There is no gemstone shape more classic than the emerald cut. Favored by Amal Clooney and Beyonce for their engagement rings, this shape has captured the hearts of people from all walks of life. And as one of the oldest diamond shapes, it has certainly had plenty of time to make an impact.
These days, cushion cut diamonds are all the rage. Kate Hudson recently made headlines for her massive cushion cut engagement ring, given to her by long time beau Danny Fujikawa, and other celebrities are sure to follow suit. How could they not? The cushion cut is an elegant, sophisticated style that embodies the vintage look popular in jewelry these days.
If you’ve been following my jewelry journey these last few years, you may have heard me refer to diamonds in some very specific terms. VS-1, seventy-five pointer, F color. To me, and those who have worked in the jewelry industry for a long time, these words tell us key factors about a diamond, but to those who aren’t so familiar, it can sound a bit confusing.
In this series of blog posts, I am going to teach you the fast facts about diamond quality, and what makes a good diamond. Last time, we discussed carat weight, as well as talked a little bit about the history of grading diamonds and other gemstones.
When you’ve been in the jewelry business as long as I have, the lingo starts to become second nature. I describe diamonds by their brilliance and fluorescence, and can rattle off their carats and points. I know what makes a diamond VS-1, and what an F-color stone looks like. This is knowledge that I have gained through my years of practice and history with jewelry.
The inimitable fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent hit the nail on the head when he said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal”. Fine jewelry is not only about intrinsic value, but also sentimental value.
Much like a Birkin, jewelry is often viewed as an investment piece. Although they start as classic pieces, jewelry can also be reinvented with elevated designs to suit the ever-changing trends in the world of fashion. No matter the occasion, jewelry is the perfect, polished finish to any outfit.
From basic must-haves to trendy statement pieces that have grown to become accessory culture essentials, here are 7 pieces of jewelry that are totally worth the investment.
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