October 27, 2003
Bridal Designers Go for Big Fancies and Colors
The bridal industry showcased its 2004 Collections during last week's New York Bridal Market, with fancy-shape diamonds predominating. "Fancy-shape diamonds are the hottest bridal jewelry trend of the moment, with more and more brides wanting to select pieces that reflect their personal styles," says Sally Morrison, director of the Diamond Information Center. DIC reports diamond looks ranging from simple ear studs to unique pendants that favor both modern trends and classic elegance.
Bridal designer Monique Lhuillier chose heart, teardrop (pear), oval, and marquise diamonds to accessorize her sleek looks. She incorporated a selection of classic diamond pieces with a modern edge from jeweler Martin Katz for her Fall 2004 collection. The pieces included fancy-shape diamond drop earrings and line bracelets as well as diamond riviera necklaces featuring pear- and oval-shape diamonds.
Designer Lazaro chose an assortment of fancy-shape yellow and white diamond looks from Louis Glick & Co. to offset the romantic detailing which dominated his Spring 2004 collection. Known as an innovator of the contemporary classic look, Lazaro's gowns were paired with a heart-shaped diamond pendant or oval diamond drops.
Both designers, echoing the bigger-is-better trend among brides around the country, also highlighted oversized, fancy-shaped diamond engagement rings.