NY Now, Melee, and Metal + Smith: Favorite Finds From the Show Floors

Three of the jewelry industry’s most well-curated trade shows— Melee the Show, Metal + Smith, and NY Now—opened last weekend in Manhattan. Collectively, the fairs showcased a comprehensive array of independent, fashion-centric American fine jewelry lines.

Cruising the aisles of beautiful baubles, several trends made themselves known, among them gypsy rings (they are everywhere), matte and brushed gold patinas, message and alphabet jewelry (still!), gray and brown diamonds, and the resurgence of historic design. Clean and modern may be fine fashion jewelry’s bread and butter right now, but Victorian and Art Deco inspirations are lying in wait and may blossom into key trends for 2020 and beyond.

Here are some of my favorite finds from the trio of New York City shows.

Sholdt rings
Sholdt gold and diamond rings—they’re based on the atelier’s archival designs.
Roule and Co necklaces
Roule & Co. alphabet necklaces
Sirciam Jewelry necklaces
Sirciam 14k matte gold and opal necklaces
Judi Powers rings
Judi Powers gemstone and 14k matte gold rings
Atelier Narce rings
Atelier Narcé diamond and gemstone rings
Ariel Gordon necklaces
Ariel Gordon ’70s-inspired 14k gold message necklaces
Amali opal necklaces
Amali 14k gold and opal necklaces
Acanthus earrings
Acanthus lock-and-key 14k gold and gemstone earrings
Talon rings
Talon sterling silver and Venetian glass rings
Page Sargisson bracelets
Page Sargisson 14k gold and gemstone hook bracelets
Vale rings
Vale Jewelry white and gray diamond rings
Atelier Narce rings
Atelier Narcé diamond and gemstone rings
Ever Fine jewelry necklaces
Ever Fine Jewelry zodiac necklaces
Alev Jewelry rings
Alev Jewelry diamond and gemstone rings
Kara Strope Designs earrings
Kara Strope Designs pearl and diamond earrings

Top: Melee the Show (all photos by Emili Vesilind)

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