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- Designer thanks her ‘lucky stars’ for 40 years
- What you might have missed
- Late philanthropist’s jewels go to auction
- JA elects Ryan Berg as new board chairman
- Tiffany & Co. all tied up for fall
- De Beers first-half sales drop 21 percent
- White Pine to hold buying event this weekend
- MJSA cuts Education Foundation director position
- The History Behind … Mid-century Modern jewelry
- New York antique show to open this week
- 10 pieces from Alex Soldier’s new men’s line
The Week In Photos
July 19 to 25, 2015
New York--Severe winter weather coupled with a stronger U.S. dollar and weak foreign growth led the National Retail Federation to revise its retail sales growth forecast for 2015.
Also this week, Tiffany & Co. announced it will be updating three classic collections for the fall and will have a new advertising campaign to support them. Two of the models featured in the campaign are sisters Dree and Langley Fox Hemingway, the great-granddaughters of writer Ernest Hemingway.
In New York, preparations took place ahead of the weekend’s trade shows, JA New York Summer and U.S. Antique Shows, which is setting the stage for its show at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
See the week that was, in photos.More »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Wild ones
Animals have been cast in gold and gems since the dawn of time, which mirrors the love people have for their pets.
They still are the darlings of designers today, as they continue to hog wild over their pooches, kitties and itty-bitty fishes and their clients have followed suit. Jewelers want to get in on the action.
Retailers should stock a great menagerie of little friends to make clients happy. Here are a dozen adorable choices.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: All hail
In honor of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s christening and, perhaps, with a nod to the popularity of shows such as Game of Thrones, heraldic imagery is being seen around every corner these days.
Shields, swags, medals and crests are wonderful ways to spruce up a contemporary look--they add a regal note to every bracelet stack and layered necklace look.
Here are 13 versions that buyers can add to their armor pile.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Charmed
There’s something so romantic and vaguely retro about charm bracelets; they evoke an image of summer vacations when charms were purchased at every stop along the way.
Charm necklaces also can build up over time to show off the voyage of one’s life, from early romances through babies and other milestones. There’s fashionable charms, romantic charms, keepsake charms and more. Once a women becomes a collector, she can mix and match with abandon.
To help customers capitalize on this trend retailers should offer a wide variety of themes and styles because this look is all about that mix. Here are 15 choices, from Emojis to gemstones to spirit animals.Read more »