What to wear... Diamond Jewelry!
By Ashley Bailey
, Thursday, November 16, 2006
By Ashley Bailey
, November 16, 2006
When the Social Issues Research Centre investigated the trends that would define the dawn of the first decade of the 21st century, they found that many people thought of this period as the “Decade of Fear”, due to the immense media coverage of 9/11, the tsunami and the War on Terror. As a result, people are increasingly likely to stay at home, to indulge themselves and to demand everything on their own terms. One great way to combine all three is to treat yourself to gorgeous jewelery, ordered from the comfort of your own computer in your own home, and delivered straight to your door within days.
How to Wear Diamonds:
Diamond jewelery is more affordable than ever, so now is the time to buy something special. For true self-indulgence, treat yourself to a pair of diamond earrings to wear every day. There’s no point saving special jewelery for special occasions – if you buy something because you like it, then why not wear it? Diamond earrings come in all shapes and sizes, and the glittering stones are so versatile that you can wear them with anything. For adding discreet sparkle to any ensemble, a little pair of diamond studs is probably the safest option; however, there are some gorgeous drop and hoop earrings around that look fantastic with a strapless little black dress.
Tennis bracelets are a favourite accessory, although they are possibly a little over the top for everyday wear. They have a classic appeal akin to that of pearls or solitaire rings, so are perfect 18th or 21st birthday presents. For something a little more subtle but just as stylish, try a delicate bangle in ultra-fashionable white gold, pavé-set with a sweep of gems. The beauty of diamond bangles and bracelets is that whenever you move your arm, at least one of the stones will catch the light, and sparkle in that magical way that diamonds have. If you are looking for a stunning accessory that won’t date over the decades, diamond bracelets are definitely worth a look.
And finally we come to rings. Diamonds no longer have to be restricted to a timeless solitaire engagement ring. Confident, successful women are beginning to regard right-hand rings as the ultimate expression of self. Wearing a fashionable diamond dress ring to the office every day is a subtle statement, but it will definitely get you noticed at the boring weekly meeting. Make a statement with a “what, this old thing?” attitude to your diamonds.
A diamond pendant is a beautiful accessory that hangs on a piece of jewelry. Most definitely a diamond pendant is not limited to everyday apparel, but with such a great value of beauty and rarity, you’ll probably want to savor wearing your pendant for a special occasion.
Diamond Engagement Rings
When you’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, selecting an engagement ring can seem a daunting, yet necessary, task. Diamonds are a classic and traditional choice for such rings.
The growing trend is for people to buy their diamonds online. The range available is incredible. Consumers are now confident that buying online is secure, and the quality and design of websites makes the decision easy.
Who's wearing diamonds??? Celebrities, women and men.
Catherine Zeta Jones is famed for her stellar ascent from Swansea mini-series girl to A list silver screen goddess. Her red carpet outfits always play to her strengths – she has a stunning, hourglass figure, and knows that sumptuous satiny gowns with structured bodices and flowing skirts look fab on her. Catherine accessorises with the kind of jewelery you’d expect from someone married to an elder stateswoman of Hollywood; old-fashioned jewelery, set with obscenely large diamonds.
Jennifer Lopez has a very different attitude toward her diamond tastes. She may have once been Jenny from the block, but she is now queen of a multi-million dollar empire, which allows her to buy herself a new set of diamonds to perfectly accessorize each of her fabulous reinventions. J.Lo no longer has the stunning six carat pink diamond ring that Ben Affleck proposed with, so for her 36th birthday, she bought herself a gorgeously indulgent £2.5 million diamond-encrusted ring.
Guys would do well to take a leaf out of David Beckham’s book. He treated wife Victoria to a pink diamond even bigger than J.Lo’s, but he’s no stranger to bling himself. The London-born footballer has become an international style icon thanks to his sharp tailoring and immaculate grooming. David likes to wear a huge single stud earring, set with a sparkling square-cut diamond, with a sharp suit and no other jewelery. Herein lies the secret to men’s jewelery – one piece at a time is usually enough, especially if it’s diamond-set.