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High-End Trends

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3 styles for the Luxury market in 2019 When it comes to trending jewelry styles in the luxury market, a more accurate way to describe them would be “in-demand,” or “currently popular.” Not to be confused with passing fads, a trend in this case might be a gemstone that’s currently experiencing an avid consumer surge, or is much-talked about in the industry. Because the barrier to entry is often higher—fine materials cost more to use, and ultimately the retail prices are higher than just any every day purchase (though not always)—high-end jewelry is much more conducive to styles that promise…


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Design of the Times: Barbela Design

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Michelle Bar is a New York City native who began her career in philanthropy after graduate school. Coming from a family of jewelers dating back to the 1930s in Belgium, Bar eventually found herself following the family tradition when she noticed a need for affordable yet stylish pieces of fine jewelry designed for the millennial woman. That’s when she decided to leave her corporate job, and in 2014, Barbela Design was born. Produced by its team of metal smiths in New York, Bar aims to create jewelry that becomes a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Since its launch in 2014,…


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Spotlight On: Diamonds Direct

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Gary Sanchez began his journey in the jewelry industry while in the Coast Guard in 1984, stationed in St. Petersburg, FL. It was there that he began selling jewelry when a man bought his gold chain off his neck, who then proceeded to tell him how much he liked jewelry but didn’t enjoy shopping for it. Unlike his first unofficial customer, Sanchez realized he actually enjoyed shopping for jewelry and finding the best values. His Coast Guard crew began asking him to do their jewelry shopping for them, and his business was born. Today, Sanchez’s store, Diamonds Direct – located…


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So Engaging

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These Luxury Instagrammers show us how it’s done There’s something to be said for a beautiful Instagram picture. It can inspire, awaken and brighten the day of someone who sees it. But, like anything worth doing, it is often more fruitful to go that extra step. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but going above and beyond that can really bring that picture to life—and make a huge difference in terms of engagement on social media. Here, we’ve rounded up ideal examples from some of our Luxury brands and designers, who show some of the best…


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Yancy Weinrich on “Inside the Jewelry Trade”

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With JCK Las Vegas 2019 quickly approaching, we are very excited for big changes and the continuation of bringing together the jewelry industry for successful networking, business opportunities and relationship-building. With planning for the show underway, Reed Exhibitions Senior Vice President Yancy Weinrich, who oversees the Reed Jewelry Group Portfolio (JCK Las Vegas, Luxury, JCK Tucson, JIS and JCK Magazine), sat down with Four Grainer in October as a guest on the “Inside the Jewelry Trade” podcast to discuss what’s in store for the upcoming event – from new features, the move back to the Sands Expo and the Venetian,…


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