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The Big Pre-Show Blog: 30 Pictures of New Jewelry to See During Jewelry Week

By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor

Posted on May 25, 2012

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Europe has Baselworld, Asia has the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, and America has Las Vegas jewelry week. Our garish manmade oasis in the desert may lack Basel, Switzerland's quintessential old world charm and Asia’s gateway to nations of emerging wealth, but Las Vegas is uniquely American: big personalities, neon lights, risk takers poised to lose their shirt at any moment (and at any blackjack table), and lots of sequins and glitter to keep the attention focused squarely on the Yanks!

So it’s only fitting that our jewelry industry rolls into Sin City next week with trillions of dollars in sparkling inventory. Many pieces will end up in stores nationwide by fall, and all point to the creativity and zeal of a largely American population of craftsmen passionate about the art they create. These artists, jewelry designers, and manufacturers take great pride and joy in helping others worldwide express the love felt for others in their hearts, but sometimes struggle to articulate. And the store owners—veritable romance experts—will delight in placing the right piece in the right hands at the right moment. We’re all fortunate to be part of this intoxicating industry of love where the creation and sale of jewelry forges indelible connections between people. Here’s to an inspired jewelry market week, full of friends, fun (but not too much), and lots and lots of pretty jewelry.

The following is a snapshot of some of the new pieces and trends you’ll see at the shows. Be sure to check in daily for more live updates and product releases as the shows begin. Prices listed are suggested retail, and pieces can be found at JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY, or Couture.

 

Blue Drop Earrings

Majolie gold lapis earrings

Triple Drop earrings in 14k gold with 45.50 ct. t.w. rose-cut lapis lazuli and 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,500; Majolie Collections at JCK Las Vegas Booth #B5364

Jemma Wynne blue chalcedony gold earrings

Fringe earrings in 18k gold with blue chalcedony and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds; $3,990; Jemma Wynne at Couture Booth DA15

Rina Limor lapis and turquoise earrings

Earrings in 18k white gold with lapis gemstone tops, 88.73 cts. t.w. turquoise bottoms, and 1.13 cts. t.w. diamonds; $4,900; Rina Limor for J.R. Gold at JCK LUXURY LUX908

Pamela Froman Opal earrings

One-of-a-kind Ombre Scroll Crush “Mommy Earrings” in 18k pink and yellow gold with Yowah Matrix opal briolettes and diamond accents; $8,900; Pamela Froman at Couture Booth NW419

Abellan London blue topaz and gold earrings

Earrings in 18k white gold with 26.7 cts. t.w. London blue topaz, 1.05 cts. t.w. emeralds, 2.3 cts. t.w. VVS diamonds, and white akoya pearls; $59,000; Abellan at Couture Booth NW442

 

Silver and Sapphires

Gabriel & Co. blue sapphire and silver ring

Ring with blue sapphires; price upon request; Gabriel & Co. at JCK Las Vegas Booth #10549

Kara Ross silver and sapphire studs

Tiny Pyramid Stud earrings with white sapphires and an 18k gold accent; $515; Kara Ross at Couture Booth #815

Raymond Hak silver and sapphire rings

Rings from the new Lilypad Collection with 5.35 cts. t.w. colored sapphires (including a 0.50 ct. t.w. center cabochon) and chalcedony, rose quartz, and garnet; $1,000 each; Raymond Hak Couture at JCK LUXURY LUX311

Lagos silver and pink sapphire earrings

Earrings from the new MUSE Collection with 2.58 cts. t.w. pink sapphires; $1,550; Lagos at JCK LUXURY Booth PP-61

Monica Rich Kosann crystal, sapphire, and silver locket necklace

Locket with rock crystal and white sapphire accents; $1,695; Monica Rich Kosann at JCK Las Vegas Booth #10521 and Couture Booth #907

Michael M silver and colored sapphire necklace

Necklace with 12 cts. t.w. cornflower blue, rose, and gold sapphire; $2,990; Michael M. at Couture Booth #526

 

 

Station Necklaces

Rhonda Faber Green for LaFonn silver and cz necklace

Silver and cubic zirconia; $195; Rhonda Faber Green for LaFonn at JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10800

Charles Garnier silver necklace

Silver (available in rhodium, 18k yellow and pink, or black ruthenium finishes); $585; Charles Garnier at JCK Las Vegas Booth PP-69

Thistle & Bee silver Trafalgar necklace

Trafalgar Grids Link necklace in silver; $775; Thistle & Bee at JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10916

Cydonia blue topaz and silver necklace

Silver with 18k gold accents and 2.25 cts. t.w. blue topaz; $899; Cydonia & Co. at JCK Las Vegas Booth #5857

14k yellow gold from the Piatto Collection with reconstructed turquoise; $2,130; The Mazza Co. at JCK LUXURY LUX1107 and JCK Las Vegas Booth PP-29

Michael B sapphire and gold necklaces

Sugarcube necklaces in 18k gold with 5-section, 10 cts. t.w. yellow or sapphires, and 9-section 18 cts. t.w. pink and white sapphires; $8,450, $8,450, and $14,810; Michael B. at JCK LUXURY LUX334

 

Silver & Diamonds

Ostbye & Anderson silver and diamond ring

Freeform angled ring from the Diva Diamond Collection with diamond accent; $86; Ostbye & Anderson JCK Las Vegas Booth #PC-745

La Maison Franco Pianegonda silver and diamond ring

Small ring with 0.07 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,100; La Maison Franco Pianegonda at Couture Booth #903

Yael silver and diamond earrings

Earrings with 0.28 ct. t.w. I1 diamonds; $2,309; Yael at JCK LUXURY LUX400

Vendorafa silver and brown diamond bracelet

Bracelet with rose gold and 0.34 ct. t.w. brown diamonds; $3,256; Vendorafa at Couture Booth #614

Alishan silver and colored rose-cut diamond ring

Ring with 18k rose gold and and 1.12 ct. t.w. rose-cut diamonds; $3,400; Alishan at JCK Las Vegas Design Center booth #S10612

Jane Taylor bracelet in silver with rubies, and diamonds

Warrior cuff from the new HEX collection with black rhodium finish, 2.01 cts. t.w. rubies, and 1.58 cts. t.w. round- and trillion-cut diamonds; $12,100; Jane Taylor at Couture Booth #514 (part of the Sande Finkel Collective)

 

More New Color

Kir silver earrings with moonstone and labradorite

Large hoop earring in silver with labradorite and moonstone accents; $405; KIR at JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10309

Oliver Smith Boho Wrap in silver with pink opal

Oliver Smith Boho Wrap in silver with pink opal

New Boho Wrap bracelet and necklace combination in silver with pink opal; $595; Oliver Smith Jeweler at JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10805

Yael 18k gold and green tourmaline pendant from the Lyra collection

Earrings in 18k white gold with 6.27 ct. t.w. green tourmaline and 0.39 ct. t.w. diamonds from the new Lyra collection; $6,833; Yael at JCK LUXURY LUX400

Galatea Tahitian and South Sea pearl necklace

Limited-edition Pearl Seasons strand with 10–10.5 mm. color-coordinated (to show the color variations) of Tahitian and South Sea pearls from Tahiti Rava Rava Pearls in Papeete; $7,240; Galatea Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10717

Katherine Jetter opal and gold ring

Madame Butterfly ring in 18k yellow gold with 19 cts. t.w. white opal flower petals, 3.50 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 2.33 cts. t.w. mandarin garnet; $28,440; Katherine Jetter at Couture Booth #514 (part of the Sande Finkel Collective)

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