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Parade’s Regal New Bridal Line and More Releases for June

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Fit for a Queen

The Hera collection of engagement rings from Parade offers a selection of new bridal pieces characterized by openwork diamond halos and intricate millegrain detailing. With a hint of vintage inspiration, the Hera rings are perfect for the romantic, sophisticated bride. paradedesign.com

 Hera collection engagement ring in platinum.

$2,800 (without center stone)


Meet Your Match

Nataly Aponte is inspired by matches — both their shape and their flammability. The result is a surprisingly diverse, dynamic collection filled with vertical strokes and references to fire. This bold geometry sometimes has an art deco vibe, but the whole of Nataly’s aesthetic is all her own. natalyaponte.com

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Magnificent Fire Matchstick in 18K yellow gold with a diamond and pink and blue sapphires.

$1,675


Black is the New Black 

The Diamond Essentials Concave Black Collection from Links of London offers everyday diamond jewelry for the customer who wants something a little bit bold: the sparkle of black diamonds. These pieces offer a hint of darkness in an edgy but still accessible array of styles. linksoflondon.com

18K yellow gold vermeil earrings with black diamonds.

$3,500

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Modern Memento Mori 

Alexis Kletjian is already a cult favorite with industry insiders; it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world falls in love with her work, too. The designer’s latest collection features tiny, irresistible skull motifs in a variety of forms, from charms to slides to cuff bracelets. alexiskletjian.com

Skull cuff in 14K yellow gold with a diamond and black diamond eyes.

$2,900


Can You Hear These?

Jordana Adrienne’s collection takes inspiration from the way the designer sees the world — and as this designer has synesthesia, the way she sees the world is more unique than most. Her designs are both crisp and flowing; they beg to be worn with a thousand different outfits. jordanaadrienne.com

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 18K yellow chevron bangle.

$5,140


This article originally appeared in the June 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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When It’s Time for Something New, Call Wilkerson

Fifty-four years is a long time to stay in one place. So, when Cindy Skatell-Dacus, owner of Skatell’s Custom Jewelers in Greenville, SC decided to move on to life’s next adventure, she called Wilkerson. “I’d seen their ads in the trade magazines for years,’ she says, before hiring them to run her store’s GOB sale. It was such a great experience, Skatell-Dacus says it didn’t even seem like a sale was taking place. Does she have some advice for others thinking of a liquidation or GOB sale? Three words, she says: “Wilkerson. Wilkerson. Wilkerson.”

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A Magnetic Ring Builder, An Innovative Ring Remover and More Jewelry Pro Gear for September

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Diamond Detective

Lab-grown diamonds are all the buzz in the industry right now. Do you have the technology you need to tell lab-grown stones from natural gems? The Dia Screen X could be exactly what you need.

$5,800

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I Do, with Neil

Jewelry industry legend Neil Lane’s first book, Style Your Wedding With Neil Lane, hits shelves in early October. The gorgeous volume offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration on all things wedding, from developing an aesthetic to putting together the reception of your dreams.

$40

dk.com

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Instant Attraction

Stuller’s new Magnetic Ring Builder gives customers the opportunity to experience custom design for themselves, thanks to the 800-plus mix-and-match possibilities that this interactive display system offers.

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#Clutchgoals

Can you even with this super cute Annalee clutch from Don Lucas? This fine white Italian leather bag is adorned with a gorgeous amber stone pendant. Custom stone color and cluster combinations available.

$1,000

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To the Rescue

The RingRescue Ring Remover set from Gesswein was designed by a team of doctors and engineers with one goal: to remove stuck rings from swollen fingers without a blade. This innovative device is easy to use and protects both ring and finger! You’ll be your customers’ hero.

$299

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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.

Kwiat

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

kwiat.com

$34,800

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Colette

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

colettejewelry.com

$8,360

Penny Preville

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

pennypreville.com

$33,990

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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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