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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Isharya Goes Bollywood

Isharya Goes Bollywood

Are you a fan of the Bollywood look?  Banghra dancing, arms laden with bangles that jangle and henna decorated hands and feet?

  ...I have fallen for it HARD!  

The one thing that Bollywood is all about is COLOR and the jewels are heavily stone intense with color - color - color!

This season Isharya adds a taste of Bollywood to their established signature style of jewelry.

Through their use of colored mirrored glass set in multi gem pieces, achieving gives the look of traditional gemstones like moonstone, and blue topaz, Isharya has made this look accessible to every Bollywood fan that wishes it!  

The Bollywood Glam collection will give a bit of sparkle and shine to your wardrobe with its colored mirror glass details in shades of pink, blue and yellow. 

Isharya's Bollywood Glam Collection pays homage to the lavishness and romance of the Bollywood cinema culture with statement bib necklaces; and yet whispers at the asethetic with dainty stud mirrored earrings. 

With a variety of styles of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings in the collection there is sure to be a covetable piece for everyone. 

The modern geometric pieces leave for a clean look that is the perfect accent to any outfit. Isharya's ability to captivate their audience with exceptional designs at reasonable price points makes this a must have for any fashionista.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


A Comprehensive Roster of High End Brands and Improved Services 
Contribute to Success
Ritmo Mundo's REFLEX
Norwalk, CT (June 26, 2012) –JCK’s Swiss Watch completed its 10th year at JCK  Las Vegas Jewelry Week with strong results. Exhibiting brands, including several newcomers, reported a more efficient show program, increased awareness and more serious buyers in its second year at Mandalay Bay. Swiss Watch took place during JCK Las Vegas Jewelry week from June 1st though 4th in the suites of Mandalay Bay, THEhotel and Mandarin Oriental.

A complement to JCK’s LUXURY event, Swiss Watch has been a member of the JCK Events portfolio for a decade. Traditionally marketed as a ‘By Appointment’ only show, JCK made increased efforts in 2012 to raise awareness of the high-end event, alerting members of the media and high-end buyers of its 30 member strong collective of exhibitors, concierge service for booking appointments and car service for trips to Mandarin Oriental, where Breitling exhibited.

“In the early days of Swiss Watch, you had to seek out appointments a little bit more on your own. But JCK has done a great job of alerting us to the fantastic representation of upscale brands exhibiting at Swiss Watch and taken any guesswork out of the process. We made our appointments though the concierge with ease and hit all of our target brands. It seems every watch brand we do business with is there and some really interesting new ones as well; it was one stop shopping for us,” says Hank Siegel of Hamilton Jewelers.

With regard to the exhibiting brands, Swiss Watch welcomed 2 new brands, Dubey & Schaldenbrand and FENDI, rounding out the Show’s representation from every area of the watch category.

Following their successful Swiss Watch at JCK, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry officially launched its latest digital timepiece collection at the Las Vegas 2012 Indocomm, the world's most prominent audiovisual fair, through an exclusive collaboration with Samsung.
“As a long standing exhibitor at Swiss Watch, we were very pleased again with the attendance of luxury buyers this year. We found all buyers to be pre-qualified and very motivated to conduct business. The appointments went very smoothly and the overall atmosphere was impressive. We left Swiss Watch feeling very positive about our commitment to the show, felt strongly regarding our ROI and are committed to the future and being part of the exhibitors,” said Michael Benavente, Managing Director, Americas, of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry. “Thank you to the entire SWISS WATCH team for a positive and successful 2012 Swiss Watch show!"

As for services, the Show made vast improvements from 2011, the first year in the new location.  A combination of concierge and car service, along with increased attention from hotel staff at the Suites of Mandalay Bay and THEhotel, made for “a memorable V.I.P experience,” according to Steven Kaiser, President of Kaiser Time. Mr. Kaiser went on to say, “Brands were very busy with serious buyers for the duration and the overall flow of the show was much improved. All in all, the show was a smashing success.”


JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK, the leading industry magazine in print & online, JCK offers a suite of tools, events and information to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities and essential information. Mark your calendars as JCK Events presents its portfolio of upcoming buying opportunities:
LUXURY PrivĂ© New York: July 30 – August 1 – New York, The Pierre Hotel - Fifth Avenue

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jewelry And Watch Scoring System ( Launches

Jewelry And Watch Scoring System ( Launches:
How Does Your Jewelry Rank?

The Jewelry And Watch Scoring System ( launched April 23, 2012 to provide transparency to the jewelry manufacturing industry. gives shoppers access to unbiased evaluations by leading jewelry and watch appraisers.

The Jewelry And Watch Scoring System (JAWSS, is set to take a bite out of the secrecy surrounding the jewelry manufacturing industry. The new website provides consumers and retailers alike with unbiased reviews and scores of jewelry manufactures, specific jewelry lines and popular jewelry pieces.

The founder, Louis Valentine, explains, “JAWSS was created to bring some transparency to the jewelry industry. Diamonds and Natural Color Gemstones have been graded for a long time but the rest of the jewelry and watch industry was in the dark. Before there was no way for a buyer to know if a jewelry piece or watch was worth the money or not. It’s time to change all that and bring unbiased jewelry and watch ratings to the public so they can know the quality of the pieces they are looking at before they purchase.”

