I just returned from “Jewelry Market Week”, a slew of shows in Las Vegas representing the industry I’ve worked in for the last decade. I spent most of my time at the Couture show, a gorgeous, invitation-only event that showcases some of the biggest names in the biz as well as up-and-comers with serious design chops.
One of my favorite booths was Irene Neuwirth
, a California-based designer who truly appreciates the beauty of colored gems. Her signature is using large, saturated, candy-colored stones in bold jewelry with a BoHo edge. My favorites this year? Drop-dead gorgeous opals
ranging from shades of blue to green to white, set within sparkling pave diamonds in oversized geometric forms. (See above!)
Opals really do have amazing range, and whether they are of the orange Fire Opal variety (usually from Mexico or Brazil) or all shades of the rainbow (like Boulder Opal), these stones have a mysterious glow that make them highly unique.
Alright, I admit that the first thing that caught my eye on this month’s issue of Australian GQ was True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten. But then I immediately turned to the unnamed woman’s arm and her mix-and-match stack of bangles. I love the combination of white and gold metal, all accentuated with a bit of diamond bling. Plus, the different shapes and sizes give the stack a really fresh look that somehow feels at once vintage and contemporary.
If you go for a similar pileup, make sure you stay extra simple on the rest of your accessories. All you’ll need is an understated pair of diamond studs to finish the ensemble. Check out our favorite bracelets to start your own collection:
JEWEL OF OCEAN 18K White Gold Diamond Bracelet
Handcrafted Sterling Silver & Gold 6.50 ctw Rose-Cut Diamond Hinged Bangle Bracelet
WEINGRILL Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Coral Diamond Bracelet
JEWEL OF OCEAN 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet