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Five Fresh Jewelry Designs for November

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EUREKA, OURIKA

The Ourika collection takes POLLY WALES’ signature “cast, not set” style to a whole new level, maintaining the wild, eclectic patterns that fans of the brand already love and adding in symmetrical details inspired by the mysticism and artistic traditions of nomadic desert tribes. The result is an irresistible mix of chaos and order embodied in bright gemstones and rich yellow gold. pollywales.com

18K gold with sapphires (3.70 TCW), baguette diamonds (0.25 TCW), and moonstones (2.80 TCW) MSRP: $10,900

 


 

LA VIE BOHÈME

The delectable designs of DELPHINE LEYMARIE’s new Bohème collection are a perfect example of the best that alternative bridal has to offer. The collection, with its delightful textures and unexpected colors, offers consumers many of the hallmarks of traditional bridal jewelry in an incarnation that is truly fresh. Too fabulous to offer only to fiancées, these bohemian beauties are sure to appeal to quirky color lovers of all sorts. delphineleymarie.com

Reclaimed 18K rose gold and 1.48-ct. pink tourmaline MSRP: $2,297

ELEMENTAL, MY DEAR

The ALEX WOO Little Elements collection takes the wildly successful charm of Alex Woo’s existing collections and distills the design down to geometric elements: a square, a triangle, a hexagon, a chevron. The pieces are available in sterling silver, yellow gold, and white gold, with diamonds or without; price points starting under $150 mean this collection has something for everyone. Refreshing simplicity, beautifully rendered. alexwoo.com

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14K white gold with diamonds MSRP: $1,098

MOSAIC MADNESS

The Mosaic collection from GUMUCHIAN offers the brand’s trademark combination of elegance and strength in designs featuring carved mosaic tiles in soft hues with floral gold and diamond embellishments. The collection is inspired by designer Patricia Gumuchian’s visit to Ravenna, Italy — she sought to capture the feeling of being surrounded by timeless beauty in a faraway land. gumuchian.com

18K yellow gold with crystal, mother of pearl, mosaic tile, and diamonds (0.19 TCW) MSRP: $6,000

 

THE DARK SIDE

ANZIE’s ethereal designs take on a darkly romantic bent in this new collection, characterized by the use of Silver Noir, or black rhodium-plated sterling silver. Paired with black spinel, dreamy moonstone and white and blue topaz, the darker metal brings extra edge and depth to these easy-to-love designs. Perfect for pairing with colder weather but still translatable to spring once the calendar rolls back around. anzie.com

Black rhodium-plated sterling silver with topaz and sapphire MSRP: $750


This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of INSTORE.

 

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Crescent Horns-Style Pendants Continue to Provide a Shape for Designers

Charlize Theron wore the style at the Critics Choice Awards.

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Charlize Theron in Messika at the 25th Critics Choice Awards. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

AWARDS SEASON OFFICIALLY began in January, kicked off by the 77th annual Golden Globes, followed by the 25th Critics Choice Awards. Necklaces provided the big news in a variety of sparkling diamond styles. Often, red carpet looks inspire what we will see in the upcoming seasons, but one look we noticed, the crescent horn pendant, has been trending for many seasons in designers’ studios. Charlize Theron wore Messika’s diamond version on a long diamond chain. Here we bring you three versions by independent designers in gold with diamond accents.

Pamela Zamore

18K gold hand-finished crescent radial charm with diamond accents (chain not included).

pamelazamore.com

$2,500

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Sophie Ratner

14K gold crescent pendant with diamond accent.

sophieratner.com

$530

Jacquie Aiche

14K rose gold diamond pavé mini crescent horn necklace.

jacquieaiche.com

$3,375

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New Arrivals

From Over-the-Top to Shimmy Shakers, These Are the Latest Designs in Fashion Jewelry

Self-purchasers will go gaga for these 18 delectable creations.

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FASHION JEWELRY’S SPECIALTY is bringing dreams to life, often for self-purchasing jewelry lovers. This hard-to-define category ranges from affordable costume to precious pieces that all have one distinctive thing in common: There’s a little something special about them.

Jewelry by SOKO includes Samia mixed material pendant necklace (price on request) with a stacked combination of brass and ethically sourced teak that drops from a midnight-colored cord chain. Responsibly handcrafted in brass and ethically sourced wood by artisans in Kenya using traditional techniques. Also mini Bold Hoop earrings ($58) in recycled brass. Visit shopsoko.com for more information. MODEL: Izzy Andrews. PHOTOGRAPHER: Monroe Alvarez. AGENCY: LA Models.

