White Metals Dazzle At JA Show

White gold, platinum and titanium caught the eyes of buyers at the JA International Jewelry Show, held Jan. 25-28 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Jewelry Designers and manufacturers offered lacy, romantic, pretty looks, especially in white gold or platinum with diamond pavé. Despite delicate proportions, the new pieces had substance. Exhibitors at JA said retailers expressed a great deal of interest in white metals, but approached it cautiously. Instead of one tiny Y chain, this year designers piled together many dainty chains, often adding chunky charms or barrels. Links were dressed up with interesting surface treatments and stations, especially pearls, which were hotter than hot. Texture seemed to fall out of favor last summer, but it’s back with a sparkle and brilliance not seen in the matte finishes of a few years ago. The Y is definitely waning

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