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Monday, January 28, 2013

SAG Awards Spark New Trends and Some We Hope Don't Catch On...

SAG Awards Spark New Trends and Some We Hope Don't Catch On...

Depending on who you follow the reports of trends change...I love to gather those trends and add a few of my own...

Jewelry Trend #1 - My friend Nikki Ostin over at the Platinum Guild sent a Trend Alert for Platinum Statement Necklaces...

Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Helen Hunt, and Jennifer Lawrence were spotted wearing major statement necklaces set in PLATINUM at the "19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" tonight in Los Angeles.

Hollywood’s leading actresses choose to showcase their jewels in naturally white platinum settings that truly enhance the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones. Platinum is the ideal choice for life’s most unforgettable moments. 

Jennifer Lawrence in Chopard; Helen Hunt in Neil Lane; Jessica Chastain in Harry Winston and Marion Cotillard in Chopard

I want to call out another Platinum Necklace - Amanda Seyfried looked amazing in her long platinum pendant necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.  

I would call this a statement necklace...what do you think? 

BRAVA to Amanda and/or her Stylist for proving that long works with strapless!!!

...and of course we are all hoping for the Necklace Trend to continue!

Jewelry Trend #2 -  Jade - this one was called out by Cheryl Kremkow of Citrine Media, you may know her as @Kremkow...

Fashion Trend - The Fashion Editors are talking about the subtle shift from Black to Midnight Blue important to Jewelers - just think about all the Sapphire opportunities...

...other Fashion Trends like the high leg slit and corseted bodices continue - but this is not a Fashion blog.

So - are you wondering about the Trend "We Hope Doesn't Catch On"?   take a good look at Jessica Chastain and Morena Baccarin, two of my favorite looks...almost.   Only one piece of jewelry?  SERIOUSLY?  ...OK Morena did rock a great brooch in her hair but no earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings?

Strong start to Fourth Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair

Strong start to Fourth Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair,
as buyers arrive from China, Europe, 
Middle East, Russia and USA

Antwerp, Belgium - January 27, 2013:The fourth edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair opened today in Antwerp, Belgium. With scores of visitors waiting in line to collect their badges at the registration desk, foot traffic in the corridors of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse and the Diamond Club of Antwerp was strong, turning the exhibition booths of the 83 participating companies into beehives of activity. 

"We knew that this year's fair would be busy since we have invited close to 300 buyers," said Raphael Rubin, a senior member of the ADTF Organizing Committee. "When you add in those buyers who were invited in previous years, and choose to come back to visit the ADTF, you have a full house. This year, we're also welcoming buyers' delegations from Greater China, Europe, the Middle East, and other regions," he added.

For Oscar Garcia Escamilla from Barcelona, the fair is a perfect fit. "I have just struck out on my own as an independent diamond buyer, after working in wholesale and retail for more than a decade. This fair is an excellent introduction to a great number of suppliers. This certainly will not be my last visit to Antwerp," he said.

Katy Frevre-Biache, of Emmanuel Esch Company of Luxembourg, said the fair was a great opportunity to find a rich selection of goods. "Antwerp is relatively close to us, and we come to the city quite often on business trips. But this fair's formula enables us to see a lot of companies, inspect an enormous selection of goods, and all in a very short time span which is the perfect mix for busy businesses. Just great!"

Looks like the Registration area was the place to be - crowded with eager guests!

Meanwhile, Jorge A Lievano, a high-end jeweller from Bogota, Colombia, said he was very impressed with the concept and its execution. "It's a very elegant event, and well organized," he stated. Lievano said the invitation to participate in the fair had come at the right moment as he is looking to broaden his diamond inventory, and hoping to forge relationships with a number of Antwerp suppliers.

The ADTF will close on Tuesday, January 30.

Rapaport Chinese Buyers Group Attends Antwerp Diamond Fair

Final touches going on the Entrance to the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair
A Rapaport Buyers Group (RBG) consisting of nine Chinese companies are attending this year’s Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair. The event will host 80 exhibitors at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, Belgium, from January 27-29. 

Rapaport has invited premium members of RAPNET – The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network – to attend various trade events in India and the U.S. This will be the RBG’s first appearance at a European event. “We are excited to give our members the opportunity to expand their geographic scope and meet Belgian suppliers. As RapNet members, our buyers group already has a global reach and the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will enable them to interact and reinforce existing relationships with clients,” said Julius Zheng, general manager of Rapaport China. 

International: Shira Topiol +1-702-425-9088 <> Belgium: Lea Retter +32-3-232-3300 <>

Rapaport Shanghai Ltd. is fully owned and operated by the Rapaport Group. It is a Chinese registered company with premises and membership in the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE). Foreign suppliers have sold millions of dollars of loose diamonds to Chinese companies through Rapaport China Diamond Import Service since 2008. In this service, Rapaport guarantees payments to the supplier and delivery of diamonds to the buyer, and takes full responsibility for all import procedures, including the processing and payment of customs and taxation fees. (The fee for the service is 1 percent.) Rapaport Shanghai also provides other marketing and sales support to qualified firms seeking to penetrate the Chinese market. These services include advertising campaigns, pre-import inspection at Rapaport facilities in the SDE and direct import services.

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added ‎value services that support the development of free, fair, efficient and competitive global diamond markets. ‎Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond prices and market ‎information. Group activities include publishing, research and marketing services, internet information and ‎diamond trading networks, global rough and polished diamond tenders, diamond certification, quality ‎control, compliance, shipping, and financial services. Major activities of the group include the development ‎of markets for Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry. ‎Additional information is available at‎


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