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The Week In Photos

  • December 14 to 20, 2014 New York--One retailer revealed a version of the Apple Watch set with more than 15 carats of diamonds while Breitling hosted an event in New York with an American astronaut.

    Google released its annual trends report for 2014, showing what Americans searched for the most this year in a number of categories, including celebrity weddings, fashion designers and podcasts.

    Additionally, JA New York announced the headline speaker for the opening day of its winter show, and the Women’s Jewelry Association revealed the keynote speakers for its 2015 In The Know conference.

    See it all and more in this week’s slideshow.

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  • Gemstone Spotlight: Penny Preville New York--First inspired by the treasures that she found in her grandmother’s jewelry box, Penny Preville has created a signature look inspired by fashion and culture and based on femininity and an eye for detail.

    The designer’s newest gemstone pieces incorporate a lot of her favorite color, blue, using aquamarine, opals, and sapphires, as well her other go-to stones, rubies, emeralds, and moonstones.

    Preville also told National Jeweler that in 2015, her work will start to include celestial stars, moons, and amulets in a new collection, as well as Chinese-inspired designs based on fashion trends recently seen on runways.

    Click through the slideshow to see 10 of Preville’s most recent designs.
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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: Uncommon brides Today’s bride is a very eclectic girl--no longer hemmed in by long-standing traditions she is free to do as she pleases in colored bridal gowns, in avant-garde settings, and with jewels that resonate with her personal style. 

    She’s not locked into needing a perfect white diamond with traditional prongs; she’ll rock a colored stone, a blackened metal or a cluster of raw diamonds and call herself betrothed. 

    This is great news for jewelers, who can have more fun with their bridal inventory and cater to the unconventional bride with a wide assortment of creative ideas. 

    Click through to see 19 rings perfect for a modern bride.  

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  • Cobalt Chrome Spotlight: Sarah Graham Sculptural and tactile, the jewelry of Sarah Graham is inspired by the forms and textures of the natural world, from grasses and pebbles to corals and single-celled organisms. But, despite its organic feel, her work is also deceptively high-tech, with innovative materials and construction.

    Her fingerprint collection, for example, uses in-store scanners, CAD models, and 3-D printing to create the feeling of casual wax impressions.

    Graham’s signature is a velvety oxidized cobalt chrome alloy, which creates a matte-black foil for richly textured 18-karat gold. Each of her collections has a distinct inspiration, yet her unified aesthetic, characteristic palette of metals, and variety of textures encourage collectors to mix and match.

    Click through to the slideshow to see examples of Sarah Graham’s unique creative vision, including an exclusive preview of the soon-to-debut Oakleaf Collection.

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