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 studied…

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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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Jewelry Destination: Oslo, Norway

Norway is a country of tradition dating back thousands of years. Famous for its Viking history and stories of bravery in exploration, Norway has much to offer in the way of art, food, sports, culture and even jewelry design. Norway’s jewelry design is a lot like its country; it is functional, minimalist and charming with attention to detail. Gold-plating is very popular in Norwegian jewelry design. This is in part due to the traditional brooches…

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Hidden Gems: Germany’s Most Popular Jewelry Destinations

 

There are nooks and crannies of the world where the jewelry industry has been a driving economic influence; in some instances it has been a source of economic wealth for the entire country. Some of these nooks are small cities where you will actually pinpoint specific jewelry techniques, gemstones, and important museum histories. I have been spending the last year accomplishing my jewelry projects and goals in Germany, and have seen some exciting, unexpected…

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Make it Unique: Customized Wedding Jewelry Ideas

Engagement rings and wedding bands are a time-honored tradition when it comes to nuptials, but that doesn’t mean that traditions can’t be customized. In fact, customized wedding jewelry is becoming increasingly popular. And thanks to CAD jewelry and the ability to buy fine jewelry online, options for customizing jewelry have never been better or more beautiful.

Customization can take many forms, such as requesting unique stone shapes or different stone colors, or east-west settings. The…

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Wedding Jewelry Trends Alert

Engagement rings and wedding ring styles are constantly changing and evolving. Perhaps it’s because there are so many factors influencing them – celebrities, music stars, popular movies, new technologies, and even social and economic conditions. Whatever the cause, the result is that couples have many unique and beautiful engagement and wedding ring styles from which to choose. Recent trends in wedding jewelry have been particularly innovative and varied, not to mention beautiful. Here are just…

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Earth Day Presents a Perfect Opportunity to Show Your Clients that You Care about Our Planet

Earth Day is a global event celebrated every year on April 22. It got its start in the USA back in 1970, but today it is celebrated by 192 countries around the world. Since Earth Day is just around the corner, we’ve put together a short list of ideas for celebrating Earth Day and for showing you care about our planet. We’ve also included FREE photorealistic renders of Earth Day-style jewelry that you can use…

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