March 16, 2021

Jewelry

Tessa Packard recycled plastic jewellery: vintage Americana

Tessa Packard’s recycled plastic jewellery celebrates vintage Americana

The Plastic Fantastic collection sets precious gems in recycled lucite and resin

Recycled plastic may not be the first material that springs to mind when it comes to fine jewellery, but when set with a rainbow of precious gems, it makes for pieces both precious and sustainable.

Jeweller Tessa Packard’s new collection, Plastic Fantastic, celebrates unexpected combinations and joyful design ticks in a range of rings, necklaces and cuffs. ‘I like playing around with how certain materials sit together – in this case gold and gemstones and plastic,’ she says. ‘The last

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The Spring 2021 Runway Jewelry Trend to Shop Now

Fashion’s cyclical nature is well-established, but that’s not to say it’s not exciting. It just means that all the fun lies in the wait and see—the surprise of when and how designers will remix silhouettes and recycle colors and fabrics anew.

In the spring 2021 collections, we saw iconic accessories come to life in new and unexpected ways. For a handful of designers, this meant miniaturizing their best-selling and most coveted styles into teeny, pint-size jewelry versions.

At Jacquemus, the Le Chiquito mini bags were seemingly cast in metal and turned into earrings. At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson fashioned the label’s

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The Trove Brings Mexican Jewelry, Mescal and Culture to Bishop Arts District

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The Trove, the newest addition to the Bishop Arts District, is a treasure for those prone to indulge in shopping and drinks.

Technically a mezcaleria, The Trove specializes in mescal. Bartenders liken the liquor to a smoky tequila. But unlike tequila, which can only hail from Jalisco, Mexico, mescal can be made from agave grown anywhere in Mexico and still be called mescal.

Patrons eager to drink libations made with mescal, CBD oil and even

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Nadine Ghosn on the Power of Unconventional Jewelry

Meet Nadine Ghosn, the up-and-coming fine-jewelry designer behind the NGFJ brand who is shaking up the industry with her quirky, whimsical diamond-studded designs.

Ghosn sought to create a new niche in the fine-jewelry space, which didn’t really exist when she first established the company five years ago. Since founding her eponymous line, NGFJ has been stocked at world-class retailers ranging from Bergdorf Goodman and The Webster to Colette and Le Bon Marche in Paris, developing a devoted following including the likes of Leandra Medine, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé, and Karl Lagerfeld.

We caught up with Ghosn to discuss creativity, inspiration, and

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The Jewelry Edit Taps Vanity Fair’s Nicole Chapoteau

The Jewelry Edit, the e-commerce startup aiming to change the conversation around jewelry consumption, has tapped Vanity Fair fashion director Nicole Chapoteau as strategic partner and resident stylist.

The Jewelry Edit founder Rosena Sammi explained that onboarding Chapoteau “will allow us to better translate the notion of a red carpet styling experience to our customer, therefore delivering that same personalized experience a celebrity is accustomed to.”

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Sammi soft launched the site for holiday 2020 with a mission to shift the jewelry customer’s focus to sustainability, quality and longevity.

“Central to our mission and concept is a focus

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Threads Ramps Up Fine Jewelry Business

LONDON — It’s been a strong year for fine jewelry — particularly for Threads, the social shopping platform that sells luxury via Instagram and WhatsApp and has a no-inventory business model.

The retailer’s model meant it could quickly adapt to the overnight lifestyle changes that came with the outbreak of COVID-19, and continue servicing its community from home. There might have been obvious shifts, like an increase in athleisure content and sales, but when it came to the fine jewelry category, appetite didn’t just stay consistent but grew stronger. Sales were up 80 percent compared to 2019, according to the

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Wire jewelry company helps pay for mental health counseling in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – There are many stigmas surrounding taking care of your mental health, especially in Black and Brown communities. One of the main reasons people say they don’t go to therapy is because it’s too expensive. A Lincoln couple is now pitching in to help, and it all starts with pieces of jewelry.

“One thing about wire is the more that you manipulate it, the harder it gets. If you manipulate it too much, it will break,” said Aspen Triplett, owner of Dasanni Speaks Wire Jewelry.

What started out as a way to cope for Aspen and her

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UPDATE: Jewelry Store Owner’s Son Charged In Blank Ammo Shooting At Route 17 Shopping Center

UPDATE: A jewelry store salesman who forced the lockdown of a Bergen County shopping center by firing a blank gun created danger for a large number of law enforcement responders through his “pointless act,” the local police chief said Monday.

Police responding to the report of shots fired Saturday night found David Ahdout, 33, of Upper Saddle River in his family’s Omega Fine Jewelry store in the Interstate Shopping Center off Route 17, Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.

They also found nine blank ammo-firing pistol replicas, the chief said.

“At no time was the community in any danger,” Gurney

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Meet With Clarity, The Online Jewelry Brand That Lets You Try-On Before You Buy

“There’s a lot of FOBO when it comes to jewelry — especially engagement rings,” said Anubh Shah, co-founder of With Clarity.

FOBO, like its predecessor ‘FOMO’, refers to the fear of buying online, something very prevalent in the world of jewelry. A brief Google Image search for ring and pendant measurements pulls up over 9,000 results including drawings, models, and comparable mannequins for consumers trying to guess their relative size. With Clarity, however, is changing those standards of online purchasing uncertainties.

Mr. Shah is a third-generation jewelry designer whose lineage stems from Jaipur,

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