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Bridal: New Styles by Sylvie

Posted on 2012-05-30, By A-Best Staff

Bridal: New Styles by Sylvie, Harout R & Diamond in the Rough


(From left) Covet ring with 4.75 ct. rough diamond and 0.33 ct. t.w. pink diamonds in 18k gold, $15,000, Victorian ring with 1.94 ct. rough diamond and 0.47 ct. t.w. colorless pavé in 18k gold, $7,500, Classic ring with 1.48 ct. rough diamond and 0.32 ct. t.w. pavé in 18k gold, $4,500; Diamond in the Rough, New York City; 888-245-5145; diamondintherough.comLove in Bloom

Just in time for spring’s budding flowers and ­blossoming romances comes an assortment of new wedding styles guaranteed to charm even the most discerning brides-to-be.

One-of-a-kind: Diamond in the Rough, whose raw-­diamond engagement rings are now available online thanks to the launch of a new e-commerce site in March, has developed nine different solitaire designs featuring natural rough-­diamond center stones in shades of champagne, rose, cognac, white, and black, with naturally opaque textures and inclusions. Shanks feature micro-pavé diamond accents in platinum or 18k yellow or pink gold. Diamond engagement rings start at $3,500. Two different styles of complementary wedding bands start at $2,000.


Scallop-motif mounting in 18k white gold with 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds and matching band with 0.38 ct. t.w. melee; $2,500, $2,100; Harout R, Edgewater



A contemporary mounting with negative space in 18k white and yellow gold with 1.30 cts. t.w. melee; $6,960; Sylvie Collection, Plano, Texas; 800-992-3426; sylviecollection.com

Something Fishy: Elements of nature—including scallop motifs—inspire the latest bridal jewelry styles from former Ritani designer Harout Aghjayan, now the principal of Harout R. Approximately 125 individual bridal jewelry designs, including mountings and matching wedding bands, are available in 18k gold and platinum, with SI1 to VS clarity diamonds that are G-H in color. Retail prices start at $600.

Simply Sensational: Sylvie Collection’s Sensation line includes 60 new mountings (no bands) that accommodate larger center stones—minimum of 2 cts.—in G-H colors and fancy shapes such as pears. Styles are crafted in platinum or 18k yellow, white, or rose gold and start at $2,070 retail.




“We sell a lot of platinum bridal and a lot of 18 karat. Popular brands include Tacori and Simon G. Our average engagement sale is probably $12,000. We rarely sell anything under 1 carat. I think, if anything, the recession took down the carat size by a tiny bit. Round cut is still No. 1, followed by cushion cut. There are some fancy colors, but overwhelmingly, it’s still the white diamond.”

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