This morning over breakfast I was looking at the South China Morning Post (subscription required). What caught my eye (don't ask me why) was a special supplement today on jewellery. From which, on the front page:
Big jewellery or small? For many, it's a difficult choice. If jewellery trends typically follow cycles, one thing is certain - big jewellery is riding high on a wave of economic feel-good factors and increasing affluence.From page 2:
The cocktail party is back with a vengeance, and with it are big cocktail rings sporting 10-carat centre stones. Long necklaces, sometimes in multiple layers, and dangling earrings are also making their presence felt.
The tug-of-war between yellow and white gold is becoming less a matter of outright style than individual whim. And why limit yourself to yellow and white gold when you can also have pink?Well indeed, why? Page 4:
Diamonds have an allure that transcends all other stones. Their fire, brilliance and hardness make them the king of gems.Sigh! Just one more subject I know nothing about. Another world, in fact - there are pages and pages of this.
These days, diamond jewellery shoppers are looking for larger diamonds, chandelier or hanging pendant-style jewellery settings and solitaires (single stones). And diamonds are no longer considered strictly for special occasions; it is quite the norm [Steady on - Ed.] to wear discreet diamond jewellery to the office.