With the Black Swan movie starring Natalie Portman nominated for a number of Oscars next month you might like to get ahead of the game and start wearing black diamond jewellery.
The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27th and if you are planning on watching it on television and would like to turn it into a bit of an event you might like to get ready by purchasing some Black Swan-inspired diamond earrings
With all the buzz surrounding Black Swan, I suspect there will be a resurgence in black and white on the red carpet accessorised with black diamond rings, black diamond bracelets and black diamond earrings. The black diamond pendant pictured is sure to dazzle
If you are looking for a diamond bracelet which you can wear every day then think carefully before you make your choice as anything worn on your wrist is going to be knocked around a bit. If you use a computer keyboard the bracelet will probably knock against your desk and if you have a manual job you are in danger of catching it on something. So make sure that you choose something which is durable enough to stand up to your lifestyle.
If you do a lot of sport then make sure you wear a bracelet that has a good strong clasp. The diamond tennis bracelet being a perfect example of this as it was created after a bracelet worn by tennis champion Chris Evert broke during an important match which had to be stopped to pick up the gemstones.
If you choose a bracelet with pave, rub over, bezel or channel set diamonds they are more securely mounted and less likely to catch than claw set stones. Also make sure the the bracelet fits comfortably around your wrist and is not too big and therefore more prone to dangling and getting knocked.
I think diamond everyday bracelets are fabulous pieces of jewellery to to own, but having learned by my own mistake of purchasing one with an nferior clasp which I lost on the second day of wearing, make sure that yours is secure and as protected from knocks as it can be.
Whether they are worn for religious or decorative reasons, diamond crosses are stunning pieces of jewellery. They can be brought as gifts for religious ceremonies like a christening, wedding or as an Easter present, but because so many celebrities now wear them as everyday jewellery in the form of earrings, rings or pendants they make great presents for any occasion.
There are some very different designs around for diamond crosses at the moment mounted in white or yellow gold or platinum with baguette, claw, channel and pave set diamonds. They come in all shapes and sizes in Victorian, modern, plain or intricate designs.
Whether you opt for a diamond cross pendant or prefer to have the diamonds set with emeralds, rubies, sapphires or any other gemstone, you can be certain that you have a classic piece of jewellery that will stand the test of time.
Award winning actress Helen Mirren wore more than £1M worth of diamond Cartier gems to the Golden Globes earlier this week and rang the jewellery firm’s security to collect them before she went home because she was worried about them being in her house overnight.
Mirren was literally dripping with the gems as Cartier had loaned her a thick waterfall style diamond necklace which was set in platinum and a fabulous pair of diamond drop earrings. Her new and very stylish cropped haircut made sure that both pieces of jewellery were on full display.
Not surprisingly a burly band of men trailed the actress all night.
If you are looking for a pair of gemstone earrings which complement your hair colour and skin tone, then choosing the right stone can have a dramatic effect on how good (or bad) it looks. For instance vibrant ref stones like garnets or rubies can often clash with vibrant red hair or make a pale skin appear sallow.
So to help you choose the right colour we have come up with a few suggestions:
Green stones like emeralds, peridots or tsavorites offer a wonderfully contrast and enhance the colour of red heads. The old adage that red and green should never be seen doesn’t apply to jewellery as the conflicting hues complement one another perfectly. Green gemstones also look very sophisticated with brown hair and clean and fresh on fair hair.
As mentioned previously, red stones like rubies or garnets can get a little lost or clash with red hair. But they can look very deep and sensual when worn by blondes or brunettes.
Blue gemstones like sapphires, topaz, aquamarine or tanzanite look good with most hair colours, looking fresh and causing no colour clash. I always think light blue stones look best when worn by blondes, with deeper blues complementing any colour hair. Blue topaz (pictured), tanzanite and aquamarine are light shades, with a blue sapphire being a great example of a deeper blue.
I love purple gemstones with purple sapphires and amethysts being the most popular. They are at their best when played off against rich brown hair colour but can be worn both by redheads and blondes.