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FREEDOM. It’s the one word that best encapsulates the 2021 Diamond Jewelry Trends Forecast by the Natural Diamond Council’s esteemed Style Collective.

As a broad sense of optimism, excitement and the desire to celebrate life returns, many anticipate a modern Roaring Twenties revival. People are yearning to travel, dress up, go out, party and express their individual style beyond the confines of Zoom. If the awards season’s red carpet, albeit virtual the past year, is still a zeitgeist harbinger, then we can all expect a return to glam where diamonds are front and center.

Capturing the vitality and boldness that ensues from a new sense of freedom are our Heavy Metal Chains and The New Hoops trends. Reflecting the heightened and unrestricted socio-cultural expressions of our time are Gender-Free and Diamonds and Pearls. The bridal category is, too, revitalized as identified in the modern Marquise cut diamond engagement rings trend that also make impressive fashion and even new heirloom statements.

I hope you are as inspired and invigorated as we are by these trends, a reflection of the brighter times ahead that finally feel within reach.

Managing Director, Kristina Buckley Kayel

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Trend 01

Heavy Metal Chains

Styled as statement pieces atop more casual clothing, chunky chains are the antithesis of the lightweight layered jewels that have been popular over the past few years. They’re modern, bold, easy and make for an instant wardrobe update.


Trend 02

Diamonds and Pearls

Get set for a white-on-white pairing that literally glows. The combination of a sparkle-igniting diamond cut and lustrous pearl surface is purely magical. And rather than prim and proper, designers are interpreting the mix in ways that feel super fresh.


Trend 03

The New Hoop

Welcome to the diamond hoop earring renaissance, where big statements, delicate huggies and innovative edge all co-exist. One thing’s for sure: in the newest crop of designs, jewelers are definitely taking liberties to reinvent the wheel!


Trend 04


Blurring gender lines echoes what’s happening culturally right now. In diamonds, that translates to “live in” jewels with androgynous designs that are ready to express whatever suits your personal style.


Trend 05

The Marquise Cut Ring

Classic marquise cut diamonds are being turned on their sides—literally—, appealing to the timeless, unique and playful aesthetic of today’s brides. The variety of new designs are bound to appeal to a range of styles.