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             Modern trends: From coloured diamonds to classic bridal designs
(Roberto Coin's Fantasia collection, 2008)

Colour

* Naturally coloured diamonds are becoming increasingly popular and accessible
to middle-income shoppers.

* Brown diamonds and rose gold are a fabulous combination.

* Pairing unusual shades of coloured diamonds is in fashion

Bollywood style

* Big, bold chandelier earrings are back in vogue

* 22-carat gold dotted with diamonds.

* A full diamond set is a must for many South Asian weddings.

(Jewellery from London's Green Street)
(Stefan Hafner collection)
Bridal

* Natural colour diamonds in oval, marquise and pear cuts.

* Classic bridal designs remain popular.

* Solitaire diamond seen as an investment as diamond prices continue to rise.
Black

* Gothic style is fashionable among the young and punk set.

* Skulls, thorns and arrows a la Vivienne Westwood or Shaun Leane.

* Black diamond engagement rings.

(Yvel collection - Feather)
Raw

* Rough diamonds - a return to Nature.

* De Beers using rough white diamonds in designs.

* Rough diamonds are from the depth of the Earth.
(Stefan Hafner collection, 2008)

Branded gemstones

* Differentiate from the mainstream.

* Cento collection of Roberto Coin in white diamonds.

Decadence

* A return to the Golden era of Hollywood - when Glamour ruled and stars wore their
own jewels daily.

* Cascading earrings dripping with white diamonds.

* Spurning the diamond suite - mix and match.

Men

* Tie clips dotted with diamonds.

* White diamond watches suit Muslim tastes.

* A touch of Bling in accessories.