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Vegas Must-Haves #4: Spaced-Out Jewelry Inspired by the Evening Sky

Check out creative and intriguing celestial jewelry for 2019.




Heading out to Vegas for Jewelry Week? Here are some of the trends we are predicting you will see and that you might want to bring into your store. Some have been going strong for a few seasons, while others have been evolving for a couple of years. All are popular from the red carpet to the ready-to-wear runways to the jewelry design studios. So, why not try your luck with this trend or the others we will be showing?

The ethereal allure of the evening sky and the captivating mystery of the planets and outer space have inspired jewelry designers for a number of seasons. Stars, moons, astrological patterns and the textures and colors found as we look up and beyond have all influenced some of the most creative and intriguing celestial jewelry for 2019.

And it’s perfect timing. July 20 will commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. So we encourage retailers to take note of the imaginative and magical pieces that are orbiting the market today.

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2019 Runway shot of celestial dress and jewelry.

Sorellina Lapis Tablet necklace with turquoise and diamonds in 18K gold. $4,790.


Jacquie Aiche Galaxy diamond inlay cuff. $16,250

Andrea Fohrman one-of-a-kind Chrysocolla Ice Diamond Ring. Priced upon request

Theresa Kaz compass necklace in 18k gold with a moonstone center set in compass rose surrounded by iolite, sapphire, purple sapphire, London blue topaz and diamonds. $2400

LALAoUNIS Limited Series “Apollo Earrings” in 18K gold and diamonds. Price upon request.

*Note: Aristotle Onassis commissioned Ilias Lalaounis to create the original pair of these earrings for Jackie Kennedy Onassis to celebrate the 1969 moon landing. He gave them to her on her 40th birthday. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the landing on July 20, 2019, Maria Lalaounis, creative director for the brand, reintroduced the “Apollo earrings” in a slightly different version, sprinkling them with diamonds instead of rubies for the new take on these masterful designs.

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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