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The Week In Photos
September 27 to October 3, 2015
Christie’s announced it will offer a 16.08-carat cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond at its Geneva jewelry auction that is expected to sell for as much as $28 million.
E-commerce site Etsy is launching a marketplace for manufacturers and diamond miner Lucapa announced the unearthing of a 90-carat stone.
In career news, Scott Kay President Michael Benavente, who was tapped to lead the brand in May, left to “pursue another opportunity,” while two promotions were announced at Kansas City, Mo.-based retailer Tivol.
It’s the week that happened, in photos.More »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Doing good
What could be better than getting some bling? How about jewels that offer a dose of feel-good, allowing the wearer to help others while also getting her dazzle on? Charity jewels are a great way to help deserving organizations and get a little something for oneself. And many of these jewels also create awareness for their charities as well.
Here are 16 jewels that all support specific causes and help grow awareness and support. Get on board with those that have a personal connection and help raise money and spirits with beautiful bling.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Chandeliers
Now that we’re focusing on bigger earrings again this season--spring fashion shows and this season’s award shows played up this trend--how can “chandelierings” be far behind?
These dramatic accessories focus on the swing of multiple parts and dangles. If they make you think of the crystal chandeliers of Versailles, then you’re wearing a pair of chandelier earrings: big, dramatic, swinging and always the highlight to any look.
Here are 15 styles that range from the sublime to the outrageous, and all will surely dazzle customers who are ready for some insta-glam.Read more »
Gemstone Spotlight: Eden Presley
Gwen Myers says that she started her line, Eden Presley, one piece at a time.
Named after her two daughters, Eden and Presley, she first made a bracelet with her daughter’s name on it. Once she saw that all her friends wanted a similar piece, Myers decided to create her own line.
Using bright, fresh hues in her pieces, Myers says the colors she grew up with in Florida inspire her. Her bold designs combine classic, traditional motifs with modern and unusual elements, creating pieces that can be “worn in any situation,” from the everyday to black-tie events.
Each of her one-of-a-kind pieces is individually hand-set in 14-karat gold or sterling silver.
All prices listed are retail.Read more »