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Rare & Beautiful: Couture 2017 Trends

19th June 2017 // By Manon Crespi

Renowned jewelry brands and independent designers from around the world descend upon Las Vegas each June to unveil their latest collections at the Couture show held at The Wynn. Far more than a tradeshow, this is a must-attend event for exclusive luxury jewelry retailers and global media outlets, all of whom are eager to discover fresh, new jewelry creations in a highly-curated environment. While innovation did abound, there were clear trends spotted throughout the show as well. Enjoy the unique perspectives designers brought to these six trends in this slideshow featuring emeralds, triangle motif, front facing hoops, aphids, jade and stars.

Emeralds

Although the emerald is typically considered a more traditional gemstone, it emerged on this year’s Couture show scene in much more contemporary ways. Some designers chose an edgier approach while others opted for sheer drama. Standouts were Sarah Hendler, who combined the asymmetrical placement of emeralds on posts with dangling diamonds and golden spearheads, and Pamela Huizenga, who used emerald nuggets offset by free-form golden shapes with pavé diamonds.

Sarah Hendler 18K yellow gold double drop Spear earrings with 13.27 carats of ethically-sourced Gemfields Zambian emeralds and .74 carats pave diamonds, $14,500, sarahhendler.com

Pamela Huizenga 18K yellow gold necklace with 343.80 carats faceted emerald nugget beads and 10.58 carats pave diamonds, price on request, pamelahuizenga.com

Vanleles 18K white gold Bonetta octahedron ring with 2.15 carats center octahedron emerald, 4.13 carats Gemfields sourced emeralds and 0.53 carats diamonds, price on request, vanleles.com

Click through for the Triangle Motif trend.