September 12, 2003
Right-Hand Rings Sweep New York Fashion Shows
De Beers Diamond Trading Co. is hoping the diamond right-hand ring will be the accessory of choice for Spring 2004, as designers embrace the new jewelry concept during New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Several designers will unveil new right-hand ring designs in collaboration with some of the world's leading diamantaires, including: Carmen Marc Valvo, who will unveil a ring designed with Vivid Collection as a tribute to Fashion Week's 10-year milestone; Behnaz Sarafpour, partnering with Kwiat Diamonds, who will introduce a ring echoing the geometric patterns and colors of her collection; and Alice Roi, who will reveal new designs with Elara Diamonds, juxtaposing diamonds with Southwestern-themed elements including horse hair.
Alvin Valley, showing for the first time in the Bryant Park Tents in New York City, will mark the occasion with a signature right-hand ring design featuring 10 carats of Royal Asscher-cut diamonds by Fabrikant. Also, Badgley Mischka and diamond jeweler Fred Leighton will premiere a special collection of right-hand rings inspired by rare turn-of-the-century diamond brooches. Zac Posen will feature right-hand rings from Harry Winston's newest collection. Michael and Hushi will offer a playful snapshot of "Old Hollywood" glamour with contemporary rings from Damiani.
Other designers expected to make a statement with diamond jewelry include the following: Narciso Rodriguez will once again compliment his architectural designs with jewelry featuring the geometric Ashoka Diamond by William Goldberg. Ralph Lauren will underscore his signature elegance with a selection of one-of-a-kind Victorian-inspired pieces by Martin Katz. Lloyd Klein will adorn guest models Ivana Trump and Denise Rich in diamond and platinum pieces form Chopard's "Haute Joallerie" collection.