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Romancing the Stones

Professional diamond facial not an option? No problem. The luxury of gemstones can be experienced anywhere.

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Professional diamond facial not an option? No problem. The luxury of gemstones can be experienced anywhere.

Pearl and mother-of-pearl extracts found in American Beauty All Is Forgiven Skin Repair Concentrate supplement the brightening effects of its other active ingredients. ($32; Kohl’s)

Mother-of-pearl particles added to Carita Progressif Anti-Age Corps Firming Hydrating Emulsion bring a touch of illumination to the entire body. ($85; carita.com)

Real crushed pearl is the star feature of Lola Cosmetics PearlLuminous Brightening and Light Diffusing Powder, which helps make skin look subtly shimmery, not glittery. ($35; Sephora)

Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss also contains pearl extracts to make lips look fuller and the complexion more luminous. ($19; Bobbi Brown counters)

Even the most basic primping routine gets more fabulous with jewels: Color-coordinate with a “sapphire” or “amethyst” ModelCo Gloss Ring and have lip gloss at your fingertips. ($30; Henri Bendel)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Rock Solid Nail Lacquer gives serious shine and diamond-hard finish, plus a wish-it-was-real gem cap. ($2.99 each; mass retailers)

Lisa Simon Royal Maharaji Rich Anti-Aging Cream contains calming amethyst and radiance-boosting pink tourmaline for a fresh, glowing complexion. ($124; Henri Bendel)

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