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09/30/14

Yurman to be honored at Pratt’s Legends Awards

Jewelry designer David Yurman, fashion icon Iris Apfel and Paper magazine editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter will be recognized at the Pratt Institute’s Legends Awards this November. 

09/29/14

The History Behind … Georgian mourning jewelry

This month, National Jeweler delves into the when, where and why of mourning jewelry worn between roughly 1714 and 1830. 

09/18/14

David Webb goes online, brings back the Nail

Jewelry house David Webb has debuted an e-commerce platform and commemorated the launch with the reintroduction of its Nail collection, which first came out in the 1970s. 

09/12/14

Fabrikant-Tara partnering with Posen on fine line

Clothing designer Zac Posen is teaming up with diamond and gemstone wholesaler Fabrikant-Tara International to create a fine jewelry collection that is expected to debut this fall. 

09/09/14

Pandora official jeweler of NY fashion week

Pandora is the official jewelry sponsor for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and the company’s pieces were spotted on the runway as part of designer Vivienne Tam’s show. 

09/08/14

Neiman Marcus now carrying U.K. brand Astley Clarke

British fine jewelry brand Astley Clarke has expanded its presence in the U.S. with a launch in 11 Neiman Marcus stores across the country, including locations in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles. 

09/05/14

UK brand Annoushka expands to US market

Fine jewelry brand Annoushka has expanded from its London roots to enter the U.S. market, debuting this week exclusively with Saks Fifth Avenue in its New York and Beverly Hills locations. 

09/04/14

A. Jaffe maps out new, personalized collection

A. Jaffe is taking personalized jewelry to the next level with its new Maps collection, which offers pieces that depict a particular spot on the globe to mark where people have met, fell in love or experienced some other significant or personal event.  

09/04/14

Pantone announces the shades of spring

Ten hues that will be prominent in fashion and other industries next spring have been identified by the Pantone Color Institute. 

08/29/14

JA now offering TrendVision reports, books

Members of Jewelers of America now will receive monthly jewelry trends reports and a discount on books that outline and forecast jewelry trends, thanks to the organization’s new partnership with TrendVision Jewellery + Forecasting. 

08/21/14

The History Behind … eye miniatures

In this new monthly feature, National Jeweler editors delve into the when, where and why of antique jewelry. August’s focus is on eye miniatures, which first became popular in the 1770s. 

08/07/14

Met’s new Mourning exhibition to include jewelry

An upcoming exhibition at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will highlight the attire and accessories, including jewelry, that people in mourning donned throughout history.

08/05/14

10 standout pieces from the Couture Press Preview

This quartz, gold and diamond ring from Buddha Mama is just one of the many pieces that were on display at the Couture Press Preview held last week. Click through to see more from this year’s eclectic gathering of designers.

08/05/14

New silver line emulates popular bouquet blooms

Designer Michael Galmer used popular bridal flowers as inspiration for his new repoussé silver line, Forever Flowers, which offers pendants and earrings depicting on-trend blooms.

07/30/14

Rock Vault graduates two, adds two

While Fernando Jorge and Melanie Georgacopoulos have moved on from the Rock Vault, the showcase created to give young British jewelry designers exposure, two new designers have entered: Beth Gilmour and Shimell and Madden. 

07/29/14

14 trends for the holiday and how to use them

Movement, openwork, bold colors and gemstone slices will be among the trends in jewelry this holiday season and into 2015, according to an educational seminar held at JA New York Summer Monday morning. 

07/17/14

Pandora relocating regional HQ to Charm City

Pandora is moving its regional headquarters for the Americas from Columbia to Baltimore, where it will occupy five of the 24 floors of a high rise on a major throughway in the city. 

07/09/14

NYC exhibition to feature Verdura jewels

American jewelry brand Verdura will mark its 75th anniversary with a nearly three- month-long exhibition of more than 150 pieces created by the late jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura.

06/27/14

Penny Preville taps into men’s jewelry with cufflink line

Designer Penny Preville is marking her expansion into men’s jewelry with the introduction of her 18-karat gold cufflink collection, “Rocks.” 

06/26/14

Designer funds silver line with Kickstarter campaign

Fine jewelry designer Anthony Lent has successfully used Kickstarter to fund the development and initial production of a new sterling silver collection.  

