Bling Blog. Rough Diamonds & Art Nouveau Jewelry Beat Out Bling. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 4, 2006 • Accessories

The natural look makes a comeback, in the raw or with soft Art Nouveau curves- Victoria Gomelsky.

What’s a girl to do? Everyone from Frank Gehry to Heidi Klum is offering their juicy jewels to holiday buyers. But as International Herald Tribune reporter Victoria Gomelsky reveals, this year’s trend is less about the shine of the new and more about the organic and classic turn of the century Art Nouveau style of uncut, rough diamonds. Bergdorf’s $100,000 89-carat diamond cocktail ring was memorable both for its size and for its utter rawness: it had been neither cut nor polished.

Gomelsky’s interviews with designers (Christine Brandt, a Japanese-Norwegian-American wood sculptor and designer),  buyers (like Bergdorf Goodman’s who was selleing an uncut and unpolished diamond worth $100,00 in its holiday catalog) and manufacturers (like M. Fabrikant & Sons) alike indicate that the fascination with the "bling" of the nouveau riche is coming to an end. Even legendary De Beers LV has shifted gears, introducing their successful Talisman line last year when the started they moved away  from white-cut diamonds. Message: It’s not how much you spend but how you choose to spend it. Full Article

— Joanne Molina Second City Style Magazine

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