Men’ Jewelry – Today More is More

If you think you’ve been seeing more men wearing jewelry recently, you’re not mistaken. Men’s jewelry is definitely trending. The trend, driven largely by the growing number of popular male celebrities seen sporting jewelry (think Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, Harry Styles, Leonardo DiCaprio etc.,) has chipped away at the long-held view that jewelry is primarily for women, not men. In fact, whether they’re rings, necklaces, earrings, or bracelets, jewelry is becoming as much an accessory…

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Jewelry Destination: Athina. Athens, Greece

Greek jewelry in Athens

One must only look at Greek jewelry to behold its impressive beauty, its ornateness and geometry, and to see how it compliments the wearer while also standing out on its own, adding an interesting bold design element to any wearer’s ensemble. Greek jewelry can easily be unisex, but you will find statement pieces for all genders to enjoy. Upon visiting Greece, you can observe how the artisans work…

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Jewelry Destination: Baselworld. Basel, Switzerland

There are many prestigious jewelry shows on the roster for members of the jewelry industry to attend. Jewelers, gem dealers, manufacturers, buyers, retailers, and even members of the public are invited to attend the industry’s most exciting annual events, usually held in an exhibition hall or at a luxurious hotel.

Baselworld jewelry models

Baselworld 2019

Jacob & Co. Bugatti x innovative timepiece collaboration

The purpose…

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Copyright Law and “Post-Purchase Confusion”

As if trademarks, and copyright, and patents weren’t confusing enough (we tried to shed a little light on this subject in a recent post, “Can Jewelry Designs be Copyrighted?”), entering into the legal fray is a new suit filed this year in New York by Van Cleef and Arpels against Nice Ice Fine Jewelers.

In the suit, Van Cleef & Arpels are alleging that Nice Ice Fine Jewelers has infringed upon their trademark ‘Alhambra’…

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Piercing Jewelry isn’t Just for Counter-culture Anymore

Once perceived as strictly counter culture, body piercing jewelry has slowly been going mainstream. No doubt the growing number of celebrities seen wearing piercing jewelry has influenced this trend (Emma Roberts, Katy Perry, Zayn Malik, Bella Thorne, and Justin Bieber to name just a few).

Of course, body piercing is not new; it’s been around for 1,000s of years across many cultures. During the Elizabethan era in Britain, men of nobility often had at…

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Can Jewelry Designs be Copyrighted?

Copyright Basics

Over the last few years, the demand for fashion and custom jewelry has skyrocketed thanks in part to the ability to sell jewelry online, improved jewelry design technology such as CAD and 3D printing, social media, and just good, old consumer trends. As a result, many jewelry designers are increasingly concerned about protecting their designs, since their key pieces can actually define their reputation. For this reason, we decided to take a look…

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Jewelry Destination: Madrid, Spain

 

Madrid city center “Bear with Strawberry” sculpture

Madrid’s famous paella

Catedral San Antonio des Alemanes

Salvador Dali, Goya, Picasso, Flamenco, Paella, Futbol, cafe con leche, the famous architecture and cathedrals are all wonderful reasons to visit Spain! There is one hidden gem located in Madrid’s city center that is particularly enthralling – the Maison Grassy designer jewelry store and combined horological museum. Even in such…

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Enter the enamel jewelry design contest!

Enter Jewelrythis’s enamel jewelry design competition

With the resurgence in vintage and antique fashion, the jewelry market is reflecting the wearer’s desire for “throwback” or nostalgic pieces which are in hot demand!!!

Enamel pins have always been a kitsch way to express ideas and interests of the wearer, as well as enamel brooches which accessorize a “look” or a specific style of the wearer from formal to casual. Dress up or dress down with…

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Is Jewelry Design a Good Career?

Designing jewelry can truly be one of the most rewarding careers in art and fashion. There are opportunities to create pieces that will be cherished and loved by other people, and seeing your creative visions and ideas turned into a wearable piece of art is rewarding and gratifying. For many, this is all that is needed to make jewelry design a good career choice. However, for a closer look at this undeniably creative and gratifying…

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Cocktail ring

7 Ways to Find Jewelry Design Ideas and Inspiration

Even the most accomplished jewelry designers sometimes experience creativity fatigue, or loss of inspiration. This is true for most artists in any creative industry. The question is, “how do you rekindle, or if you’re new to the profession, fire up, your creative juices”? Much like any artistic process, finding inspiration and coming up with new design ideas is a personal process, but there are also many things you can do to help that process along.…

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