September 19, 2002
Fashion Week's Focus on Right-Hand Rings
New York City's Spring 2003 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, taking place this week, features several focuses on diamond right-hand rings, reports the Diamond Information Center. As New York City's style press previews the spring collections, several diamantaires will unveil an array of fashion-inspired diamond rings on the runways and at a Vanity Fair suite. The push on right-hand rings comes just after the MTV Video Music Awards, where they were also the biggest trend celebrities wore (MTV Awards Feature Diamonds Galore).
At the Badgley Mischka runway show on Sept. 17, British jeweler Graff adorned the company's eveningwear with more than $30 million in diamond jewelry, including right-hand diamond rings with stones up to 40 carats. In honor of the upcoming 75th Diamond Anniversary of the Academy Awards, Graff also unveiled a 75-ct. flawless pink diamond on a necklace designed by Badgley Mischka. Believed to be the largest of its kind, the diamond appeared in the finale of the designers' runway presentation.
Diamond right-hand rings will also bring a touch of nostalgia to the Marilyn Monroe-inspired collection of designer Molly Stern.
DIC is also participating in the four-day long Atelier Vanity Fair Suite at the Bryant Park Hotel, featuring diamond right-hand rings from jewelers including Harry Winston, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and William Goldberg. Visitors to the VIP lounge, who include the style press and other fashion leaders, will have the opportunity to try on the rings and enter to win a daily diamond prize from a leading diamantaire.