What’s New Show Jewelry: Centurion Jewelry 2008, Part I

 

Hello from the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Tucson! While the JCK staff is not partaking in the hotel’s lovely spa facilities, we are enjoying the vast array of beautiful jewels and new creations on display from exhibitors.

 

This show kicks off JCK’s busy season of jewelry trade shows, as Centurion Jewelry is the first important show of the year for trend spotting. If this is an event you don’t journey to Arizona for, check out our online preview of some of the newest and greatest pieces of the season that you’re sure to see in coming months.

 

Gurhan, New York; (646) 230-1122; www.gurhan.com.

 

Bijoux Couture. Oversize 24k gold marquise shapes feature prong-set round brilliant cuts.

 

Imperial. Oxidized sterling silver, 24k gold, and clusters of prong-set round brilliant cuts. Shapes in the collection are primarily circles and ovals.

Editor’s Note: Gurhan said Neiman Marcus picked up this line exclusively for several months. Suggested retail prices start around $1,000.

 

John Hardy, New York; (212) 219-4288; www.johnhardy.com.

 
 

Kawung Enamel. Sterling silver with enamel accents. Suggested retail prices start at $195 for a thin bangle.

Editor’s Note: This collection is also available in all 18k gold.

 

The Mazza Company, Baldwin, N.Y.; (800) 654-3400; www.mazzajewelry.com.

 

Yellow Chalcedony and South Sea pearls in 18k gold.

A mix of pieces featuring smoky quartz, citrine, golden South Sea pearls, and chocolate pearls in 18k gold.

 

Mark Patterson, Costa Mesa, Calif.; (714) 433-7904; www.markpatterson.com.

 
 

Clusters of colored stones punctuate pendant necklaces.

 

Krementz Gemstones, Springfield, N.J.; (800) 835-3436; www.rkg1866.com

  

A tray of gorgeous green emerald rings. The color is outstanding!