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Moonstone, Star Shapes and More Hot Sellers from March

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The Southern Gates line from The Cargo Hold continues to do well. James Stinson, Diamond Classics, McMinnville, TN

Stonefleur earrings in 925 sterling silver from the Biltmore Collection by Southern Gates, $82, cargoholdinc.com

Top-Selling Jewelry Brands in March

Gabriel & Co. (7), Hearts on Fire (5), Rolex (5), Lafonn (4), Royal Chain (4), Stuller (4), Citizen (3), Pandora (3), Simon G (3), Vahan (3), Cargo Hold (2), ELLE (2), Frederick Goldman (2), Keith Jack (2), Lashbrook (2), Les Georgettes (2), Officina Bernardi (2), Quality Gold (2), Rembrandt Charms (2), SteelX (2)

* Brands mentioned by at least 2 of 152 Brain Squad members when asked what they would be reordering in April.

  • Gabriel & Co. engagement rings and diamond cuff bracelets from DA Gold are still our hottest categories — cannot keep them in stock! Shari Altman, B&E Jewelers & Gemologists, Southampton, PA
  • Engagement rings were hot! Sold SDC Creations and John Bagley with every shape diamond. Let’s hope it continues to April. Elysia Demers, Barnhardt Jewelers, Spencer, NC
  • Simon G bridal (average sale $2,700), estate jewelry (average sale $820) and Les Georgettes (average sale $42). Maria Aguirre, Benold’s Jewelers, Austin, TX
  • Bright floral pieces in silver; it was a long winter here, so customers were trying to will spring to begin with bright color. Alan Lindsay, Henry’s, Cape May, NJ
  • Moonstone is way hot. Erin McMichael Hess, Extinctions, Lancaster, PA
  • Diamonds!! In custom engagement rings with halos and with solitaires! Big numbers with our partners at Overnight Mountings and Fischler Diamonds! W.J. Smith III, Smith Jewelers, Franklin, VA
  • SB&T Imports has a great selection of diamond fashion jewelry at price points that sell. In addition, they have silver pieces that sell over and over, as long as we do our job and reorder. Our customers love their sterling palm tree pendant. Brings thoughts of the sun and the beach during the dreary days of winter! Kristin Cornwell, Cornwell Jewelers, Athens, OH
  • Hearts On Fire loose diamonds, Lashbrook and stacking bands. David Blitt, Troy Shoppe Jewellers, Calgary, Alberta
  • Tom Kruskal bangles are a huge hit for us. Gabi Mecherkany, Bernard Jewelers, Tewksbury, MA
  • Mark Schneider remains a strong bridal seller for us. SDC Creations (formerly Simon Golub) is also very strong. Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond, Des Moines, IA
  • Stackable diamond and colored rings were really good! A good spurt on Citizen watches went well too for us! Paul Krueger, Krueger Jeweler, Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Vintage sterling is still holding strong, while I have seen an upswing in higher end brooches. James Doggett, Doggett Jewelry, Kingston, NH
  • Dian Malouf sales were excellent! Linda McEathron, Design House, Waco, TX
  • I. Reiss gold and diamond bracelets and earrings, colored stone jewelry from a few of our local vendors (MB Sales and Habenco), white gold and diamond studs and rings, and Officina Bernardi necklaces. Stacey S. Sachs, Solomon’s Fine Jewelry & Watch, Albertson, NY
  • We are having a lot of interest in morganite in rose gold. Russell Criswell, Vulcan’s Forge, Kansas City, MO
  • Stars, stars and more stars in earrings and necklaces. Lisa Garber, Galicia Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Fresh new batches of Les Georgettes cuff bangles with new reversible leather inserts in gorgeous spring colors! Mary Jo Chanski, Hannoush Jewelers, Rutland, VT

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 edition of INSTORE.     

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Brides Are Wearing This Red-Carpet-Inspired Diamond Jewelry, But It’s Not Rings

Hint: They’re often delicate and lacy.

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THIS SEASON, BRIDES ARE taking their cue from the necklaces they saw on red carpets, particularly the elegant styles seen at Cannes Film Festival 2019. The standout diamond necklace hits a responsive cord among the wedding set. Delicate and lacy, often with a floral or celestial motif, these necklaces are striking without being overpowering, and they are versatile enough to shine on long after the big day has passed.

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18K gold Star necklace with diamonds (8.46 TCW).

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18K white gold Glow necklace set with diamonds (1.75 TCW).

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Penny Preville

18K gold tiara necklace with diamonds (8.41 TCW).

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The Gold Book from Royal Chain and More of This Month’s Service News

For true lovers of gold…

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Worthy of Royalty

New from Royal Chain, The Gold Book 2019 is here to delight true lovers of gold. The collection offers a wide range of styles and price points, from edgy trend pieces to iconic classics and even men’s jewelry. royalchain.com

Congratulations, Madame President

The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) has announced that Judi Powers of Judi Powers Jewelry is the association’s new president. CJDG is a prominent national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and integrity and ethics in both business and design. cjdg.jewelry

Flawless Clarity

The Diamond Producers Association has expanded its educational offerings to drive viewers to the DPA’s Total Clarity, an advocacy platform that shares beneficial information about the global diamond sector. Includes free social media assets, static images and video. diamondproducers.com

A Whirl of Pearls

The Cultured Pearl Association Of America’s 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) is now open! Entries must be submitted by Oct. 4 and winners will be chosen on Nov. 1. cpaa.org

On the Shelf

Ritani’s new Virtual Shelf iPad app allows retailers to offer their customers access to an inventory of certified conflict-free diamonds and jewelry. Virtual Shelf can also be used to sell to other program partner retailers. ritani.com

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A Millennial-Focused Bridal Line and More New Collections for September

A sister line to Anzie launches.

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Token of Affection

After making a huge splash with her repurposed antique love token pendants, indie darling Heavenly Vices has launched a new line of luscious signet rings! These eye-catching designs are inspired by the engravings on Victorian-era love tokens.

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$3,100

14K white gold earrings with diamonds (0.60 TCW)

Edgy Essentials

The latest extension to Facet Barcelona’s popular trends line include some truly terrific new additions. The collection is bursting with cutting-edge takes on classic pieces, perfect for the stylish shopper who wants to make sure their everyday look turns heads.

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As Millennial as Avocado Toast

Kirk Kara’s newest millennial-focused wedding set designs are a low-budget, high-style dream come true. A collection of sweet, fresh styles characterized by clean lines with romantic details and friendly price points. 14K white gold engagement ring with rose-cut diamond (0.50 TCW) and sapphires: $2,980

$970

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14K yellow gold pendant necklace with diamonds and topaz.

Canadian Creations

Handmade in Montreal using only ethically sourced gemstones, JAC + JO is the sister company of popular Canadian brand Anzie. The new JAC + JO is a gorgeous, price-sensitive collection of simple, empowering and easy-to-love designs. A portion of JAC+JO sales are donated to women’s interest groups.

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$1,747

Copper allow or nickel silver cuff bracelet.

A Warrior’s Wrist

Whether it’s a goal, a reminder, a rallying cry, or a declaration of triumph accomplished, this cuff bracelet is going to mean everything to someone. For the #Survivor and #Fighter who deserves a daily tribute to their strength.

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