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Bold & Beautiful

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Fashion
Jun 26th, 2014
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Colored gemstones are this season’s biggest jewelry trend. From beautiful opals to exquisite topaz, these pieces are bold, barrier-breaking jewels that define Summer’s essence.

Photography by Joli Livaudais
Hair and makeup by Meka Bennett and model Dominique Jones.

Thanks to Dominique Jones, two-time Grammy nominated vocalist with gospel group foreverJONES. www.foreverjonesmusic.com

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HOLLIS & COMPANY – This one-of-a-kind set from Hollis & Co. is luxury at its finest. The Gurhan necklace is 24k pure gold with 162ct of Australian black opals and rose-cut diamonds. The bracelet features 7.86ct of Australian black opals and rose-cut diamonds and the ring is 24k pure gold with a 2.30ct Australian black opal with rose-cut diamonds. Finish the look with these elegant 24k pure gold hoop earrings.

THE TOGGERY - Drops of turquoise Swarovski crystals hang beneath a gold-plated filigree base while a subtle floral motif sprouts turquoise buds in these gorgeous earrings. The necklace features a gorgeous broach of aquamarine Swarovski, set on a filigree base dripping with freshwater pearls and clear crystals.

THE TOGGERY – Drops of turquoise Swarovski crystals hang beneath a gold-plated filigree base while a subtle floral motif sprouts turquoise buds in these gorgeous earrings. The necklace features a gorgeous broach of aquamarine Swarovski, set on a filigree base dripping with freshwater pearls and clear crystals.

THE DIAMOND VAULT - Purple reigns in this beautiful amethyst set. The earrings are 14k white gold with .28 points of brilliant round diamonds with 10.5 amethyst total weight. The pendant features a 15.87 amethyst with a fleur de lis design. The ring is a 14k white and rose gold setting with .60 points of brilliant round diamonds and a 17.73 amethyst.

THE DIAMOND VAULT – Purple reigns in this beautiful amethyst set. The earrings are 14k white gold with .28 points of brilliant round diamonds with 10.5 amethyst total weight. The pendant features a 15.87 amethyst with a fleur de lis design. The ring is a 14k white and rose gold setting with .60 points of brilliant round diamonds and a 17.73 amethyst.

FLAIR, MONROE’S FINE JEWELER - It’s alright to be blue when you’re dripping in topaz. This stunning 14k white gold ring features a 13.7 Cabachon blue topaz surrounded by round brilliant diamonds. The Allison Kaufman necklace features a 2 1/2ct pear-shaped Aquamarine stone with round brilliant diamonds surrounding it. Dominique is also wearing three Sterling silver and yellow gold Alwand Vahan bangles and a pair of 18k white gold diamond earrings.

FLAIR, MONROE’S FINE JEWELER – It’s alright to be blue when you’re dripping in topaz. This stunning 14k white gold ring features a 13.7 Cabachon blue topaz surrounded by round brilliant diamonds. The Allison Kaufman necklace features a 2 1/2ct pear-shaped Aquamarine stone with round brilliant diamonds surrounding it. Dominique is also wearing three Sterling silver and yellow gold Alwand Vahan bangles and a pair of 18k white gold diamond earrings.

CHARTREUSE PEAR - Be green with envy over this beautiful set from Chartreuse Pear. These gorgeous, long necklaces are made of vintage Czeck glass, Peruvian Opal and Labradorite. Paired with a Renaissance cuff of green Aventurine and a Locust-carved jade ring, this stunning ensemble is perfect year-round.

CHARTREUSE PEAR – Be green with envy over this beautiful set from Chartreuse Pear. These gorgeous, long necklaces are made of vintage Czeck glass, Peruvian Opal and Labradorite. Paired with a Renaissance cuff of green Aventurine and a Locust-carved jade ring, this stunning ensemble is perfect year-round.

SERENDIPITY DESIGNER JEWELRY - Make a statement by layering necklaces in the same haute hues. This beautiful, beaded Virgins, Saints and Angels necklace feautures tiny sacred hearts and crosses. The Bicone Magdalena necklace features crystals on silver links, as well as a Celtic crucifix - it is layered with a gorgeous Mariana necklace. Also pictured are three JewelPops bangles by Kameleon and VSA San Benito Lucia earrings.

SERENDIPITY DESIGNER JEWELRY – Make a statement by layering necklaces in the same haute hues. This beautiful, beaded Virgins, Saints and Angels necklace feautures tiny sacred hearts and crosses. The Bicone Magdalena necklace features crystals on silver links, as well as a Celtic crucifix – it is layered with a gorgeous Mariana necklace. Also pictured are three JewelPops bangles by Kameleon and VSA San Benito Lucia earrings.