Monday morning trend report – The Oscars….
The Oscars are all about the glam! How could it be a great event without diamonds and more diamonds, even as the trend changes from year to year, diamonds has always played a major fashion role at the Oscar’s and has always been a favorite among the fashion icons who walk the carpet, from the run way to the red carpet it always has its place because as they say diamonds are a girls best friend!
Trending – the collar and choker necklaces were among some of the hottest trends on the carpet, together with back to front earrings, ear climbers, ear cuffs and ear crawlers, we also saw some over size statement earrings which were all adorned with diamonds and has been seen on the fashion runway this season.
The classic diamond studs are always a sophisticated and chic look, that has remained timeless on the carpet, you can never go wrong with a pair of elegant diamond stud or diamond drop earrings, which were also seen on many of the attendees last night.
The Amethyst, proud birthstone of February, one of our favorite gemstones we have featured, it made our job, so much easier this month, with the amazing jewelry we found and chose to highlight but as the month comes to an end, we wanted to showscase a designer that has taken the amethyst to new heights, we have featured some of his amazing jewelry throughout February and wanted to dedicate the last post to one of his incredible creations, enjoy!
De Grisogono 18K rose gold set with cabochon amethysts and brown diamonds.
Fun myth: Throughout history amethyst has been used to guard against drunkenness and is thought to be helpful in overcoming addiction. It has been used for hearing disorders, insomnia, headaches and other pain. Some sources suggest it is used to stabilize mental disorders.
Hemmerle, 18K white gold and silver, sapphire and amethyst bangle bracelet, designed as a woven sapphire bead band with circular cut purple and blue sapphires.
Fun fact: Most amethyst gemstones on the market today are heat-treated to produce a deeper color. Heat treating is permanent and these stones will not fade over time. Unless otherwise stated, assume that any amethyst you purchase today has been heat treated to increase the depth of color
Our two cents’ worth Funday Friday pick is this impressive Cartier purple amethyst secret watch, it has two curved scrolls set with diamonds, which sustain the two diamond and onyx beaded bracelets, what a watch!
Fun fact: In 1993, a nine-foot cavern was found in Maine containing more than a ton of amethyst crystal.
Isabelle Langlois 18K pink gold flower ring with a stunning faceted amethyst, surrounded by shades of pink sapphires and diamonds, blooms of purple amethyst!
Fun fact/myth: The word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word, ‘amethystos’, which means ‘sober’. The ancient Greeks believed that the amethyst protected them from becoming drunk. In fact, the practice of drinking wine from cups made from amethyst originated from that belief.
Mimi So 18K yellow gold ring with faceted amethyst, just geo fab!
Fun fact: Amethyst was once revered as the “jewel of the gods”.
Our two cents’ worth Tuesday’s pick is this snake tiara from Lydia Courteille in18K gold with black rhodium, brown diamonds, yellow sapphires, tsavorites and peridot, ssssspectacular!
Fun fact: Peridot is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success,. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.