Todd Reed Makes ‘Down Under’ Debut
Melbourne, Australia—Designer Todd Reed is making his Australian debut later this month at e.g.etal Gallery in Melbourne, which will represent Reed in Australia. The 18-year-old gallery is a driving force in the contemporary jewelry movement in Australia, representing hundreds of artists and building the Melbourne jewelry scene from its infancy. This year the gallery has expanded its scope to include international artists, and Reed is the first U.S artist to be represented by e.g.etal. (Left, a stack of 18k wedding bands featuring Reed's signature rough colored diamonds).
“For the past few years we have been aware of interest in our designs in Australia,” says Reed. “This partnership with e.g.etal is exciting and I am very much looking forward to having my designs represented and works collected in Melbourne.”
e.g.etal director Emma Goodsir said that representing Reed's work in Australia is a natural fit. "Todd’s philosophies of authenticity, innovation and craftsmanship align perfectly with our guiding principles. The natural, understated elegance of Todd’s work will appeal to the Australian audience. In fact, he already has a huge Australian following on social media, many of whom will be thrilled to see Todd’s work in person for the first time.”
Todd Reed will be officially launched at e.g.etal Melbourne on June 22. His jewelry is sold at galleries in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and at select U.S. Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores. Collectors can also purchase Todd Reed online at toddreed.com and at the designer’s Boulder, CO showroom on Pearl Street in that city.
Karl Lagerfeld Introduces Tour Eiffel Collection In Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV--KARL LAGERFELD Bridal Jewelry reflected the City of Lights, with the debut of the ‘Tour Eiffel’ collection at the JCK Luxury Show.
Drawing design inspiration from the world-famous Eiffel Tower, the collection pays homage to Paris, the city of love. “I love the Eiffel Tower,” says the iconic fashion designer, whose childhood dream was to have an apartment with a view of the Eiffel Tower.” Now that he does, he translated that into a line of wedding jewelry with a selection of engagement rings and wedding bands with the distinctive features of the tower's architecture interpreted in a feminine and romantic way. Reflective of the tower’s framework, designs incorporate pointed details, diamond halo shapes inspired by the tower’s base, milgrain beading reminiscent of rivets on the tower, and arch motifs for an open gallery pattern. Encrusted diamond collars represent the various floors of the structure, and the glistening lights of the tower at nighttime can be seen through diamond details.
A ring from the Tour Eiffel collection.
The new collection complements the line’s existing Pyramid, Perspective, and Arch collections. The existing collections also were expanded with designs featuring geometric shapes as well as curves and arches influenced by European architecture. All KARL LAGERFELD bridal designs are offered in 18k white, yellow or rose gold, as well as platinum, and are priced from $1,000 to $10,000 at select high-end independent jewelers. To learn more, visit www.sayyeswithkarl.com.
Ring from the Pyramid collection, focused on a pointed stud motif. Collections range from $1,000 to $10,000.
Rahaminov MOVAL Line Blends Marquise And Oval Shapes
Las Vegas, NV—Rahaminov introduced its new Moval collection of jewelry, a proprietary diamond cut that blends elements of a marquise and oval in one stone. Because of the unique nature of the cut, it gives a face-up appearance of being much larger than its carat weight, said designer Nicol Goldfiner Barlev during the JCK Show.
Stuller Adds Diamond Integrity Screening Steps
Lafayette, LA—With the rise of lab-grown (synthetic) diamonds, Stuller has introduced additional screening steps to ensure diamond integrity.
“The introduction and rise of lab-grown diamonds makes reliability and trust more important than ever,” says Stanley Zale, vice president of diamonds and gemstones. “We started introducing more screening steps with the use of machines like the De Beers Automated Melee Screening Device for stones we bring in-house. Now, not only have we added more technology for even better screening, but we’ve also made that technology available for our customers to use in their stores. This cutting-edge technology coupled with many years of experience has evolved our first ever diamond-screening laboratory, a one-of-a-kind center solely focused on ensuring diamond integrity.”
Stuller is adding new and improved screening devices to its newly established Diamond Lab:
Zale continued, “We don’t tolerate undisclosed lab-grown diamonds in our inventory. For added security, we further require our vendors to screen all diamonds for lab-grown. Random samples of stones are also periodically sent out to leading laboratories to check for synthetics.”
Jewelers are interested in tools to test diamonds in their stores can choose from more than 15 different testing machines in all price ranges offered by Stuller.
De Beers' PhosView and Presidium screeners.
Separately, Stuller also just released its 2017-2018 Tools, Equipment, and Metals catalog. The 600+ page catalog is the resource for everything a jeweler needs to build, upgrade, or replenish their shop, says Tammy Kidder, Stuller vice president of merchandising. “There are more than 750 new products, all of which have been tried and tested in our own manufacturing processes, so we know they won’t disappoint our customers.”
Additional features of the catalog include:
To learn more about Stuller’s diamond screening process, visit Stuller.com/AboutDiamonds. To see more about the new tools catalog or the company’s selection of diamond screening tools, visit Stuller.com/tools.
Finally, Stuller introduced a series of updated business solutions in Las Vegas. Some of these include: