- Silver category added to Spectrum Awards
- Former jeweler found guilty of theft, embezzlement
- 5 good reads for September
- Silverstone to auction Richard Burton’s watch
- In 2014, Russia was world’s No. 1 diamond producer
- Macy’s links itself with fashion tech startup
- Liquidation sale to begin soon for 3 Romano’s stores
- Tiffany closes diamond polishing plant in Namibia
- Specialty jewelers see strong growth in June
- To brand or not to brand?
- SimplexDiam rolls out consulting services
- H. Stern to unveil new collection, campaign
The Week In Photos
August 23 to 29, 2015
New York--Breitling presented its limited edition Jet Team timepiece to the owners of new Bentley cars as part of a partnership the timepiece brand has with the automaker, while Indian jewelry brand Nirav Modi opened a boutique on Madison Avenue.
Gemfields is partnering with a range of designers to create jewelry to commemorate the opening of Bergdorf Goodman’s new jewelry salon, while a millennial retailer in Indianapolis announced his plans to open a retail location catering to his own generation.
In other news, De Beers announced a new holiday marketing campaign that will urge men to buy diamond jewelry as gifts, and Tiffany & Co. said sales in the second quarter were about equal to the prior year due to the negative effect of the strength of the U.S. dollar.
It’s the week that happened, in photos.More »
6 gold pieces to see at Vicenzaoro Fall
The Vicenzaoro Fall jewelry trade show is set to kick off this Saturday in Vicenza, Italy, at a time when gold prices are relatively low and yellow gold jewelry is hot.
Vicenzaoro is an international jewelry industry melting pot. It’s not only a place for attendees to scope out trends but also a stage for brands to unveil their latest collections. The multiple pavilions at Vicenzaoro--which saw a 13 percent increase in attendance at its winter show, the first held with the new boutique format--aim to cluster like-companies together.
Click through this gallery to see six pieces of Italian gold jewelry from brands exhibiting at the show. All prices listed are retail.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Y-necklaces
You knew it had to have a comeback soon … the Y-neck of the 1990s is back en vogue now and enough time has passed so that we’re actually enjoying it. This time around they’re quite long and really do dress up a button-downed look.
Here are 12 styles to show to trendier clientele who might be looking for a something new to make their fall fashions shine.Read more »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: Alternative bridal, part 2
For week two of our alternative bridal trends, we’ve got even more unusual stones and unique settings.
If you don’t show more than traditional bridal rings, you won’t be getting the new customer who isn’t as interested in the 4Cs as with their own personal fashion statement. They might want to try something that speaks to their generation. For many of the alternative bridal choices, the emphasis is in responsibly-mined stones and metals, and that customer base is growing.
Here is another batch of rings that can make the off-beat customer’s heart melt.Read more »