AARYAH trunk show at Dreams On Air

BY : Taylor Carty

Dreams On Air is a prime retail space and showroom in SoHo that features emerging and established artists fashion and accessories. Designer Megan Kothari’s brand AARYAH is the newest collection showcased at Dreams On Air. AARYAH is a contemporary jewelry brand that takes inspiration from tribal traditions. AARYAH is a Sanskrit word that translates to Precious and rare. The word inspired the birth of AARYAH. Each piece of handmade tribal jewelry is made especially for confident trend-setting risk takers. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by Indian artisans who use rigorous techniques to combine contemporary designs with traditional Indian style. “I want to be known for making traditional tribal jewelry wearable and relatable while promoting traditional artistry.” Said Megan in an interview with the emerging designer.

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Topics: Jewelry, Events, Art, Sterling silver

UMB Women’s Fashion and Accessory Tradeshow trends

BY : Taylor Carty

This week UMB Fashion had its May 2017 NY Women’s tradeshow. UMB Fashion is one of the world most influential fashion decision makers and the world’s top fashion brand.  UMB is a trillion-dollar fashion industry through their fashion marketplaces. They hold events in New York, Las Vegas, and Japan. Their events cover Fashion for men, women, children, accessories, and footwear. They are a number one fashion influencer and bring together brands from all over the world. This month’s show included women’s fashion and accessories. This show included over one hundred designers featuring some of this years must have trends.

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Topics: Watches, Diamonds, Silver, Events

The 2017 Whitney Biennial x Tiffany & Company Collaboration

BY : Taylor Carty

This year Tiffany & Company has teamed up with The Whitney for their Biennial art showcase to create a collection of a lifetime. Christopher Y. Lewis and Mia Locks are co-curators for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. They selected five artists to create a limited series in collaboration with Tiffany & Co. Many of the pieces displayed took inspiration from past works featured by Tiffany and other artists. Harold Mendez, Ajay Kurian, Raul de Nives, Carrie Moyer, Sarah Hughes collaborated with Tiffany artisans to create their works. Each display case centered at the entrance of the fourth floor of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store. Tiffany’s flagship store has long been a destination for shoppers who are looking for high jewelry, engagement rings, watches, and a wide variety of accessories. From the beginning, Tiffany & Co goods embodied three distinct characteristics, according to Tiffany & Co archivist Annamarie V. Sandecki: “inspiration from either nature or the art of other cultures, innovative technique, and a reliance on unusual gemstones and metals.” These characteristics are why Tiffany jewelry and accessories forever hold their value, making them family heirlooms, timeless pieces and attractive for people as an investment to sell their Tiffany jewelry or diamonds in the future.
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Topics: Jewelry, Selling Silver, Tiffany & Company, Art

Christie’s Sets a World Record: Most Expensive Ruby Necklace Sold at Auction

BY : Tricia Moore

Three months after President Obama renewed the ban on rubies and jade from Burma, three pieces of Burmese ruby jewelry made the top 10 sellers at Christie’s Hong Kong on November 26th, 2013, and one set a world record.

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Insider Tips for Selling Jewelry in NYC on 47th Street

BY : Cathleen McCarthy

Dealers on 47th Street don't always agree on what it takes to get ahead. Manhattan's Diamond District can be a fiercely competitive place. But the businesses that survive and prosper here for decades are usually run by smart people with a reputation for being reliable and fair.

Fima Kandinov maintains straight shooting is the key to survival in the Diamond District. “Honesty and integrity are the keys to any business,” Kandinov says, and business conducted on 47th Street is no exception.

Many dealers on 47th Street take a somewhat more cutthroat approach. But Kandinov, primary appraiser and founder of Luriya, is not the only one to reach this conclusion.

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Selling Gold