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The Week In Photos
April 26 to May 2, 2015
New York--It was a busy week at home and abroad in the jewelry industry.
In New Orleans, jeweler Bill Farmer was honored with the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley Award, while across the pond--and some other bodies of water--the inaugural Vicenzaoro Dubai show wrapped up.
Sotheby’s announced it would sell a rare, historic pink diamond next month in Geneva, and Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs and its CEO parted ways. In addition, Amazon re-launched its business-to-business website, Amazon Supply, as Amazon Business.
See what happened this week, in photos.More »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Fun with Fringe
Fringe was one of the biggest fashion hits on the spring 2015 runways and now it has hit the jewelry world in a big way too.
We are seeing sexy, swingy, fringy details on all kinds of designs, from simple earrings to major necklaces. We’re talking tassels, full sweeps and micro-drapes in metal and stone. It’s fun and flirty and the movement is definitely eye-catching.
Here are 18 different styles to take customers out on the fringe of their fashion sensibilities.Read more »
Gemstone Spotlight: Jordan Alexander
New York--Today’s shoppers, while appreciative of the pearls that have been used in jewelry created generations before them, are looking to designers to give them an updated, stylish look to go with contemporary fashions.
Enter Theresa Harper Bruno, designer and president at the Jordan Alexander jewelry brand, who was indeed inspired by the estate jewelry collections of both her grandmother and mother but has added a bohemian, contemporary aesthetic to her designs.
By mixing the feminine with the edgy, the polished with the rough, and setting them with diamond pave accents in 18-karat gold, Bruno has created pearl pieces for the modern women who wants classic pieces with edge.
Click through the slideshow to see 12 designs from Jordan Alexander.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Going green
Happy Earth Day! This is the day in our business when we talk about green jewelry practices and try to help consumers understand that there are ways our industry can help make a smaller footprint on Mother Earth.
Sustainable mining, recycling materials, greener manufacturing processes and renewable resources are all key to a growing generation of green jewelers.
Here are 11 new styles that remind you to manufacture responsibly in a most beautiful way. All prices listed are retail.Read more »