Fashion designers threw caution to the wind when it came to using diamond accessories with their spring 2001 looks during fashion week in New York City. From ultra chic and glamorous designers Halston and Randolph Duke came diamond evening shoes and mega-watt diamond necklaces and headbands. Campy and casual designers such as Victor Alfaro, Betsey Johnson and Cynthia Rawley added dazzle with groovy hoop earrings and quirky diamond pendants and brooches.

Highlights of "diamonds on the runway" included:

  • Halston's $30,000 a pair diamond evening shoes and limited edition diamond cuff bracelets;
  • Diamond.com's 74-carat, pear-shaped diamond pendant paired with a Randolph Duke evening gown and diamond line headbands adorning models' hairstyles;
  • Chunky diamond necklaces and dangling earrings on Escada's looks;
  • Bunny shaped diamond pendants at Betsey Johnson;
  • Elaborate diamond brooches on Victor Alfaro's looks.

Diamonds continue to cast their spell on fashion designers around the world, some of whom are launching their first diamond accessory lines, such as Halston with its diamond evening shoes and diamond cuff bracelets. Additional information on these and other fashion designer diamond accessories can be obtained from the Diamond Information Center at www.adiamondisforever.com.