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On Trend - The Latest in Diamond Jewellery

By Sarah Royce-Greensill 4 Minute Read

Prized for generations as a symbol of power, purity and love, diamonds are still the most coveted gemstone on earth. And they’re no longer saved for special occasions.

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Driven by the rise in self-purchasing, diamonds have become more casual, contemporary, and suitable for everyday wear - as capable of elevating an off-duty weekend outfit as they are a formal evening look.

Designers are taking advantage of this newfound freedom by experimenting with shapes and silhouettes that reimagine these historically treasured stones, while maintaining their inherent value and appeal. These are the latest trends in diamond jewellery for the new season and beyond.

Mixed Cuts

Customers are increasingly drawn to pear, oval, marquise and princess cut diamonds, which offer a distinctive alternative to the classic round-brilliant cut. Alone, each of these cuts adds a point of difference to a timeless design such as an eternity band. And they become all the more alluring when combined within a single design - from a slender bracelet that mixes pear, marquise and princess-cut diamonds with round-brilliants for a modern take on a tennis bracelet, to a pendant in which mixed cuts form a dazzling diamond wreath.

Mixed-cut designs can offer a vintage-inspired look, such as cluster earrings reminiscent of 1950s glamour; or they can be more daring and contemporary, such as an asymmetrical toi et moi ring which highlights the angles and proportions of two individual yet equally desirable diamonds. Whether adding interest to a pair of hoop earrings or creating an artistic composition in a cocktail ring, the joy of mixed cuts is that each combination is entirely unique - the more you look, the more you’ll find to love.


White diamonds can be much more than a symbol of love and commitment. They can be worn every day as the finishing touch to any outfit, and as a way to express style and personality. There exists an array of fashion-forward designs that look entirely unlike the traditional engagement solitaire.

Rings which spiral around the finger fit the bill perfectly: whether wrapping the fingers with diamond pavé, sending various cuts of diamonds shooting past one another, or culminating with an oval or marquise-diamond tip. Not only do these designs elongate the digits, they are an effortless way to create the illusion of a modern stack, doubling or even tripling the amount of sparkle with one simple addition. Worn on the index or middle finger, spiralling diamond rings are an instant update that you’ll cherish forever.

Simple Silhouettes

Nineties-style minimalism is back on the catwalks and in our wardrobes, and the trend is dazzling in diamond form. The colourless brilliance of diamonds makes an impact in simple, single-line designs that allow the shape and sparkle of the stones to take centre stage. Straightforward silhouettes add a discreetly luxurious touch to an everyday outfit: an eternity ring or tennis bracelet is all the ornamentation you need when embracing a minimalist look. But they can be dramatic, too: for evening, amp up the elegance with a plunging lariat necklace or striking pair of drop earrings - proof that sometimes less really is more.

Discover more beautiful 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 find the perfect piece for your style.

Author credit: The Telegraph’s former Jewellery & Watches Editor, Sarah Royce-Greensill has spent the last decade immersed in the fascinating world of fine jewellery. Sarah edits the ‘Showcase’ section of Vanity Fair On Jewellery, a prestigious anthology of everything new and noteworthy in jewellery, and is a contributor to Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Times Luxx, Country Life and Harrods Magazine among other titles.

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