July 2016

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How to Click With Tech-Savvy, Custom-Craving Millennial Brides & Grooms

Everything you need to know about how technology can help you sell more wedding jewelry The popularity of immersive technology like virtual reality headsets and augmented reality mobile games is a clear indication that the next wave of high-tech experiences is no longer in some far-off, sci-fi future—it’s here and now. For jewelers, the constant…

10 Things Rocking the Industry, January–February 2017

TRENDS Kermit the Frog famously lamented that “it’s not easy being green.” Well, Pantone just made it a little easier. The color authority has selected Greenery—one of its top 10 spring 2017 shades—as its Color of the Year for 2017. (A few past picks: 2014’s cheery Radiant Orchid, 2015’s much-maligned Marsala, and 2016’s pastel pair,…

What (Jewelry) a Guy Wants

From chunky silver links to classic signet rings, these pieces are just what you need to catch male clients’ eyes. CHAIN BRACELETS RIGHT ANGLES (Above) Rectangle bracelet in sterling silver; $495; Bree Richey, Natick, Mass.; 617-522-3229; breejewelry.com MADE IN THE JADE (Inset) Batu Classic Chain bracelet with nephrite jade and black sapphire lava in silver; $1,595; John Hardy,…

10 Things Rocking the Industry, November–December 2016

AUCTIONS The Magnificent Jewels sale on Nov. 29 at Christie’s Hong Kong will lead with a stunning 10.05 ct. Burmese pigeon’s-blood ruby ring. The ring, designed by Faidee, is called the Ratnaraj Ruby (above); Ratnaraj means “king of precious stones” in ancient Sanskrit. “Only those rubies of exceptional saturation and natural red fluorescence can be…

JCK Photo Shoot Outtakes With Model Angela Jonsson

Angela Jonsson held us spellbound at this issue’s cover shoot. Born in Chennai, India, to an Icelandic father and an Indian mother, the New York City resident glammed up the season’s athleisure styles with a generous helping of trendy pearl jewels. For the cover of the wedding supplement that comes with this issue, however, she…

10 Things Rocking the Industry: June 2016

RECORDS The Jubilee Ruby was touted as the most important ruby to come to auction in the United States over the past quarter-century, and it certainly lived up to that billing when Christie’s put it up for sale on April 20. The 15.99 ct. ruby—certified as both Burmese-origin and untreated—fetched $14.1 million, making it the…

10 Things Rocking the Industry, March–April 2016

SHOWS If you attended the third annual JCK Tucson, held Feb. 3–7 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a brand-new show. In many ways, it was. The completely redesigned event featured stylish new booths, lounges, and a signature coffee shop. But that’s not all. The…