Friday, July 24, 2009

OLD & NEW--LIGHT & DARK--HOT & OH SO COOL

Luxury designers pulling out all stops to stimulate an upswing in holiday gift giving combine elegant and often disparate gems and style types. It keeps things fresh and exciting.
Bochic ingeniously selects Bakelite, an early form of plastic originally used for telephone equipment in the 1930s, imagine that.
They also set their glamorous medallion-pear pendant earrings with single cut diamonds.
Many jewelry lovers adore this ancient diamond cut, but can't put their finger on why it lends an antique feel to couture jewels. Single cut diamonds are recognized by their fewer facet numbers, only 17 or 18 facets, contrasted to full cut round brilliant diamonds, which are polished into 57 or 58 facets.
These white bakelite earrings host 3.22 ctw of single cut diamonds and oval cut emeralds --giving an elegant woman the ammo to make a stop-em-in-their-tracks entrance at a holiday ball.
BOCHIC earrings SRP $22,000 courtesy: D'Orazio & Associates, Beverly Hills.

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