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8 Designers to Meet at the First Premier Show
Owned by Emerald Expositions, the jewelry trade show is kicking off May 30 in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas—The Couture show is known for its highly-curated and small-scale approach to the traditional jewelry trade show model, and now a new venture from operator Emerald Expositions promises to deliver the same discerning eye but with a greater range of price points, and lots of emerging lines.
The Premier jewelry trade show will feature roughly 170 brands exhibiting from May 30 to June 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
National Jeweler has selected eight talents to seek out at the inaugural event. Happy shopping.
Diana Mitchell (Booth 2200) makes minimal gold and diamond jewelry that is anything but simple. The New York-based designer gravitates toward fancy cuts that elevate classic jewelry staples.
There’s no teaching the level of taste that designer Roman Drake of Santi Rom (Booth 2505) brings to his luxurious line of jewels. Quality meets creativity in earrings, necklaces and rings inspired by ancient geometry.
Gigi Ferranti creates a mix of hero pieces and everyday staples like geometric stacking rings. At Premier (Booth 2203), she’ll show new engraved lockets and rings that allow for personalization.
Debra Navarro (Booth 2500) is a gemstone lover, and for her, the rarer the better. The Kansas-located designer’s collection feels distinctly global, mixing stones from far-flung locations with materials like recycled gold in an effort toward producing responsibly-sourced jewels.
Don’t miss Leslie Paige at Booth 2605. She’s upped the ante on her irreverently-set diamond and gemstone rings, now creating a full-on engagement ring selection for the bride who doesn’t want to sacrifice her 2-plus carat emerald-cut diamond solitaire but is looking for a twist.
M. Spalten (Booth 2504) favors one-of-a-kind pieces like the above opal ring but offers many at attainable prices. Designer Melissa Spalten also churns out diminutive pendants and stacking rings perfect for starting off a jewelry collection.
Lindley Gray (Booth 2207) favors geometry and clean, stark lines that make her an easy answer for luxurious bridal looks that are completely unfussy. She’ll also be bringing pendants and earrings to Premier, most of which feature gems cut specifically for her designs.
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