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The Week In Photos
May 17 to 23, 2015
New York--Jewelers Mutual introduced an ad campaign that plays on people’s emotional connections to their jewelry, and Nordstrom rolled out a new purchasing program that works via text message.
Scott Kay, which has undergone constant change since late last year when its founder died, named a new president, while veteran industry journalist Marion Fasel announced a new online magazine and consulting company for jewelry industry.
It’s the week before Las Vegas, in photos.More »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Coming Up Couture
New York--Vegas market week is the most exciting time for jewelry lovers--we get to see so much newness that it can make you lightheaded if you don’t pace yourself.
At Couture everyone is bringing their “A” game, thoughtfully adding new work and crafting collections like maestros compose concertos.Read more »
Here’s a sneak peek of jewels that will be debuting this week at the Couture show, and we will showcase many more new finds in the weeks to come. To join in the fun, follow @CindyEdelstein on Instagram throughout the show.
Gemstone Spotlight: Katherine Jetter
New York--Since she began designing jewelry, Melbourne, Australia-born Katherine Jetter has made it her mission to elevate opals, incorporating the gemstone into one-of-a-kind pieces and pairing them with diamonds and other colored stones.
When she exhibits at the upcoming Couture show, Jetter will have a number of new pieces in the showcase.
The designer said that for the show, her jewelry will go in two directions--one including the stunning statement opal pieces she is known for, each unique and inspired by the stone itself, and the other using other important precious gemstones--fancy tourmalines, rubellite, spinel and star sapphires.
Click through the slideshow to see a sneak peek of what the designer will have on display in Las Vegas. All prices listed are retail.Read more »
Gold Spotlight: Arya Esha
New York--Launched in 2014, Priyanka Murthy’s fine jewelry line already has two accolades under its belt and a handful of celebrities who have accessorized with its pieces.
Called Arya Esha, the company won a 2015 JCK Rising Star Award and a 2014 Commendation Award from the Cultured Pearl Association of America. Claire Danes and Jordana Brewster are among the stars who have donned the brand’s jewelry.
The line is made up of three collections: Galaxy, Lava and Paradigm.
Murthy said Arya Esha means “Goddess of Truth” in ancient North Indian Sanskrit. Her travels as an international lawyer and scholar led her to name the brand this because, “We are all in search of our own truth, and we find it in different stages, roles and places in our lives.”
Scroll through this gallery to see pieces by Arya Esha. All prices listed are retail.Read more »