Fashion Fantasy

Here are the spectacular, almost over-the-top jewels your customers have been secretly wishing for. Encourage browsers to try on the styles they wish they were bold enough to wear; once they see how good they look in these daring designs, they’ll be hard-pressed to resist.

Amy C Pyles

Copper necklace with spinel, brass heishi beads, rubber and brass.

$545

amycpyles.com

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Tatty Devine

Silver tone necklace with laser-cut acrylic.

$85

0207739 9191,tattydevine.com

KLOTO

24K yellow gold-plated sterling silver necklace.

$735

klotodesign.com

May Came Home

14K yellow gold and resin enamel tennis pendant with diamonds, inscribed “love-love.”

$1,700

(917) 517-5624,maycamehome.com

Dames a la Mode

Gold-plated brass necklace with multicolored crystal.

$105

(843) 475-0050,damesalamode.com

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Nouvel Heritage

18K rose gold hoop earrings with diamonds, black spinel and opal.

$6,800

(646) 681-7151,nouvelheritage.com

Kabana

14K yellow gold ring with Australian crystal opal and diamonds (0.32 TCW).

$6,870

(800) 521.-5986,kabana.com

Luvente

14K white gold earrings with white topaz.

$1,090

(212) 730-1003,luvente.com

Heir Jewelz

Silver tone hair clip with rhinestone rainbow.

$44

(562) 489-5822,heirjewelz.com

Party Tricks

These literal movers and shakers are so much more than they initially appear. We’re talking hidden compartments, secret hinges, unexpected dimensions and transformative powers. They shimmy and shake. Who could resist?

Syna

18K yellow gold flip ring with enamel and diamonds.

$3,650

(646) 321-0088, synajewels.com

Heavenly Vices

14K yellow gold spinner pendant with diamonds and two Victorian era coin love tokens.

$2,700

(404) 307-1639,heavenlyvices.com

Santo by Zani

14K yellow poison gold ring with opal, enamel and diamond.

$2,350

santobyzani.com

Dale Hernsdorf

18K yellow gold locket set with diamonds and rubies and containing loose diamonds.

$11,500

(310) 382-4387,dalehernsdorf.com

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Marie Mas

18K pink gold earrings with diamonds (5.10 TCW).

$31,500

+33 (0)6 76 41 95 52,mariemas.com

Lafonn

Platinum-bonded sterling silver earrings with simulated diamonds.

$195

(855) 2-LAFONN,lafonn.com

Royal Chain

14K yellow gold ear climbers.

$415

(800) 622-0960,royalchain.com

Facet Barcelona

14K white gold ring with diamonds (0.25 TCW).

$929

(212) 302-8200,facetbarcelona.com

William Llewellyn Griffiths

18K yellow gold poison ring with citrine and diamonds and 18K yellow gold key pendant necklace.

$4,280

+61 3 94192547,metalcouture.com

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These Were The Hottest Selling Jewelry Brands For December (According To Our Brain Squad)

Rolex was at the top, with John Hardy close behind.

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Marathon’s LeStage Convertible bracelets and clasps. If you take the time to introduce the customers to them, they become a “must have” item that continues to sell additional clasps. — Joe Caron, Caron’s Jewelry, Bristol, RI

Top-selling jewelry brands in December

Rolex (9), John Hardy (8), Gabriel & Co. (7), Lafonn (5), Stuller (5), Allison-Kaufman (4), Ania Haie (4), Frederic Duclos (4), Gemsone (4), Vahan (4), ASHI (3), Bassali (3), Berco (3), Cargo Hold (3), David Yurman (3), Hearts On Fire (3), Keith Jack (3), Michou (3), Nicole Barr (3), Pandora (3), Roberto Coin (3)

* Brands mentioned by at least 3 of 202 Brain Squad members when asked what they would be reordering in January.

