Red Carpet Preview: The Beautiful Jewels of Gilan
Everything we are hearing about the Oscars this season is that this could be the most exuberant Oscars in years. Bold colors, dramatic gowns and the return of dramatic jewelry. We've seen it already at other awards shows, stars wearing hundreds of thousands or even million-dollar gems. But more than just big pieces, we're seeing intriguing jewels, bright colors and unusual settings.
Luxist popped into the Gilan suite at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills to see some red-carpet worthy stunners. With the Academy Awards just a few days away many pieces were out being evaluated to see if they would work with the celebrity gowns but we got to see a few of these intriguing pieces.
The tagline for Gilan is where "eastern magic marries the western modernity." The pieces are inspired by heritage of the Gilan brand. It was founded in 1980 in Instanbul by brothers Muharrem and Ferhan Gilan, who followed in the footsteps of their great grandmother who had been head seamstress to the opulent Ottoman Court. The brothers used their passion for design and luxury to help make Gilan a top jewelry brand in Istanbul.
One of the signature looks for the jewelry house is the Heritage collection which has a unique setting. Each rose-cut diamond is housed in a silver setting which naturally oxidizes. The setting is backed with detailed engraving work on yellow gold. The setting enhances the brilliance of the diamond and the intricate detial of the back of the setting is an additional treat for the wearer, akin to turning over a fine rug or weaving and finding that the back is nearly as neat and beautiful as the front.
Gilan jewelry is available at their boutique in New York and will soon be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
Gilan's rose cut diamond earrings are a hit with celebrities. Amber Heard was spotted wearing a pair of Gilan earrings to a movie premiere recently.
These amethyst and diamond earrings would work well with a strapless gown.
These cascading earrings with diamonds drops and pave-set spirals recently appeared in Vogue.
The Gilan pieces also often feature cabochon cut colored gemstones which contrast well against the faceted diamonds.