KC Designs Launches “Something Blue” Diamond Collection
New York, NY—14 gold initial necklaces with blue diamonds are from the new "Something Blue" collection by KC Designs. As an example, the “A” necklace (left) has 12 blue diamonds, 0.10 ctw and measures 3/8" length and width. All are available in white, yellow, and rose gold; suggested retail, $550.
Fope Launches Phylo Collection In Basel
Basel, Switzerland—Italian jeweler Fope launched several novelties during the recent Baselworld fair. One is Phylo, a new version of its Novecento chain: fine, soft, light, and minimalist, yet strong, with brightness that comes from the chain's facets.
The collection includes necklaces and bracelets with classic rondels in white gold and diamonds, or with original three-dimensional pendants. Matching band rings and earrings are also available.
Gurhan Announces Amulet Collection In Spring Colors
New York, NY—Gurhan’s Amulet Collection features gem-set jewelry in 24k gold and spring tones of blues and white. Long linear multi drop Amulet Hue earrings in 24K gold featuring 10x5mm marquise cabochon opals, 5.87 ctw. 2.7 inch length with post backing. Hollow. Click here to see more.
Mastoloni Offers Strands For Summer
New York, NY—Mastoloni is offering a series of white and golden-hued pearl strands in shades of summer. The group includes long strands for layering and classic choker lengths in a mix of golden tones, platinum hues, and creamy white South Sea pearls.
The “Blonde Fade” necklace features 10-11 mm multicolored white and golden semi-baroque South Sea pearls in a 32-inch strand with ombré effect and 18k gold clasp. The “Multicolored South Sea” 16.5- inch strand features hand selected 9-11 mm multicolored white, light, and rich golden South Sea pearls. The “Blonde Wave” has 6-14 mm multicolored white and golden South Sea pearls with 18k yellow gold clasp. All, prices upon request.
Pieces from the Blonde Fade (left) and Blonde Wave (right) collection from Mastoloni.
Stuller and Gemvision Launch Additional Versions of CounterSketch
Lafayette, LA—Stuller Inc. and Gemvision now offer three versions of CounterSketch award-winning CAD software. CounterSketch is a creative, software program with full 3D capabilities, including features that allow a jeweler to interact with customers to design a piece of jewelry in real-time. The latest evolution of the software, first introduced in 2009, features new versions that give jewelers more options including focused collections and a new introductory price.
The three versions are:
“Customization is no longer the exception, but the norm,” says Matt Stuller, founder and chairman. “With three versions of CounterSketch from which to choose, any jeweler now has an entry point into the level of customization that makes the most sense for their business.” For more information call Stuller at (800) 357-6272 or visit Stuller.com/countersketch.
Vahan Introduces Butterfly Collection
New York, NY—Vahan Jewelry’s new Butterfly Collection captures the essence of summer with 14k gold, sterling silver, and diamonds. Intricately designed rings and pendants are whimsical yet classic, designed to be worn alone or together.
Roberto Demeglio Offers Pura Slim Lucè Collection
New York, NY—Roberto Demeglio’s Pura Slim Lucè collection includes thin white and black ceramic bracelets and rings that feature horizontal or vertical lines of white, black or champagne diamonds. The new slender designs are lighter and more affordable options from the designer.
NPD Launches New Diamond Tracker Service
Port Washington, NY—The NPD Group announces the launch of its new Diamond Tracker service, which provides detailed diamond retail market data to help clients to analyze key market trends at granular and actionable levels.
NPD’s Diamond Tracker is the first service to provide the global diamond industry with visibility into detailed point-of-sale information and monthly sales and inventory trend information. The service will tracks the quantity of diamonds sold, pricing, and inventory levels and supports the ability to drill down to performance trends by specific diamond characteristics for both natural and lab grown diamonds, as well as all diamond attributes starting with the 4Cs. The service also tracks and reports market characteristics such as gemological labs, wholesale source, form of purchase (outright purchase, memo, or recycled), and more.
“We are excited to introduce detailed information and insights into the diamond market, to help NPD’s clients make fact-based decisions when buying and selling diamonds,” said Chris Casey, managing director of diamonds and diamond jewelry at NPD. “Our information gives the level of depth necessary for members of the diamond community—mining companies, manufacturers and dealers, financial analysts and retailers—to understand and leverage trends, and create more focused and effective marketing, pricing, production, and purchasing plans.”
The diamond industry until now has relied on trade level anecdotal information to gauge consumers’ diamond preferences. At the retail level, this has posed challenges related to pricing and product mix decisions. At the manufacturing level, it drives a disconnect between the diamonds supplied and actual retail demand. “The effects of this approach, and missing retail insights, are unseen inventory imbalances and volatile wholesale pricing corrections,” added Casey. “Particularly as the industry faces unprecedented disruption and change, we are thrilled to launch this service to help our clients successfully navigate the competitive and rapidly evolving U.S. diamond industry.”
The NPD Diamond Tracker service is supported by access to point-of-sale data of U.S. based retailers. Data is supplied directly from their store management software systems, resulting in a fully transparent perspective for all diamond sales, purchasing and inventory. The participating retail panel has been compiled to represent both large chains and independent jewelers and is projected to reflect total diamond activity for the U.S. specialty jeweler market as defined by the Jewelers Board of Trade. Diamond attributes are collected and verified through partnerships with the leading U.S. diamond grading services.
Alex Soldier Offers Coronaria Collection for Mother’s Day
New York, NY—Alex Soldier's Coronaria collection is comprised of 24k yellow gold, dark platinum, and silver with signature metalwork and gemstones like citrine, white topaz, pearls, chalcedony, and more. All are limited edition, handmade in New York City. Retail prices for brooches begin at $1,900.