Ebony and Ivory
Black and white is the combo that won’t quit in fashion and in diamond jewelry. Not only are black and white gems a timeless duo that can punch up a day or night ensemble, they work in classic, modern, and whimsical designs. Is it any wonder that the pairing is a perennial favorite in new collections nationwide?
Top: Ring in 18k gold with 0.82 ct. t.w. black diamonds and 0.2 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $2,795, Alor, San Diego, 800-872-0172, alor.com; Caren necklace in 18k gold with 0.3 ct. t.w. colorless and black diamonds, $2,145, Melissa Kaye, NYC, 917-573-0388, melissakayejewelry.com; right: Bo Bo ear studs in 18k white gold with 0.27 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,430, Qeelin at the Anima Group, NYC, 800-868-5532, qeelin.com
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License to Drill
Laser-drilled diamonds in round and fancy shapes—pears, marquises, princesses, and trillions—set in 18k gold and platinum are the bedrock of Aero Diamonds’ collection of modern, mobile-like designs. While the diamonds are drilled in India, the finished jewelry is assembled in the United States. Retail prices start at $850.
Duet pierced earrings in 18k gold with 0.48 ct. t.w. trillion- and round brilliant-cut diamonds, $850, aerodiamonds.com
“We have a great business with diamond earrings. We offer a permanent value on all diamonds, where customers can upgrade to bigger sizes later on using the original value of their purchase. Stackable bands are also big in bridal.”
—Michael Haines, owner, The Diamond Shop, Lewiston, Idaho