  • People of all ages are loving those lab-grown diamonds! From bridal to studs, they have been a nice boost to profit margins! — Mark Kasuba, M. Edward Jewelers, Pittsfield, MA
  • Our basics diamond business continues to be strong (studs, line bracelets, etc.). Branded goods such as David Yurman, Rolex, Mikimoto, and John Hardy are still very strong! — Lowell Kronowitz, Levy Jewelers, Savannah, GA
  • Allison-Kaufman really came through for us this December as best sellers within the store, but they also got us some special orders on time to make our shopping friends happy! — Annette Kinzie, Leonard Jewelry, Stillwater, OK
  • ASHI Lovebright collection did well. Good look for the money. — Bill Elliott, Ross Elliott Jewelers, Terre Haute, IN
  • Kit Heath silver. Just put it in for the holidays and sold through it. — Michael Kanoff, Michael’s Jewelers, Yardley, PA
  • Carizza bridal from Shah Luxury, Flexi diamond rings and bangles from Iddeal Jewelry, $299-$999 priced diamond earrings and fashion pendants from Gemsone. — Dan Levinson, Ellis Jewelers, Concord, NC
  • Our hottest item was Carla‘s new floating jewelry series (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and turquoise). Diamond studs seemed to do well, along with small diamond pendants. — Allison Leitzel-Williams, Leitzel’s Jewelry, Myerstown, PA
  • We did really well with Michou, Tracy Arrington, Ania Haie. Classic pieces like diamond stud earrings are always in style and are the perfect gift. — Shannon Akridge, Clater Jewelers Diamond Center, Louisville, KY
  • Roberto Coin and Mikimoto were our stars. Lots of diamond studs and hoops. Not a great bracelet year. — Steven B. Goldfarb, Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, Bellevue, WA
  • It was the year of the bracelet for sure. Flexible and expansion diamond bracelets from Variety Gem were hot! — Travis Piper, Piper Diamond Co., Vincennes, IN
  • Very few sales from the showcases but lots of custom pieces that consisted of taking pieces apart and making multiple matching items for members of the same family. I had four families that had me do that this season. — Dana Danford, Megagem, Anchorage, AK
  • Gemsone was our best seller. We saw several customers come in with their holiday flyer that we mailed out. — Gregory Fliegauf, Fliegauf Jewelers, Washington, NJ
  • Our silver and gold/silver jewelry category was excellent, including John Hardy (new this year) and Vahan, Some years are diamond stud years, and this year was one. Hearts On Fire sold well. — Richard Frank, Goldstein’s, Mobile, AL
  • Vibhor and Memoire: both very basic styling, extremely clean finishing and well priced. — Jon Walp, Long Jewelers, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Non-tennis diamond bracelets. Particularly Hulchi Belluni. Their price points and expandable links were a big hit. — Ralph Vandenberg, Vandenberg’s Jewellers, Edmonton, AB
  • Custom-made engagement rings with oval and pear diamonds. — Scott Lefcourt, Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Stack bands and stack bracelets from Gabriel & Co. and Sylvie Collection, larger diamonds, and Freida Rothman. — Robin Lies, Burnell’s Creative Gold, Wichita, KS
  • Elizabeth Locke and Damaso continue to be my best sellers. We also had a very nice season with pieces from Penny Preville. — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • Aside from the normal diamond studs, we did very well with sapphire, ruby and especially emerald jewelry — who knew? These had been slow for years! — Debbie Fox, Fox Fine Jewelry, Ventura, CA
  • Custom lab-grown diamond engagement rings continue to be hot for our market. — Beth Cevasco, Scott’s Custom Jewelers, Fairlawn, OH
  • Diamond, diamonds and did I mention diamonds?!? Please don’t mention this to color, but they lagged way behind unless they were a designer label like Doves or Bassali! Custom rocked November and will present well in January, but was lackluster for the holidays, unless it was diamonds! — Denise Oros, Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL
  • Studs and oddly strands of pearls did well. — Rex Solomon, Houston Jewelry, Houston, TX
  • My wire-wrapped bracelets accounted for more than 60 percent of all my December sales. — Janne Etz, Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL
  • Colored stone jewelry did very well for me. Stones from Scott Spurling and Kimberly Collins were a big help! Thanks guys. — Tommy Thobe, The Village Gem, Perry Hall, MD
  • Diamonds! Diamond studs, diamonds for engagement rings, diamond bands, diamond bracelets. Also, Montana sapphires and Montana Yogo sapphires, which are our specialty. The weirdest trend we saw were pins! We sold more brooches in December than we had in the previous two years! — Jennifer Hornik Johnson, Miller’s Jewelry, Bozeman, MT
  • Our own unbranded colored stone jewelry did terrific, and we sold lots of diamond stud earrings, and unbranded bracelets. Frederic Duclos was by far the best designer seller we had. — Brian McCall, Midwest Jewelers and Estate Buyers, Zionsville, IN
  • Hearts on Fire: because they outshine everything, and customers who experience one piece come back for more, every time. Gabriel fashion: because they have a great look for the price, and can fit into (almost) any budget. Diamond solitaire earrings: because they are classic! — Kim Hatchell, Galloway & Moseley, Sumter, SC

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If you’re the owner or top manager of a U.S. jewelry store, you’re invited to join the INSTORE Brain Squad. By taking one five-minute quiz a month, you can get a free t-shirt, be featured prominently in this magazine, and make your voice heard on key issues affecting the jewelry industry. Good deal, right? Sign up here.

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