- Seiko opening high-end boutique in the US
- Kohl’s to open 24 hours a day beginning Dec. 20
- Macy’s to launch Latino-focused brand, jewelry
- Author’s jewelry collection tops $1M
- ‘Radiant Orchid’ named color of the year
- Winners named in lab-grown diamond design contest
- No date set for tender of Marange goods
- Nov. comps climb double digits for JC Penney
- Web roundup: Gurhan now selling online
- Colored diamond butterfly on display at LA museum
- Physicist John Emmett named Bonanno Award winner
- De Beers’ Forevermark expands into Australia
The Week In Photos
November 30 to December 6, 2013
New York--What features 38,883 carats of diamonds, 4,753 grams of gold and took 30,000 man hours to create?
The answer: the $3.2 million pair of boots unveiled this week during Hong Kong “Business of Design Week,” which, this year, focused on Belgian creativity. And, what better way to showcase the country’s creativity than through diamonds from the trading center of Antwerp.
The boots were a collaboration between a two Antwerp-based companies. Diarough/UNI-Design provided the diamonds and luxury label and A.F. Vandevorst came up with the design for the shoes.
Click through this week’s slideshow to see the diamond-covered kickers, as well as photos of jewelers doing good. 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.