Best in Show: Our Favorite Moments, Stones, and Finds From JCK Las Vegas 2016

Best Gemstone Trend: Iridescence Designers are besotted with the delicate shimmer of opals and moonstones, both of which featured prominently in a slew of collections that debuted during market week. Sutra, Dallas Prince, and Davani all showcased new jewels set with Ethiopian opals, while Arya Esha, Le Vian, and JS Noor introduced lovely lavender and rainbow moonstone styles. “Moonstones for me have a lot of energy and almost feel alive because of their sheen, iridescence, and luster,” says JS Noor co-owner Jehangir Noor. Judging by the wealth of designers working with June’s birthstone, he’s far from the only one to appreciate the gem’s scintillating sparkle. —Jennifer Heebner Top: earrings with Ethiopian opal and diamonds in 18k gold with black rhodium, $15,000, Sutra, Houston, 713-984-4987,; necklace in 18k gold with black rhodium, moonstone, and indic

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