Trend File: The Circle With the Gemstone Freckle

Hoops and open circles in jewelry have been firmly in the style spotlight for months now. And several high-profile designers have been gravitating to a pretty play on the trend: open circles set with a single, tiny gemstone.

The fresh-feeling, “daily gold” look is versatile, flattering on women of all ages, and, with its thin-lined design, it’s priced to move at retail. In necklace, ring, or bracelet form, it’s also a chic, affordable look for the self-purchasing woman.

Here are a few new designs that embody the microtrend.


Blush tourmaline circle studs
Blush tourmaline circle studs, $310; Wwake 


S&S Gold circle ear jacket with diamond
Gold circle ear jacket with diamond, $255; S&S by Stone & Strand 


Orbitus ring with diamond and opal
Orbitus ring with diamond and opal, $385; Sofia Zakia 

Prong-set diamond circle bracelet

Prong-set diamond circle bracelet, $385; Zoe Chicco 

(Top: Prong-set diamond circle ring, $350; Zoe Chicco)

JCK Magazine Editor