- Registration open for Rio Grande’s 2015 symposium
- Mining co. cuts world’s largest csarite
- Rocks On: Green garnets lead the way
- Overstock buys Bidz.com’s inventory
- Blue Nile forecasts 19 percent growth in Q4
- Calif. designer to debut boutique, jewelry line
- Officials charge 3 more in Mich. robberies
- Effy opening its own stores on cruise ships
- Hari Krishna rewards employees with cars, homes
- JA opens 2015 CASE Awards for submissions
- What gemstone is the favorite among consumers?
- Sotheby’s auctioning more Lauder jewels
The Week In Photos
October 26 to November 1, 2014
New York--The American Gem Trade Association revealed the winners of its 2015 Spectrum Awards, the organization’s annual colored gemstone-centric design contest, following judging over the weekend in New York.
Meanwhile, uptown at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, JA New York held its annual cash-and-carry Special Delivery show Sunday through Tuesday.
See shots from both events and more in this week’s photo rewind.More »
Gemstone Spotlight: Parade Designs
New York--With a background in sourcing fine gems for successful designers, international jewelers Allen and William Pung have built Parade based on finding the highest-quality gems while also speaking to the design aesthetic they love.
The brand has 12 collections so far, from the Lyria bridal line to The Reverie Collection featuring a mixture of natural fancy color and black diamonds in artful designs.
They also have the “Parade in Color” collection to showcase colored gemstones. New styles added to the line this fall feature slices and cuts of the stones accented with sparkling gems to create a dramatic look.
Click through the slideshow to see 10 of the brand’s new pieces. Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Skinny Cuff Love
New York--Cuff bracelets have been around forever, and they bounce in and out of fashion often.
This time around they’re skinnier than ever and often worn open side up with gems or other end-cap embellishments.
They look great stacked and can be worn with bangles, plain cuffs and beads, too. The “arm party” trend is not fading, and these skinny minnies are freshening up the look well.
Click through this slideshow to see skinny cuffs from seven different designers ranging in price from $550 to $7,480 retail.
Cindy’s TrendTracker is a new feature written for National Jeweler by Cindy Edelstein, founder of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau. The company supports designer jewelry in terms of retail growth, as an art form and as a community. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more »
Platinum Spotlight: Leo Ingwer
New York--Leo Ingwer has unveiled 1939, a new collection that offers engagement rings, earrings, and fashion rings inspired by antique designs for the modern bride.
Designed by the second and third generation of the Ingwer family, the collection marks the brand’s 75th anniversary with its name a nod to the year the company was founded, 1939.
Pieces from the line are available in platinum, as well as 14- or 18-karat white, yellow and rose gold.
Click through this gallery to see nine rings in platinum from Leo Ingwer’s new 1939 collection. All prices given are retail.Read more »