Diamonds, March–April 2016: Trillion Cuts & More


Pyramid Theme

Triangular motifs are spilling over from fashion silhouettes into diamond shapes. Trillion-cut diamonds are showing up in traditional styles (think three-stone rings) and fashion-forward- looks alike, in both big and small proportions. The tri-pointed diamonds are understated and unexpected—and are growing in popularity. They’re the perfect choice for the collector looking to make a minimalist mark. 

Top: Ring in 18k pink gold with 1.75 ct. emerald-cut diamond and 1.2 cts. t.w. trillion-cut diamonds, $20,745Julez Bryant, San Diego, 760-931-1416, julez.comstud earrings in 18k gold with 3.46 cts. trillion-cut diamonds, $51,480, Rahaminov
, Los Angeles, 800-742-8864,; inset: Chloe Odette necklace in 18k pink gold with 0.94 ct. t.w. trillion-cut diamonds, $5,940, Melissa Kaye, NYC, 917-573-0388,



Inside Job

ColorMasters’ newest eternity band line, dubbed Everband, has familial roots. Cofounder Joe Mardkha has been adding a diamond to the inside of his wife Rinat’s band every year for the 28 years they have been married. Once sons Dan and Ben learned of it, they spun the super-sentimental idea into a division. Retail prices start at $600 for a 14k gold band with an inset diamond, and consumers can expect to pay about $100 a year for add-on stones placed inside or outside shanks. 

Eternity bands in 14k gold, starting at $600,


“We are really hitting the mark in diamond and estate jewelry purchasing with the more affluent Washington, D.C.-area client who appreciates our local presence and long history in the region.”

—Ron Samuelson, CEO, Samuelson’s Diamonds, Baltimore