Style Pick of the Week

By Lauren Ruggeroli, Membership Sales Associate

American Gem Society member Christophe Danhier aims to treat every piece in his collection “as an individual jewel, unique in its beauty.” Because of his pieces’ ability to stand out in the crowd, we picked two of his latest rings for our Style Pick this week. Both are sure to be a huge hit this holiday season!

First up, a beautiful 18K rose gold diamond, sapphire and ruby ring.   

R10654With this ring, Danhier experimented with new color combinations hoping to create a piece that not only stood out in the industry, but also in his own collection. We love how perfectly he married the subtleness of champagne diamonds with the eye catching ability of the pink sapphires and rubies. Speaking of color, Pantone just named Radiant Orchid, otherwise known as “pinkish-purple,” the color of 2014. Danhier’s next piece showcases this trending color.

R10644AMYaThis 18K rose gold ring featuring amethyst accented with diamonds is the perfect bauble for any holiday party.  Plus, you will be ahead of the fashion curve while your friends scramble to find their own fine jewelry rocking 2014’s Radiant Orchid.

In order to always stay the most stylish in the group, be sure to check out Danhier’s latest designs at www.danhier.com.

Holiday Style Picks from a Jewelry Buyer

Crowded parking lots, trunks jammed with shopping bags, gift wrapping spread all over your kitchen table, and a long to-do list. The holidays are definitely here, and gift buying is on practically everyone’s mind. If you need some inspiration for jewelry this season, we have you covered.

We asked a jewelry buyer at one of the largest AGS retailers in the country to give us some insider tips on what is a hot seller in their store. Laura Barringer has been at Ben Bridge for 33 years, and has been a buyer for 27 years. Here are some of Laura’s top picks from Ben Bridge.

This diamond knot pendant embodies traditional “knot” styling, yet offers one of the new multi stone centers presenting a big look for a fraction of the price of a single diamond center. “Cluster” can no longer describe this beautiful dimensional arrangement of diamonds.

knot

 “Halo” jewelry is a hot trend, and Ben Bridge gives this popular style an edgy take with this faceted, treated black diamond.  The rose cut faceting was inspired during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods for those who may want something uniquely vintage in design.

blackdiamond

 Colored diamonds continue to be popular.  We like Ben Bridge’s layered look in three of their most popular diamond colors.  Note how black rhodium behind natural brown diamonds or treated black diamonds can enhance the look of even the smallest stone.

stackable

An updated twist on the most popular classic earring style: this hoop is oval in shape and “doubled.” The narrow oval shape hangs better on most ears and even though this is a substantial earring the post placement makes for a nice finished look when worn.

halo

 This “renewed” version of a cluster is a nice alternative to a simple diamond stud. These earrings have the appearance of a 1 carat diamond when, in fact, they are only 1/3ctwt.

cluster

 You can find Ben Bridge, or other AGS Jewelers, on our Find a Jeweler page. Happy shopping!