Ralph Masri always has had an appreciation for art. Combined with a desire to work with his hands, he found his first year in college that he could couple the two, resulting in a newfound passion for jewelry design.
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Fine Jewelry Trade
Jeweler Fashion Trends and Tips
Fine jewelry trade shows are often a good opportunity for buyers to scrutinize a large amount of diamonds, colored stones, watches, and other industry related products. Just as retail buyers attend these shows, National Jeweler’s fashion editors visit with and interview exhibitors to remain informed about product and fashion designs and directions. Especially important along these lines are shows like Nielsen’s Couture Show, which is broadly recognized as the leading trade show internationally for high-end designer jewelry. Couture exhibitors include virtually all the industry’s best recognized consumer jewelry and watch brands. At shows like this, National Jeweler editors visit with each major jeweler company to review new lines and line expansions, reporting on these for our readers in order to provide jewelry fashion tips and trends. The market has developed over recent years so that companies use these as opportunities to launch new products and designs. Often times this provides great insight for independent jewelers, as this points to large-scale industry directional changes such as a broad movement toward individual product categories (i.e.bridal jewelry). Other times, new products may expose a growing trend toward certain “sweet spots” along the current pricing level scale. Because designers and suppliers develop new products based on their daily interaction consumers, new fashion usually gives a very precise picture for jewelers about developing demand within their own clienteles. Jewelers are able to take the jewelry fashion trends offered by National Jeweler to remain abreast of fine jewelry fashion and ultimately ensure that their buying decisions make the wisest use of their available resources.