Since I had so much fun sharing what I thought were the best, most up-and-coming trends from JCK Las Vegas this year (you can read the article here), I thought I’d like to expand on that by sharing some fantastic jewels from other brands that I either didn’t get the chance to see on the show floor or didn’t photograph. Hope you enjoy!
Trend No. 4: Masculine(-ish) Rings. Boyfriend jeans, ex-boyfriend jackets, borrowed-from-the-boys shirts—perhaps we shouldn’t call them any of those things, since women can wear (and own) whatever the hell we want—regardless, the notion has made its way to jewelry. I’ve expanded this selection to include bands, but initially it was repeated sightings of chunky, angular gemstone rings at JCK that brought on the realization that this is, in fact, a pretty big thing right now. Most importantly defining this look is the thickness of the band—this is where you most often see the distinction between men and women’s traditional bands, so it makes sense that the style would remain consistent in this aspect. Here are some of the latest and greatest.
Unicorn cameo ring in 14k rose gold with carved agate and diamonds, $3,125; Jacquie Aiche
Eternity band in white gold with emerald and brilliant-cut diamonds, price on request; Lenti & Villasco
Monaco ring in 18k rose gold with 14 ct. orange tourmaline, 0.71 ct. t.w. tsavorite garnets, and 0.38 ct. t.w. diamonds, $25,000; Omi Privé (Also pictured at top from another angle)
Cushion ring in platinum with 5.75-ct. emerald, 0.37 ct. t.w. step-cut trapezoid diamonds, and 0.99 ct. t.w. baguette diamonds, $100,000; Oscar Heyman
Ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.76 ct. emerald-cut diamond, $62,000; Rahaminov
Venetian Princess ring in 18k rose gold with 2.36 cts. t.w. black and white diamonds, $8,400; Roberto Coin
Square band with natural and round brilliant diamonds, price on request; Vivaan
Hunter ring in 18k yellow gold, $4,500; Anabel Higgins