I have just recently returned from several Las Vegas Jewelry Shows. Two of the most important events we attended were the Continental Buying Group Jewelry Show & also the Las Vegas International Jewelry show. The Continental Buying group is the most prestigious group of retail jewelers in the industry who combine buying power to negotiate the best prices and search out the newest designers for its retail jewelry members. This group of jewelers represents over 500 independent retail jewelers throughout the United States & Canada. Membership is by invitation only.
The Las Vegas International Jewelry Show is the biggest jewelry show in the world. It is a bit overwhelming since there are literally thousands & thousands of jewelry designers from all over the world in attendance to showcase the newest designs and view the latest trends.
This year, colored gold is on the rise in popularity. Rose gold jewelry is everywhere; Engagement Rings, Fashion Jewelry, and watches. Yellow gold is also making a big comeback from New York to the West Coast.
While fashion watches for ladies are still trending to larger dials & bands, Michael Kors is introducing a few smaller watches for women for the first time. Men’s Sport Watches by Citizen & Michael Kors are becoming more colorful & ‘blingier’. Swarovski Crystals surrounding the dials are the rage for both Men’s & Women’s styles.
The most popular size of diamonds for engagement rings is ¾ carat to 1 carat. Verragio is designing many new styles for us to display in our showcases specifically for this size center diamond. We have selected gorgeous new rings in both white gold & yellow gold.
The new collections from Hearts on Fire are the best I have ever seen. The diamonds continue to be the most perfectly cut diamond in the world which means they are brighter & sparkle better than any other diamond in the world. The new styles are very affordable, starting at $950. The Atlántico Collection & the Lorelei Collection are the newest from Italian designer Illa.
Meaningful and inexpensive styles are all the rage. Pandora is expanding their collection with brand new beads being released for the Fall & upcoming Christmas season. The Pandora Bangle Bracelet has proven to be very popular since its release this past Spring.
Jewelers are creating jewelry that is more personal than ever. Many are designing one of kind styles. Others are creating personalized jewelry charms for necklaces with 3 or more charms representing the different tastes and style of the wearer.
We are also very excited to be introducing to Southern Virginia our newest jewelry designer. While we are keeping it a secret, it promises to be very popular & affordable. (Check out our Facebook posts for hints).
As always, I am so excited to show you all what we have selected!
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