The economy may be gloomy but that's no reason to gloss over the pretty baubles that are a girl's best friend. (Lest we forget that even the smallest diamond can brighten up any wardrobe.) For fall the latest offerings are as diverse as they are awe-inspiring. Think masses of cool black stones, exquisite art deco designs, and nature-loving creations.
Click on to see what top jewelers (and the celebrities who love them) are excited about for fall.
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When Brad Pitt attended the Academy Awards in February, the actor chose to accessorize his schnazzy Tom Ford tux with a black diamond ring and stud set by David Yurman.
And while he may have fell short in his quest to clutch a "Best Actor" Oscar for his performance in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," we give the Hollywood hunk style honors for being ahead of the trend and shining both on-screen and off.
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David Yurman Phantom Collection in Black Titanium with Black Diamonds
Stud Set, $2,950
Available at David Yurman New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills and davidyurman.com
Courtesy of David Yurman
Damiani Gomitolo 85th Anniversary Siena Ring in 18k white gold, 3 cts of black diamonds and 5.09 cts of rubies
Available at Damiani in New York, Beverly Hills and Honolulu and at fine jewelry retailers around the country. For information please call 866-DAMIANI or visit damiani.com
Courtesy of Damiani
H. Stern GOLDEN STONES Necklace in 18k Noble gold with approx 6.91 cts of black diamonds
Visit hstern.net for more info.
Courtesy of H. Stern
Stephen Webster Vortex Cuff in 18k white gold, 3.58cts of white diamonds and 1.64 carats of black diamonds
For more info, visit stephenwebster.com
Courtesy of Stephen Webster
Fergie goes for a bling-a-licious look at Us Weekly's "Hot Hollywood Issue" launch party back in April.
The singer took a classic accessory - Neil Lane's platinum round diamonds necklaces - and rocked them out as bracelets.
The architectural design of these pieces make them desirable, whatever body part you choose!
Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic
Judith Ripka Estate Band in 18k white gold and 1.121 cts of diamonds
Available at Judith Ripka, 777 Madison Avenue, New York City, (212) 517-8200, judithripka.com
Courtesy of Judith Ripdka
Irene Neuwirth Medium Pear Shape Pavé Diamond Earrings set in 18k yellow gold with 1.28 cts of diamonds
Available at ylang23.com
Courtesy of Irene Neuwirth
Tiffany & Co. Lucida Star Diamond Necklace set in platinum with 94.29 cts of diamonds
Available atTiffany & Co., (800) 526-0649, tiffany.com
Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.