Trend Zone



What jewelry styles and/or collections are you excited about stocking in 2017?

“Over the past few years, people are really moving in the direction of a vintage look. The way pavé and halos were really hot a while back—I’m feeling the same about vintage-style rings. We carry Single Stone, a Los Angeles–based brand that basically specializes in high-end antique reproductions. The diamonds are all antique diamonds that they use, so they’re rose cuts and old-mine cuts and they look beautiful in the rings. Not everyone wants an engagement ring that someone’s worn before. The customer reaction has been just great.”
Adam Gorman, co-owner, I. Gorman Jewelers, Washington, D.C., igorman.com

 

“There’s been an uptick in the popularity of affordable ‘wear and tear’ fashion jewelry in the store—looks from [bridge jewelry designer] Freida Rothman are our biggest seller. Bridal halo rings have moved from trend to mainstay, and stacking mismatched wedding bands are very in. Oh, and did I mention rose gold?”
Debbie Fox, co-owner, Fox Fine Jewelry, Ventura, Calif., foxfinejewelry.com

 

“I’m loving forward-facing hoop earrings—they feel a little tribal and are very cool right now. I’m selling out of them like crazy; I can’t keep them in stock. They’re so popular, I’m having a designer I know create some versions of them just for the store, which we’ll sell for around $170.”
Katya Ananieva, co-owner, She’s Unique, Alexandria, Va., facebook.com/shesuniqueva

 

“We’re 150 years old this year and love jewelry with a storied past! The brand Nouveau 1910 has created some amazing pieces. We’re particularly thrilled about their Byzantine cross collection. Original Byzantine-period bronze crosses are still being found on archaeological digs and shipwreck dives. Nouveau 1910 collects these crosses and crafts them into pendants using both sterling silver and 18 karat gold, with diamond and gemstone accents.”
Jessica Jonker, buyer and designer, Herkner Jewelers, Grand Rapids, Mich., herkner.com