New, popular jewelry trends to leave you looking and feeling like a diva
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.
4 crucial tips to help you before you start creating jewelry
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.)
New technology may take the jewelry industry to a new level
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.
Social Media Marketing Troubles? Here are 12 great tips to get your jewlery e-business rolling
Getting a companies name out over the internet has been a gigantic problem lately for business owners both e-commerce and conventional. The growing popularity of internet and social media marketing has recently increased tremendously and made it harder than ever before for owners to get there internet promotion off the ground. Having online customers and traffic is crucial for a successful business and for it to stay open. Here are 12 great tips to increase your internet traffic and have your internet marketing increase in no time! Feel free to use all of them or mix and match to fit your particular business/industry.
1. Create organic growth by posting new info every day
2. Use pictures with your Facebook posts
3. Use Social[Media] Buttons– Use buttons allowing your post to be shared on different social media sites by your followers. This will increase your traffic out of your reach and generate you more views.
4. Start up a Launchrock Campaign– Launchrock is a free app that creates an email campaign. It allows your users to enter there email for a campaign and comes with custom social media widgets that will allow those enrolling to share it. You can keep track of all of this from the website.
5. Yopto Product Reviews– Yopto is a free app that posts product reviews generated by users directly to your social media account helping to generate more traffic to your product pages and thus increasing sales.
6. Use easy and quick Micro content– People are very impatient nowadays, using a quick clip or a fast sound will greatly increase traffic and make your page look much more welcoming and exciting. Great apps for this are Vine and Soundcloud.
7. Do a Twitter Q&A– Have your clients ask you questions about your products on Twitter to get your name out.
8. Pintrest Treasure Hunt– get started now with this fun, free and easy social media site. Check out the link to get started http://bit.ly/1go0340.
9. Try using different titles in your social media to change it up.
10. Simplify the sharing of your products for customers
11. Invest in an Infographic– It may be pricey, but will definitely work!
12. Make sure you have a Complimentary Board on your Pintrest Account– Link all your other social media with this board which will have all your most important info.
Many of these listed strategies have not been heavily used yet so you have a real chance to expand your business here!! Please let me know how these strategies worked out for you by leaving some comments.
A stable, solid investment found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro
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.
Great suppliers for jewelry makers and beaders
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.
Excellent start to the year as Tiffany&co. profits soar
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.
Gone, but never forgotten
Yesterday, 5/21/14, a dear member of the jewelry community whose absolute and utter passion for his work and great, friendly personality stood out like no other. Robin Rotenier, a Paris-born jeweler, had taken his own life according to various news sources yesterday in New York. Rotenier was know for his thorough, passionate craftsmanship found in all of his jewelry, especially his sterling silver cuff links which he made with absolutely amazing detail. Aside from his vast toy car collection complete with all sorts of cars and trolleys showcased in his office and his many great relationships with friends, Robin’s family meant the world to him. He spoke of his children in a way that shows true love like no other.
Rotenier was truly a diamond in the rough. Although there are shows coming up this weekend and everyone will be having a great time, we must not forget this great man who was one of us.
Awesome ring idea to celebrate your marriage along with your birth
Envy overwhelms many when they see another person with a giant ring carrying a huge diamond. Nowadays, big rings with a giant center stone are becoming popular. Glistening birthstones have caught the fancy of many throughout history along with famous fashion collectors who believe that missing birthstone jewelry renders a collection incomplete. There are many cool ways to wear birthstones on rings, as they don’t need to be large to stand out. A few cool ways to go about this would be to mark an important date for the couple, have two stones on the groom’s ring marking the brides and the groom’s birth months. Another way would be to use the birthstones as accents, arrange them around the diamond. Finally, two birthstones can fill the heart or infinity sign to link the couple forever. Each one of these special stones has a deep meaning that looks beautiful attached to any ring.
Several beautiful watches presented at Antiquorum break record
Beautiful Patek Philippe watches made up the top 4 highest grossing lots at Geneva’s Antiquorum watch show. A 18-karat yellow gold Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Third Series set an auction world record for highest price paid for that reference at $522,700. Another beautiful timepiece, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5077, set another auction record for a Patek Philippe reference at $226,450. Overall this shows’ sale totaled just over $6 million. The by-lot number was 84% and the by-value number was 122%.
“It is clear from (the) results that the market for rare timepieces in excellent condition remains robust,” stated happily by Julien Schaerer, managing director and auctioneer at Antiquorum Geneva