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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Design, Enhanced Content and Responsive Design at NEW

From a Press Release


Features Refreshed Design, Enhanced Content 

and Responsive Design

JCK magazine and Reed Exhibitions recently announced the launch of a new, redesigned website, Key features of the site include a cleaner and more sophisticated design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and responsive design.

The content has been simplified into three main buckets—Industry, Retail, and Fashion—all accessed through the News & Trends navigation tab. Show information and editors' blogs are also now easier to access. "We'll never relinquish our ties to print, but we know that an impressive digital presence is key to growing JCK's reputation among a new generation of jewelers," said Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief, JCK magazine.
"We are thrilled to introduce a new website platform that provides cohesive and seamless navigation between JCK magazine and JCK Events, allowing for a better user experience whether you are on your computer or mobile device. You'll notice that the new sites are more visually eye-catching, with larger graphic displays, to showcase the true beauty of the jewelry designs laced throughout the content," said Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President of JCK Events at Reed Exhibitions.
The new JCK website showcases more impactful and unique ad units, including the new JCK Branding Ad Unit. This unit allows advertisers to take center stage on the very first page of each unique visitor's daily visit and engage JCK's powerful audience of retailers.
"The ongoing trend in online advertising is a move away from click-through rates and toward branding opportunities. The new JCKonline provides our advertisers with larger ad units, including an IAB "Super Leaderboard," an IAB "Half Page," and our own custom Branding Ad Unit. These units offer advertisers branding opportunities to showcase their beautiful jewelry or essential services," said Mark Smelzer, Publisher of JCK magazine and


JCK has been the industry authority on the jewelry business since 1869. Headquartered in New York City, JCK is owned by Reed Exhibitions and together they offer best-in-class publications, websites, and events. JCK magazine offers readers expanded coverage of the most important jewelry industry issues and style trends impacting their businesses. Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer and is the driving force behind the many successful jewelry industry shows including JCK Las Vegas, JCK Tucson, LUXURY, LUXURY Privé, LUXURY Miami, and Swiss Watch. Reed Exhibitions organizes 500 events in 43 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. You can visit JCK Publishers online at You can visit Reed Exhibitions online at

Monday, October 12, 2015

Colored Gemstones, Signed Jewelry, Antique Jewels and Diamonds...Bidders Wanted It All At Bonhams' London Fine Jewelry Auction

from a Press Release by Bonham's

Colored Gemstones, Signed Jewelry, Antique Jewels
and Diamonds...Bidders Wanted It All 
At Bonhams' London Fine Jewelry Auction 

The sale achieved £5.16 million, with 87% lots sold by value and 109 lots going to new owners.

The Hope Spinel was the highlight of the sale, smashing its pre-sale estimate of £150,000-£200,000 as a result of competitive bidding on the phones. It sold for £962,500, achieving a new world record price of $30,000 per carat. This exceptional gem was bought by a private telephone bidder.

The second top lot of the auction was another icon: an Art Deco enamel, gem-set and diamond 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet by Cartier. Made in New York in 1929, the bracelet, with a highly articulated geometric strap and vine motifs, was sold for £458,500 to a telephone bidder.

The market for top quality, natural pearls continues to remain strong according to the September sale results. A circular natural pearl ring, measuring 16.71 x 10.94mm, and set between baguette-cut diamonds shoulders sold for four times its pre-sale estimate of £50,000 to £70,000, achieving £206,500.

Signed jewelry also performed extremely well with a rare diamond 'Torsade' bangle, by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1932, capturing the attention of bidders worldwide. The highly desirable collectors' piece was estimated at £40,000-£60,000, but after bidding from the saleroom, online and over the phones, the bangle sold for £164,500.

Other key lots included: 

• A sapphire and diamond ring, by Boucheron. The rectangular step-cut sapphire, weighing 7.54 carats, between tapered baguette and brilliant-cut diamond shoulders outstripped its pre-sale estimate of £40,000-£60,000 and sold for £110,500.

• A Belle Époque diamond single-stone ring, circa 1910. The old hexagonal-cut diamond, weighing 8.18 carats, had a pre-sale estimate of £30,000-£50,000 and sold for £80,500.

Jean Ghika, Bonhams Head of Jewelry for UK and Europe, says: "We had an exceptional sale with a number of very rare items that naturally attracted interest worldwide. Demand for colored gemstones, signed jewelry and period pieces continued to remain strong. The sale represented a great start to the jewelry auction season this autumn and winter."

"Period and art deco earrings were also strong performers at the auction according to Bonhams. Examples included a pair of Art Deco diamond pendent earrings, by Cartier, circa 1925, which sold for more than five times their pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000, being successfully bought by a telephone bidder for £134,500. Further on in the sale, a pair of early 19th century girandole earrings, with a pre-sale estimate of £18,000-£20,000, achieved £86,500."

Jean Ghika of Bonhams says: "These two sets of earrings were wonderful examples of classic period earrings, beautifully designed and in their original condition. These factors make them highly desirable along with the fact that they are extremely wearable today."
Bonhams is now expecting the strong market to be reflected during its next two Fine Jewelry sales in New York on 13th October and Hong Kong on 30th November.

Bonhams sells more jewelry lots each year than any other international house and has more dedicated jewelry auctions annually.

CLICK HERE for the full results of September's Fine Jewelry Sale at Bonham's London

Follow Bonhams on: 
Twitter @bonhams1793 
....and on Instagram @bonhamsjewels

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Today's #DailyJewel Comes From Jewelry Designer Pamela Huizenga #TheDailyJewel

You can't help but be drawn to the natural organic feel of Pamela Huizenga's jewelry designs
...she incorporates some of the rarer gems and even fossils in her designs!



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