7 Memorable Fine Jewelry Moments from NYBFW

AS REPORTED BY OUR FINE JEWELRY EXPERT, AMY ELLIOTT

 

FROM CRYSTAL DROP EARRINGS INTERLACED WITH FRESH BLOSSOMS AT MARCHESA, TO BERIBBONED BIRDCAGE VEILS AT LELA ROSE, THE NYBFW RUNWAYS WERE FILLED WITH THOUGHTFUL STYLING CHOICES. BUT TWO DESIGNERS WENT ALL OUT, PUNCTUATING THEIR COLLECTIONS WITH A HORDE OF GENUINE DIAMONDS, PEARLS AND COLORED GEMSTONES.

INES DI SANTO’S TEAM WORKED WITH STYLIST JULI ALVAREZ AND THE AMERICAN GEM TRADE ASSOCIATION TO ADORN THE 27 LOOKS WITH LUMINOUS, CANDY-COLORED GEMS LIKE KUNZITE, MORGANITE AND MOONSTONE—THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO THE DESIGNER’S PARISIAN CONFISERIE THEME. 

MEANWHILE, AT ISABELLE ARMSTRONG, THE JEWELS THAT WALKED THE RUNWAY WERE THE RESULT OF A COLLABORATION WITH JEWELERS OF AMERICA. CASCADING DIAMONDS ECHOED THE COLLECTION’S TIERS OF TULLE AND ORGANZA , WHILE CLEAN, ARCHITECTURAL SHAPES ARTFULLY CONTRASTED THE DESIGNER’S USE OF SOFT, FEMININE LACE AND FLORAL EMBROIDERY. BELOW, OUR EDIT OF THE MOST MEMORABLE FINE JEWELRY MOMENTS SEEN ON THE RUNWAY.

EARRINGS: 18K WHITE GOLD, BLUE MOONSTONE, AQUAMARINE AND DIAMONDS by BELLA CAMPBELL OF CAMPBELLIAN COLLECTION

RING: STERLING SILVER AND BLUE TOPAZ by DRUKKER DESIGNS

GOWN: BRIELLE by INES DI SANTO

EARRINGS: PLATINUM WITH BLUE/GREEN TOURMALINE, AMETHYST, DIAMONDS AND MORGANITE (23.9K) by BRENDA SMITH

RING: 18K ROSE GOLD WITH KUNZITE, SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS by OMI PRIVÉ 

GOWN: CHANTELLE by INES DI SANTO

EARRINGS: 18K WHITE GOLD WITH RUBELLITES, PINK SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS, AND PEAR-SHAPED YELLOW BERYL (8.11K TOTAL) RIMMED IN YELLOW DIAMONDS by BRENDA SMITH

RING: PLATINUM AND DIAMOND RING WITH A RADIANT-CUT YELLOW SAPPHIRE (14.25K) by DAVID GROSS GROUP

GOWN: GISELLE by INES DI SANTO

EARRINGS: PLATINUM, DIAMOND AND AQUAMARINE by GUMUCHIAN

RINGS: 18K WHITE GOLD, DIAMOND AND BLUE TOPAZ by CARELLE; PLATINUM WITH ROUND DIAMOND CENTER STONE AD TAPERED BAGUETTES by LEO INGWER

GOWN: MATHILDA by ISABELLE ARMSTRONG

EARRINGS: 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND WITH GRAY AND WHITE CULTURED PEARLS by ELI FREI

GOWN: RILEY by ISABELLE ARMSTRONG

EARRINGS: PLATINUM AND DIAMONDS by GUMUCHIAN

GOWN: MADISON by ISABELLE ARMSTRONG

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