JA New York Show Features Color

The JA New York Summer Show, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City on July 28-31, drew slightly fewer than 13,000 buyers. Exhibitors numbered around 1,700. Traffic was moderate to heavy during the first two days of the show, while the last two days saw considerably less traffic. In jewelry, turquoise and coral were popular, and colored South Sea and Tahitian pearls mixed with colored stones gave evidence of becoming the next trend. Large cuts of semiprecious stones—especially step cuts from German cutters—were abundant. Yellow gold made its presence felt, especially in innovative gold links, which showed up in woven looks and added freshness to other designs. Nature-themed jewelry ran the gamut from bees and butterflies to ferns and leaves. In earrings, the most prominent look was long and slender, but chandelier styles also were popular. Watch notes. Th

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