06/24/14

Three trends that rocked Couture

Three major trends were prevalent among the pieces showcased at this year’s Couture show: ear cuffs and climbers, pieces featuring openwork, and the use of Paraiba tourmaline both as center and accent stones.

06/17/14

H. Stern to launch Rock Season line

Brazilian jewelry company H. Stern is introducing designs with bird and butterfly motifs in varying shades of gold for its newest collection, Rock Season, which will launch this September. 

06/06/14

From Couture: Four fine brands

Suzanne Kalan, Wendy Yue, Carla Amorim and Sutra all showcased new 18-karat gold pieces with vibrant gemstones and diamonds.

06/06/14

From Couture: New from Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump unveiled the Empire, Athènèe, Metropolis Sol and Metropolis Lune collections at the show, each made in 18-karat gold with diamonds and gemstones. 

06/05/14

From Couture: New from Brumani

Brazilian brand Brumani debuted additions to its collections at the Couture show, including the Looping Shine, Panachè and Baobab lines.

06/04/14

From Couture: New from Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth brought a bevy of one-of-a-kind gemstone pieces to the Couture show this year, setting emeralds, opals, turquoise and tanzanite in 18-karat gold.

06/04/14

From Couture: New from Anahita

At the Couture show designer Anahita Stein introduced her new 18-karat yellow gold pieces that were inspired by a trip to Southeast Asia. 

06/03/14

From Couture: New from Anzie

Anzie introduced extensions to its Starburst, Dewdrop, Aztec and Bouquet collections in 14-karat yellow gold and silver, debuting delicate and feminine bracelets as well as a bold bib necklace.

06/03/14

From Couture: New from 1884 Collection

1884 Collection debuted collections with a new look at the Couture show, offering its signature coin pieces with diamond pavé halos and colored titanium settings.

06/02/14

Live from Couture: Astley Clarke

London-based fine jewelry brand Astley Clarke showcased pieces from its Fao and Muse collections in 18- and 14-karat gold with semi-precious gemstones and diamonds.

06/02/14

Live from Couture: New from Gemfields

Gemfields debuted its newest pieces from partnerships with various designers at the Couture show, as well as its limited-edition collection with fine jewelry brand Marina B.

05/30/14

Live from Couture: New from Marco Bicego

Marco Bicego showcased its new Lunaria collection at the Couture show this year, a line comprised of 18-karat gold pieces meant to portray the movement of “leaves rustling in the wind.”

05/30/14

Live from Couture: New from Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster unveiled his new Albion Rose collection at this year’s Couture show, comprised of two suites of jewelry inspired by British culture, art and design.

05/23/14

Victoria Tse launches jewelry design company

Victoria Tse, who was once married to jewelry designer Christian Tse, has launched her own jewelry company and will debut her pieces at the JCK show later this month in Las Vegas. 

05/20/14

SPS silver collection to benefit veterans

The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation will be benefitting from the sale of a jewelry collection curated by the Silver Promotion Service.

05/20/14

Midi rings making a statement this year

Midi rings are popping up on fingers everywhere, bedazzling the space between the fingernail and knuckle. From pieces with gemstones and diamonds to motifs including initials and arrows, check out seven gold midi ring designs in this story.  

05/13/14

Forevermark, Stephen Webster together again

Stephen Webster has partnered with Forevermark for a second time to launch a collection of bridal jewelry, creating engagement rings, wedding bands, pendants and earrings that incorporate the designer’s signature aesthetic.

04/29/14

Pandora rolls out NFL-themed charms

Pandora has teamed with the National Football League to offer a collection of charms that represent each of the league’s 32 teams.

04/24/14

Tiffany opens latest Blue Book at the Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was the backdrop for the unveiling of Tiffany & Co.’s 2014 Blue Book, an annual publication that showcases the company’s latest and most spectacular jewelry designs. 

04/11/14

Atelier Swarovski gets fine with designer Laurenza

Atelier Swarovski has partnered with designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza for its first fine jewelry collection, which is being sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

04/02/14

From Basel: 10 new pieces of jewelry

While Baselworld is known as a showcase for the latest watchmaking innovations, there was no lack of fresh jewelry designs at the show. A total of 10 pieces from three big brands--Stephen Webster, Mikimoto and Roberto Coin--are featured in this slideshow. 

