Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cut For Character--Diamonds Have Personality

Diamond cutters today are rock stars of a different ilk. Cutters are lauded for their prowess in coaching a diamond to out perform its compadres by blinding the competition through imaginative facets and angles.

In  the same way as we are often drawn to the slight imperfections of a beautiful woman, jewelry lovers and designers respond similarly to highly individualized diamond cuts. Call them cubes, slices, rose or asymmetrical 'native' cuts and more, these irregular diamond shapes beckon with their one-off allure.

And who doesn't want to have a treasure like no one else has? The clever melding of these from-another-time stones with a modernists' sensibility make for the perfect match in jewelry heaven.

Take a look at Amrapali's diamond and post back earrings. While each diamond pairs nicely with its counterpart on the other earring, no two stones are exactly alike. Perfectly imperfect we'd say.

Brittany Snow wearing this evocative look with casual elegance from Amrapali at the premiere of "Beastly"  in Los Angeles, on February.
Photos Courtesy: D'Orazio & Associates, Beverly Hills; Amrapali Victorian Diamond Stud Earrings, Retail: $2,180

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