CEO Beth Gerstein said she believes in the jeweler’s omnichannel approach as its retail rollout continues.
Live from Couture: Meet the Design Atelier
This year’s crop of up-and-coming designers is preternaturally polished.
Any given year, the jewelry trade show’s opening day sees retailers scouting “Design Atelier” talent between years-established appointments for a glimpse of what’s next, not only for their stores and customers but also for jewelry design’s overall direction.
This year’s group of emerging designers is an especially good arbiter of what’s resonating in the saturated marketplace of new brands, having set themselves apart simply by being selected for the show.
The 2021 class is particularly polished at that, with a host of good retailers already under their belts, good industry connections, and lots of branding know-how.
That they seek out the Couture show in an increasingly digital era speaks to the prestige of the jewelry trade show. The selectivity of its vetting process acts as an endorsement, and ambitious designers see it as an opportunity to level up and connect with the accounts that really matter to them.
Click through the below gallery for a sampling of what these directional voices have to offer, from the everyday staples (Lizzie Mandler, Walters Faith) to the avant-garde (Vram), diamond-centric (Ondyn), and the colored gem-obsessed (M. Spalten, Dale Hernsdorf). Visit their websites for a more in-depth look.
We’ll have more on these and other designers exhibiting at the Las Vegas jewelry trade shows in the coming days and weeks.
PGI created the program to accelerate the growth of the platinum jewelry market in the U.S.
Take a tour of Italian designers at COUTURE 2021.
They bought and resold jewels from a South America-based gang that targeted traveling salespeople across the United States.
It’s the follow-up to “Emerald” and “Ruby.”
Graders at HRD Antwerp found this one, a HPHT-treated natural diamond inscribed with the report number of an untreated stone.
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