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  • November 16 to 22, 2014 The week in New York began wet and turned freezing, an experience shared by much of the country.

    Forevermark brought people in from the rain Monday when it held an event in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood celebrating its new social media campaign, which is focused on the symbolism behind holding hands.  

    Meanwhile, independent retailers joined the big-box stores in gearing up for Black Friday, and National Jeweler picked its own candidate for Word of the Year.

    See the week that was, in photos.
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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: Bar fun New York--Bar none, the simple line necklace--straight across or curved into a “smile”--has leapt to the top of the fashion trends. And it’s a trend with staying power; some designers have been doing it for years while others just jumped into the fray this year.

    For consumers there’s a bar necklace for every taste and style, from posies in a line to bejeweled snakes and every shape in between. They’re simple and luxurious, and easy to give or get for the holiday season. Show them to men who come into the store and don’t know what to get their significant others--tell them to smile and relax, the bar’s got them covered.

    Click through this slideshow to see 13 necklaces raising the bar on this trend.
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  • Gemstone Spotlight: Estenza New York--After manufacturing fine jewelry for more than 45 years, family-run brand Estenza embarked on a rebranding effort a little over a year ago and set out to expand its business in the United States.

    In September, the brand released its new Pyramid collection. Inspired by geometric designs, the line features sugarloaf-shaped gemstones paired with diamond pavé and intricate metalwork in either 14- or 18-karat gold.

    “The designs are minimalist to showcase the gemstones and are designed for customers looking for vintage-inspired pieces,” said designer Priyanka Kedia.

    Kedia also noted that they will add stud earrings to the line before the holiday season, and will continue expanding the collection in 2015.

    Click through the slideshow to see 10 pieces from Pyramid. 

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  • Cindy’s TrendTracker: This time, it’s personal New York--Personalized jewels have had fans since the beginning of time--one probably could find some kind of charm bracelet in more than a few pharaoh’s tombs. 

    Jewelry is handed down by generations, along with their stories of celebration and commemoration. 

    The latest crop of personalized jewels showcase modern designers’ innovative use of form and function. From monograms to initials to names of pets, it is possible for every kind of consumer to fall in love with an initial, a name or a symbol jewel with a price point and style that suits them.

    Click through this gallery to see 10 pieces that can be personalized.

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