Piece of the Week: Renna’s ‘Caspian’ Pendant
It’s a sneak peek of the newness that will be on display at the Couture Show next month.
Emerging fine jewelry brand Renna proves as much with this Couture Show sneak peek “Piece of the Week.”
New York City-based designer Renna Taher-Brown will showcase the jewel among other newness at the jewelry trade show happening June 9-12 at the Wynn Las Vegas.
New York and Las Vegas are a far cry from the brand’s genesis in Dana Point, California.
As a child, Taher-Brown found two coffee bean shells—similar to a cowrie shell—walking with her mother on Salt Creek Beach. They stowed these totems of mother-daughter memories in a safety deposit box.
Inspired by the natural treasures, Taher-Brown’s mother made gold jewelry in their likeness, selling them in southern California in the 1990s.
Renna the brand continues and expands this tradition. Coffee bean and other shells adorn station necklaces, rings, and lockets. Other ocean motifs like mermaids and seahorses, figure into the collection, too.
This “Caspian” pendant fits seamlessly into the sea-inspired array with its octopus etching. It showcases a sophisticated design process, with the sea creature engraved in rock crystal that overlays mother-of-pearl. Set in 18-karat yellow gold and accented with diamonds, its retail price is $5,132.
It is available exclusively through Threads.
See more from the designer at RennaJewels.com and visit her at the Couture Show in the Design Atelier section for new brands, booth DA11.
Expected to earn up to $4.5 million, the “Jarretière” bracelet is the star of Christie’s “The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower” sale.
With jewelry sales coming down from their pandemic highs, retailers need to do all they can to retain existing customers, Peter Smith says.
Jewelry historians, authors, and experts will explore the works of Tiffany & Co., Oscar Heyman, Verdura, and more.
Distinguishing natural diamonds from laboratory-grown stones – now more available than ever – has been difficult for jewelers. Until now.
Johnson joined the retailer in 1987, establishing its first human resources department.
Supplier Spotlight Presented by IGI
The industry gathered to celebrate those who elevate the jewelry and watch industries.
De Beers Institute of Diamonds provides the very best in diamond verification, education and diamond services.
At JSA’s annual luncheon, President John J. Kennedy said the organization recorded more than 2,000 cases last year.
It highlights Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s lasting influence on modern design.
Jewelers of America’s Amanda Gizzi explores the qualities and accomplishments that make this year’s Gem Award nominees shine.
Here’s what the nine chosen organizations plan to do with the funds.
The jewelry giant’s full-year sales were essentially flat, brought down by fourth-quarter declines.
In its recent results, the company highlighted non-bridal jewelry sales and said its “inventory-light” showroom model may change.
See 15 fabulous pieces from the 2023 Gem Award for Jewelry Design nominees: Anita Ko, Kirsty Stone, and Ron Anderson and David Rees.
The new Cal. E365 movement doubles the running time of the current Eco-Drive models.
The mood among diamantaires is fairly optimistic despite the challenges brought about by sanctions and a cloudy economic outlook.
The mood is bullish as more companies get into the business despite the dramatic drop in lab-grown diamond prices.
Shah talks with National Jeweler about diamond demand, lab-grown, and why it’s difficult to make predictions about the U.S. market.
Hari Krishna Exports and the Dholakia Foundation’s “Mission 100 Sarovar” aims to create 100 lakes to help revive an area of Gujarat.
The educational resource will highlight the positive impact diamonds can make on their journey from mine to market.
Australian mining company Burgundy Diamond Mines announced plans to buy the mine in a deal valued at $136 million.
A 17th-century gold seal ring and an 18th-century memento mori ring met or exceeded estimates at a recent Noonans auction.
They will be recognized at the organization’s annual luncheon this weekend in New York City.
Sherry Smith breaks down the results so far this year, including which categories are the sales standouts and which are struggling.
The 1,000-year-old find is now on display in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.
More than 200 exhibitors are scheduled for the May 11-14 event.