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The New Fancy-Shaped Silhouettes of the 2020s


As the Roaring 2020s kick off in earnest this year (last year, with its quarantines and lockdowns, wasn’t even a dress rehearsal), the art deco revival that we saw coming last fall is currently in full swing. And so are the geometric silhouettes we associate with the era.

In jewelry, the vogue for sharp edges is evident in the slew of new fancy-shaped styles that lean on offbeat cuts—such as kites, shields, pentagons, hexagons, trillions, and marquises—to make their, um, point. Often paired with other fancy cuts, the styles highlighted below use the combination of shapes—including some curvy rounds and pears—to transform what might otherwise be a basic style (say, a hoop earring or an eternity band) into a piece of distinction.

Geometric silhouettes, which lend themselves well to modern, minimalistic designs, have always been popular in the wedding jewelry space. (“Most brides want something that’s enduring and timeless when they’re investing in an engagement ring,” longtime jewelry editor Jill Newman told us last fall.) What’s fresh this year is that the rings we see feature two or more of those shapes in unexpected pairings (see Eva Fehren’s Prism band, below, for inspiration).

Fittingly, the profusion of angles feels just right for these all-too-edgy times!

Nicole Rose diamond ring
Ring in 14k gold with 0.54 ct. t.w. diamonds in mix-cut cluster, $995; Nicole Rose
Kendra Pariseault diamond necklace
Crescendo necklace in 14k yellow gold with 1.56 cts. t.w. princess-, trillion-, and marquise-cut diamonds, $3,800; Kendra Pariseault
Chinchar Maloney diamond ring
Ring in 14k recycled gold with 1.12 ct. icy salt-and-pepper kite-shape diamond, $4,484; Chinchar Maloney
Eva Fehren Prism Ring
Prism band in 18k rose gold with trillion-shape diamonds, $2,875; Eva Fehren
Sylva & Cie. diamond earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold with 6.69 rough-cut gray diamonds, price on request; Sylva & Cie

Top: Long Geometric Prism earrings in 18k rose gold with 2.43 cts. t.w. portrait-cut mixed geometric-shape champagne diamonds and champagne diamond pavé–set hoops, $14,575; Eva Fehren

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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