Best of the West: Top Trends & Topics From JCK 2018

Our favorite stones, styles, events, and exhibits from the 27th annual JCK Las Vegas   Best Royal Trend: Aquamarine Rings When we saw Meghan Markle riding off to her wedding reception wearing the late Princess Diana’s aquamarine cocktail ring, we knew we’d soon be seeing aqua rings everywhere. But it turns out jewelry designers were even more prescient. When we got to JCK, we were greeted by a sea of aquamarine styles—from opaque to faceted, in shades from seafoam green to deep blue to pale, almost watery blue—from brands including Simon G., Lauren K, Just Jules, and more. “I have always been fascinated by aquamarines,” says Just Jules founder and designer Julie Romanenko (see her aquamarine ring on page 75). “Maybe because I’m a beach baby and love the color, ­maybe because it’s my birthstone—who knows? But the fascination is a deep one.” —Melissa Rose

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