A Look at Couture 2013

The Couture Show in Las Vegas is always a wonderland of spectacular jewelry and gems from the world’s best designers. Some of the best pieces from this year’s show featured unique stones and unconventional designs. Read on for some of my favorites!

Colette’s Edgy, Glamorous Hand Pieces 

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Snake Hand Piece from Colette

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Swirl Hand Piece from Colette

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Snake Hand Piece From Colette

Colette Steckel has a way of creating a fashion-forward woman’s dream jewelry, every season. This summer she presented a group of stunning hand pieces made of interconnected diamond and gemstone rings that sit perfectly on the hand. Her diamond snake piece won her a Couture Award for the best diamond piece of the show, and I couldn’t agree with the judges more!

Sutra’s Showstopping Paraiba Tourmaline Earrings

Paraiba Tourmaline Earrings From Sutra

Paraiba Tourmaline Earrings From Sutra

We can always count on Sutra to showcase the most brilliant gemstones on the planet in their ultra glamorous designs, and so it’s no wonder that they chose to use Paraiba tourmalines for their most spectacular earrings this season. The Brazilian gemstones are among the rarest in the world and seem to glow from within.

Colorful Creatures from Wendy Yue

Swan Dual Ring by Wendy Yue

Swan Dual Ring by Wendy Yue

Diamond and Sapphire Fairy Earrings by Wendy Yue

Diamond and Sapphire Fairy Earrings by Wendy Yue

Opal Lizard Ring and Earrings from Wendy Yue

Opal Lizard Ring and Earrings from Wendy Yue

We always swoon over the new additions to Wendy Yue’s menagerie each season, and this spring there was a lot to swoon over!  A dual swan ring, forest fairy earrings and a set of opal lizards were some of my favorites, though it is hard to pick!

Nam Cho’s Brilliant Diamond Baguette Earrings

Navajo Diamond Earrings by Nam Cho

Navajo Diamond Earrings by Nam Cho

Nam Cho’s signature is classically beautiful fine jewelry with a cool-girl edge, and these amazing geometric platinum and diamond baguette earrings absolutely fit the bill.

Borgioni’s Chic, Unique Designs

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Dual Ring Hand Piece from Borgioni

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Shark Tooth Ring from Borgioni

Borgioni’s jewels are obsession worthy, and this season’s collection was no different. They presented a diamond-accented shark tooth ring that sits over the knuckles and a technicolor precious gemstone double ring that graces the whole hand.

We are also so proud to be the home of four designers honored with Couture Awards this year: Colette Steckel’s snake hand piece won top honors in the Diamonds category, and Nam Cho, Moritz Glik and Mizuki also won recognition for their incredible work. And I was so excited to have been asked present the People’s Choice Award!

Let us help you find your next couture-worthy piece–call us at 212-334-9588 to contact our personal shoppers, shop our collections at www.fragments.com or visit us at our Manhattan SoHo boutique at 110 Greene Street!

Love,

Janet

Get The Look: Red Carpet Jewelry

This awards season, we saw a ton of diamond statement pieces. Gorgeous diamond collar necklaces paired with strapless gowns was the look of the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes—Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, and Jennifer Lawrence all looked absolutely divine in their jewels. Add a touch of tasteful sparkle to your everyday look with a Kismet bar necklace and Anton Heunis’ ZigZag necklace. Or go for full red carpet glam with Jordan Alexander’s Diamond Rondelle Necklace or Lena Skadegard’s Herkimer Strand.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

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Marion Cotillard

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jordan Alexander, $11,955

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Anton Heunis, $230

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Kismet, $1,955

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Lena Skadegard, $3,255

Studs were also a big trend this awards season—everyone from Nicole Richie to Anne Hathaway to Elisabeth Moss sported beautiful studs. I love studs because they’re a fun way to show a bit of your personality every day. These pairs by Suzanne Kalan and Fragments are the perfect size for day, and if you want to make more of a statement you can’t go wrong with Colette’s heart studs or Kismet’s fun ruby lips!

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Colette, $6,770

Colette, $6,770

Kismet, $1,025

Kismet, $1,025

Suzanne Kalan, $705

Suzanne Kalan, $705

Fragments, $115

Fragments, $115

Statement earrings are always a favorite here at Fragments, and I was so excited to see how many stars wore gorgeous statement earrings in bright, poppy colors! Try a pair of bright beaded Miguel Ases earrings. And for your most special occasions, these incredible Blush Sapphire Drops from Sutra and Green Onyx Drops from Jill Alberts are absolute musts!

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Jill Alberts, $1,255

Jill Alberts, $1,255

Sutra, $13,725

Sutra, $13,725

Miuel Ases, $495

Miguel Ases, $495

Let us help you get dressed for your red carpet moment–call us at 212-334-9588 to contact our personal shoppers!

Love,

Janet

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