04/01/14

Disney taps designer for Maleficent baubles

Fine jewelry brand Crow’s Nest has teamed with Walt Disney Pictures to create a limited-edition collection of jewelry for the upcoming film Maleficent, which tells the story of Sleeping Beauty’s villain. 

03/25/14

Bochic adds handbags to its lines

Jewelry brand Bochic will introduce a line of evening clutch bags in September, marking the brand’s first extension beyond fine jewelry.  

03/25/14

Swarovski taps bloggers for interactive style contest

Swarovski is partnering with four international fashion bloggers to launch an interactive online competition for consumers.  

03/18/14

From Gabriel & Co., 10 pieces in 2 new collections

With the launch of its new lines, New York-based Gabriel & Co. aims to hit the higher end of the engagement ring market and appeal to brides-to-be who want to build their own rings.  

03/14/14

Jewelry fit for even the king of ‘Thrones’ fans

Canadian jewelry brand Pyrrha has forged a partnership with HBO to craft a line of Game of Thrones-inspired ring and necklaces made in sterling silver and bronze that retail for up to $900.  

03/07/14

Former industry editor launches jewelry line

Former MJSA Journal Editor-in-Chief Tina Snyder and Vice President of Kemp Metal Products Scott Raskin have partnered to create Stacked New York, a jewelry brand that will exhibit at the upcoming MJSA Expo New York.

03/05/14

From JA New York: Gina Pankowski

Seattle-based designer Gina Pankowski’s geometric pieces are “made to move” and that they do, with links that expand and contract and rings built to have gems rotating around each other.

03/03/14

Live from JA New York: Gumuchian

Gumuchian displayed some of its best-selling collections and pieces at the JA Winter show, including designs with horse motifs that complement 2014 being the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac.

02/26/14

Lagos taps fashion blogger to promote collection

Fashion and accessories writer Kimberly Pesch will be promoting Lagos’ new Covet line on her blog, Eat. Sleep. Wear.

02/20/14

Alex Woo creates pendants for Disney’s Bears

Designer Alex Woo has crafted two pendants inspired by Disney’s new film Bears, which is narrated by actor John C. Reilly and opens April 18.

02/18/14

Color to guide platinum brides in 2014

Color, customization and two-tone metals will be the big looks in 2014 when it comes to bridal jewelry in platinum, a commonly requested and popular metal for bridal.

02/07/14

Live from Tucson: Erica Courtney

Erica Courtney is showing a number of new additions to the brand’s existing Drop Dead Gorgeous collection at the American Gem Trade Association’s GemFair show in Tucson this week.

02/07/14

For fall, Pantone forecasts an unusual palette

Pantone has released its Fashion Color Report for fall 2014, identifying the 10 hues that will be prominent in fashion and design at the end of the year. 

02/06/14

Avilan pairs with designers for ‘sustainable’ style

Diamond wholesale company Avilan has launched a new program that pairs socially aware jewelry designers with its “recycled” diamonds, meaning previously owned stones that haven’t just emerged from any of the world’s mines.

02/06/14

Live from Tucson: Frederic Duclos

Frederic Duclos is showcasing an expanded colored gemstone collection in Tucson, matching the stones with its signature sterling silver, in addition to offering a new mixed- metal look featuring yellow gold and ruthenium finishes.

02/05/14

From Centurion: Slane goes gold

Scottsdale, Ariz.--Jewelry brand Slane is focusing on gold for 2014, expanding the 18-karat gold collection re-launched at Couture last June.

02/04/14

Live from Centurion: Lisa Nik

Lisa Nik unveiled new custom-designed engagement rings from her Honeymoon collection as well as other recently introduced pieces from other lines at Centurion, which is taking place now in Scottsdale. 

01/29/14

10 pieces perfect for Valentine’s Day

The approach of Valentine’s Day has designers and brands promoting their heart-themed and pink-toned jewelry. Click through this slideshow to see 10 pieces worthy of any romance that retailers can stock for this special day. 

