June 2009

Summer scene-stealers

When it comes to what's hot for summer, the answer includes a checklist of chunky cuff bracelets, bib-style statement necklaces, organic materials and all things in shimmery yellow gold. And luckily f... read more..

Kimberley Process meeting no canned affair

It’s a hard week to grab headlines, with the untimely death of the man who will forever be known around the world as the King of Pop dominating nearly every news outlet. (God be with you, Michael Jack... read more..

Designers show opal the love

As kids, my little brother and I would comb for box turtles in the nearby woods. And if we were fortuitous enough to find one, we’d take it home and attempt to make it a new pet. But luckily for...As ... read more..

Stumped on a Father's Day gift?

Last minute-shopping for dad? Check out some of these new products introduced during Las Vegas Market Week. While you'll see plenty of aspirational pieces ($20,000-plus cuff bracelet from Sevan—totall... read more..

Living Through Jewelry's Good Old Days

They say creativity thrives during times of financial hardship. Based on my experiences over the past week, I can't help but agree. In the span of seven days, I’ve seen more interesting work from up-a... read more..

App attack

I personally don't own an iPhone and probably never will. Instead, I have this phone called the "Instinct," which is basically Samsung's version of the iPhone and is a device so similar that it causes... read more..

Change, jewelers, change

Reflecting back on what I saw and heard at the Vegas shows, one week later, my overriding sense is that jewelers were on the receiving end of a lot more finger wagging than I’ve seen in the past Nearl... read more..

2010 'gem visions'

For the last two years, I’ve sat in on Enlightened--Swarovski Elements’ trends presentation during the Las Vegas jewelry shows to find out what four “megatrends” its forecasters believe will be the mo... read more..

Take a picture, it'll last longer

Let me start off this blog post with my general impressions from the Couture and JCK shows in Las Vegas. As you might have read elsewhere, the shows were better than expected, although both were being... read more..
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