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Dazzling Finds from Baselworld

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Every time I think I've seen my favorite chronograph watch, emerald earrings, or diamond ring, I go to another booth and see something else that is just as awe-inspiring. We had a super busy weekend (20 shows in two days!) but I never tired of what I saw. A few big trends emerged in watches including copper/cognac and blue-toned faces, and rose/red gold hardware. But truly with all the options there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a gift for your groom, bridal party, or something to wear yourself.

Here are a few of the amazing pieces I saw.

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You could basically wear a bed sheet and still look amazing if you were wearing this Mikimoto style on your wedding day!

1 You could basically wear a bed sheet and still look amazing if you were wearing this Mikimoto style on your wedding day!

Nobody does pearls like Mikimoto. But they also do amazing things with diamonds. These pearl earrings are accented by a small ball with the diamonds set to be reminiscent of a dandelion.

2 Nobody does pearls like Mikimoto. But they also do amazing things with diamonds. These pearl earrings are accented by a small ball with the diamonds set to be reminiscent of a dandelion.

Inspired by snow falling on a NYC skyscraper, this Mikimoto piece would be stunning with a simple sheath.

3 Inspired by snow falling on a NYC skyscraper, this Mikimoto piece would be stunning with a simple sheath.

Pearl, gold, rhodium, and white sapphire bracelet from Marco Bicego. Perfect if your look is a bit more boho.

4 Pearl, gold, rhodium, and white sapphire bracelet from Marco Bicego. Perfect if your look is a bit more boho.

In addition to amazing gold pieces, Marco Bicego is also known for his designs with raw sapphires. These earrings are a perfect example of how he can elevate the more rough cut stone.

5 In addition to amazing gold pieces, Marco Bicego is also known for his designs with raw sapphires. These earrings are a perfect example of how he can elevate the more rough cut stone.

I could not resist trying on this gold and diamond necklace from Roberto Coin. It is SO my style.

6 I could not resist trying on this gold and diamond necklace from Roberto Coin. It is SO my style.

Cabachon-cut blue sapphire and aquamarine earrings from Roberto Coin. They would make an amazing

7 Cabachon-cut blue sapphire and aquamarine earrings from Roberto Coin. They would make an amazing "something blue"!

I had to keep stacking these Roberto Coin bangles. One was stunning but three just felt perfect!

8 I had to keep stacking these Roberto Coin bangles. One was stunning but three just felt perfect!

Because sometimes one just isn't enough: I love the whimsy of these Roberto Coin rings.

9 Because sometimes one just isn't enough: I love the whimsy of these Roberto Coin rings.

Dear Future Self: Buy one of these Bulgari serpent watches for each wrist.

10 Dear Future Self: Buy one of these Bulgari serpent watches for each wrist.

These emerald briolette and diamond earrings by de Grisogono were otherworldly in person. Because of the briolette cut, the emeralds literally glowed!

11 These emerald briolette and diamond earrings by de Grisogono were otherworldly in person. Because of the briolette cut, the emeralds literally glowed!

Another magical emerald and diamond piece from de Grisogono. This has major red carpet (or aisle) potential!

12 Another magical emerald and diamond piece from de Grisogono. This has major red carpet (or aisle) potential!

I loved this style from Technomarine. The cabachon stones make it elegant but with a rubber band it's something you can wear everyday and through most any activity.

13 I loved this style from Technomarine. The cabachon stones make it elegant but with a rubber band it's something you can wear everyday and through most any activity.

Here's a cool men's style from Technomarine. Love the subtle teal color!

14 Here's a cool men's style from Technomarine. Love the subtle teal color!

This Victorinox watch is technically for a man, but I kind of loved the oversize look and olive and gold coloring for me!

15 This Victorinox watch is technically for a man, but I kind of loved the oversize look and olive and gold coloring for me!

Victorinox makes watches that make the perfect gift for the active groom.

