By Aldous Tuck | September 7, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
Gala season means stunning jewels will even further bedazzle glamorous Las Vegas nights.
Designed with the high artistic expression of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes as its inspiration, this stunning Firebird Tassel necklace ($19,500) from Lalique’s 2016 Vertiges collection shines in yellow gold pavéd with 58 0.54-carat diamonds, six 2.51-carat pear-cut orange sapphires, 190 135.58-carat freshwater cultured pearls (white, champagne, pink), and one 7.55-carat black jade motif with black and orange lacquer. Lalique, The Shops at Crystals, 702-507-2375
Unveiled this year, Cartier’s collection, Cactus de Cartier, features wild and wonderful designs that incorporate the beauty and drama of this desert dweller. The Cactus bracelet ($77,500) is realized in yellow gold and lapis lazuli and enlivened by 146 diamonds that will be a conversation piece throughout the sands of time—or at least the gilded Vegas valley. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702- 418-3904
The Eternity Band by Forevermark (price on request) was spotted on Kate Hudson at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. This simple, classic design glitters with exquisite Forevermark diamonds and plays your glamorous co-star on the red carpet with understated brilliance. Ben Bridge Jeweler Fashion Show, 702-733-0003
Inspired by the rays of the sun that shine down on the world of creativity, these Raggi yellow-gold earrings ($8,500) by noted Italian jewelry maker Miseno feature 1.52 carats of blazing diamonds. The arresting aesthetic of these earrings will make them true show stoppers as they glow through the night. Wynn & Company Watches, Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3520
Fall signals the return of red-carpet-ready “wow.” While the runway pieces seen on fashion arbiters about town get all the copy, it’s the gorgeous colored gems and deliciously decadent diamonds that set these looks aglow. Several key trends will be on display this season, including a clamor for bracelets; retro jewelry designs complementing thoroughly modern gowns; whimsical and romantic shapes from nature; and pieces incorporating the most sumptuous gems from the sea: pearls. Lights, camera, chic!