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Diamond powerhouse De Beers is showcasing an array of precious gems—a collection that is particularly interesting to those who want a closer look at what celebrities have worn and will wear. Earlier this month, Whitewall caught sight of the brand’s Red Carpet Collection, a decadent presentation of jewels that stars have worn, and some that are imagined to be worn soon. In the sprawling penthouse of the Quin Hotel, we gladly got an eye-full of detachable, dangling, and jaw-dropping diamonds, and even tried on a few for size. (Throughout our time in the penthouse, we thought it was only right to wear the white gold Arpeggia Eleven-Line Necklace, which was an outstanding 11-strand necklace of over 75 carats of diamonds.)
On display throughout the room, and arranged on stands around a red carpet, we saw a number of jewelry pieces worn by celebrities, like a long white gold strand of over 53 carats, the Wavy Lines necklace, seen double-wrapped around the neck by Rita Ora, and the luxurious white gold Aria earrings, oversized for and previously worn by Cate Blanchett. We also took notice of a white gold triangular mesh of over 173 carats in the Mosaic necklace, once a favorite of Zaha Hadid’s, and several other rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, and watches.
There was a colored diamond comeback in the Aura Cushion-Cut Fancy Coloured Diamond Ring, and an insanely beautiful three-tier cuff of over 16 carats in the Phenomena Stream Bracelet. One striking brooch could be worn as pendant—the white gold Phenomena Sunbeam Brooch with over 14 carats.
A few pieces to keep your eyes open for when watching the next red carpet event: the swirling platinum Imaginary Nature Ascending Ring, totaling to over 23 carats of mixed-cut and baguette diamonds; the white gold Phenomena Frost Ring, made up of three pointing rows of diamonds surrounding a middle stone, and totaling to over 11 carats; the platinum Drops of Light earrings, with removable bottom diamonds that allow for a stud or drop-down option; and last but not least, the white gold Idalia necklace, with over 34 carats of diamonds fit for a princess.