01/28/14

Alex and Ani introduces Olympic bangles

As part of a partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, jewelry brand Alex and Ani will release five bangles with different charms commemorating the upcoming 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

01/24/14

From Vicenzaoro Winter: Moraglione

Moraglione showcased its new Madame Butterfly collection at the Vicenzaoro show, an 18-karat white and rose gold line featuring pieces with a butterfly motif.  

01/23/14

From Vicenzaoro Winter: Casato

Casato introduced new pieces in existing collections at the Vicenzaoro show, including a range of multiple-finger rings and other designs made in 18-karat white and rose gold with white and brown diamonds and semi-precious stones.

01/23/14

From Vicenzaoro Winter: Bohemme

Bohemme, a Spanish jewelry brand new to the U.S. market, debuted additions to its Rose Cut and Bubbles collections at the Vicenzaoro show, with both lines offering sterling silver and 18-karat gold pieces with gemstones.

01/22/14

Live from Vicenzaoro Winter: Rosato

Rosato rolled out its spring/summer 2014 charm collections at Vicenzaoro Winter, including pieces in both sterling silver and 18-karat gold with precious and semi-precious gemstones and colored enamel.

01/21/14

Live from Vicenzaoro Winter: Roberto Coin

Renowned Italian designer Roberto Coin is showcasing both new and recent designs at the Vicenzaoro Winter show taking place right now in Italy, including dragon-themed pieces that incorporate baroque pearls.

01/21/14

Charles Garnier launches new silver collection

Silver jewelry designer and manufacturer Charles Garnier Paris has introduced the Britannia 958 Heritage Collection, a line featuring pieces made with the company’s proprietary manufacturing process that will debut next month at Centurion. 

12/16/13

From Tucson to Philly, JIC promotes jewelry trends

The Jewelry Information Center (JIC), the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, recently completed its annual media tour to promote jewelry gift ideas in time for the holiday shopping season. 

12/16/13

British jewelers select their designer of the year

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) named Andrew Geoghegan as its Designer of the Year 2013.

12/05/13

‘Radiant Orchid’ named color of the year

“Radiant Orchid,” a purple hue that blends fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, the color institute announced Thursday.

11/22/13

Pa. retailer introduces yellow diamond line

After seeing a growing number of celebrities donning yellow diamond rings and anticipating the trend is here to stay, Bernie Robbins Jewelers has released its own line of natural yellow diamond engagement rings. 

11/19/13

SPS weighs in with silver holiday selections

The Silver Promotion Service (SPS) had identified five silver jewelry trends that will be popular among shoppers this holiday season, and has suggested a selection of fitting pieces that range in price from $200 to $2,000.

11/13/13

Meet Shaun Leane’s diamond glove in St. Louis

Designer Shaun Leane’s “Diamond Glove” is on display for the first time in the United States at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis as part of an exhibition that will run through April 18.

11/07/13

Tacori debuts bracelet it designed with blogger

Tacori has revealed its new “Promise” bracelet, a sterling silver and gold design it created in collaboration with fashion blogger Wendy Nguyen. 

11/01/13

Carrera y Carrera introduces new bridal line

Carrera y Carrera has launched a new bridal line, the Ruedo collection, comprised of multi-band rings made in 18-karat yellow, white and rose gold with or without diamonds.

10/29/13

World’s largest Paraiba tourmaline set in necklace

Canadian jeweler Kaufmann de Suisse has created a necklace using what has been designated as the world’s biggest Paraiba tourmaline, a gem weighing nearly 200 carats.

10/25/13

Africa inspires new Forevermark collection

De Beers diamond brand Forevermark and designer Waris Ahluwalia have released their first collaborative collection, House of Waris for Forevermark.

10/24/13

Tacori, blogger to reveal collaborative design

Tacori and fashion blogger Wendy Nguyen have teamed up to create a jewelry design, which will be revealed on Nguyen’s YouTube channel Nov. 4.

10/16/13

Kara Ross to open NY boutique, launch collection

Designer Kara Ross will open her first standalone boutique next month in New York City’s Upper East Side, at Madison Avenue and 60th Street.

10/15/13

Pandora targeting women fans with MLB charms

Recognizing the growing base of women sports fans today, Pandora is teaming with Major League Baseball to offer a collection of sterling silver and wood charms representing the MLB’s 30 teams.