Daniel Koren is no stranger to diamonds. Like many in industry, he grew up working in the business with his father, Joseph, also a diamantaire. For the past 10 years, Daniel’s own diamond jewelry brand, Daniel K., has been turning out Couture pieces with his signature stone cut, the Asscher; more recently, fashion pieces in the Prêt-à-porter line give fans some everyday wear diamond jewelry options.
Joseph Koren, me, and Daniel Koren
This morning, I saw his latest creations for fall 2009. Among them were cufflinks for men, and numerous new collections for women: Plume, Dots, Starry Night, Geometric, and additions to existing lines. In general, Prêt-à-porter pieces start at $3,000 retail, and are made in 18k white, rose, or yellow gold and feature diamonds. A tiny round brilliant diamond is set into the backs of all Prêt-à-porter pieces, while a diamond set in a star is on the back of Couture jewelry.
Diamond and precious stone cufflinks in 18k gold.
The Plume collection
Starry Night pieces feature black and colorless diamonds.
Pieces from the Geometric collection feature squared-off angles.
And the pièce de résistance: a $2.2 million suite of yellow and colorless diamonds. What a beautiful way to start the day.