This fall, turn the spotlight on gala-worthy jewels...and bedazzle the DC beau monde.
Fall signals the return of red-carpet-ready “wow.” While the runway pieces seen on fashion arbiters about town get all the copy, it’s the gorgeous colored gems and deliciously decadent diamonds that set these looks aglow. Several key trends will be on display for the paparazzi this season, including a clamor for bracelets; retro jewelry designs complementing thoroughly modern gowns; whimsical and romantic shapes from nature; and pieces incorporating that most sumptuous of gems from the sea: pearls. Lights, camera, chic!
Clockwise from far left: Designed with the high artistic expression of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in mind, this stunning Firebird tassel necklace ($19,500) from Lalique’s 2016 Vertiges collection comes in yellow gold. Its pavé design features 58 0.54-carat diamonds, six 2.51-carat pear-cut orange sapphires, 190 135.58-carat freshwater cultured pearls (white, champagne, pink), one 7.55-carat black jade motif, and black and orange lacquer. Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-761-1600.
The Eternity Band by Forevermark (price on request) was spotted on Kate Hudson at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. This classic design glitters with exquisite Forevermark diamonds and makes for a rather glamorous co-star on the red carpet with its understated brilliance. Neiman Marcus at Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-761-1600.
Jorge Adeler emigrated from Argentina to DC in 1973, and has been offering stunning pieces to Washington women for more than four decades. These one-of-a-kind 18k red gold and druzy black onyx earrings ($9,980) incorporate two marquise-shaped drops and drip with druzy onyx gemstones and diamonds totaling 1.42 carats. Adeler Jewelers at Village Center, 772 Walker Road, Great Falls, 703-759-4076.
Unveiled this year, the Cactus de Cartier collection features wild and wonderful designs that incorporate the beauty and drama of this desert dweller. The Cactus bracelet ($77,500) is realized in yellow gold and lapis lazuli and covered with 146 diamonds in a stunning tiered design. Cartier, 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-5858