June 24, 2014
Everybody loves a mystery, and there is something particularly tantalizing about one that will never quite get solved.
June 23, 2014
July 2, a week from today, will mark the midway point of 2014. There will be exactly 183 days behind us and 182 more to go.
June 18, 2014
In 2012, Christie’s Rahul Kadakia cracked open a case of extraordinary jewels that once belonged to Huguette M. Clark that were, as the story goes, kept in a bank vault untouched since the 1940s.
June 10, 2014
Drop earrings and rings with diamond pavé were the go-to jewelry choices for celebrities attending the Tony Awards Sunday night, which recognize achievement in live Broadway theater.
June 10, 2014
We’ve been back in New York for about a week, giving me time to (somewhat) catch up on rest and reflect on my time at market week in Las Vegas. This trip was not only my first time at market week but also my first trip to Las Vegas, which meant that my to-do list of things to eat, see and visit was pretty extensive.
While I didn’t get to do everything on my list (here’s looking at you, High Roller), I had an amazing time while I was there.
The best thing that continues to come out of these work trips for me, besides the education, is getting to see more brands, designers and jewelry, meeting people in person that I’ve been emailing for a while and meeting tons of wonderful new people. I am constantly in awe of the passion, dedication and energy that seems to pervade the industry.
By day in Las Vegas, I was going on a few appointments of my own at the shows as well as accompanying both Hannah and Michelle on theirs. Nothing beats getting to see the jewelry in person and trying it on, and Las Vegas provided that opportunity in spades.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the trip.
Starting top left and moving clockwise: Pamela Froman, Octium, Omi Privé, and Oscar Heyman
June 6, 2014
I personally attended two panels in Las Vegas where the topic of lab-grown diamonds, also called synthetics, came up; the first covered synthetic diamond disclosure and the second was on five forces shaping the future of the industry. No. 1 of those five was lab-grown diamonds.