JIC host ‘Fine Jewelry Fantasies’ for consumer magazine editors

“Fine Jewelry Fantasies Under The Big Top,” a luncheon and trends preview at Le Cirque 2000 was recently held for consumer magazine editors and celebrity stylists and showcased the five main trends for Fall/Holiday 2003.

The trends that were featured are: “Quick Change Artists,” showcasing transformable jewelry, “Period Drama,” featuring vintage inspired pieces, “Simply Ear-resistible,” displaying chandelier and show stopping earrings, “Color As Anti-Depressant,” with colored diamonds, gems, pearls and even blue gold, and “Graphic Detail,” with jewelry echoing the geometric shapes seen on the runway.

The Jewelry Information Center, the American Gem Trade Association, Diamond Information Center, Perles de Tahiti, Platinum Guild International, South Sea Pearl Consortium, and World Gold Council hosted the event.

The even showcased more than 100 pieces of jewelry from more than 70 designers, says Elizabeth Florence, JIC executive director. Items included a 44-in. diamond rope by Martin Katz valued at $1.35 million; an Oscar Heyman & Bros. “Tutti Frutti” Art Deco necklace with 23 yellow sapphires, one ruby, 22 spinels, 19 blue sapphires, 12 purple sapphires, and 36 tsavorites set in 18 kt. gold and platinum; and a pearl necklace by Tiffany with three strands of Australian South Sea cultured pearls (ranging from 12.5 to 15.5mm) complimented by 14.29 cts. of diamonds.

Editors from several publications, including InStyle, More, Condé Nast Traveler, Family Circle, W, Town & Country, Bride’s, Modern Bride, Robb Report, and New York Magazine, attended the event.

Editorial placements for product shown at the event have already been secured in upcoming fall and holiday issues, Florence says.