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The Week In Photos
November 16 to 22, 2013
New York--The career of jewelry designer Joel Arthur Rosenthal, better known by the initials JAR, has spanned decades and resulted in the creation of thousands of pieces of jewelry donned by women worldwide.
However, no matter how long or storied one’s career is, there’s always room for another first, and the Paris-based designed experienced two this week.
On Wednesday, more than 400 JAR pieces went on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It is the first U.S. retrospective of JAR pieces and the first retrospective at the Met dedicated to a contemporary jewelry designer.
Click through this slideshow to see photos from an event marking the start of the JAR exhibition at the Met as well as other happenings, including the opening of Borsheims’ second store in Nebraska as well as a charity event runway show in Florida. More »
Chic gold style for the holidays
New York--Layered necklaces, stacked rings, thin bangles and small stud earrings will be popular gold jewelry picks this holiday season, especially among self-purchasers and consumers who are spending their money cautiously.
Megan Hayes, a freelance jewelry expert who has held jewelry and accessories positions with Harper’s Bazaar and LifestyleMirror.com, said there’s been a resurgence of people shopping for themselves, and they are picking pared-down pieces.
“People want something that’s a little more clean, a little more personal to them, less over-the-top and not such a huge statement. A cleaner, chic look has come back, and it’s stemmed from runway trends,” Hayes said. “It’s just a more refined look.”Read more »
Silver Spotlight: Brady Legler
New York--Designer Brady Legler has just stepped onto the jewelry scene with a sterling silver and diamond collection that’s geometric and edgy, at times echoing the sharp lines of pencils and paintbrushes.
A Kansas City, Mo. native, Legler is still in college, finishing up his senior year at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. In addition to designing jewelry, he’s also a painter, though the work he creates in each medium is vastly different.
Legler’s first collection was inspired by his late grandmother, a fashion model from the 1940s to 1960s who told him, “Never blend in, find something you like and add something of yourself to it.”
Flip through this gallery to see how Legler stands out.Read more »
Trendy silver picks for the holidays
With the holiday shopping season approaching, many jewelers are preparing to round out their inventories with pieces perfect for gifting.
Pre-holiday surveys are showing that consumers are ready to spend but still will seek out deals, meaning jewelers not only need to offer promotions but also carry price-point friendly jewelry, keeping in mind shoppers’ budgets this holiday season.
Below are four current jewelry trends and silver jewelry that fits them.