- Petra Diamonds revenue up 16 percent
- Fla. jeweler Mark Levinson found dead
- Faberge creates first Imperial Egg in nearly a century
- WJA announces In the Know lineup
- Swatch watches ‘superlot’ could sell for $1M
- Salma Hayek poses for Pomellato
- About Retail: Inventory sharing, San Francisco style
- Tiffany releases TV ad with same-sex couple
- Stuller announces Bridge conference schedule
- Virginia retailer named JAPAC chair
- The ‘cash for gold trend’ reverses
- Desire to save tax refunds hits 12-year high
The Week In Photos
February 22 to 28, 2015
New York--The Apple Watch graced the pages of a fitness magazine this week, while Tiffany & Co. released the TV component of its new, “modern” ad campaign. Janet Goldman announced that retail location and showroom Fragments would be closing its doors, and Sotheby’s set the date for the sale of a huge Swatch collection.
See what happened in the jewelry industry this week, in photos.More »
Gemstone Spotlight: Anzie
New York--Founded by designer Anzie Stein, the Anzie brand, which now includes her daughters Jaclyn and Joanna, has become well known for its gemstone pieces in signature looks that are meant to reflect the style of today’s generation.
The pieces in Anzie’s collections can be dressed up as well as worn every day, as all lines are polished and classic.
From chain bracelets and multi-strand station necklaces to stylish studs and bold gemstone jewelry, the new pieces Anzie introduced for spring feature cooler-toned colored gemstones, especially blue, as well as the lighter shades of pearls, quartz and moonstone.
The new pieces pop in a number of the brand’s well-known collections, including both Dew Drop, inspired by morning dew, and the Aztec collection, inspired by Southwestern and Art Deco influences.Read more »
Cindy's TrendTracker: Laughing Out Loud
New York--The beauty of jewelry is that it can convey so many messages in an everlasting way--love, romance, power, adoration, a sense of style and wealth are most spoken in gold and diamonds but, once in a while, so are wit, humor and sass.
Customers use jewelry to express their own personality so why not give them an irreverent jewel or two from which to choose? From contemporary Emoji jewels to sassy 50 Shades of Grey-style designs, there's something fun for everyone.
Here are 14 ways to make your clients smile, smirk or even laugh out loud.Read more »
12 Oscar-worthy jewels
Statement necklaces and diamond-heavy pieces were the common trends in celebrity jewelry at the 87th Academy Awards, which were held Sunday in Los Angeles and recognized the best in film in 2014.
Plunging necklines and strapless dresses set the stage for actresses to wear bold, prominent necklaces, like Margot Robbie’s show-stopping Van Cleef zipper necklace and Laura Dern’s Bulgari piece.
Keeping it classic, many stars also opted for a diamond-dominated look, including Rita Ora, who accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz’s yellow gold and diamond earrings, and Reese Witherspoon, who dressed her ears up in Tiffany & Co.’s platinum cluster earrings.
See some of the best jewelry looks from the 2015 Oscars in this gallery.Read more »