Posted by Sherri Caudell Brennan, Shopping and Fashion Market Expert
The jet lag has finally abated long enough for me to tell you about the Luxury, Premiere, and JCK shows. You see, I just got back from Las Vegas, where I got a sneak peek at all of the new engagement ring and bridal jewelry collections.
Manju Jasty's collection (at JCK) was gorgeous—wedding day-worthy with an Indian twist. Manju is Indian-born and now works out of Manhattan.
Photos courtesy of Manju Jasty
For something a little more colorful, you could look to Yogendra Sethi's booth (at JCK). Yogendra is a painter and has recently debuted a collection of "art jewels" at the National Arts Club in New York. His one-of-a-kind pieces incorporate nature and draw from his paintings. To contact Yogendra about his jewelry designs, call 415-438-0707.
Photos courtesy of Yogendra Sethi
At Luxury and Premiere, I saw lots of inspiring baubles and met a lot of nice people!
Lovemark unveiled their trademark 74-facet round-cut diamond, shown off in the earrings below.
Photo courtesy of Lovemark
Lazare has a new collection called "Simply Lazare," designed by Michael Bondanza. It contains 30 platinum engagement and wedding pieces, including the unexpected and eye-catching "Twisted Shank" ring featured below. This collection has a more organic and romantic feel, while Michael's signature line is perfect for the bride craving architectural details and modern lines.
Photo courtesy of Lazare and Michael Bondanza
Here our team is joined by Mr. Kirk Kara himself, of Kirk Kara, and his two daughters. Kirk Kara rings have a strong vintage feel. They have 8 collections, all titled for popular women's names from the 1920's. You can see some of their amazing designs in the second pic.
Rina, of Rina Limor, has been playing around with mother of pearl and pink quartz and came up with these beautiful earrings! These are perfect for bridesmaids or even the bride (go for the smaller version in white).
Chad Allison calls their designs "romantically modern." They just launched a platinum fashion collection featuring the highly covetable rings at a more affordable price!
Photo courtesy of Chad Allison
Anne Sportun is one of my favorites. Her jewelry is so soft and delicate—visiting her in her booth was a real treat!
Diamonds and diamond jewelry are Kwiat's specialties, and you can tell by looking at their amazing designs. They are known for their beautiful rings, but this case housed some to-die-for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.