What styles or trends are you planning to invest in or eyeing for the 2019 holiday season?
We plan to invest in large colored stone rings in various colors—they’re a hot seller right now—and vintage estate pieces. We are moving more vintage rings than other vintage pieces. The retro styles are coming back: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Victorian jewelry do well for us. The Art Nouveau–era jewelry is the most sought-after, but it’s quite rare.
—Jason Bland, co-owner, Crown Jewelers, Staunton, Va., crownltd.net
This year for the holidays we are looking to stock up on feminine designer jewelry with colored gemstones and fine pearls. Our clients expect the unexpected when they walk through our door, so we try to always keep an eye out for new designers with a unique take on classic jewelry!
—Katherine Cotterill, manager, EAT Gallery: Exquisite Art Treasures, Maysville, Ky., eatgallery.com
We have been getting requests for straight-line diamond bracelets again, and diamond yard necklaces have been selling well for us. I want to add to our selection with some new styles. Finally, lab-grown diamonds are coming on strong. I want to visit with growers and investigate what the companies are doing with finished jewelry. We are very open-minded regarding this area of growth.
—Laura Sipe, co-owner, J.C. Sipe Jewelers, Indianapolis, jcsipe.com
I see diamonds being big, with staples like stud earrings and solitaire pendants leading the way. We have also seen that a lot of women want everyday pieces. They’re stepping up and making those high-end self-purchases for themselves, so we’ll be focusing a lot of our attention on Hearts On Fire diamond jewelry. We also feel that colored gemstones are making a huge resurgence.
—Kevin Mays, co-owner, John Mays Jewelers, Fort Smith, Ark., johnmaysjewelers.com