According to the US Department of Commerce jewelry and watch sales are a $65 billion dollar market. However, outside of metal marks and precious stone ratings it is difficult for the average consumer to know why one manufacturer is better than another. Why one ring can cost $200 dollars while a similar one by a different manufacturer fetches $2,000.

Similarly, retailers face complex buying decisions when choosing pieces for their stores.  At the JCK show in Las Vegas there are more than 2,500 companies from 22 countries displaying their jewelry and watches to retailers.   
“Buyers can spend days looking at thousands of jewelry pieces. It’s mind-boggling. Determining quality is difficult particularly in women’s fashion jewelry and bridge pieces. JAWSS appraisers are busy establishing who is and who isn’t providing a good product,” says Louis Valentine.  “When you spend $50,000 on a car you can read unbiased professional reviews. We think the same thing should be true when you buy a $50,000 watch or necklace- or even a $200 graduation gift.” membership is available to everyone for free. A nominal fee to access scores and ratings has been set to support the unbiased reviews. The network also offers consumers the opportunity to rate and review jewelry and watches for free.

JAWSS forwards consumer reviews directly to the manufacturers to promote greater transparency and increase quality standards.

About the Company
JAWSS is an expert, independent organization whose mission is to maintain a fair, just, and informative marketplace. Our jewelry experts test manufacturers' products through a comprehensive set of standards. The experts at JAWSS provide non-bias, impartial analysis on hundreds of jewelry and watch brands in three different categories: Craftsmanship, Material, and Value.

Louis Valentine, the CEO and founder of, possesses a wealth of expertise in the jewelry field. Being in the jewelry industry for more than 13 years, he helped co-found in 1999 and Co-founded in 2010. He is also the inventor of the Daily Diamond Report and patent-pending Diamatch Networks.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rock of Ages - Premiere Jewels

Paying Tribute to the Black Carpet Fashions of "Rock of Ages" 


Malin Akerman strikes a pose at theRock of Ages premiere held at Rigoletto on Thursday (June 14) in Stockholm, Sweden. The 34-year-old actress returned to her home country wearing a Philosophy dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, House of Lavande vintage bracelets, and a Judith Leiber clutch.


Julianne Hough donned a Valentino LBD with Casadei heels. 

Russell is wearing an Antonio Barragan leather jacket, All Saints scarf, vintage tank, and Kill City jeans. 

Malin wore jewelry from the Harry Winston Lily Cluster Collection.

Mary J. Blige in a dress by Catherine Malandrino, in black leather with sheer and mesh panels was styled with two Eddie Bargo alternating pave cone bracelets, Barbara Bui sandals and a pair of statement earrings.


Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Director Adam Sorkin walked the "Black" Carpet at the premiere of their movieRock of Ages at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Friday (June 8) in Hollywood.
Julianne wore a neon Kaufman Franco dress in vivid Lime Yellow that had a Geisha gone MOD feel, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Stephen Webster jewelry.  The  earrings are from the "Murder She Wrote" collection set in 18k Yellow Gold and 18ct White Diamonds with a stunning White Opal Quartz drop.

Russell is wearing a Maniac Blazer, Loree Rodkin chains, diamond safety pin from David Thomas x JBH‘s Gentleman Collection, and a vintage pocket square from Traffic LA.

Malin Akerman dressed in a Reem Acra gown showed a lot of skin. Risque cut out details gave her black with silver metallic panels and a hip-high split dress an air of daring.  Black Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Edie Parker clutch and her hair pulled to the side.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad one-sleeve cocktail dress.  She styled her nude lace dress featuring a delicate, black lace embroidered overlay and an asymmetrical hemline with black Elie Saab sandals and black rose-cut diamond drop earrings and a black diamond dangle ring by  Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Mary J. Blige chose a Catherine Malandrino dress with asymmetrical cuts,  statement earrings, her Barbara Bui snakeskin wooden heels and 40s hairstyle.

CPAA’s 3rd Int'l Pearl Design Competition 2012-2013

CPAA’s Third International  Pearl  Design Competition 2012-2013 

Officially launched during the JCK show in Las Vegas, the contest will run through September 3, 2012. Winners will be announced on November 1, 2012. Winning entries will be on display during the AGTA and JCK shows in 2013. 

Celebrating one of the worlds most prized and mysterious gems, this contest invites artistic expression inclusive of all pearl varieties.  Winners will receive award designation along with prestigious recognition from this world wide event. 

An iconic symbol of style, grace, privilege and influence, the pearl enjoys a history rich with tradition.

The timing is perfect for CPAA’S Third International Design Competition; we envision endless new possibilities for jewelry design while cultivating affinity for this beloved gem.
For complete contest details visit   or call 888-31-Pearl  

The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc is a non profit group founded in 1957, comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and suppliers of Cultured Pearls in the United States .

Our intention is to "cultivate" awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of Cultured Pearls for the retail community and the consumer level. Through promotion, education, public relations and unwavering commitment we aim to inspire an authentic passion for all Cultured Pearl varieties.


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