What’s Hot, What’s Not

Getting a Better Fix On Emerald Fillers Jewelry is fashion, whether it’s new, modern, modern-classic, or stylized pieces from the past. To satisfy your customer, you need to know and stock what’s fashionable. What styles are selling in today’s antique and estate market? To find out, we asked retail jewelers what they feel is hot—and what’s not. Who’s selling what. Jimmy Smith of Jimmy Smith Jewelers in Decatur, Ala., seems to be in the right place at the right time. What’s selling in Decatur? “Pieces in white gold or platinum, with filigree, are always in demand,” says Smith. That’s the Edwardian style that everyone in the estate business seems to be buying. Edwardian is the period between 1901 and 1914, after Queen Victoria died and her son Edward VII became king of England. This period jewelry focused on diamonds set in platinum. Because of its malleability, p

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