Guest Written By: Amish Shah, president of ALTR Created Diamonds.
Less variable than clothing when it comes to trends, and very often more personal, jewelry gradually evolves alongside techniques, materials and technology. This year, both the runway and the street are seeing exciting and expressive designs. Here's what sartorial buffs should know about jewelry this season.
'Everyday' should be exciting too.
While minimalism is timeless and will always have a place in the world of fashion, it can sometimes get boring. Which is why, after a long reign of dainty, overly simple 'everyday' jewelry, we're seeing the return of creative and individualistic designs. From unique silhouettes, unexpected materials and mixed textures to innovative special-cut diamonds, jewelry can be tasteful without being ordinary.
Recycle, recycle, recycle.
You've heard this for years, and it's been around for a while in the world of jewelry, too. Artisans have been recycling and reusing materials for generations, but the practice is now finally being sought out by buyers on a large scale. Precious metals like gold and silver are non-renewable natural resources, so it only makes sense to reuse them in creative new ways. It's also exciting to know that your shiny new ring may have a bit of history to it as well, don't you think?
There's no such thing as too much color.
Color is one of the best ways to elevate your look, and probably the most fun. So it's no surprise that lately, multi-hued or rainbow jewelry is painting the world ― well ― everything. Colored stones and diamonds, especially, can brighten up fine jewelry in many interesting ways.
Created is cool.
Diamonds are back in style, but in a whole new avatar. Created diamonds, which are chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds, are truly revolutionizing the world of jewelry. Crafted to the highest standards, they are winning over taste makers like Duchess Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Camila Mendes, Penelope Cruz and Emma Roberts. The beauty of a bigger, better and more brilliant diamond is undeniable, particularly when brought to life by unique and innovative jewelry designs.
Hoops will never go out of style.
Familiar, comfortable and easy to customize, hoop earrings can add a touch of attitude to any ensemble. The style is back, this time with so much more variety than ever before. Whether delicate or chunky, small or oversized, plain or diamond-studded ― there's something for every occasion and personality, to keep us experimenting for a long time!
About the Author
Amish Shah, president of ALTR Created Diamonds, has never been afraid to challenge the status quo. After gaining experience, through his family business, in the diamond industry, and in fine jewelry at an early age, he joined R & R Grosbard Inc. in New York in 2001 and helped transform it into an international powerhouse. Ten years later, Amish took over its operations and led a merger with his family business, conceiving R.A. Riam Group in New York, which includes ALTR Created Diamonds. As the only vertically-integrated diamond enterprise that provides a true end-to-end product, it creates the purest form of diamonds (Type IIA diamonds) known to man. www.altr.nyc