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- Jocelyn Prestia named New Designer of the Year
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- Estelle Hedaya joins CBG
- Designer thanks her ‘lucky stars’ for 40 years
- Late philanthropist’s jewels go to auction
- JA elects Ryan Berg as new board chairman
- What’ll make millennials ‘walk away’ from jewelry
- What you might have missed
- White Pine to hold buying event this weekend
- De Beers first-half sales drop 21 percent
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: Gray diamonds
New York--While diamonds are always a girl’s best friend, the time is ripe for diamonds of all colors to share the stage.
Gray diamonds have come into vogue as designers embrace the moody hue that turns any design into a cooler version of its old self. Gray diamond engagement rings are great for the millennial customer who wants something new and fresh, while all kinds of fashion items look updated and slightly cooler with a gray diamond center.
Price points are pleasant, too, so consider dabbling in all types of jewels that have a little gray edge.
Here are 11 designs that will offer your clients something with a little kick to it.Read more »
Gemstone Spotlight: Polly Wales
Designer Polly Wales likes to set her gemstones in precious metals in such a way that the resulting effect has a “from-the-earth” aesthetic, like the stones are breaking through the surface of the gold.
Her designs are an eclectic mix of references from Byzantine and Indian jewelry as well as trends in high fashion, though the designer said that it is ultimately the women who wear her pieces who dictate how the jewelry evolves.
Wales unveiled many new designs in her signature collection at this year’s Couture show, as she transitions to using the process of lost wax casting for her jewelry.
See 10 of the designer’s newest pieces in this slideshow. All prices listed are retail.Read 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 »