Pavé the Way
The truism that strength is found in numbers is evident in the clutch of new collections featuring tiny diamond-set jewels. From all-pavé styles to mosaics peppered with melee, petite diamond pieces resonate with lovers of layering and budget buyers, among others. Lana Bramlette of Lana Jewelry says her Mini diamond and gold collection is about empowering women “who want to buy their own diamond jewelry.” Xiao Wang, meanwhile, loves the unique thumbprint of her small stones, which remind her of particles in a galaxy. “Tiny diamonds sparkle differently than big diamonds,” she says.
|Gravity ring in 14k yellow gold with chain and 0.09 ct. diamond; $550; Xiao Wang at MUSE, NYC; 212-463-7950; xiaowangnyc.com||Chloe stud-and-climber earrings in 18k gold with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,530; Melissa Kaye, NYC; 917-573-0388; melissakayejewelry.com|
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Long Island jeweler Ron Rizzo’s 3-year-old Plevé Diamonds collection—now owned by diamond manufacturer Pluczenik—incorporates diamonds set in light-cured ceramic (look, Ma—no prongs!) for a mosaic effect sure to dazzle even the most seen-it-all collectors.
|Scorpio stud earrings, $3,960, plevediamonds.com|
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