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Muse Showroom Launches E-commerce Site

TechnologyMar 14, 2018

Muse Showroom Launches E-commerce Site

It now will sell pieces from its Gemfields collaboration online.

New charms for spring 2018 like these from (left to right) Buddha Mama, Sylva & Cie and Elena Votsi from the Gemfields x Muse collaboration will now be sold on Muse’s new e-commerce site.

New York--Muse Showroom, a fine jewelry sales agency, will now sell jewelry online.

Beginning this month, musexmuse.com will be home to pieces from the Gemfields x Muse collaboration. Started in 2016, the joint effort from the colored gemstone miner and sales showroom features pieces from Muse’s designer clients using Gemfields’ Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds.

Muse Founder Jennifer Shanker told National Jeweler, “We receive a ton of inquiries via Instagram and often do not have anywhere to send potential clients to see the jewelry online. We and our designers needed a more comprehensive digital presence.”

In total, more than 200 styles currently are available, ranging from $500 to $85,000 retail. Items encompass rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, as well as charms that are sold individually, in pre-selected groups or in full necklace configurations.

Nine new charms have been released for spring 2018 by Holly Dyment, Elena Votsi, Buddha Mama and Sylva & Cie.

Beyond providing an online shopping platform directly to consumers, musexmuse.com is also intended to be a resource for retailers who can share Gemfields x Muse items with their customers in the manner of a digital catalog.

“We think our presence in the online space will help both our designers and our retailers,” said Shanker. “Clients are loyal to their retailers so if someone sees a Nikos Koulis piece and wants to buy if from Bergdorf Goodman we will facilitate this and make the piece available to the customer there.

"If someone wants to order charms through their local retailer, like Tiny Jewel Box, with whom we partner, we can send charms in on approval. By making the breadth and depth of the capsule collection available online we are providing clients with an online catalog as otherwise there is no way for clients to see the collection.”

The site features pieces from Muse’s clientele—Elena Votsi, Holly Dyment, Michelle Fantaci, Tara Hirshberg, Nancy Newberg, Nikos Koulis and Silvia Furmanovich—as well as brands who have participated in the Gemfields x Muse collaboration like Ana Khouri, Buddha Mama, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Fox & Bond, Hoorsenbuhs, Lucifer vir Honestus, Luis Morais, Savannah Stranger and Sylva & Cie.

So far, feedback from Muse’s retail partners has been positive, and Shanker believes that the e-commerce site will be mutually beneficial to all parties involved with the showroom.

She elaborated, “We avoided the digital space for years, not wanting to compete with our retailers. As time changes and

as retail evolves, we know we now need a digital presence in order to remain relevant in the market. Most individual designers have their own e-commerce sites, and as we consider ourselves to be cutting edge and ahead of the game in so many ways, we need to make this happen now.”
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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