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Diamonds are for…Every Day

By Laura McCreddie-Doak 3 Minute Read

Modern diamonds aren’t meant to be left in the jewellery box they are made to be worn. All the time.

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Diamonds have long been considered a staple of a well-rounded jewellery box, either as a reality or as an aspiration. However, in recent years, these desirable gemstones have been experiencing an image makeover. A generation ago, diamonds, with the exception of an engagement ring, were kept for best; they were the stones worn after dark, designed to glitter in candlelight, to complement a dress that was little and black. No longer.

Just as these days it is perfectly acceptable to wear couture with Converse (see Rooney Mara at the 2020 Oscars for inspiration) and pair high street with high fashion, diamonds are now most definitely for every day. And why shouldn’t they be? These are stones associated with love, glamour, brilliance – the ideal thing to cheer up a dull day or make a simple outfit sparkle.

Now we’ve established that diamonds need to see the light of day, the only debate is how do you wear them? The stones themselves can be pretty uniform in terms of their looks – lit as if by an internal fire, usually white – which is especially true if you are buying pieces set with Goldsmith’s Brightest Diamonds. These are among the most brilliant cut diamonds in the world with 88 facets – 30 more than usual – and premium clarity and colour. But how you choose to style them is where these stones come into their own.

Let’s start with the tennis bracelet – the style so named because US tennis star Chris Evert used to wear a diamond bracelet on court – you can’t really get more “everyday diamonds” than that. It’s a classic piece of jewellery but it can still be imbued with personality. Goldsmith’s have designed this elegant line bracelet in a succession of carats from one to three as well as five or seven, which not only give you options as to how much diamond to display, but also whether you go slim and stack with other stone-set or precious metal pieces, such as the channel-set bangle, or simply style seven (carats) solo and let the diamonds do the talking.

It’s the same with studs. A one-carat solitaire stud can add some ice to a curated ear, or you could choose one and a half or two carats for stones that stun on their own. For maximum impact, there’s always the 18-ct white gold diamond-set hoops, which would make even jeans and a T-shirt appear the last word in luxury.

Not a bracelet or earring person? You can still dress up the dressed down look with a one or two carat platinum solitaire pendant. The smaller stone would look great as part of a layered neckline, while two carats could be considered a crowd so let this design take centre stage, alone.

The same theory could apply to Goldsmith’s gorgeous eternity bands – the one carat and one and a half carat designs, set with brilliant-cut Brightest Diamonds caught between two rings of lustrously polished platinum, would be perfect as part of a stack with wedding and engagement bands, while the claw-set one and a half just has too much light to share space.

That said, Goldsmith’s diamonds are all about how you like to shine. So, how do you?

Explore our diamond jewellery here at Goldsmiths online or visit us in store at one of our showrooms where our jewellery experts will be delighted to help you.

Author Credit: Laura McCreddie-Doak has been writing about jewellery and watches for over a decade. She is a regular contributor to the likes of Times LUXX, Wired, The Telegraph, and Evening Standard, as well as online publications such as Ape to Gentleman.

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