We’ve already wasted too much of our time, drooling after clear-cut, dazzling diamonds, or pastel coloured stones to match our spring wardrobe. Alternative and radical gemstones are far bigger statements, and will always be the much-needed ice-breakers at any soiree. Which brings us to brown diamonds. If you’ve been following the festival season, you would have noticed that brown diamonds have made their way into red carpet-approved high jewellery numbers. Everyone from Eva Longoria to Elsa Hosk is in on the trend. Brown diamonds make for the perfect statement jewellery, as you can easily experiment with them, without looking over-dressed. They also instantly give your look a modern edge, unlike regular clear diamonds.
The supermodel memo
Victoria’s Secret angel Elsa Hosk recently wore a stunning pair of stunning brown diamond danglers on the Cannes red carpet. If you’re into unpredictable and moody gemstones, brown diamonds make for the perfect rebellious option. They are unique, edgy and are not over-the-top, which lets you opt for more dramatic pieces, or go for adventurous silhouettes. Like this pair of Gocce earrings which Elsa wears; they feature 110 carats of briolette-cut brown diamonds, diamonds and rubies and give Elsa a Grecian vibe.
The classy way
At the 2010 Academy Awards Amanda Seyfried made a trailblazing statement by opting for a set of chunky brown precious jewellery; this was a bold move as brown bling was not exactly mainstream back then, especially not at black tie events. Amanda chose a set of amazingly stacked Lorraine Schwartz brown bracelets to go with her silver Armani Prive gown. The best thing about brown jewellery is how amazingly it gels with lighter , neutral-coloured numbers, which makes it very versatile for the summers. Amanda chose a mixture of dark brown and champagne brown gemstones.
With the rage of alternative engagement rings getting wider, brown diamonds are a huge hit right now. Brown diamonds set in traditional encrusted gold bands are very popular, as they are modern and classic at the same time. But instead of a super dark brown diamond, people prefer a more reflective and deep, orange-ish brown diamond rings, which give out a rainbow effect. In case of you’re going for a big rock, non-flashy brown gems are a win-win.
Eva gets it
Eva Longoria also chose a superbly dramatic pair of ball danglers for her Cannes appearance; the actor chose the Boule earrings from De Grisogono’s high jewellery collection, made of exquisite light brown and white diamonds to go with her matte golden gown. Brown diamonds go exceptionally well with metallic numbers, which make them such a great choice for your wedding wardrobe.