Earthy Hues of Black, Brown and Gray set the Current Palette for Diamonds

Moodier hues give jewelry an edge

Sylva & Cie rose-cut champagne diamond solitaire stud earrings with micropavé diamonds in 18K  yellow gold. $10,250, Wilkes Bashford, 415-986-4380.

Evoking the look of rustic diamonds, the Smoky Gold Marquis tennis bracelet sets smoky quartz in lightly oxidized sterling silver with a scattering of 18K gold. $995, Alexis Bittar, 415-567-5113.

Long Vine earrings by Jamie Wolf feature black, white and Cognac diamonds set in leafy 18K yellow-gold drops. $6,990, Neiman Marcus, 415-362-3900.

Eva Fehren’s fierce General Cage ring features gray diamonds inset in 18K blackened white gold. $16,280, Barneys New York, 415-268-3500.

Lauren Wolf’s Cleopatra ring in 18K yellow gold has a .5-carat center diamond flanked by matching trillion side diamonds. $5,600, Esqueleto, 510-629-6216.

A version of this article appeared in the March 2014 issue of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Natural Beaties.