- Blue Nile forecasts 19 percent growth in Q4
- Calif. designer to debut boutique, jewelry line
- Officials charge 3 more in Mich. robberies
- In a time when lending is tight, alternatives abound
- JA opens 2015 CASE Awards for submissions
- Effy opening its own stores on cruise ships
- What gemstone is the favorite among consumers?
- Sotheby’s auctioning more Lauder jewels
- Hari Krishna rewards employees with cars, homes
- 5 looks to stock before the holiday season
- 5 fun events to engage clients this holiday season
- Diamond grower producing 2-carat, E color stones
The Week In Photos
October 19 to 25, 2014
New York--A luxury goods company won a battle against websites that sell counterfeit goods in London while Jewelers Mutual gave jewelers a lesson on how to use social media safely, and National Jeweler launched the inaugural edition of its online-only magazine.
Also this week, two industry organizations designed to do good announced the names of the organizations to which they’ll be making donations.
See photos from the week’s top headlines in this slideshow. More »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more »
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 »