Gurhan Introduces White Gold Collection
New York, NY—GURHAN announces the launch of an all-new 18k white gold collection, during the upcoming Couture show. The collection includes some of Gurhan’s diamond pave collection rendered in 18k white gold (a Tuxedo cuff is shown at left) as well as its signature 22k yellow gold, and also includes new white gold and colored gemstone pieces. Pointelle earrings shown below:
Doves Launches London Blue And Rosé Collections
Great Neck, NY—Doves by Doron Paloma will debut two new collections, “London Blue” and “Rosé,” into its 18k color and diamond fashion line at Luxury and JCK Las Vegas. London Blue will feature the eponymous, rich blue topaz stone set in white gold and diamonds, while Rosé features Morganite set in 18K rose gold.
The collections already have been a hit on social media, says Yossi Abrahimi, Doves director of marketing and sales. “The London Blue ring was the fastest Doves post to reach 100 likes on Instagram, and is well on track to be the most-liked post on both Instagram and Facebook,” he says.
To celebrate the debut, sparkling rosé will be served at the Doves booth at Luxury and JCK, salon 121.
Karl Lagerfeld Teams With Frederick Goldman For First Foray Into Fine Jewelry
Paris, France—Renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has entered into a licensing agreement with Frederick Goldman, Inc. for the production and distribution of KARL LAGERFELD Fine jewelry in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The jewelry design will be under the creative direction of the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house, and the first collection will launch in fall 2016.
Famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
KARL LAGERFELD bridal jewelry is inspired by the brand’s unique design and signature DNA. The collections are priced to fill an underserved niche in the bridal market and cater to an aspirational luxury customer, while speaking to the Lagerfeld brand’s growing consumer base.
An engagement ring from the new collection.
One of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is the principal designer for Chanel as well as maintaining his own namesake label, which is globally renowned for its aspirational and cutting-edge aesthetic through creative, cool and accessible-luxe apparel and accessories.
The KARL LAGERFELD brand includes ready-to-wear for men and women, children’s wear, accessories, bags, watches, and eyewear. The brand also offers LAGERFELD, a diffusion line of casual but refined urban menswear, as well as premium fragrances, which were added to the portfolio in 2014. Last year, the company announced the launch of its online global women’s flagship store on Karl.com. The brand’s fine jewelry license will be managed by the newly-created Frederick Goldman Luxury Group, a division of Frederick Goldman, Inc. The group is responsible for the company’s most premium bridal jewelry offerings.
“Our Fine jewelry licensing agreement with one of the leading companies in its field, Frederick Goldman, Inc. represents an exciting step for the development of our global brand and business,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD.
“Frederick Goldman Inc. is extremely honored to partner with Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most acclaimed designers and visionaries known throughout the world,” said Jonathan Goldman, CEO. “With our company's 68 years of expertise in the fine jewelry industry, we are certain that the new KARL LAGERFELD bridal and wedding jewelry collections will drive and inspire the designer-conscious, Millennial consumer who seeks style and appreciates bridal jewelry."
Frederick Goldman will introduce the collection at the LUXURY JCK show with first shipment to selected distributors slated to begin in September.
A sketch from the designer.
Gwyneth Paltrow Gives Interview For Frederique Constant
Geneva, Switzerland—Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant and its new global charity ambassador Gwyneth Paltrow, are supporting DonorsChoose with a new international charity advertising campaign. In the campaign, Paltrow wears the brand’s new Classics Delight Automatic watch, of which $50 of the sale price of each piece will go to the DonorsChoose association.
The two new models in the Classics Delight Collection feature a unique simple and discreet dial with just two hands and Roman numeral indexes and a guilloche dial. The mother of pearl outer ring compliments the slim 33 mm diameter case.
The timepiece features the hand-assembled FC-306 caliber movement tracking hours, minutes, and the date. The automatic movement with 25 jewels has a 42-hour power reserve and beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28'800 alt/h). Crown is gem-set and the watches come with a bracelet of steel or bi-color rose gold plated.
Pandora Sales, Stock Price Jump In First Quarter, But Jewelers Still Being Dropped
Copenhagen, Denmark--Danish beadmaker Pandora reported a 34% jump in sales of its charms and bracelets in the first quarter of 2016, boosting its revenue and profit forecasts for the year and spiking its share price more than 8%, according to this report on Reuters.com. Sales were up globally for the brand, with Asia-Pacific leading the way, and sales in the Americas growing 13% year-on-year from the same period of 2015. But the overall share of Pandora sales coming from the Americas dropped to 37% from 44% last year.
The brand also announced the continued closure of accounts in what it terms "multibranded retailers," to focus on "branded retailers;" either concept stores or shop-in-shops. While the company has slowed the rate at which it is closing other accounts, it has expanded those closures to include stores it previously ranked as "gold level retailers."