It’s a tale as old as time: diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, it’s true. Just in time for the holidays, we’ve compiled the most lavish, stunning, and quite frankly, jaw-dropping jewels and gems to be found in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Maegan Valenta, with the Campbell Agency, truly is diamond drenched thanks to Grissom’s Jewelers, Haltom’s Fine Jewelry in downtown Fort Worth, Reads Jewelers, Bachendorf’s, Tiffany & Co. at Shops at Clearfork, and Kubes Jewelers. Thanks to all the jewelers for making our dreams come true for this feature story.
Earrings: 18K white gold pave with 5.78ctw rose cut diamonds; price upon request.
Necklaces (longest to shortest): 32-inch, 14K white gold, 26.62ctw diamonds; $65,000. Rivera-style brilliant cut round 22.09ctw diamonds and 14K white gold; $49,000. 18-inch yellow gold, 1.60ctw white diamonds; $4,400. 32-inch yellow gold/yellow diamond tennis necklace, 6.65ctw brilliant cut diamonds (can be worn as single or double); $14,200 as double. Bracelet: German-made forged 18K yellow and white gold with 5.07ctw diamonds; $57,000. (Matching earrings and ring available.)
Rings (raised hand, left to right):
Three diamond eternity bands: Platinum with 3.07ct asscher-cut diamonds; $12,900. 18K white gold with 5.90ct emerald-cut diamonds; $18,900. 18K white gold, 4.24ctw brilliant cut diamonds with shared prong band; $13,500.
Emerald: Platinum with Colombian cushion-cut 11.75ct emerald and 1.42ctw diamonds; price on request.
Diamond: 8.71ct rectangular cushion-cut, halo-split shank ring; price on request.
Amethyst: 18K white gold, 8.27ct amethyst, .4ctw diamonds; $5,690 (Matching earrings and collar available.)
Rings (lower hand top to bottom):
Center stone: 100-year-old European-cut diamond surrounded by French-cut sapphires and brilliant cut diamonds; $30,000.
White diamond band: 18K white gold, with 4.40ctw princess and 1.83ctw brilliant cut diamonds; $18,000.
Pear-shaped pink diamond: Very rare, .81ct natural pink diamond accented by 1.31ctw natural pink and white diamonds in split shank, triple halo design; price on request.
— Grissom’s Fine Jewelry, 9524 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth, 817-244-9754,
Necklace: KC Design 16-18 inch, 14K yellow gold; $1,100.
Rings: KC Design 14K white gold; $950. KC Design 14K white gold; $1,675.
Stackable rings: KC Design 14K in yellow, rose or white gold; $575 each.
Earrings: Michael Werdiger 14K white gold, $5,225.
Crisscross ring: Sofer 14K white gold; $2,075.
Fashion ring: Sofer 18K white gold; $4,750.
Dangle ring: Shy 14K yellow gold; $420.
Bracelet (top): Shy 14K yellow gold moving bangle; $2,340.
Bracelet (middle): Namdar station; $2,625.
Bracelet (bottom): Chimento 18K rose gold bangle; $2,580.
Necklace: Werdiger 18-inch diamonds by yard drop; $3,175.
Necklace: Chimento 36-inch, 18K rose gold pearl station; $1,760.
— Haltom’s Fine Jewelers, 317 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-336-4051
Earrings: 55.82ctw turquoise cabochon, 8.25ctw oval morganite, 1.27ctw round white diamonds and 3.17ctw fancy cut diamonds (outside bezel) on 18K white and rose gold; $16,900.
Necklace: 64.35ctw Paraiba tourmaline and .45ctw round white diamonds on 18K rose gold; $23,020.
Rings on raised hand (left to right): 10.91ct fancy cut morganite and 1.33ctw pave round diamonds on 18K white and rose gold; $7,900. 11.25ctw Paraiba tourmaline and .91ctw round diamonds on 18K white gold; $7,500. 7.89ct oval morganite, 1.04ctw round diamonds and .63ctw white baguette diamonds; $12,600.
Rings on lower hand (left to right): 2.00ct fancy yellow pear-shaped diamond, .20ctw pink diamonds and .94ctw white diamonds on 18K white and rose gold; $24,000. 18.67ct morganite, 1.29ctw round white diamonds, and baguette cut diamonds on 18K rose gold; $11,220. Criss-cross style ring with 3.76ctw pave round diamonds on 18K rose, yellow and white gold; $11,500.
— Reads Jewelers, 2916 Crockett St., Fort Worth 817-386-5412
Earrings: Tiffany T wire hoop earrings in 18K white gold with round diamonds .41ctw; $5,600.
Rings (left to right): “Schlumberger” Sixteen Stone in 18K gold and platinum with 1.14cwt diamonds; $9,200. Tiffany “T” wrap ring in 18K rose gold with .10ctw diamonds; $2,300. Tiffany “Soleste” in platinum with diamonds and Tanzanite; $9,000.
Bracelets (left to right): Tiffany “Victoria” in platinum and 3.08ctw diamonds; $15,000. 18K white gold Tiffany “T” wire with diamonds; $3,200. “Atlas” open hinge bangle in 18K rose gold with Roman numeral motiff and diamonds; $11,500.
Necklaces: Tiffany “Enchant” heart key pendant in platinum with diamonds; $10,500. “Atlas” open pendant with Roman numeral motiff in 18K rose gold with diamonds; $2,400.
— Tiffany and Co., 5219 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-806-0330
Necklace: Norman Silverman 39-inch, 18K white gold diamonds-by-the-yard with 112 round diamonds at approximately 10.38ctw; $22,200.
Choker: 18K white gold diamond necklace with 441 diamonds at 52.50ctw; $75,000.
Blue pendant: Lisa Nik 18K white gold, 20mm London blue topaz with diamonds weighing 0.47ctw; $3,360.
Earrings: 18K white gold three row circle diamond with 54 marquise diamonds at 5.02ctw, 56 round diamonds at 1.40ctw; $14,750.
Rings (top to bottom):
Swirl: 18K white gold fashion ring with 198 diamonds at 3.88ctw; $9,000.
Purple: 14K white gold ring with emerald cut amethyst at 26.14ct and 155 diamonds at 1.04ctw; $4,200.
Diamond: Casato 18K white gold “Vie en Rose” 9 row diamond ring with 144 round diamonds at 2.64 ctw; $8,300.
Rose: Doves 18K rose gold rose morganite and diamond ring, pear shape morganite at 3.24ct, 5 baguette cut diamonds at 0.13ctw, 44 round diamonds at 0.70ctw; $5,045.
— Bachendorf’s The Plaza at Preston Center, 8400 Preston Rd., Dallas, 214-692-8400; Bachendorf’s – The Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, 972-392-9900
Necklace: Gabriel & Company 32-inch, 14K white gold dangle diamond-by-the-yard with .26ctw diamonds; $1,450.
Necklace: “Diamond-by-the-yard” 17-inch, 14K white gold with .96ctw diamonds; $2,850.
Necklace: “Eternity” 17-inch, 18K white gold with 6.23ctw diamonds; $8,500.
Earrings: Gabriel & Company 14K white gold dangle with .94ctw diamonds; $2,060.
Ring: Art Deco circa 1920s vintage diamond in platinum; $6,500.
Bracelet: Art Deco circa 1925, vintage sapphire and diamond in platinum; $8,950.
— Kubes Jewelers, 2700 W. Berry St., Fort Worth, 817-926-2626