16 Victorinox makes watches that make the perfect gift for the active groom.

A magnifying glass illuminates the inner workings of an Hermes watch.

17 A magnifying glass illuminates the inner workings of an Hermes watch.

A very handsome skeleton style watch from Hermes with a red gold casing and italic numerals.

18 A very handsome skeleton style watch from Hermes with a red gold casing and italic numerals.

Colorful ladies styles from Hermes.

19 Colorful ladies styles from Hermes.

Love the Art Deco design and manly shape of this de Grisogono watch.

20 Love the Art Deco design and manly shape of this de Grisogono watch.

Breitling is known for their aviation watches. This one tells the time in multiple time zones! I think the face feels retro in all the right ways, while the cognac brown croc strap and red gold case are perfectly modern.

21 Breitling is known for their aviation watches. This one tells the time in multiple time zones! I think the face feels retro in all the right ways, while the cognac brown croc strap and red gold case are perfectly modern.

Another dapper style from Breitling. This one has a deep green leather strap.

22 Another dapper style from Breitling. This one has a deep green leather strap.

The face on this one by Breitling took up my whole wrist! But on a man it would be perfect. Blue faces are definitely a trend at the shows.

23 The face on this one by Breitling took up my whole wrist! But on a man it would be perfect. Blue faces are definitely a trend at the shows.

Wenger makes affordable Swiss made watches. Since most come in under $300, they are perfect for groomsmen gifting.

24 Wenger makes affordable Swiss made watches. Since most come in under $300, they are perfect for groomsmen gifting.

Another cool look from Wenger.

25 Another cool look from Wenger.

I love Philip Stein's dual time zone watches. This one has a Deco feel.

26 I love Philip Stein's dual time zone watches. This one has a Deco feel.

A more basic look from Philip Stein. I like the pale blue leather strap.

27 A more basic look from Philip Stein. I like the pale blue leather strap.

The straps come separately with all of Philip Stein's watches so you can truly customize your look.

28 The straps come separately with all of Philip Stein's watches so you can truly customize your look.

You can see all the way through this skeleton watch by Philip Stein.

29 You can see all the way through this skeleton watch by Philip Stein.

This could easily be your wedding day something blue. Blue croc and sapphires, that is. This stunner is by Carl F. Bucherer.

30 This could easily be your wedding day something blue. Blue croc and sapphires, that is. This stunner is by Carl F. Bucherer.

The mechanics are intricate but the casing and strap of this style by Carl F Bucherer keep it sporty.

31 The mechanics are intricate but the casing and strap of this style by Carl F Bucherer keep it sporty.

Raymond Weil has amazing and classic watches. This copper-tone face was also a trend at the shows.

32 Raymond Weil has amazing and classic watches. This copper-tone face was also a trend at the shows.

In addition to red gold casing, copper and blue faces, navy dial accents also popped up in a few places. I think Raymond Weil did the trend subtly and handsomely.

33 In addition to red gold casing, copper and blue faces, navy dial accents also popped up in a few places. I think Raymond Weil did the trend subtly and handsomely.

Just a really stunning, classic example from Raymond Weil. Your guy could wear this forever!

34 Just a really stunning, classic example from Raymond Weil. Your guy could wear this forever!

This Valbray watch was like nothing else I saw at the shows. With one twist you go from this . . .

35 This Valbray watch was like nothing else I saw at the shows. With one twist you go from this . . .

To this! It's just the thing for techies.

36 To this! It's just the thing for techies.

Bulgari just announced a collaboration with Maserati. The perfect meeting of two phenomenal Italian companies. I think any guy would die for this watch!

37 Bulgari just announced a collaboration with Maserati. The perfect meeting of two phenomenal Italian companies. I think any guy would die for this watch!

How gorgeous is this style by Bertolucci? I love the lacquered croc strap and diamond studded bezel.

38 How gorgeous is this style by Bertolucci? I love the lacquered croc strap and diamond studded bezel.

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