Supplier News: Week of Jan. 29

Carbon6 to Introduce New Line of Men’s Luxury Rings

Carbon6, a men’s accessories brand specializing in carbon fiber creations, has announced it will debut a new collection of men’s rings, called “Carbon Gold.” Crafted in carbon fiber, custom Damascus steel, and white and rose gold, the line will be featured and available for order during the JCK Tucson jewelry show, from Jan. 31Feb. 3, at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz.

“We wanted to focus on forged carbon fiber for our men’s wedding collection because it is symbolic of the best of what a partnership can be,” said principal designer John Easley, in a press release.

“What drew us to forged carbon was that it uses two different materials—each of which has unique strengths that the other lacks—that come together to create something stronger, more durable, and more beautiful than either material could be on its own. Pairing it with 18k gold, this beautiful and incorruptible material, further deepens that symbolism. We’re excited to be launching in Tucson, as this show is the perfect place for truly unique, high-end pieces.”

The company will also exhibit three Damascus ring styles—Python, Driftwood, and Woodgrain—with interior options of 18k white gold and forged carbon fiber. Each ring from Carbon6 is designed and handcrafted in house at the brand’s Brooklyn workshop.

For more information, visit carbon6rings.com; visit jckonline.com/tucson for information on the upcoming show.

New York Jewelry Design Institute Offering New Six-Session Course

Alan Brodsky chaledecony ring

Ring in 18k white gold with chalcedony and diamonds; Alan Brodsky

The New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) will offer a new, six-session course with the goal of teaching the skills used to identify and select gemstones. Called “Buying Colored Gemstones,” the course will be helmed by jewelry designer and professor Alan Brodsky and begin on Feb. 13.

The class will teach the ins and outs of price guides; determining the quality of cut, color, carat weight, and clarity; and how the 4 Cs affect the value of a stone. Students will handle a variety of gems, learning to tell the difference between imitation, lab-grown, and natural stones.

“We are very excited to offer this class to the trade as well as to gemstone aficionados,” said NYJDI creative director Jenine Lepera Izzi, in a press release. “Many of our students understand the scientific formation of gemstones, but lose confidence when they are in front of a dealer. This class helps students with their business.”

In addition, NYJDI is offering Advanced Rendering, an eight-session class for those interested in learning how to render colored gemstone jewelry. This course will be available in March.

For more information, visit nyjdi.com.