Diamonds Through the Decades

We survey the 10 biggest diamond jewelry trends that have shaped the industry over the past 20 years A girl’s best friend, a stone that represents forever, the gem of kings, and the king of gems—the diamond will always be the most sought-after rock in the world. In recent decades, jewelry designers have found innumerable new and inventive ways to keep the diamond fresh. We walk you through the most important trends of the past 20 years, noting those that are here to stay and those that should be relegated to the back of the display case. Ear Climbers Since 2014, when ear climbers were the hottest trend at the Oscars, It girls such as Taylor Swift and Emma Watson have taken a twirl on the red carpet in styles encrusted with diamonds. Often worn on one ear (with some styles completely snaking around the ear) and offset by a simple stud on the other side, ear climbers have never

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