Two of the brands in the top slots may come as a surprise.
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.
“American Gemstones” wants to raise appreciation of the stones, and those who mine and cut them, even more.
The platform helps jewelers manage and track repairs via their website and allows customers to place orders online.
A tantalizingly beautiful and carbon-neutral choice, Swarovski Created Diamonds are an extension of the beloved brand’s personality and value.
It’s a whimsical update to a classic riviere.
Tiffany executive Mark Jacheet will succeed Lussier, who officially steps down in April.
The boutique tradeshow, happening first in Tucson then New York City, brings together upscale designers from around the world.
National Jeweler chats with three colored stone dealers on recent buying activity and what that could mean for the upcoming gem shows.