5 Issues I’m Wanting Ahead to in Vegas – JCK

In case you’re gearing up for Jewellery Week in Las Vegas, you then too might have spent the vacation weekend finalizing your plans and packing. The annual occasion has as soon as once more come round, and I’m already mentally on the present flooring.

Whereas I end checking my lists right here at house earlier than jetting off to Las Vegas, listed here are 5 issues which have me hotly anticipating my arrival in Sin Metropolis this yr.

Ralf Mezger ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with peridot, citrine, and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,000; Ralf Mezger

Seeing the Newest Designs

Okay, Captain Apparent may have written this primary merchandise, however that doesn’t make it unfaithful. Taking within the latest pieces is among the nice pleasures of Las Vegas Jewellery Week, as a result of lots of the new jewels can paint an image of our present time interval. Final yr was all about huge, daring, and colourful—a celebratory salute to popping out of a pandemic and rejoicing in life (with whimsical, upscale items like bejeweled fairies and oversize animals besides). Will this yr see extra of the identical, or are different parts prominently poised to affect 2023’s choices?

Lauren K heart rings
Rings in 18k yellow gold with heart-shape sapphires, $4,395–$4,460; Lauren K

Development Searching

Whereas the latest collections are inclined to go hand-in-hand with in-vogue types, I’m not simply keen to hunt out the newest in-demand items (although that’s a totally satisfying expertise). I’m additionally on the lookout for developments which are much less predicted than the inevitable rows of curateable pendants, charms, and earrings, along with what I believe might be a rise in sterling silver choices. The present flooring in 2022 had a number of locations to ogle Montana sapphires and sleeping magnificence turquoise—two of the present’s greatest gemstone developments. What would be the gem of 2023? One thing inexperienced, maybe, or Barbie-esque pink? I can’t wait to seek out out.

Increasing Our Information

Irrespective of how nicely learn, studied, or skilled one is in our trade, there’s at all times a possibility to study one thing new. I really feel like I come out of each JCK Talks panel armed with extra data that may assist me as an editor to ask higher questions, search extra in-demand product, and get additional acquainted with present retailer points. Considered one of my favourite instructional classes final yr was on client style, and I extremely anticipate attending this Friday’s panel, moderated by JCK‘s personal Amy Elliott. Be ready to find out about present and future calls for in style and the way they align with our trade from the factors of view of those that have a deal with on them—influencer Beth Jones of B. Jones Model, eco-conscious stylist and content material creator Cassandra Dittmer, and Nicholas Hyatt of the Ping Pong Ring web site. I’ll be protecting the panel for Saturday’s Present Each day report, so search for that to come back as nicely.

Ounce Collection drop earrings
Drop earrings in 18k white gold with 12.98 cts. t.w. diamonds, value on request; Ounce Collection

Massive, Massive Diamonds

Look, everybody loves an Instagram second, and pictures of me carrying huge honking diamond jewels whereas I faux to be Beyoncé are the one issues I’ve to rival cute photos of my youngsters. And since I don’t have the real-life funds of Beyoncé, occasions just like the JCK present supply the superior alternative to briefly play gown up with million-dollar jewels from designers everywhere in the world. The place else are you able to try this?! With freshly painted nails and punctiliously deliberate necklines, I plan on taking sufficient diamond photos to carry me over till 2024.

Getting Dressed!

Talking of necklines: Although many attendees received’t discover it novel to placed on grown-up garments and socialize with different adults, I spend my days with two younger youngsters, often in apparel that has been stained in one thing I concern won’t ever be eliminated. So along with dousing myself in spectacular diamonds, I’m very a lot trying ahead to easily a bit little bit of trying good and feeling good. And since 2023 is the yr we’re all carrying sneakers to the exhibits (hallelujah!), I do know precisely what I’ll have on my toes.

Prime: Earrings in platinum with 5.46 cts. t.w. Asscher-cut purple garnet, 0.85 ct. t.w. Asscher-cut spinel, and 0.71 ct. t.w. diamonds, $18,000; Omi Privé

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