Pearls- These smooth, silky white spheres compliment today’s style in a classy and elegant way. Chanel and Nicole Miller recently used pearls in there new ads. Come see Tahitian and Akoya pearls paired beautifully with aquamarines and other beautiful gems this fall at Winterson.
Blue- Sapphires, Topaz, Spinel, Aquamarine. All beautiful stones boasting different shades of blue to keep you ready and beautiful for summer. Designers such as Chanel, Armani, and Dior are also making there products to match this blue fashion from the bold, electric blue to the dark and classy navy blue.
Bold- Balmain, Chanel and Nina Ricci are all boasting there beautiful pieces for the summer. Compared to last summer, the chunky big pieces are in style now.
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Thinking about creating jewelry? Try these for a change.
1. Do not throw away the cards your silk or nylon comes with, and save the leftovers.
2. Recycle your metal scraps, you will do good for the environment and make some extra cash.
3.Get tax exemptions by re-selling materials
4. Always look for the best deals anywhere you can whether it be online or in store. (Promotions, Sales, etc.)
Due to 3D printing being a completely new technology, people are uncertain about the modifications that it will have on there shopping experience. Shoppers are waiting for the day that they can print a slice of pizza or a new air filter for there car. Even though we are far from these extravagant expectations, most of the hype is going towards the jewelry industry. Shoppers will be able to design there own jewelry or choose from pre-made designs and jewelers will be able to offer more pocket friendly variations of there expensive merchandise.
Buyers will have the freedom to draw up there own jewelry design for a custom piece. This will allow an individuals creativity to be taken to great heights, although this will cost consumers a pretty penny. This is growing among jewelers including one from New York using a Solidscape T76 3D printer to make clients dreams come true. Gift giving will be revolutionized because of this discovery.
This brings us to our next question, the printing of precious gems. Shoppers demand natural, high quality stones and would not settle for a printed copy. Maybe in the future that can change, but as of now, the main attraction would be creating the actual piece and add the precious metals and gems after.Read more →
Tiffany&co. stated that Tanzanite is, “most important gemstone discovery in 2000 years.” More and more is being known about the stones value and potential for the past 30 years ago. Skeptical individuals still wonder today if this gemstone found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro is truly a good investment or just another pebble among many. Tanzanite has it’s popularity and main marketplace in the USA, although, the recent spike in popularity in China and India mad the stones investment value greatly rise. In fact, it was always rising in value and popularity, so there was never really a time where Tanzanite could be called a bad investment.
Estimates show that merely 10 years or less is left before this stone could leave us due to the constant mining of its single location. As a result, both the supply and demand play in favor of the gem due to its decreasing quantity mixed with its increasing popularity.
The stone is definitely a solid investment for its rising reputation and constantly-increasing value. The obvious value and secure, solid ownership of this stone would definitely make it a better investment than the stock market. Even so, the 10-year mark was only estimated. Mining will grow along with interest, which will deplete the supply even faster. As of now, even though investments can never be 100% predicted, stacking up on some Tanzanite would be a really good investment according to all the factors.Read more →
Although there are many tools aimed towards beaders and jewelers, here are some I recommend:
IMPRESSART- Stamping supplies made out of metal(with blanks)
CRAFTOPTICS- Greatest lenses and magnifiers(including prescription) ever.
COILING GIZMO- Any coils you could ever need!!
RIO GRANDE- Many different products including clay tools.Read more →
Announcements made by tiffany&co. indicated that sales grew to 13% for 2014′s first quarter and an extravagant 50% increase in the earnings. Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and chief executive officer noted that sales of the classic pieces are continuing while the new pieces are picking up momentum.Read more →