It goes without saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and designer, Kiki McDonough knows all about that. Having growth up around the antique jewellery business, a passion soon ignited for diamond and gemstone jewellery design of all shapes and sizes. Rather than focussing on the largest and most popular stones used in luxury jewellery, Kiki began creating spectacular pieces that combined the more unusual gemstones, along with rare colour combinations. That does not mean to say however, that her love for diamonds is in any way compromised. Kiki’s experimentation with the power of the diamond and the many ways in which is can be used to enhance the beauty of her coloured gemstones is very much a part of the Kiki universe. Kiki McDonough diamond jewellery comes in many forms and styles, from classic drop earrings, to elegant diamond and gemstone pendants. The designer also likes to work her diamonds into both 18ct white gold sets and 18ct yellow gold sets, to capture the fire and the brilliance of each individually picked stone.
Kiki McDonough chooses all her stones by hand and sources her diamonds ethically from around the world. With some innovations, Kiki has a vision in mind before the final piece comes to life. With other designs, the end piece has simply not been envisaged yet, and instead she relies on her intuition and the unique cut and shape of each stone, to guide the design to a finish. Diamonds have been incorporated into all of Kiki McDonough jewellery collections, from the iconic Eden collection, to the discreet Classics range, and the ultra-glamorous Apollo line. The deeper the colour of the gemstone chosen for the design, the more contrast between the stone and the diamond. Take for example, the Kiki McDonough Grace 18ct white gold peridot stud earrings. The vibrant lime green glow of the gemstone creates a stark contrast against the ice white sparkle of its diamond border. Together, both differences come together to create something truly captivating once donned to the ears. These studs are perfect for wearing to a business meeting or attending an events evening. The studs fasten securely to the ears with a simple post in butterfly feature, providing a practical option for formal occasions.
The Kiki McDonough Candy 18ct yellow gold green amethyst drop earrings demonstrate the beauty of the diamond in yet another form. The pear cut green amethyst is a subtle colour that works well with a touch of sparkle. Three individual brilliant cut diamonds have been assembled in a unique pyramid formation. Combined with the traditional 18ct yellow gold tones of the set, these diamonds continue through the design and are seen again in an elegant diamond set bale. The diamonds are subtle so as not to take attention away from the centrepiece amethyst, yet can certainly be noticed under the light. With so many Kiki McDonough diamond jewellery designs to choose from, the perfect balance of sparkle and colour is sure to be found here within our exclusive Berry’s collection.