- DEF to give $240K to educational institutions
- New ads for Piaget highlight life’s ‘perfection’
- WJA event aims to highlight local designers
- Platinum to average $1477 in 2015
- Supplier sends 10 carats sky high
- JFC names local grant winners for 2014
- ‘Graff ruby’ expected to sell for $6M-$9M
- GIA gets inside look at African emerald mine
- Supplier News: Midas Chain goes mini
- In NY, a good deed is among jeweler’s first acts
- How jewelers can use social media safely
- Report: Japanese co. introduces diamond ‘smartring’
The Week In Photos
October 12 to 18, 2014
New York--A sudden resignation at the world’s largest specialty jeweler, the announcement of a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and a $100,000 donation to combat the worldwide outbreak of Ebola were the major news breaks in the industry.
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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.Read more »
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.Read more »
Gold Spotlight: Pinar Oner
New York--Turkish designer Pinar Öner has introduced a new line for 2014 that utilizes enamel to bring color to 18-karat yellow gold and diamond pieces inspired by a former basilica in Istanbul.
Called “Hagia Sophia,” the line is named after the museum of the same name in Turkey that was once a Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica before transitioning into an imperial mosque. Today, the monument is a museum, one that Öner has taken inspiration from to create her newest line.
The designer also has new additions to her overall offerings, including pieces inspired by the ceiling of the Chora church, also in Istanbul, and jewelry dedicate to the Turks who were killed in Gezi Park this year while protesting environmental and human rights abuses.
Click through this gallery to see 12 pieces that are new from the designer for 2014, including the Hagia Sophia line and jewelry from the Gezi suite.
Wholesale prices for the pieces in the Hagia Sophia collection range from $1,900 to $3,200. Read more »