The Centurion show returns to the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix at the end of this month. Scheduled from Jan. 27 to 31, it’s the first major buying show of the year in the United States, and, as such, a worthwhile event for trend-spotters looking to get a read on the new year. For a hint of what’s to come, check out the three collections highlighted below.
Doves by Doron Paloma’s Justinian Collection
Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine state lends his name to the latest collection from Doron Hakimian, president and chief designer of Doves by Doron Paloma. Created as a colorful and contemporary homage to medieval art, the range, which is distinguished by ornate beaded edges and intricate pavé, builds on the bestselling Byzantine collection that Doves introduced in 2022.
“While Byzantine focuses on geometric gold pieces in a satin finish, Justinian brings in the bold color combinations Doves is synonymous with, such as faceted quartz layered with amazonite, white mother-of-pearl, and lapis,” says a spokesperson. “It will also feature semiprecious gems like garnet and London blue topaz.”
Hearts On Fire’s LU Special Edition
Hearts On Fire will use the occasion of the Centurion show to introduce a special edition known as LU, featuring a recurring dewdrop shape set with the company’s “perfectly cut” diamonds. “This organic, curved, silhouette frames the diamond like a magnifying glass, making the diamond appear larger than life,” according to a company statement.
Kwiat’s Mine to Shine Program
While the New York City–based jeweler isn’t technically debuting its Mine to Shine diamond traceability program at Centurion (they unveiled it at the Couture show last June), Kwiat is doubling down on the messaging around the initiative, which is aimed at sharing positive stories about the impact diamonds make in the communities where they are mined.
“It’s important that people understand that diamonds play an important role economically around the world,” Greg Kwiat tells JCK. “That’s a really important differentiation perspective for natural diamonds.”
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