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Luxury Shines Brightly At JA Fine Jewelry Preview

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Signs placed throughout the Jewelers of America Fine Jewelry Preview read “Live Life in Luxury” and “The Future Is Bright.” These definitely could be viewed as the themes running through this yearly press preview where emerging stars and established brands are brought together so that editors and bloggers can discover trends, talent and new items. This year, the different classifications radiated with a soulful and creative elegance and dazzled with sparkle and shine. All gave a nod to old-world techniques merged with new technological advances, creating an unstudied chic in jewelry and a wide range of styles in engagement and bridal rings.

Sponsored by the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Luxury Brand Group, Platinum Guild International and Silver Promotion Service, the event highlighted key trends in all of the classifications. These included linear earrings, wide cuffs, statement necklaces ranging from lariats to bibs to bold chokers, color in both tonal hues and contrasting combinations, and pieces that borrowed inspiration from the past. There was also a vast selection of engagement rings that would make any woman’s heart flutter.

Here are some of our favorite pieces representing these trends:

Line Up

Linear earrings made a showing in all variations of metal with diamonds and/or gemstones. We particularly love those that are long and lean but that have swing and movement.


Cuff Love

From sculptural to geometric, cuffs stand out this season in matte silver and gold, and singular pieces with a whole lot of sparkle.


Neck in Neck

Make your own statement based on the type of necklace that suits you best. You can choose from a diversity of styles. Check out these bibs, lariats and chokers.

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Color Me Beautiful

Whether we’re talking about tonal hues or contrasting combinations of vivid brights and pastels, this season is once again about color — and designers are choosing from a creative palette.


Past Present

Designers revive past inspirations with a modern vibe that works for today’s independent woman.


With This Ring

Today’s bride desires options to reflect her personality, and designers come through with myriad options. Here are just a few we that saw at the Jewelers of America Fine Jewelry Preview.

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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This Lengthy Trend Sparkled On the Emmys Red Carpet

The stars that dominated that dominated the red carpet.

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Scarlett Johansson at the 70th Prime Time Emmy Awards in Nikos Koulis earrrings, photo courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock

MANY OF THE STYLE-SETTING actresses at the 70th Prime Time Emmys appeared in the jewelry accessory that has been dominating the red carpet for the past few seasons. Earrings! Although several styles of earrings made an appearance, linear and elongated styles stole the spotlight, predominantly in diamonds that had swing and movement. An alluring showing of gemstone styles was in line with how fine-jewelry designers are interpreting the trend. They feature ultra-long teardrop, geometric and three-dimensional inverted triangular shapes, as well as specialty cuts.

Martha Seely

14K gold and amethyst earrings with diamond accents.

marthaseely.com

$2,565

Ark

18K yellow gold dagger earrings with white baguettes and round champagne diamonds.

arkfinejewelry.com

$7,245

Lika Behar

Sterling silver and clear quartz elongated teardrop shaped earrings.

likabehar.com

$500

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This Shining Runway Trend Now Showing in Jewelry Showcases

It works well with the silver and white metal trends of recent seasons.

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Antonio Grimaldi Haute Couture runway shot, F/W 2018/19. / COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK .

On the fall/winter couture and ready-to-wear runways, shimmering silver and steely platinum tones shone brightly in everything from suits to gowns. This trend is a perfect segue into the silver and white metal trends of the past couple of seasons. Jewelry designers combine textural interest with diamonds to create an almost metallic-like finish to their pieces. This look is one of casual chic with a nod to unexpected cuts of diamonds and tactile details.

Elizabeth Garvin

950 palladium with white diamond baguettes (ear wires in 18K gold).

elizabethgarvinfine.com

$6,410

.925Suneera

Satin and vintage finished sterling silver Nia cuff with pavé champagne diamonds (1.20 TCW).

925suneera.com

$3,200

TAP by Todd Pownell

5mm wide palladium textured shank bezel-set with nine mixed inverted diamonds (approx. 2.20 TCW).

tapbytoddpownell.com

$3,690

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Face Front, True Believers! Here’s a New Red Carpet Jewelry Trend for the Ears

One of the Venice Film Festival’s wearable trends was front-facing hoops.

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Natalie Portman in Chopard at Vox Lux premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. / PHOTO COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK .

Venice Film Festival’s stars twinkled on the red carpet in the city of gondolas and romance. One of the more wearable trends we saw is front-facing hoops, some of which climb up the ear almost like a wave while others simply rest on the front. We see them in a variety of incarnations, from diamond sparklers to those set with pearls or colored stones. It’s a trend that continues to grow and create plenty of hoopla.

Fern Freeman

18K yellow gold granulated spike earrings with diamonds (1.68 TCW).

fernfreemanjewelry.com

9,900

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Nikos Koulis

18K yellow gold earrings with turquoise and white diamonds.

nikoskoulis.gr

Price on request

Kwiat

Fancy diamond hoops in multiple cuts in 18K white gold.

kwiat.com

$19,800

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