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 created 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: Art, Events, Jewelry, 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. UMB Fashion is a number one fashion influencer, bringing together brands from all over the world. This month’s show included women’s fashion and accessories. It featured over one hundred designers, including some of this year's must-have trends.

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Topics: Diamonds, Events, Silver, Watches

Jewelry Trends from New York Fashion Week: Chokers are Back

BY : Sarah Hucal

By Sarah Hucal


Hold onto your Jimmy Choos: New York Fashion Week is in full swing, with over 80 runway shows, presentations and special events through September 11.

Emerging jewelry trends for fall 2014 point to stacked cuffs and chokers in simple forms and bold colors to offset fashions heavy on pattern and embellishment. Jewelry lines debuted so far at the Mercedes-Benz sponsored event range from wearable tech by Rebecca Minkoff to chokers by Coach and DKNY.

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Topics: News, Jewelry, Events

4 Jewelry Trends s at VMAs and Emmys

BY : Lisa Van Alst

From an obsession with oversize drop earrings to gold bracelets and black diamonds, the jewelry trends we spotted at the Late-August award shows packed some serious star power.

Held in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, MTV’s annual Video Music Awards turned the spotlight on bold styles favored by the young and ultra-hip. The next day in New York City, the celebrity world was on display again as the 66th Emmy Awards honored primetime stars dressed to impress. Examined together, these two events give a good indication of the jewelry trends to watch in coming seasons.

As always, big-name designers like Fred Leighton and Lorraine Schwartz dominated the red carpet at both events, but lesser-known brands such as Beladora, Doves and Ofira Jewels, also had their moments. Here are four standout looks.

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Topics: Gold, Jewelry, Events

Haute Jewelry Trends at Cannes Film Festival 2014

BY : Lisa Van Alst

Cannes Film Festival descended on the Riviera (May 14-25) with a glittering tsunami of stars. The twelve-day festival is the premiere European venue to check out who’s wearing what, as stars strut their stuff at a host of premieres, galas and lavish parties.

While red carpet jewelers such as Harry Winston show up in Cannes, you find a more continental spin on haute jewels than at U.S. awards shows - more European designers, such as Bulgari and de Grisogono.

Cannes is a good place to get a read on international trends in jewelry design. Judging from this spring's festival, here are a few trends you can expect to find on jetsetters this year.

Brought to you by Chopard

Chopard has been the official sponsor of Cannes since 1998. Along with accessorizing a lot of A-list celebs there, the Swiss house produces the prestigious Palme d’Or trophy. This year the 24kt-gold fronds were made out of fair mined gold as part of the company’s sustainable luxury initiative.

Attached to a block of crystal, the Palme d'Or is made from 118 grams of pure gold and worth about 20,000 euros. Two are made, as well as two mini Palme d'Or, for each festival by five of Chopard's "top jewelers," the same ones who produce the red carpet jewels worn by the stars. Mini palms go to the winners of the best actor and actress awards.

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Topics: Diamonds, Jewelry, Events