Eight decadent diamond gifts
From brilliant, light-reflecting earrings to statement-making rings, these eight pieces of diamond jewellery are a wonderful complement to the holiday season’s glittering festivities.
Founded by Fádua Hueb in the 1980s, this New York–based brand specialises in exquisite, intricate designs, like this 18-karat yellow-gold Secret Garden ring (above, price upon request), which boasts more than four dozen petite, diamond-covered petals. (hueb.com)
Parisian jeweller Valerie Messika created her brand a decade ago, and since then she has crafted dozens of extraordinary diamond designs that meld contemporary fluidity with traditional elegance. Messika’s radiant Solena Maya earrings (price upon request) are set with 30 diamonds fanned out for maximum brilliance. (messika.com)
Second-generation jewellery designer Arman Sarkisyan’s platinum-and-diamond cupcake ring ($US88,000, or about $A117,000) is a delectable, statement-making piece sure to stand out all year long. (armansarkisyan.com)
Beverly Hills–based jewellery designer Robert Procop took inspiration from a mesmerising, otherworldly Krypton fantasy stone for his twisting diamond and 18-karat white-gold Kryptonite earrings ($US29,000, or about $A38,600). (robertprocop.com)
Modelled after a closely knit basket weave, Roberto Coin’s 18-karat white-gold-and-diamond Apassionata bracelet and Gourmette Collection ring — also in 18-karat white gold and diamonds — display a subtle pattern that will add chic shimmer to any ensemble ($US72,200 and $US8400, or about $A96,100 and $A11,200). (robertocoin.com)
Los Angeles jewellery designer Suzanne Kalan displays her dynamic gem-setting skills with this 18-karat-gold Vitrine ring, which has a round white-topaz centre covered with vivacious white-diamond baguettes ($US6800, or about $A9000). (suzannekalan.com)