b'THE STATE OF RETAIL DIAMONDSJEWELRYCOLORED DESIGN STONESTWO-STONE RINGSJemma Wynne 18-karat yellowA heavy gold setting is applicable to all jewelry categories, including commitment jewelry like engagement rings. Similarly, a two-stone ring gold Anniversary Bypass Ringis a big trend for rings, bridal specifically. with rubellite, blue tourmaline and diamonds ($9,870) This trend is likely a trickle-down look from the likes of Ariana Grande and Megan Fox, who debuted two-stone engagement rings in 2021 and 2022, respectively. As the style entered the cultural zeitgeist, lots of couples decided they wanted their own toi et moi ring. A wonderful aspect of the two-stone ring trend is it is easily adaptable to any companys brand aesthetic and doesnt require reinventing the wheel. A diamond solitaire can easily become a two-diamond ring. Two-stone rings have long been a foundational piece of Jemma Wynnes oeuvre, often in designers Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalins signature combination of white diamond and emerald (and many other varia-tions since). Some of the brands latest two-stoneBriony Raymond Sloan rings have been more of a bypass style.Twin Ring in 18-karat Darius, creator of antiquity-inspired jewels,white gold with spinel incorporates unique and rare stones into its two- ($12,000)stone rings and even hoop earrings. Uniform Object, meanwhile, is the perfect example of making a two-stone ring its own. In its designs, the two focal point stones often dont even sit on the same plane, with one embedded in the rings side and sever-al small pav-set stones spread throughout the piece. Briony Raymonds two-stone style, perfect for daily wear, incorporates an extra-chunky gold bezel setting with the toi et moi fervor. PLAYFUL NOSTALGIAM illennial designers are ultra-nostalgic for their childhoods and often mine the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s for inspiration. While the result is playful, it also strikes a sentimental chord because of the connotations. The trend can be interpreted on-the-nose or in a Boochier Jumbo Slinkeemore abstract way.Ring in 18-karat recycledBrand Boochier, for example, reimagines the classic white gold with 1.9 carats ofSlinky toy as an elevated, chic spin on hoop earrings, white diamonds ($9,820) bangles, rings, and necklaces. In diamonds and gold, and sometimes colored rhodium, the inspiration isnt exactly apparent, taking on its own life as an abstract motif. Aisha Bakers First Love collection mixes multicolor gemstones with sweet enamel-covered symbols like flowers, hearts, four-leaf clovers, and fish. The colors and shapes are undeniably youthful.Even Alina Abeggs take on the future, her Alien ring, is rooted in a childlike depiction ofEra Smile Ring in 18-karat gold with otherworldly visitors that earlier generations will recognize as a midcentury interpretation.rhodium plating and Overall, the trend is rooted in fun, mirroring fashions ethos that luxury doesnt have to be serious. diamonds ($9,338)66 STATE OF THE MAJORS 2023'