Your sneak peek into Jewelry Week!

By Amanda L Colborn

May 26 – June 1 is known as “Jewelry Week” this year in Las Vegas, NV. With major trade show events hosted at both Mandalay Bay and the Wynn, you could say that the jewelry industry has taken over the Las Vegas strip.  Many of the exhibitors that have flown to Vegas to showcase their jewelry pieces are none other than American Gem Society members, of course!

We are very excited to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the amazing pieces these designers have brought with them!

SimonGThis first image showcases three stunning pieces from Simon G. Jewelry. Note the incredible sparkle on this bracelet which comes from the well-cut diamonds.

 

HOF_newLoreleiDropEarringsNext we have the NEW Lorelei drop earrings from Hearts On Fire. The design is unique and something new and uncommon to the standard diamond drop earring.

 

KaraRossNYKara Ross posted this image to her Instagram feed earlier this week. The lovely model is showcasing some designs from the new Kara Ross NY collection.

 

EricaCourtneyIf you like diamonds that sparkle, than you’ll love these rings from Erica Courtney Jewelry. WOW!

 

GumuchianGumuchian is proudly displaying pieces from their NEW Stitch collection! This gold pendant is perfect going from day-to-night.

 

sunabrosEverything is coming up roses for Suna Bros. They’re showcasing these stunning rings in addition to many more beautiful pieces!

 

SupremeJewelry_openspacedringsIf you’re feeling fun, you’ll likely love these free-form, open-space rings from Supreme Jewelry just as much as we do.

 

AGGemsAG Gems always has fantastic colored jewelry pieces for any taste or style. They definitely did not disappoint!

 

YaelDesignsYael Designs brought a variety of different pieces to showcase this year. The gorgeous rings were a big fan-favorite!

 

Mastoloni_FlexCuffsLast and certainly not least, the NEW Flex bracelets from the pearl masters, Mastoloni.

And there you have it! Your inside look into 2015 Jewelry Week here in the sunny Las Vegas! We made sure to link all our AGS members featured in this blog to their respective Facebook pages. Please like them on Facebook and follow their new designs. Please also like the American Gem Society on Facebook and continue following our blog for more behind-the-scenes looks into the world of the AGS and the fine jewelry industry!

 

 

Famed Diamond Goes on Display in NYC

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The Kimberly Diamond

JCK reports that the 55 ct. Kimberley Diamond is debuting at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City starting this month and running through June 2014.

The champagne-colored diamond, which is on loan from the Bruce F. Stuart Trust, will be on display in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, a museum spokeswoman says.

The exhibit’s curator describes the Kimberly diamond as “virtually flawless,” and is historically important because it was found in the 19th century at the Kimberley Mine in South Africa, also known as “the Big Hole,” one of the first diamond mines of the modern era.

To read the full article, visit JCK.

Trend Spotting: Black Rhodium

For the last seven days, it has been “Jewelry Week” in Las Vegas. JCK, the largest jewelry show in the US, hosted over 20,000 jewelers and exhibitors, while six other smaller, yet equally fascinating, shows ran up and down the Strip. Though we spotted numerous trends, we want to share one , in particular, that we noticed: black rhodium. This dark metal mixes the edgy with the delicate when married with the right gemstones.

Sethi Couture struck on two trends in one ring: black rhodium and mixing black and white diamonds:

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Black Rhodium takes on a softer tone with this pretty amethyst cocktail ring from Ashi Diamonds.

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Other trends we spotted: turquoise anything (think chunky gorgeous jewelry) silver and on the bridal side, halo rings continue to be a strong favorite. What trends in jewelry are you loving?

Spanish Queen’s Bracelet On Auction Block

JCK posted an article yesterday about an upcoming Sotheby’s auction that will feature several rare and beautiful pieces of jewelry.  A Cartier bracelet made of conch pearl, enamel, and diamonds will be auctioned this month in Geneva. The stunning bracelet once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, and carries an estimate selling price of $800,000–$1.4 million.

David Bennett, the chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East described the piece in a statement as, “One of the greatest jewels designed by Cartier during the 1920s.”

Other highlights of the auction include a pair of ruby and diamond pendant earrings with matched 11 cts. t.w. Burmese rubies. These sparklers are estimated to sell for between $1.4 million–$2.5 million.

Fancy blue diamonds are very rare, and the auction will feature an exceptionally rare 10.48 ct. briolette cut that is considered flawless. The drop-shape diamond pictured below is estimated to sell between estimate $3.5 million–$4.5 million.

We’ll post an update after the auction to tell you the final selling price of these stunning items.