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The Week In Photos
January 31 to February 6, 2016
Tacori entered the e-commerce space this week, making its men’s and women’s fashion jewelry available for purchase on its website while keeping its bridal lines exclusive to retail partners.
LVMH released favorable financial results for 2015 though the company’s CEO noted ongoing economic “uncertainty,” while out in Arizona, Le Vian announced that it will be launching a line of jewelry watches for women.
Also, National Jeweler celebrated the first week of February with a selection of amethyst jewels, a curated list of new releases for the month and a 20-slide gallery of the best diamond looks from the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Check out the week that was, in photos.More »
16 Pieces Perfect for Valentine’s Day
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, diamond jewelry that can be worn every day is a smart choice for jewelers to stock this year.
“Everyday diamonds are the perfect gift,” says Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America’s director of public relations and special events and a trend-spotter who appears on TV to talk to consumers about jewelry. “These essentials are a daily reminder of the loved one that gave the gift.”
Specifically, she noted diamond cluster stud earrings, bar pendants, diamond-accented bangles and cuffs and stackable pieces as go-to items.
And when it comes to color? “Pink and red gemstones … express feelings for love and admiration,” she says. “Colored gemstones are also perfect for fitting into any size budget.”
Check out Gizzi talking about Valentine’s Day jewels last Friday on KGun9’s The Morning Blend in Tucson, and click through this gallery to see 16 pieces of jewelry that consumers would want to buy for Valentine’s Day.Read more »
Diamond Looks Take Over the SAG Awards
The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles, gave celebrities yet another opportunity to glam it up on the red carpet, with many of them taking the diamond route.
Many in attendance piled on the diamond jewelry, from Giuliana Rancic to Laura Prepon and SAG Award-winner Brie Larson. Others went a little bolder with their look and played around with color, like Diane Lane, Amy Poehler and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka.
When it came to men, timepieces were the go-to jewelry choice.
From the dazzling to the demure, click through this gallery to see 20 jewelry looks from the SAG Awards.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Multicolored Gems
While Pantone (usually) chooses one hue of the year, there will always be those that prefer all of the colors.
“The more the merrier” is a happy concept for many designers who love to showcase the best of Mother Nature’s beauty, as it harks back to the ‘40s multi-gem look that made old Hollywood so glamorous.
Here are a baker’s dozen of varieties to delight customers.Read more »