- Antiquorum NY records its best sale of the year
- U.S. consumers are keeping their jewelry longer
- NRF: November sales up 4 percent year-over-year
- Appointments: Hearts on Fire, MJSA, more
- GJEPC issues clarification on synthetics release
- Golconda diamond snags $10M at Christie’s
- Calif. jeweler acquires gold mine
- Emerald, diamond pieces top Sotheby’s auction
- Diamonds highlight Bonhams sale
- Q3 comps up 6 percent for Saks’ new parent co.
- Consumer spending slows after holiday weekend
- Manufacturer AV Diamonds teams up with sightholder
The Week In Photos
December 7 to 13, 2013
New York--‘Tis the season for, among many other things, being altruistic.
Over the weekend, Borsheims in Omaha, Neb. held its annual Weekend of Giving, this year benefitting Heartland Family Service.
During the Weekend of Giving, customers pay $10 to pick one of Borsheims’ gift boxes, which are nestled in a Christmas tree in the store. Each box contains a surprise and Borsheims chooses a child-focused charity to which it donates the $10. In addition, Borsheims’ gives a percentage of its total sales from the Weekend of Giving to charity.
Borsheims said its customers purchased a record number of boxes this year. The retailer also is selling a $25 heart pendant from now through the end of the year, with $5 from each sale going to Heartland Family Service.
Click through this slideshow to see photos from Borsheims Weekend of Giving, as well as images of Roberto Coin and Oprah and the opening of a special diamond facility in India. More »
Chic gold style for the holidays
New York--Layered necklaces, stacked rings, thin bangles and small stud earrings will be popular gold jewelry picks this holiday season, especially among self-purchasers and consumers who are spending their money cautiously.
Megan Hayes, a freelance jewelry expert who has held jewelry and accessories positions with Harper’s Bazaar and LifestyleMirror.com, said there’s been a resurgence of people shopping for themselves, and they are picking pared-down pieces.
“People want something that’s a little more clean, a little more personal to them, less over-the-top and not such a huge statement. A cleaner, chic look has come back, and it’s stemmed from runway trends,” Hayes said. “It’s just a more refined look.”Read more »
Silver Spotlight: Brady Legler
New York--Designer Brady Legler has just stepped onto the jewelry scene with a sterling silver and diamond collection that’s geometric and edgy, at times echoing the sharp lines of pencils and paintbrushes.
A Kansas City, Mo. native, Legler is still in college, finishing up his senior year at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. In addition to designing jewelry, he’s also a painter, though the work he creates in each medium is vastly different.
Legler’s first collection was inspired by his late grandmother, a fashion model from the 1940s to 1960s who told him, “Never blend in, find something you like and add something of yourself to it.”
Flip through this gallery to see how Legler stands out.Read more »
Trendy silver picks for the holidays
With the holiday shopping season approaching, many jewelers are preparing to round out their inventories with pieces perfect for gifting.
Pre-holiday surveys are showing that consumers are ready to spend but still will seek out deals, meaning jewelers not only need to offer promotions but also carry price-point friendly jewelry, keeping in mind shoppers’ budgets this holiday season.
Below are four current jewelry trends and silver jewelry that fits them.