAMED “Year of the Woman” and 2019 headed on a similar path, empowering jewelry has remained a strong trend. The Fierce Femme puts her jewelry on like armor every morning, and each piece makes her feel strong and protected. She is drawn to statement pieces that hold deeper meanings, pieces that she can connect with and pair with her daily wardrobe.

1. Lindley Gray

There is something powerful about a pinky ring: it’s a small piece of jewelry that makes a big statement. This signet ring includes a black spinel, which is said to repel negative energy. When worn with the point of the triangle facing down, it symbolizes feminine energy.

$1,800

Foundation signet ring in 18K yellow gold featuring custom cut black spinel trillion.

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2. Linda Hoj

This sword necklace was inspired by the designer’s daughter and signifies power, strength, protection and action. The Fierce Femme is drawn to this meaningful story; she knows that this piece will be a daily reminder that anything is possible.

$1,320

Dark Sister necklace in blackened sterling silver and 22K yellow gold with rubies.

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3. Imperfect Grace

Bold, gold hoop earrings are in, thanks to congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They are an empowering yet classic addition to any outfit, including a power suit.

$1,380

14K yellow gold textured hoop earrings.

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4. Cleopatra’s Bling

Our Fierce Femme loves a special talisman, and this ring fits the bill. It features the fearsome face of the Gorgoneion, which has been used as a protective symbol for centuries. It was worn as a protective amulet by the goddess Athena to ward off evil.

$992

Gorgoneion ring in 18K yellow gold with pink sapphires.

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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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