We asked five jewelry manufacturers at the JCK Las Vegas show this past weekend to divulge their hottest selling item.
Patricia Robalino Designs, Fairfield, N.J.
Patricia Robalino Designs slice earrings
Ruby, blue sapphire, pink sapphire, diamond, and 18k gold drop slice earrings, $2,900 wholesale. “Retailers are loving color this year, and these are so fun and colorful,” said designer Patricia Robalino.
Dazzlers Inc., Los Angeles
Dazzlers’ silver and cubic zirconia hoops
Sterling silver hoop earrings with cubic zirconia, $30–$160 wholesale. “It’s a high quality product that could pass for the real thing,” said staffer Michael Elmessian. “Retailers are telling us that people want affordable things they can mix in with their [high-end] jewelry.”
Kit Heath, Devon, England
Kit Heath Society necklace
18k gold-plated Society necklace depicting tiny champagne bubbles, $71 wholesale. “I think buyers are intrigued with the styling of the piece, and it has great value,” said Chad Mollica, treasurer for the company.
Lauren G. Adams, Hollywood, Fla.
Lauren G. Adams Stripes of Power set
Stripes of Power earrings, ring, and necklace featuring 18k-plated brass with enamel and cubic zirconias, $100–$225 wholesale. “We’re all about color and people are really loving color this year,” said designer Orly Oradia.
Monte Carlo Designs, New York City
Green doublet earrings (made from green quartz and white topaz) with diamonds and 14k white gold, $1,750 wholesale. “Since Angelina Jolie wore earrings like this, everyone wants this look,” said co-owner Karnik Garipian.