It’s been a “hold all calls” couple of weeks thanks to the 2018 Winter Olympics, mainly because of the figure skating competitions, and the spangled spectacle they bring to each nightly broadcast. From Johnny Weir’s accessories extravaganza to Adam Rippon’s incredible wit, and from Evgenia Medvedeva’s exquisite Tano jumps (and eye makeup) to the general parade of jeweled bodices, leaving the couch has not been an option.
With the ladies set to compete in their short programs tonight (tomorrow morning in PyeongChang), I find myself wanting to revisit the uncommon allure of diamond slices.
Whether dotted with salt-and-pepper imperfections, or icy and opaque with feathery scratches that recall the surface of the Gangneung Ice Arena’s Olympic rink after a head-spinningly gorgeous skate, the diamond slice jewels below make the idea of skating “on thin ice” infinitely less dangerous. With absolutely zero risk of a wardrobe malfunction.
One-of-a-kind rough diamond slice earrings surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamond accents in 18k gold and platinum, $24,375; Sylva & Cie
Diamond Dust Necklace with 6.6 cts. t.w. diamond slices set in yellow gold/hematite vermeil, $625; Porter Lyons
Diamond Slice Ring with 0.15 ct. t.w. pavé diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $1,858; Andrea Groussman Fine Jewelry
Diamond Slice and Pavé Necklace in 14k rose gold, $2,200; Dowry
Slice of Heaven Bib Necklace with 170 cts. t.w. diamonds set in 18k yellow gold, $130,000; Sutra
Diamond Slice Huggie Hoops with pavé diamond accents in 18k white gold, $1,585; Ileana Makri
Bangle Bracelets with diamond slices in 18k gold-plated sterling silver, $135 each; Elizabeth Moore
Rose-Cut Diamond Pendant surrounded by 2 cts. tw. brilliant-cut diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $6,200; Albritton Day
Polki Sun Symbol Necklace with diamond slices on an adjustable 14k yellow gold chain, $1,279; Sonia Tonkin
(Top image: Diamond Slice Earrings with 0.72 cts. t.w. pavé diamond accents in 18k rose gold, $7.500; RIU Jewels)
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