Archive for July, 2010

JA Show New Discovery — Jamie Kayam, Shapes of the City
Posted on July 25, 2010
Jamie Kayam is making his industry debut this week at the JA NY Show in NYC. He has a long history as an artist and has mastered many artforms but jewelry seems to be his true calling. His debut collection are based on a signature style of easy-to-know geometric shapes, he says. The jewels are made in NYC and all of the gemstones are handset. The collection is available in sterling and vermeil with a wide variety of crystals and some gemstones.You can meet Jamie at the JA Show and see his whole collection [qualified retailers are invited to the show with the proper identification -- read more on www.JA-NewYork.com] and consumers can see more on his Etsy store site at http://www.etsy.com/shop/shapesofthecity?page=2.We expect great things from this new designer.  ... Read More
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Meet the New Designers of 2010 at the JA NY Show – July 25-28th
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Come to NYC this week to see these designers make their industry debut at the JA NY Show at the Javits Center in NYC. Sunday July 25 through Wed. July 28th.Two dozen of our Couture designers will be there, too, along with nearly 100 designers in the Designer Showcase area. This is the trade show to attend when you need a wide variety of jewels from designer to findings and basics and gems to watches and so much more. The New Designer Gallery is always a highlight of the JA Show. It's where so many designers launched their careers -- dating back to the first time in 1987 when David Yurman made his industry debut.   Since then the Gallery has been home to the likes of Penny Preville, Charles Krypell, Tom Kruskal, Paul Morelli, Steven Lagos, George Sawyer,... Read More
Neil Lane Debuts Bridal Line with Kay Jewelers
Posted on July 20, 2010
Celebrated jewelry designer Neil Lane and Kay Jewelers today announce the launch of Neil Lane Bridal™, a collection of 36 vintage-inspired engagement and wedding rings. Each ring is designed by Neil Lane and hand crafted, assembled, and finished by skilled artisans, with diamonds that were hand selected by Kay, said the press release. “We are thrilled to launch the new Neil Lane Bridal collection at Kay Jewelers,” said Mark Light, President and CEO, Kay Jewelers. “Partnering with Neil Lane, we have created a one-of-a-kind bridal collection for our Kay customers that reflects Neil’s immense talent for intricate design and passion for style and glamour.” The Neil Lane Bridal collection features 36 engagement and wedding rings, grouped in the following themes:... Read More
Who deserves to be a Design Star?
Posted on July 12, 2010
I can't get this article out of my mind: it published weeks ago but I keep thinking about it. Being in the business of helping designers -- both newcomers and those that have arrived -- I ruminate on the topic a lot.The New York Times' Eric Wilson covered the glamorous and self-promoting 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards event on June 7th. The tenor of the article is "who deserves stardom?" And it addresses the age old tug of war between talent and fame; longevity vs. newness.                    He writes: It is, after all, hard to say who has real talent and staying power or merely the ability to sell themselves effectively, which is why, at the Council of Fashion Designers of... Read More
What Would You do with a Custom Corporate Tune?
Posted on July 10, 2010
Just read this on the HARO newsletter: You can get a custom song createdfor yourself or have a song written as a gift or company promotion. It's all through MusikPitch, a new service launched out of Nashville. MusikPitch allows anyone seeking custom songs or music to crowdsource songwriters around the world - best of all, you decide the price you pay! Way it works - Launch a song contest for the songs or music you need, set the prize amount that you are willing to pay and then listen to all the songs as they come in from competing songwriters. Also, if you write poetry or lyrics, you can post the lyrics and run a contestwhere songwriters can compete to make a song from the lyrics. Think of using the custom tune as your telephone hold music, as the backdrop to... Read More
Centurion Emerging Designer Awards application deadline July 30th
Posted on July 1, 2010
The Centurion Emerging Designer Awards gives 3 up-and-coming designers the opportunity to introduce themselves at Centurion, in a shared space at the event Jan. 30- Feb. 1, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.Judging will be done by a panel of established industry designers who will be looking for a balance between creativity, originality, function, production quality, craftsmanship/skill and the ability to sell in high-end stores.Full details and the entry form can be found at:http://www.centurionjewelry.com/EmergingDesignerAwards.html ... Read More