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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.