Precious stones include rich rubies, elegant emeralds and stunning
sapphires, and this tenacious trio just exudes glamour. But as Marilyn said, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Nothing makes a woman’s heart go pitter patter like the sight of clear, brilliant diamonds refracting little rainbows of light all over the place. Whether a big rock standing alone or many delicate little stones all twinkling together, there is just something magical and unexplainable about the power of diamonds.
Paul’s white and pink diamond necklace, bracelet and ring set in platinum are the attention-getting companion for any evening event. Forget the rose-colored glasses; this set will bring out the best in your ensemble. Paul’s Jewelry: 600 Silverstone Road, Lafayette. 337. 981.7600. (1) Necklace, bracelet and ring.
A-Bryans Jewelers’ Mastini pendant with diamonds set in 14k gold and the Mastini fleur de lis two tone 14k gold earrings are just what you need if you lean towards non-minimalism. One could wear with casual outfits, but is strong enough to pair with more glamorous looks. A-Bryan Jewelers: 4901 Johnston Street, Lafayette. 337.981.0550. (2) Necklace on left and earrings.
Don’t let the name “semiprecious” fool you. These darlings can be every bit as luxurious and breathtaking as the exclusive preciousstones. The wonderfulthing about them is thevariety; there are so many different types and colors to choose from there is one certain to suit any taste. For a more feminine look, pink tourmaline and pink topaz would be well suited. Morganite is also
a softer colored stone,
ranging in shades from
light pink to lilac. Citrines are a bit bolder, varying from pale yellow to vibrant
marigold to brown.
Artisan Jewelers strikes the delicate balance of refined and spirited with this gold-link necklace handcrafted 14k gold chain with a rutilated quartz pendant. The magnolia ring is instantly identifiable, bringing sterling silver to a sophisticated statement. The morganite pendant and white gold necklace is a piece you wear just because you love the way it looks. Artisan Jewelers: 2207 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. 337.988.8380. (3) Necklace on right. (4) Necklace. (6) Top ring.Of deep golden variety, the citrine reminds you of November and upcoming holiday parties. With all the dinner parties on your list, remember if you want to enhance the drama of your favorite little black dress, the oval citrine and diamond necklace and earring set found at Don Whisnant Fine Jewelry will be perfect. Don Whisnant Fine Jewelry: 4023 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette. 337.981.7744. (3) Necklace on left. (4) Earrings on right.
Sometimes it’s not about the bling, but about the shine. Metals can be just as striking without jewels, allowing their beauty to glow in simplicity. Good old atomic number 79 is still a favorite, as gold has been a cherished metal for over 6,000 years. Rhodium, one of the rarest precious metals and the most costly, is often used on white gold and platinum for a refl ective white surface. Rose gold has recently become very popular again, and it mixes yellow gold with copper and silver to create a soft, feminine color.
Often the simplest accessory makes the greatest impact. Gabriel’s Fine Jewelry offers the finishing touch with this diamond and white gold band ring. Gabriel’s Fine Jewelry: 4041 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette. 337.988.6534.(5) Ring.
Around your neck, Lee Michaels’ white gold and diamond octagon emerald cut pendant necklace will give an avant-garde bite. Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry: Mall of Acadiana, Lafayette. 337.981.8071. (5) Necklace.
Your friends will be envious with the signature bracelet and ring of the ECCE collections. It represents the best of Italian Jewelry and design. Rhodium and Sterling Silver bracelet and ring found at Armentor Jewelers. Armentor Jewelers: 1020 East Dale Street, New Iberia. 337.364.5375. (6) Bottom ring and bracelet.
Alwand Vahan bracelets and necklace with cross pendant exclusively at Andy’s Jewelry. The elegance of diamonds, gold and sterling silver, this unique design inspirations of jewelry are worn by women everywhere. You can dress up, dress down with this line and wear it to that special event or in jeans to the mall. Andy’s Jewelry: 204 Feu Follet Road, Lafayette. 337.593.0282. (8) Necklace and bracelets.
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- Where to Buy -
A-Bryan Jewelers: 4901 Johnston Street, Lafayette. 337.981.0550.
Andy’s Jewelry: 204 Feu Follet Road, Lafayette. 337.593.0282.
Armentor Jewelers: 1020 East Dale Street, New Iberia. 337.364.5375.
Artisan Jewelers: 2207 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. 337.988.8380.
Brother’s on the Boulevard: 101 Arnould Boulevard, Lafayette. 337.984.7749.
Don Whisnant Fine Jewelry: 4023 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette. 337.981.7744.
Gabriel’s Fine Jewelry: 4041 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette. 337.988.6534.
Kiki: 1910 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. 337.406.0904.
Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry: Mall of Acadiana, Lafayette. 337.981.8071.
Paul’s Jewelry: 600 Silverstone Road, Lafayette. 337. 981.7600.