Each month from now until JCK Las Vegas 2013, subjects from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 will be highlighted on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry styles, launches, and trends—as well as on the On Your Market blog by my colleague Brittany Siminitz, manager of JCK Marketplace, that expansive online showroom of gorgeous merchandise sold within the JCK shows.
My 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post has been live for more than a month, dovetailing with the launch the 2013 show season, meaning that predictions and collections are now colliding in the market. And since I’m working the AGTA Tucson GemFair 2013 this week, my perch is a perfect opportunity to see whether dealers and designers are offering drusy in their inventory. Well, they are (though not as much as some, including Steven Berkowitz, president of Sterling Reputation in Hollwyood, Fla., expected)! Robert Bentley, typically a purveyor of strictly juicy-looking strands of tourmaline, aquamarine, and more, had trays of them in his booth, a stark contrast to his regular inventory; and some of the finished designs also on the show floor—Misha of N.Y.—featured them as well.
Here’s a peek at the some of the pieces available for purchase now, and stay tuned as the year progresses and more collections are unveiled.
Rings in silver and 18k gold vermeil, $225 each; Robindira Unsworth
One-of-a-kind Kinetic ring in 14k gold and silver with 925 sterling silver, drusy quartz, and opal; $2,250; Claudio Pino
Bracelet with agate beads, gold-plated base metal beads, and a jasper and quartz drusy focal point; $210; Mindy Gold
All Glown Up Double Drop pendant in silver on 18-inch chain with quartz and drusy; $278; Lori Bonn
Bangle in ebony wood with a bezel-set purple agate drusy in 18k gold-plated bronze; $450; Isharya
Pendant necklace in oxidized silver and 14k gold fill with drusy agate; $520; Misha of N.Y. (AGTA booth No. 1708)
Triple Stone earrings in 22k gold vermeil with bronze drusy; $623; Coralia Leets at Fragments
Pendant with a bezel-set black drusy in textured 18k yellow gold on a 32-inch oxidized silver chain; $1,700; Laurie Kaiser
Ring in silver and 24k gold with blue drusy and 0.67 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,476; ZDNY & Co. (AGTA booth No. 1702)
From left: Vario clasp with Agate with dendrite in stainless steel and 18k gold, $3,010; Vario clasp in 18k yellow gold with onyx drusy on Vario Vario necklace in black stainless steel with plated ends, $3,745 and $280; Vario clasp in 18k yellow gold with agate drusy, $3,815; Marcel Roelofs (GLDA show booth No. 670)
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