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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A History of Jewelry: A Jewelry Timeline

The history of jewelry is both fascinating and surprising. Jewelry is nearly as old as civilization itself and the evolution of jewelry techniques, styles and fashions gives us a fascinating look back into the time periods in which the jewelry was created. Much like the world of art, the world of jewelry has also undergone many changes in style, fashion and creation, changes that continue today. The timeline shown below presents a general overview of…

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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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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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A Perfect Fit: Stunning CAD Jewelry and Pantone’s “Living Coral”

Pantone, best known for its proprietary color matching system (the Pantone Matching System), which brought us a standardized system for identifying colors, has declared ‘Living Coral’ to be the color of 2019. Officially titled “Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral”, the company describes Living Coral as an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge… Vibrant, yet mellow Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment…

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Jewelry Destination: Rome, Italy

 

The Colosseum – one of Rome’s many famed attractions

At first glance, Rome can be overwhelming in all of its glory. You may find yourself focusing on its architecture, food, the Vatican City, fashion, the people, not stopping to think that it could be a jewelry (“gioielli” in Italian) hotspot with artisanal designs and traditional pieces waiting to be discovered amongst the chaos of the city. Many of Rome’s jewelers actually…

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6 Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Shopping for an engagement ring is a very personal affair and, as most jewelry retailers can attest, couples that are shopping for an engagement ring approach their search from all angles, including wanting to know what’s trending. And jewelry styles, like any other type of apparel, move in and out of fashion. The coming year is no exception, with new and beautiful trends coming our way. So without further ado, we’ve compiled a look at…

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Sustainable Jewelry Report: Is Coral a Sustainable Gem?

The use of coral in jewelry goes back to the pre-climate change era, when coral harvesting permits weren’t necessary, when CITES and US Fish and Wildlife didn’t exist, when the global temperature was a few degrees cooler than it is now. Tibetans were some of the first people to make salmon-colored and red coral popular by imported it from the Mediterranean sea (it is now illegal to harvest coral from the Med), using beads with…

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Trends in Jewelry Shopping

Shifts in shopper demographics, a growth in the number of jewelry designers, and emerging 3D technologies are all having a significant impact on how today’s jewelry shoppers look for and buy jewelry. Knowing what these trends are can present great opportunities for jewelry retailers. With that in mind, we took a look at the jewelry shopping habits and trends that are shaping jewelry sales today.

Self-gifting. Traditionally, jewelry has been given as a gift to…

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