On Friday, I'll be heading to the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center for the first day of a two-day conference titled, "Diamonds: Substance, Significance and Symbol." The conference is a production of Initiatives in Art and Culture,...
There were dozens of designers featured at the World Gold Council preview last Thursday in Manhattan, and here are but a few examples. Just click on the images to make them larger. Cuffs and bold earrings from Amrapali show that...
In addition to the "Silver appears in new guises at BaselWorld" report, here are a few more sterling silver items that caught my eye at BaselWorld 2010. Just click on the images to make them larger. Luxenter, known for its...
I have to admit, so-so reviews have kept me from checking out Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland film, but I love how Burton's take on the beloved classic seems to have inspired boatloads of creativity from some of the...
Colored gemstones were out in full force at StyleLab's 2010 Academy Awards Jewelry Preview, which included a selection of designs entered into the Spectrum Awards, the American Gem Trade Association's (AGTA) annual competition honoring the best in colored gemstone jewelry...
With its light weight and wallet-friendly prices, silver is the ultimate metal for designers to experiment with. Check out how they've utilized vivid enamel, rich wood and earthy leather to add color and texture to smooth silver. The results are...
We still have a couple more weeks to go before officially hitting spring, but at this point, the fashion industry has long been pondering fall. To coincide with New York Fashion Week, where designers have been sending their fall collections...
Looking for ways to pitch in for Haitian relief? Jewelry designers have been busy crafting new pieces for the cause. Above: Ken and Dana Design "Haitian relief b-side Rights necklace" in sterling silver; suggested retail price is $125. From Jan....
It can take the skills of a seer or the years of experience garnered by a veteran retailer to predict which pieces will sell for an upcoming holiday. But after looking at the market, National Jeweler is going to take...
This past Friday, I got the chance to sit down and more thoroughly review the speeches made by Nicky Oppenheimer, Gareth Penny and Varda Shine at the recent Diamond Trading Co. sightholder cocktail party, the DTC's annual get-together gala held...
After getting my bearings at the Vicenzaoro "First" show on Saturday (and sitting in on a trend seminar held by research consultancy TJF Group--more on their 2010 trend forecast to come), I spent the next day taking a closer look...
For the last few weeks, I've been looking forward to the Vicenzaoro First show, the first major show on the trade show circuit, and the show generally considered to be a bellweather of trends for the upcoming year. After arriving...
With the madness of the holiday season now behind us, I’ve been spending some free time getting caught up on some reading and TV watching. On my short list: the latest season of Gossip Girl. It’s a guilty pleasure that...
Heading full force into the last weeks of the holiday season, here are a few ideas for last-minute diamond jewelry gifts. To get a closer look, click on each image. Bill Levine Collection (top) “Crown Key” pendant with diamonds totaling...
Asprey has unveiled Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's latest foray into jewelry design. What do you think? Do these snake-inspired designs have you charmed? I've got my eye on the tiny "Children's/Adult's Snake Rings," and I love the animated snake...
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