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  • October 26 to November 1, 2014 New York--The American Gem Trade Association revealed the winners of its 2015 Spectrum Awards, the organization’s annual colored gemstone-centric design contest, following judging over the weekend in New York.

    Meanwhile, uptown at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, JA New York held its annual cash-and-carry Special Delivery show Sunday through Tuesday. 

    See shots from both events and more in this week’s photo rewind.  

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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: Skinny Cuff Love New York--Cuff bracelets have been around forever, and they bounce in and out of fashion often. 

    This time around they’re skinnier than ever and often worn open side up with gems or other end-cap embellishments. 

    They look great stacked and can be worn with bangles, plain cuffs and beads, too. The “arm party” trend is not fading, and these skinny minnies are freshening up the look well.

    Click through this slideshow to see skinny cuffs from seven different designers ranging in price from $550 to $7,480 retail. 

    Cindy’s TrendTracker is a new feature written for National Jeweler by Cindy Edelstein, founder of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau. The company supports designer jewelry in terms of retail growth, as an art form and as a community. Reach her at  

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  • Platinum Spotlight: Leo Ingwer New York--Leo Ingwer has unveiled 1939, a new collection that offers engagement rings, earrings, and fashion rings inspired by antique designs for the modern bride.

    Designed by the second and third generation of the Ingwer family, the collection marks the brand’s 75th anniversary with its name a nod to the year the company was founded, 1939.

    Pieces from the line are available in platinum, as well as 14- or 18-karat white, yellow and rose gold.

    Click through this gallery to see nine rings in platinum from Leo Ingwer’s new 1939 collection. All prices given are retail.

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  • Gemstone Spotlight: Melissa Joy Manning New York--Since 1997, designer Melissa Joy Manning has created her jewelry using recycled metals and locally sourced stones.

    With designs inspired by her passion for travel, culture, and art, Manning sources the materials for her jewelry from suppliers who share her beliefs in social and environmental sustainability.

    The jewelry brand handcrafts every made-to-order piece in Manning's Berkeley, Calif. certified "green" production studio by an in-house artisan staff.

    In addition to having her own stores in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and Berkeley, Manning’s jewelry is carried in more than 250 high-end and specialty boutiques worldwide.  

    Click through the slideshow to see 10 of the latest pieces from the designer. 

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