The 13 Finest Examples of Gemstone Potpourri

For when you just can’t pick a favorite stone cut

Most customers pay a lot of attention to the cut of a stone when shopping for an engagement ring—and understandably so. But I find that when it comes to “fashion” jewelry, it’s much more the overall look that fascinates someone as opposed to prioritizing any one particular gemstone cut. And I’m not saying that it isn’t important: Certainly there are ongoing trends that have shoppers hunting for one particular cut or another at times (the excellent look of the baguette layout, for example). But brides-to-be are often married to a particular stone before they marry their spouse (it must be a cushion cut!), and you don’t always see that kind of passion with your nonengagement styles. So here’s a fun display idea: If not any one cut of colored gemstone or diamond, why not group designs that feature all of them? It’s like the super sampler, if you will, where you get a little taste of everything there is to offer. You have to hand it to these jewelers, where, in the styles below, they have expertly corralled a series of varying stone cuts into magnificent creations that look as if they belong together. While you enjoy the look of these, a query: Do you have a particular gemstone cut that sells better than others when it comes to non-bridal jewelry? I’d love to know.

SES Creations ruby and diamond cluster ring | JCK On Your Market

Cluster ring in 18k white gold with 9 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.47 ct. t.w. diamonds, $18,186; SES Creations


Bavna paraiba Giselle earrings | JCK On Your Market

Giselle earrings in 18k rose gold with 8 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmalines and 1.5 cts. t.w. rose-cut and round brilliant diamonds, price on request; Bavna


William Levine multi-row diamond bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Three-row bracelet in platinum with 30.17 cts. t.w. fancy-cut and 4.63 cts. t.w. full-cut diamonds, price on request; William Levine


William Noble fancy diamond drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Fancy color drop earrings in two-tone gold with 6 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; William Noble


Carrera y Carrera gemstone Gecko necklace | JCK On Your Market

El Retiro collection Gecko necklace in 18k yellow gold with 2.45 cts. t.w. blue topaz, 0.8 ct. t.w. olivine, and 0.35 ct. t.w. amethyst, price on request; Carrera y Carrera


Le Vian Cornflower Ceylon Sapphire ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in 14k Vanilla Gold with 4.25 cts. t.w. Cornflower Ceylon Sapphires and 0.54 ct. t.w. Vanilla Diamonds, $7,999; Le Vian


Leticia Linton emerald earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings with emeralds and diamonds, price on request; Leticia Linton


Effy Bordeaux collection rhodolite bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Bordeaux collection bracelet in 14k rose gold with rhodolite and diamonds, $1,470; Effy


Ayva Jewelry two finger Anya ring | JCK On Your Market

Anya ring in 18k yellow gold with 2.4 cts. t.w. white sapphires, 0.5 ct. t.w. yellow sapphires, 0.8 ct. t.w. amethyst, and 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,800; Ayva Jewelry


Michael John Jewelry rose-cut diamond bangle | JCK On Your Market

Bangle bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 13.42 cts. t.w. rose-cut and 1.14 cts. t.w. round brilliant diamonds, $63,000; Michael John Jewelry

Graziela Gems Couture emerald ear climbers | JCK On Your Market

Couture ear cuffs in 18k dark rhodium with 5.41 cts. t.w. emeralds, $15,300; Graziela Gems


Heskia Almor Designs natural multicolor diamond ring | JCK On Your Market

Natural multicolor ring in 18k white gold with 6.48 cts. t.w. natural color and 1.93 cts. t.w. white diamonds, price on request; Heskia Almor Design


Jane Taylor Jewelry bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Cirque collection arrow bypass bracelet in 14k white gold with 1.43 cts. t.w. London blue, 0.2 ct. t.w. blue, and 0.35 ct. t.w. white topaz; 0.7 ct. t.w. rhodolite; 0.25 ct. t.w. red and 0.4 ct. t.w. orange garnets; and 0.2 ct. t.w. iolite, $3,355; Jane Taylor Jewelry

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