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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Busting Common Myths about Jewelry Appraisals

Most jewelry store owners offer appraisal services, and most are probably familiar with the occasional customer that requests these services after having their own bad appraisal experience with an unethical jeweler or hearing about someone else’s negative experience. These negative experiences can cause the customer to believe a bunch of myths about appraisals that fuel their doubts about the jeweler and make them hesitant to pay for an appraisal. Below is a look at these…

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How to Launch Your Mother’s Day Campaign

Each spring, millions of people in the US start their search for a gift for a very special person in their lives: Mom. However, Mother’s Day gifts are not just for moms; shoppers buy Mother’s Day gifts for their stepmothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, aunts, and daughters as well. And Mother’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the US. In fact, Mother’s Day is one of just a few holidays that are celebrated internationally. It’s also one…

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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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10 Secrets of Custom Jewelry

1. You don’t need to be a jewelry designer to get a custom jewelry piece designed. Clients looking for custom jewelry don’t actually need to know a thing about jewelry design. All that’s needed is a sketch (and the sketch doesn’t have to be perfect) or a photo of the jewelry piece desired. This is particularly true with CAD jewelry. For example, if you submit your sketch or photo to Jewelrythis, we can turn your…

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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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Irish Eyes Are Smilin’

The cheerful holiday of St. Patrick’s Day comes to us all the way from Ireland – the beautiful Emerald Isle. It’s celebrated on March 17th and is symbolized by shamrocks, leprechauns, wearing green clothing, lots of socializing, and snakes (yes snakes – because St. Patrick supposedly rid the Emerald Isle of all its snakes by banishing them into the sea).

To get in the spirit of this charming and cheerful holiday, we’ve asked our designers…

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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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