Jewelry Industry Unveils Its Top Trends for 2011

Jun 24, 2010, 16:26 ET from Jewelers of America

At Jewelry Information Center's Fine Jewelry Preview and Luncheon

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewelry Information Center (JIC), the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, held its annual Fine Jewelry Preview and Luncheon this week in New York City, unveiling the newest jewelry trend pieces that consumers will be vying for when the baubles hit stores later this year.

"Consumers and editors look to Jewelry Information Center for direction on fine jewelry and watch trends, so we carefully select and showcase the hottest new designers alongside respected jewelry houses at the event," says Helena Krodel, Director of Media and Special Events for Jewelers of America.  

The sparkly selections at the 2010 Fine Jewelry Preview and Luncheon featured nearly 100 pieces of jewelry from jewelry designers across the United States including: K. Brunini, Sevan, Jewelmer, Coomi and Leon Mege.  The stand-out trends that JIC showcased - blackened sterling silver jewelry, golden Philippine South Sea pearls, luxurious yellow 22- and 24-karat golds, and richly saturated colored gemstones - were viewed by leading fashion and accessories editors and stylists from magazines like Harper's Bazaar and W.  The jewelry shown at the event ends up on the pages of these publications in editorial features and as wardrobe selections on celebrities in the coming year.

In July, jewelry enthusiasts will be able to view Jewelry Information Center's trend forecasts first-hand, with the launch of a new "Jewelry Trends" section at its website, www.JIC.org. The website is the resource for jewelry and watch education, savvy jewelry shopping tips and gift guides – and now jewelry trends! Each month, JIC will illustrate examples of a new jewelry trend and highlight the influencing factors, from architecture to home decor, and red carpet to the fashion runways.  

"Each year, we scour industry trade shows to find the latest jewelry to spotlight to editors, and we are excited to be able to feature these trends on our website, www.JIC.org. Now, jewelry consumers can preview the most current jewelry trends before they shop for their next accessory or gift," Krodel explains.

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