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  • May 24 to 30, 2015 New York--The majority of the industry descended upon Las Vegas for the start of the annual Couture, JCK and U.S. Antique Jewelry & Watch shows this week.

    New pieces and collections are a given at the shows, as well as announcements from brands, including Royal Asscher’s new, patented brilliant cut and global ad campaign. Celebratory events also dot market week, such as the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s annual gala that took place Thursday evening, with former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland in attendance.

    In the world of major retailers, Amazon hinted it may be introducing a handmade marketplace to rival Etsy, and on the diamond front, De Beers announced it is looking for a buyer for its Kimberley Mines in South Africa.

    See it all, in this edition of the Week in Photos.

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  • 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.

    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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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