Last week I went on my first official business trip, to the gem shows at Tucson and what a trip it was.
Though I’m still working to familiarize myself with what it is and how it works, I have noticed that Bitcoin seems to be in the news a lot more recently.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. In addition to all the hectic sales and promotions at big-box retailers, the jewelry industry is well into its most important sales season.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in the series based on the popular books, comes out this week. One of the most visually interesting aspects of the movies--of which I am a huge fan, in addition to the books--is the way they outfit and style the characters that live in the Capital, where citizens are known for their particular brand of fashion.
Though Jessica Hendricks grew up with a direct connection to jewelry, learning the ins and outs as her mother ran two stores, she didn’t anticipate going into the industry herself. She attended New York University to study theater, but a series of events and experiences would soon take her back into the industry she knew so well.
Paris-based House of Alexandre Reza has been known for its extraordinary gems, designs and craftsmanship since the 1950s.
As the new associate
editor at National Jeweler
, I can’t imagine a better way to get acquainted with the fine jewelry industry than to head straight to an event, where I got to see great pieces up close and in person. On Monday, I went to see all the jewelry involved in the AGTA’s 2014 Spectrum Awards.