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Three Shows - One Venue
Jewellery Box will take place in June 5-7, 2017 and will share venue with sister trade shows “ACRE” and the “Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show” at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall.
Purchase On-Trend Fine & Designer Jewelry, Fashion Accessories and More All This At The Newest Show During Jewelry Week in Las Vegas
Jewellery Box gives you access to on-trend products you won’t normally find at other Jewelry trade shows. Best of all, you have the option of walking out with the products in your hands so you can test them in your store immediately after.
This is the best way to assess your products without having to commit to large sums of money. See what works and what doesn’t.
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Platinum PREFERS Are
Characteristics Setting Platinum Apart
💧Purity: “Gold jewelry is often 14-karat to 18-karat, while platinum is usually at 90 percent to 95 percent purity, making it hypoallergenic” says PGI V.P., Kevin Reilly.
💧Rarity: Reilly described platinum as simply being rarer. Both gold and platinum occur in rare quantities in the earth’s crust — 0.004 parts per million and 0.005 parts per million, respectively. However, gold is mined in much higher quantities than platinum, resulting in fewer platinum supplies.
💧Enduring quality: When platinum is scratched, the material is displaced instead of being chipped away. This leads to less loss of material.
💧Feel of weightiness: Pure platinum (21.45g/cm3) has a higher density than pure gold (19.32g/cm3). This makes platinum rings heavier. “Heft is a luxurious feel,” states Reilly. “You want something that you know you can feel on your finger.”
💧Emotional response that it elicits: Reilly notes that platinum wedding rings elicit stronger emotional responses than other rings. “When you receive a gift that’s perceived to be more valuable, the more emotional the response will be,” he says.
💧Real whiteness: Platinum is white by default while gold is yellow. Gold has to be alloyed to achieve whiteness and even then, it will eventually fade to a creamy yellow but platinum stays white.
💧Security with which it can hold a diamond: Among jewelers, platinum is known to have the least “metal memory” among precious metals. This means that platinum prongs are less likely to lose their secure grip on diamonds compared to gold prongs.
💧One of the main messages that PGI USA wants to get across to consumers in 2017 is the importance of protecting one’s diamond with platinum.
“We’re trying to stress the importance of setting a diamond in a platinum ‘head’ — or prongs,” says Reilly.
Since the diamond is what consumers think about more than any other component of a wedding ring, they need to protect that investment and anything other than platinum is not as secure, notes Reilly, as platinum heads are less likely to snap or loosen over time.
“Our studies have shown that consumers are willing to pay $463 more on average to set their diamonds in platinum once they learn that platinum is more secure for diamonds,” Reilly says.
Information via Platinum Article in Rapaport Magazine.
Ritmo Mundo Asks.....
From Press Release
Inspired by ancient teachings about the purpose and effect of the chakras on the human life, Alex Soldier created a one of a kind jewelry masterpiece containing symbols of this knowledge of healthy, happy and meaningful living. The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’ and is described as a spinning wheel of light. A chakra is like a whirling powerhouse of energy.
Within our bodies we have seven of these major energy centers which are represented by seven color stones that match to each chakra’s energy color. At the center of the composition is the Flower of Life with natural colored stones, each of which resonates with a specific chakra and thus balances the body's energy flow.
The Flower of Life is considered to be sacred geometry that contains ancient spiritual value and depicts the fundamental forms of space and time. It brings clarity and deeper insight into the very fabric of life. Alex Soldier’s Flower of Life is made of 18 karat gold—a symbol of the sun known to charge us with its energy and vitality. The flower features 34 separate components that form together a remarkable composition.
Thanks to Soldier's jewelry-making magic, the piece can be worn as a brooch or a necklace. This genius interchangeable technique is Alex Soldier's signature proprietary invention that makes transformation from one piece to another simple and effortless. Flower diameter: 53.6 mm. Handmade in NYC from responsibly sourced materials. One of a kind.
About Alex Soldier: Known for his elaborate metalwork, distinctive style and unparalleled craftsmanship, Alex Soldier counts the most stylish tastemakers, celebrities and organizations as clients and the jewelry trade has long praised him as a leader in the field. His incredible talent and innovative spirit have captured the hearts of leading editors, style experts and buyers who often proclaim him as the most innovative designer of our time. Artisanal workmanship defines Alex Soldier’s jewelry. His work is filled with such timeless appeal, intricate detail and daring mastery that it becomes impossible to resist his magical touch. Every piece that he creates bears his signature artistry and precision and represents a constantly evolving combination of shape, color and texture—making each piece as individual as its wearer. Alex Soldier designs with a passion for distinction, using innovative proprietary techniques for decorating metal surfaces to achieve an effect of original texture and detail that surpasses the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship. The beauty of Alex Soldier jewelry lies in the way it blurs the line between fine ornament and miniature sculpture. His work is precious poetry that speaks to the heart.