Because I wanted to see to see what the Effy e-comm team picked for holiday after seeing the lines at JCK Las Vegas 2018. I remembered lots of excellent price-point jewels starring baguette diamonds. Because I’m always on the hunt for pieces that look a lot more expensive than they actually are.
I have to assume the same is true for those shopping for holiday gifts or a self-purchase after receiving a bonus.
Here are a few examples of what turned up, including the aforementioned baguette styles, many of which draw inspiration from architecture, assembled with clusters of different diamond cuts in a terrace-like formation.
Then I stumbled on the Final Call section of the website, and it was all over—720 closeouts featuring not just diamonds but emeralds, tanzanite, sapphires, you name it—so I had to completely revise my holiday wish list. Not all hit that under-$2,000 sweet spot that I live for, but they’re relative bargains just the same.
Next thing I know, it’s 1 a.m. So, yeah, I’m a little tired today. But it was worth it.
Top: Effy Limited Edition ring with 2.28 ct. tanzanite and 0.87 ct. t.w. diamonds in 14k white gold, $4,497.50
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