We are ready to roll at JCK Las Vegas! Many of you will be strapping on your most comfortable shoes (pro tip #1) to make your rounds on the show floor, stashing your pockets full of granola bars (pro tip #2), and making your final lists and checking them twice—on a fully charged cellphone with backup travel charger, obviously (pro tip #3!). You already knew all of these tips, of course—I’m just here for the reminder. So while you’re giving your FitBit the count of its life on your daily business (and pleasure!) visits, you’ll want to pay attention to what’s new and trending on the show floor, to can ensure a successful holiday season catering to all of your customers’ wants and needs. Here are my picks for the top 6 trends to watch out for:
The Lavalier – Lariat, lavalier, and Y-shape necklaces are still very much in favor, and they’re perfect for late summer and early fall wardrobe additions—and they’ll make for excellent holiday gifts.
Big Earrings – From chandeliers to hoops to shoulder dusters—it doesn’t really matter the type. So long as it’s big, bold, and beautiful, it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Reach for the Stars – Maybe it’s our current infatuation with space travel, or it’s simply that celestial jewelry has never not been beloved, but it’s more apparent than ever—which means there are so many good options to choose from.
Enamel – Gemstones will, as ever, be the hit of the show floor, but enamel is starting to make waves in every price point.
Collar – I’m pretty sure the collar necklace was on our Vegas trends list last year, which just goes to show that the curvy silhouette is still at the top of its game. And now that it’s had more time to develop, the range of styles is basically unlimited. Score.
Architecturally Inspired – Intricately-crafted styles that look more like they were designed by architects than jewelers (perhaps both!) are high on our radar, with jewels that make the most of their metal settings, with or without any gemstones.
Lariat necklace in 14 yellow gold with Japanese Akoya pearl, $800; A+Z Pearls
Celeste ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $950; Artistry, Ltd.
Earrings with rubies and black and white diamonds, price on request; Bapalal Keshavlal
Flamingo bangle in sterling silver with Italian enamel and CZ, $575; Belle Étoile
Movena necklace with hematite, price on request; Bernd Wolf
Breeze brooch in 18k yellow and red gold and platinum, $8,500; BQ Jewelry
Collar necklace with diamonds, price on request; Butani
Earrings in sterling silver with faux tourmaline and simulated diamonds, $220; Classic & Co.
Orchid ring in sterling silver and vitreous enamel, price on request; Coline Assade
Apus earrings in 18k gold-plated sterling silver with citrine and CZ, $355; Cristina Sabatini
Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 0.5 ct. light yellow diamond, $3,050; Dalumi
Diva star dogtag in 18k white gold with 3.93 cts. t.w. diamonds, $23,990; Daniel Bass
Genie earrings in 18k yellow gold with 7.12 cts. t.w. mint garnet and 5.24 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Erica Courtney
Ring in sterling silver and gold-plate with raw diamond, price on request; Eva Stone
Earrings in oxidized silver with fossilized mammoth and diamonds, price on request; Feral Jewelry
Imagination necklace in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold plate, $335; Frederic Duclos
Star climber stud earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $340; Gabriel & Co.
Necklace in rose gold with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, price on request; Hulchi Belluni
Cuff bracelet in 14k yellow gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,475; I. Reiss
Starburst bangle in 14k white gold with 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,275; KC Designs
Channel-set lariat in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold with white topaz, $650; KIR
Flourish collection earrings in sterling silver, $90; Kit Heath
Earrings in Honey Gold with Chocolate Diamonds, price on request; Le Vian
Twist cuff bracelet in sterling silver and 24k yellow gold with 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,760; Lika Behar
Shawn leaf earrings with diamonds, price on request; L’Dezen
Space Blossom earrings in 18k yellow gold with 4.47 cts. t.w. sapphire, 2.96 cts. t.w. amethyst and tsavorite, and 1.41 cts. t.w. diamonds, $14,920; M. Spalten
Star bangle in 14k yellow gold with 0.63 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,295; Majolie
Tablet necklace in 18k white gold with green jadeite, green jade beads, and 0.41 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,950; Mason-Kay
Moon and star ring in yellow gold with diamonds, price on request; Meira T
Swirl pendant in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, price on request; Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture
Multi-band cuff bracelet in sterling silver, $325; Nambé
Legacy hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold with lapis, $1,800; Nina Nguyen
Victorian Starburst lariat in yellow gold and silver with 2.8 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Shay Jewelry
Flexible feather choker in 18k white gold with 15 cts. t.w. diamonds, $40,000; Sutra
Baroque Tahitian pearl earrings in 18k and 22k gold and oxidized silver with tourmaline, $1,800; Sydney Lynch
Kite diamond star necklace in 18k white gold with 0.39 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,970; WYS Jewelry
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