SEE THE WINNING 2019 OSCAR AWARD JEWELRY TRENDS HERE

Featured

We’re going Gaga over the fashion and jewelry trends from the 91st Annual Academy Awards

Which 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends from the red carpet did you like best? 

On February 24th, the 91st annual Academy Awards aired from Hollywood. For the first time since 1989, the show had no host. Yet, everything went off without a hitch!
As expected, the stars brought their A-game this year. The fashion was mostly reserved, allowing jewelry to shine brightly under the spotlight. Much like the GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, pink and rose tones were the night’s biggest colors. Countless celebs — Kacey Musgraves, Angela Bassett, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Paulson, Jennifer Hudson, and yes, even Jason Mamoa — wore some shade of rosy pink on the red carpet. It seems that Millennial Pink won’t go down without a fight!

Here are a few of the leading 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends.

Gaga Over The Tiffany Diamond

 

All eyes were on Lady Gaga! She channeled major Audrey Hepburn vibes in a nostalgic Alexander McQueen gown and timeless updo. But it was her stunning necklace that caught the most attention. Gaga donned The Tiffany Diamond, a 128.54-carat yellow diamond owned by Tiffany & Co. The stone was discovered by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1877. The fabulous yellow diamond was last worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 as she promoted her feature film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One of the largest yellow diamonds in the world, the necklace is estimated to be worth over $30 million.

Plenty of Pink

Once again, pink made a splash on the red carpet. The rosy shade made the stars glow so graciously. Angela Bassett looked incredible in her bright pink gown, while Jason Mamoa stole the show in his light pink velvet suit. It seems pink is here to stay, so load up on your morganite, pink sapphire, and topaz. And to match this top 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trend, mix pink gemstones with opal accents to create an ultra-feminine splash!

oscar-look-stuller-72095-bowman-jewelers

72095 • Opal & Pink Sapphire Vintage-Inspired Ring

oscars-look-stuller-87048-bowman-jewelers

87048 • Opal, Pink Sapphire, and Diamond Drop Earrings

 

Layers of Diamonds

Do you know what pairs well with diamonds? More diamonds. You’re allowed to stack all the sparkle your heart desires when walking the red carpet. It seems Charlize Theron got the memo. Just look at those chunky diamond necklaces complete with diamond, blue sapphire, and emerald earrings. Keep this 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trend alive with diamond cluster bands and pendants.

oscars-look-stuller-124065-bowman-jewelers

124065 • White Gold Diamond Floral- Inspired Anniversary Band

oscars-look-stuller-124055-bowman-jewelers

124055 • Rose Gold Diamond Twisted Eternity Band

 

Geometric Jewelry Trends

 

One of the lesser-noticed 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends was geometric shapes and designs. Take Emma Stone’s dress, for example. And did you see SZA’s honeycomb-esque diamond choker? What about Amy Adams’ shapely diamond pendant? Keep the sharp angles coming in your gemstone and jewelry designs. Here are four ways to wear this season’s sharpest geometric jewelry trends. 

oscars-look-stuller-86916-bowman-jewelers

86916 • White Gold Diamond Art Deco- Inspired Necklace

oscars-look-stuller-87074-bowman-jewelers

87074 • White Gold Geometric Dangle Earrings

Bold Diamond Bracelets

Wristwear is hardly ever a bad idea, especially on the red carpet. Take Serena Williams’ stacked diamond bracelets, for example. Did you notice Chris Evans’ all-black timepiece and Montblanc cufflinks? Whether it’s leather watchbands or gemstone cuffs, take some time to revisit your wristwear selection.

oscars-look-stuller-653568-bowman-jewelers

653568 • Sterling Silver Curb Scarf Bracelet

oscars-look-stuller-BRC447-bowman-jewelers

BRC447 • White Gold Diamond Line Bracelet

 

So, what’d you think about the 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends from the red carpet this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Blog taken from Stuller Inc.

A Rare Plant Might Transform How We Find Diamonds

Featured

There are many ways for exploration of the Kimberlite pipes for diamonds, but according to new paper by Mr Stephen E. Haggerty,a rare plant Pendanus candelabrum could serve as a signpost for diamond indicator kimberlite, which might eventually lead to easier and less expensive diamond exploration.

 

Pendanus Candelabrum

Pendanus Candelabrum

The author of this paper Mr.Haggerty added that the plant only grew along the kimberlite and not over the adjacent ground. Mr Haggerty believes, this knowledge could make diamond exploration in West Africa a lot cheaper and this could dramatically change the exploration dynamics for diamonds.

Kimberlite is an igneous rock, best known for sometimes containing diamonds. Kimberlite pipes are the most important source of mined diamonds today.

Mr. Haggerty was uncomfortable with some press coverage of his paper, including headlines such as “There’s a Plant That Shows You Where Diamonds Are Buried.”

He stresses that, finding a kimberlite pipe does not mean you have found a profitable mine. Only 1 percent of kimberlite pipe discoveries result in economic diamond mines.

Mystery Diamond Color Treatment Stumps GIA

Featured

Mystery-diamond

Even GIA doesn’t have the answer of Mystery Diamond Color. There are around 500 diamonds with uncommon color which is marked as Mystery Diamond by GIA.

The Gemological Institute of America reported that “as many as 500 diamonds may have been subjected to a new mystery color treatment that temporarily improved the stones’ color as much as three grades.”

GIA believes that the treatment temporarily masks diamond’s body color, resulting in a color grade that can be up to three grades higher than it would be normally.

According to spokesperson Stephen Morisseau, GIA first became aware of the tricky treatment after grading some 500 stones submitted by Israeli manufacturers over a series of month.

Mr. Morisseau says that “We reasonably believe these stones were treated in some way” and he also added that “We don’t know what the treatment is, we are actively researching it?”

GIA said in lab alert “We ask anyone who has purchased or holds these diamonds to please resubmit them to any GIA location for review. GIA will expedite the service, and no fee will be assessed.”

L.Y.E Diamonds, E.G.S.D. Diamonds, Romok Abramov, and Yair Matatov these four companies are banned by GIA. After this action by GIA only one company replied which was Romok Abramov? Abramov says ““All the stones mentioned in the GIA report are not mine, I Never saw any of those stones and don’t have any idea if they were treated.”

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses involved and sent statement expressing concern about the incident. The president of WFDB Mr Ernie Blom said that “This is clearly unlawful behavior, we will have no tolerance whatsoever for this type of alleged illegal activity. We are pleased that the GIA publicized this development so that diamantaires can be on their guard.”