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Thursday, May 30, 2013

More Activity During Second Day of Las Vegas Jewelry Week

29-Carat Vivid Yellow Beryl Ring by Miiori

There was a lot more activity during the second day of the JCK Luxury jewelry tradeshow Wednesday as more buyers and exhibitors are making their way to Las Vegas for the start of several other jewelry shows.

Two bracelets by Amrapali. The top one is covered in light-colored opals and the the lower piece features slices of light-blue sapphires.

Exhibitors are very positive about the overall economy and the jewelry industry outlook saying that consumers are coming back and are buying, although some say that consumers still looking for value.

The Serendipity Collection by Yael Designs features sliced rose-cut emeralds.

“I think people are much more positive than they were two years ago and they have the dollars to back it up,” said Brian Watkins, president of Ritani, a jewelry manufacturer that is developing a consumer e-Commerce website with independent retailers.

The "Pop of Color" engagement jewelry line by Danhov. At the far right end is the Tubetto men's wedding band.

Among the highlights of the second day were:

* Bridal jewelry designer Danhov introduced color its engagement rings with its “Pop Of Color” collection based on birthstones.

* Yael Designs unveiled an emerald jewelry collection centered high-quality sliced emeralds with a rose cut finish.

* Jewelry designer Miiori presented several new pieces using high-quality gems and diamonds in a number of creative ways.

* Indian jewelry designer Amrapali introduced several big colorful lines using a variety of gemstones.

Thursday (today), the Couture Show, which features some of the world’s best known luxury jewelry brands, opens at the Wynn Resort.

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