Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Wear Diamonds - the April Birthstone; Some New Ideas!

Everyone already knows how to wear diamonds - there's a big business consortium that's been telling us exactly what to buy, and how to wear it, for decades...

So I'm looking at something a little bit different - unpolished diamonds, or diamonds as an accent with other stones, or diamonds in unusual colors. So if your birthday's in April (or the birthday of a special someone...) and you don't want to go full-on solid diamonds, I have some suggestions:

diamond accented jewelry with an olive dress, and with a rust dress
Dress – Uniqlo; necklace – Celine Daoust; wrap - Loro Piana; scarf – Cornici; necklace – David Yurman; dress – Uniqlo

(yes, you've seen some of these dresses before! A nice dress can stand up to a lot of scrutiny, and works well with a variety of accessories...)

And this black pleated dress? I'm just saying - it's a REALLY good thing that I'm not shopping for a dress (or anything else!) this year - this really appeals to me. Sigh...

And yes, those ARE diamonds on that necklace - diamonds in all sorts of colors!

diamond accented jewelry with a beige dress, and with a black dress
dress - Uniqlo; bracelet - MeiraT; scarf – Eileen Fisher; Scarf – Hinge; dress - Uniqlo; necklace – Noor Fares

I love the way the diamond accents on these subtle colors add just a bit of sparkle without being overwhelming:

diamond accented jewelry worn with beige, and with grey
dress – P.A.R.O.S.H.; earrings - Meira T.; ring - Belpearl; cardigan - N.Peal; cardigan – James Perse; earrings - David Yurman; ring – John Hardy; dress - Patagonia

When you're getting dressed up, you can choose any accent color you like, or you can go totally monochromatic - both are beautiful!

diamond accented jewelry worn with an ivory dress, and with a navy dress
Dress – Lands’ End; necklace - Frederic Sage; scarf - Nordstrom; scarf – Irene Paris; dress - Uniqlo; earrings – Marco Bicego

Diamonds are lovely with less dressy options too - especially these unpolished green diamonds! Who would have thought...

diamond-accented jewelry worn with olive, and with navy
cardigan – Polo Ralph Lauren; green diamond earrings – Mona Lisa’s Closet; bracelet – Roberto Coin; dress – Peter Cohen; dress – Uniqlo; earrings - Gurhan; bracelet – Sydney Evan; cardigan – Fat Face

So if you would like a little something with diamonds (or you're shopping for a gift), you can see that there's a wide world of options!

love,
Janice

More from the Birthstone Series:

How to Wear Diamonds in a capsule wardrobe - the April Birthstone; Some New Ideas!
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10 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this aspect of the diamond. Very interesting. :)

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  2. What wonderful and creative suggestions! Thanks!

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  3. I must not be much of a jewellery person either; I thought that all diamonds were polished.But I have heard of chocolate diamonds. My favorite piece is the Coin bracelet. Simple yet elegant.

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  4. Love the first two pairings (scarf and necklace) combined with the simple dresses. I've never worn both a necklace and a scarf at the same time - interesting look. I'll have to give it a try.

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  5. Love the palettes here, Janice. Soft and lovely...

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  6. I love diamonds and wear a pair of little studs 75% of the year. I prefer them over my birthstone which is a peridot. I love the pink Argyle Diamonds found here in Australia but they are a little expensive for my budget.

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  7. I like these choices too - they take away the hard-edged quality that diamonds can have. These outfits look both elegant and soft. The pink Argyle diamonds appeal to me too, but I've settled happily for garnets.
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  8. Note that Noor Fares pendant of colored diamonds isn't natural - they're dyed or heat treated. But the green uncut diamond earrings are really pretty and a great use of a stone that would have been rejected for jewelry a few decades ago.

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  9. What great selections! I love the Sydney Evan bracelet in the last set. So pretty! Love the green diamond earrings too! Very interesting way to look at the April birthstone!!

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  10. My birthday is in April and I'm heading to South Africa in June. Will consider adding a diamond souvenir to my jewelry stash. I bought a beautiful diamond necklace in Bethlehem a few years ago and have never regretted spending the money on it.

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