Jewelry on the Runways

It was another season of luxury and jewelry on the runways. After several such seasons, it's hardly a novelty to see high-profile designers accessorizing their clothes with fine jewelry. At the most recent shows, however, there's been a noticeably strong trend that further solidifies jewelry's place in the fashion world. Tying fine jewelry and fashion into a snug knot, jewelers are now forming alliances with clothing designers. This has been accomplished not so much through placement by category promoters such as the Jewelry Information Center or Cultured Pearl Information Center, but rather by relationships between designers of clothes and designers of jewelry who share the same aesthetic. The concept is similar to the 1980s trend in which fashion designers chose "Dynasty"-era fakes as accessories for extravagant clothing, but this time there's nothing faux about it. Today's designe

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