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Diamond Jewellery Trends for 2016

With the American award season in full swing, the red carpet has given designers all over the word a glimpse into what trends we can expect to see in 2016. Diamond jewellery, being the ultimate accessory, is entering an age of edgy appeal layered with fun and feminine themes.

White and Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are back in a big way. Off-set with white diamonds or white metal, the black diamond creates stark contrast for real interest pieces. To maximise shimmer, opt for dress rings or bold earrings encrusted with lots of smaller black diamonds as opposed to a single stone.

See our black and white diamond jewellery range or contact our sales team to view the largest selection of loose black diamonds Cape Town has to offer.


Whether it be odd colour pairings, mismatched earrings or an off-centre design, asymmetry is 2016’s in thing. This trend started with European ranges of irregular coloured diamond earrings. Since oh-so-fashionable fancy coloured diamonds are notoriously unique and difficult to pair up, designers started ditching matchy-matchy constraints by creating purposefully uneven pieces.

For more information of fancy coloured diamonds, or to view the most extensive selection of fancy coloured diamonds in South Africa, give us a call today. Buying diamonds in Cape Town, South Africa’s leading showroom has never been more colourful.

The two-stone ring

We’ve had the trilogy (or three-stone) craze, the five-stone eternity and the solitaire in the spotlight for centuries. 2016 sees the birth of the two-stone ring. In contrast to the trilogy, this concept carries no deeper meaning or symbolic message. It’s about diamonds being so fabulous that one just isn’t enough.


With 2015’s jewellery trends comprising of long thin chains, super slim rings and elongated shapes, 2016’s layering trend is the natural next step. The trick here is to wear multiple necklaces in varying lengths, playful stack rings and the very in-vogue midi ring. Don’t worry about matching up metal colours or stone types. In fact, make a point not to.


Not to be confused with the vintage looks we’ve seen in diamond jewellery recently, the new answer to feminine chic is subject matter. Think fluid florals, butterflies, fairytales and hearts – even though diamonds are all about luxury and class, the trick is not to take your jewellery too seriously this season.

At Mark Solomon Jewellers we believe your jewellery should be as stylish, unique and special as you are. Visit our showroom, one of the most established jewellery and diamond shops Cape Town has to offer, or contact us to discuss your perfect piece today. Our sales staff, design team and diamond specialists are here to make your jewellery dream a fashionable reality.





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