Vicenzaoro First Fair: Back in Black (Rhodium Plating)

The color black is riding a seemingly never-ending wave of popularity. It’s been a staple in diamond fashion for more than a year, and it looks like its likeability will continue well into 2010. Consider the black rhodium plating paving the undersides of black and brown stones, and the smoldering hues hugging some otherwise plain metal surfaces, both of which were evident at the recent Vicenzaoro First fair. And why not? The inky hue is a classic color, a fashionista’s wardrobe must-have, and resides in the title of one very cool AC/DC song. For those who (continue to) rock the black, we salute you.

: New additions were made to the Athena line. The black rhodium makes the colorless diamonds “pop,” according to owner Antonio Sartori.


Garavelli: Enamel was new, and black rhodium was added to pieces featuring black or brown pave to complete dark looks (white would stand out too much).

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Utopia: Black rhodium was added to the Bolero collection, which also features detachable components. The SRP of the second necklace is $50,000.

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Bonato Milano

Bonato Milano: Pieces in the Avant Garde collection feature white agate and black diamonds. The necklaces feature rose-cut diamonds and smoky quartz.

JJ Jewels for the Blue White Group

JJ Jewels for the Blue White Group: The Milano collection evolved from last year, and features black rhodium under the dark stones.

Luca Carati

Luca Carati: Additions to the Cloud collection feature black and brown stones.

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