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Like the Millennial Mama Herself, Her Jewelry Is Beautiful Yet Practical

Her jewelry is beautiful yet practical. 

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WHEN SHE ISN’T MAKING conference calls, scheduling nap time, or meeting with advisory boards, the Millennial Mama does her best to make time for herself, which includes dressing up in beautiful yet affordable jewelry. But her everyday jewelry won’t be at risk of being caught on a delicate blankie, nor will it scratch the most precious of runny noses.

1. Delphine Leymarie

Even when this new mama is furiously typing away on her iMac, she’s never not thinking of the little person whose heartbeat she watched on a monitor not so long ago, as reflected in her go-to earrings.

Hand-created Heartbeat stud earrings in 18K recycled yellow gold (shown here as a set but also available as a single earring)

$570

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2. Alexis Bittar

Thrifty yet bold, the Millennial Mama seeks fashionable jewelry that is created by brands that make statements without damaging her bank account.

Handcrafted lucite and gunmetal-tone, plated brass and crystal encrusted hinged bangle bracelet

$275

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3. Baume

One of the truly millennial-like characteristics about this mama is that even though she loves the look of a fine watch, she also cares greatly about ethics and the environment – and will teach her child to do the same.

41mm Small Second customizable gold-toned and white watch with burgundy-colored, ethically created cotton strap

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$560

4. Wendy Brandes

The Millennial Mama does it all with attitude, pizzazz, and in a pair of killer heels, which is why she chose a pinky ring that would reflect both her go-getter outlook as well as her appreciation for the latest trends.

Sterling silver and white diamond “Signet Ring for Rebel Women” containing 28 bead-set round brilliant cut diamonds (0.05 TCW) and depicting a high-heel shoe in the center

$700

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Barbara Palumbo is a watch and jewelry industry writer, journalist and speaker. She manages the blogging websites Adornmentality.com and Whatsonherwrist.com.

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Jewelers of America’s First National Convention and More Service News for June

Everything new in June.

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Inaugural Convention

This summer, July 28-29, Jewelers of America will hold its first ever national convention in NYC. The event will feature many opportunities to demo and test exciting equipment, as well as an interactive Diamond Detection Lab sponsored by De Beers Group Industry Services. jewelers.org

Mobile Lab Service

SGL International, a London-based gemological laboratory with 16 diamond certifying labs worldwide (including one just opened in New York City), has launched the first-ever mobile lab service in the US, allowing retailers to have a team of SGL professionals visit their stores to screen, grade and certify finished diamond jewelry. solitaire-labs.com

There’s an App for That

The VDB sourcing and trading app has launched a whole new category of products: lab-grown diamonds. The new category allows retailers to offer customers more options than ever, while ensuring that lab-grown and natural diamonds are clearly separated. vdbapp.com

Gears on Wheels

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) will unveil their new state-of-the-art mobile horology classroom during JCK Las Vegas. It will soon tour the US, bringing trainings and events directly to professional watchmakers, clockmakers, jewelry store staff and collectors. awci.com

JIS Goes West

JIS and Reed Exhibitions have announced a new jewelry trade show to take place on the West Coast, just in time for the 2019 holiday season. Mark your calendars for JIS Delivery-San Diego, happening November 2-4, 2019. jisshow.com

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Upcoming Trade Shows and More Service News for July

Dates are already here.

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Georgia on My Mind

The Atlanta Jewelry Show takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 through Monday, Aug. 12 and will feature more prestigious designers, expert educators, networking events and innovative pavilions than ever.

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Let’s Do It Again

JCK Las Vegas 2020 will take place at the Sands Expo and The Venetian, and includes a full schedule of events: JCK Las Vegas (June 2 – June 5), Luxury (May 31 – June 5), Global Gemstone (June 1-5) and JIS Exchange (June 1-5).

lasvegas.jckonline.com

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Gender Equality Project Survey

The Women’s Jewelry Association’s Gender Equality Project has released the results of its first survey, which asked members of the gem, jewelry, and watch industries to comment on workplace practices where gender could be a factor.

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Brilliantly Unblocked

CED 1976, known for its Jewelers unBLOCKed program, has joined forces with Brilliant Jeweler to offer an extended warranty program. Plans can be customized to cover every aspect of jewelry ownership, including maintenance, damage, restoring and refinishing, stone loss and sizing.

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On the Map

The Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG) has released the cloud-based Merchandise Analysis and Planning System (MAPS), which is designed to help retailers answer the question, “What do I need to buy?”

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New Color Grading Device, A Handmade Jewelry Dish and More Jewelry Pro Gear for July

This color grading device only weighs half a pound.

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Wooden Wonders

There are so many reasons to love this Wanderweg ring box: its slim profile, its perfectly carved wooden details, its subtle brass hardware. Best of all, it is designed to hold two rings safely in its fabric-lined interior. Memorable, elegant, and completely handmade.

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Chain Game

The TREND line from Schofer takes its inspiration from the most recent Pantone color trend reports. Schofer blends state-of-the-art technology, innovation and a love of craftsmanship to provide its clients with high-quality chains on the cutting edge of fashion.

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Itty Bitty Grading Committee

ImaGem Inc. has released Varna-D, a portable device for color grading of polished diamonds. Weighing only half a pound, the petite but powerful Varna-D grades loose diamonds from .025 ct. to 5 ct. quickly and reliably.

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One Carrara Cone, Please

New from Craft Monkees is this ultra-simple but sumptuous ring holder: a single cone of Italian Carrara marble, carefully handcrafted to be the perfect shape for a small stack of rings.

$27.99

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The Dishiest Dish

This lovely and unique handmade jewelry dish shines with real 22K gold! Its six tiny, gilded wells keep treasures safe and separate with miles of style that would improve any dresser, display, or shelf. Ceramic and 22K gold jewelry dish.

$68

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