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JA Fine Jewelry Preview Showcases Earth, Sky, Color and Nostalgia

It was sponsored by the Cultured Pearl Association of America and The Silver Promotion Service.




THE YEARLY JEWELERS of America Fine Jewelry Preview consistently brings emerging designers and established brands together in a presentation for editors and bloggers to discover trends, talent and new items. This year was no exception. The 2019 event was sponsored by The Cultured Pearl Association of America and The Silver Promotion Service who also featured pieces from their members.

The predominant trends at the event were earth, sky, color and nostalgia.


Mother Nature once again steps in and inspires jewelry designers in organic forms and gemstones. Leaves, butterflies, wings and flowers were in the mix as were stones such as leopard agate.

CAMPBELLIAN COLLECTION 18K white gold earrings featuring Mexican water opals surrounded by diamonds and demantoid garnets

ELIZABETH BLAIR PEARLS freshwater cultured coin pearl earrings with carved peridot flowers and moonstones set in 18K gold

FEDKO JEWELRY diamond wing earrings in 18K white gold with titanium

GIGI FERRANTI leopard agate point earrings in 14K yellow gold with black and white diamonds

GUMUCHIAN Butterfly hair jewel in 18K yellow gold with diamonds

JEAN JOAILLERIE 14K gold baroque freshwater pearl drop threader earrings

JUST JULES hoop earrings featuring fancy kite shape diamonds set in 14K yellow gold

STULLER 14K rose gold diamond bypass ring


E.L. DESIGNS BY ED LEVIN STUDIO sterling silver and 14K gold tropic earrings


The magic and the mystery of the evening sky, planets and outer space have been informing jewelry for a number of seasons and this trend continues to evolve in shapes, stars and moons and variations on constellations as well as the use of such heavenly gems as moonstones.

GABRIEL & CO. 14K yellow gold and diamond Bujukan bracelet

MARTHA SEELY DESIGN 14K rose gold constellation necklace with white sapphires

MASTOLONI Sorrento collection scattered teardrop hoops featuring freshwater pearls and diamonds set in 18K yellow gold

OMI PRIVE platinum ring featuring a 13.32-carat oval moonstone accented by sapphires and diamonds

VITAE ASCENDERE 18K yellow gold dodecahedron earrings

ADEL CHEFRIDI sterling silver night earrings with aquamarines



From multi-colored sapphires to bi-colored tourmalines, color in jewelry continues to grow as a category in jewelry from alternative engagement rings to statement pieces. The real message is in creating silhouettes that will highlight these gems, whether it be a rainbow of colors or one singular stone.

AG GEMS 5.27-carat radiant cut sapphire ring flanked by Cadillac-cut diamonds set in 18K white with rose gold

DILAMANI rainbow sapphire baguette long drop earrings set in 14K yellow gold

JANE TAYLOR channel set long matchstick necklaces in 14K yellow gold

TILGHMAN DESIGNS 8.09-carat indocolite tourmaline ring with diamonds set in 14K white gold

VIVAAN watermelon tourmaline ring accented with tsavorites, sapphires and diamonds set in 18K white gold

VIVAAN sapphire and diamond earrings set in 18K white gold

MARTHA SEELY DESIGN sterling silver earrings with tanzanite, sapphires and diamonds



From Victoria to Art Deco to vintage 70s, the past influences present day jewelry. Today’s designers draw inspiration and then create current interpretations based on antique and vintage silhouettes and styles such as talisman, good luck charms, fobs and geometric and linear forms.

ALEX WOO 14K yellow gold and diamond necklace with mini X Cross, X Blessed, X Feather and X Moon charms

BREVANI 14K yellow gold earrings with white topaz and diamonds

CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS memory cut bracelet with alternating L’Amour Crisscut diamonds and round diamonds set in 18K white gold

JULEZ BRYANT 14K yellow gold half circle with sunburst etching, diamonds and cabochon turquoise

PAMELA ZAMORE Star fob in 18K yellow gold with moonstone and diamonds

SANDY LEONG 18K recycled yellow gold morganite hinge choker

TODD REED earrings with emeralds and white brilliant cut diamonds in 18K yellow gold

GABRIEL & CO. @gabrielandco silver tassel Victorian necklace

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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