Created by Maitri Lab-Grown Diamonds and graded by IGI, it’s slightly bigger than the record-setting lab-grown diamond GIA just examined.
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.
The marketing agency has integrated its first C-suite.
The jewelry trade show also will debut educational content centered around social media.
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One of the three new collections was inspired by the legend of a woman who traded her mansion to Cartier for two strands of natural pearls.
Rob Ballew will be tasked with communicating the jewelry giant’s plans and financial performance to investors.
With the app, customers receive a 15-day insurance offer on new purchases while their coverage needs are being evaluated.
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It is in House of Showfields, a bazaar-style retail space in the borough’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
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Signature pieces from Cartier and David Webb will appear in the June jewelry auction.
They will be celebrated at the annual dinner dance and gala in the fall.
Gemologists have long used machines in diamond grading but technology has made it possible for them to “learn” how to do it on their own.
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Watch retailers Jeffery Bolling and Bobby Bengivengo discuss employee training, customer education and the sticky subject of future value.
The company has plans to revamp the Movado brand and offer less expensive watches this year.
Set with a 118-carat unheated Sri Lankan sapphire, it just sold for $3.4 million at Phillips jewelry auction in Hong Kong.
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The Pittsburgh jeweler is redoing the lighting and showcases, and adding a full hospitality bar as well as new shop-in-shops.
The Yurman Family Crystalline Pass is inside the museum’s brand-new Richard Gilder Center.
Zale has more than 40 years’ experience in the diamond industry, including 17 years as Stuller’s VP of diamonds and gemstones procurement.
The Strip is full of new restaurant and entertainment offerings.
National Jeweler’s senior editor covering fashion, trends, and design highlights the latest looks in the market.
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The D-color, internally flawless, Type IIa stone will be offered without reserve.
When it comes to pricing jewelry repairs, you should start by asking a simple question about the piece at hand, Peter Smith writes.