The lights of Las Vegas were sparkling even brighter this past weekend as jewelry insiders gathered at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for North America’s premiere jewelry event! I’ve been visiting this show for the past 10 years and I have to admit – it never disappoints. There’s nothing more fun than catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and experiencing the Creme de la Creme the jewelry world has to offer. Jewelry Designers, manufactures and exhibitors from all over the world Wowed us with awe inspiring jewelry.
Check out the Top 5 Jewelry Trends we spotted at this year’s Glittering Event!
Treasure hunting at JCK Las Vegas!
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Trend 1: Stack The Deck!
If you love the “more is more” approach to wearing jewelry – the odds are in your favor! We saw stacks of bracelets and rings at every turn. With “bracelet length” sleeves becoming more and more popular in fashion – glittering wrist candy is a must for finishing your look. Robert Manse showed us stunning new cuff designs in sterling silver, 18 Karat gold and gemstones…Take your pick!
Designer Robert Manse with his hand made Bali Cuff Bracelets
It’s all in the wrist
Put a ring on it (or two or three)!
Eternity bands, solitaire rings, anniversary bands and 3 stone rings: Pile ’em on!!
Trend 2: Cue The Confetti
If you’re a girl who isn’t afraid to wear color, it’s time to celebrate! With an uptick in the economy, jewelry lovers and designers are feeling optimistic and ready to invest in vibrant colored gemstones! Top jewelry houses were showing the most dazzling, playful color combinations that really stole the show! Pop the corks, cue the confetti and color your world with gems!
Andrew Stone, president of Himalayan Gems, showed us brilliant colors of gemstones from Nepal and Jaipur.
Himalayan Gems Gemstone Necklaces with dazzling combinations of exotic stones – colors of tourmaline, black spinel, peridot, garnet, appetite and rainbow moonstone.
Cocktails, anyone? Feast your eyes on major rings in turquoise and coral. Go big or go home!
Statement bracelets in a kaleidoscope of colors: rainbow jasper, azurite and Kyanite, oh my!
Pick a color any color: Amethyst, morganite, aqua marine, ruby, diamonds, opals…..A girl could lose her mind!
Trend 3: The New Show Girls – Pearls!
Some of the top stars at this year’s event were glamorurs, luminous, effervescent Pearls!!! Women who love the classics will always gravitate toward pearls, but todays huge jumbo pearls and stunning colors are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. We saw breathtaking pearls in all sizes and colors – whether you decide on one long luxurious strand or layers of luxe elegance, pearls take center stage!
Pearls on the Vegas Runway.
The world is your oyster
Golden south seas pearls – Glorious.
Jumbo White and Blush Pearls: The bold and the beautiful
Endless Love: Platinum Pearls mixed with Blue Sapphires
Trend 4: Royal Flush
Jewelry designers are inspired by the royals this year and are bringing us exquisite designs of regal oppulence! The majestic beauty of princess style jewelry was omnipresent throughout the JCK event. Look for rich royal colors of Ruby, Emeralds, Sapphires and Tanzanite – Jewelry fit for a Queen!
Speaking of royalty – We stayed at the beautiful Venetian Resort and Casino this year and I snapped this photo of the stunning hand painted ceiling in the lobby – You feel like you’re strolling through a palace in Venice!
Rubies: The King of Gems reigns supreme
Jewel encrusted Ruby and Diamond bracelet: Yes, please!!
Emeralds and Diamonds: The Color of Money (Alive and well in Sin City)
Royal Sapphire and Diamond bib necklace: Drool worthy.
The African Queen – Tantalizing Tanzanite (The color of Liz Taylor’s eyes)
A stunning confection of Morganite, smokey quartz, opals, turquoise and diamonds: Let them eat cake!
Trend 5: Neon City
The neon lights of Vegas were no match for the vibrant citrus colors of stunning gemstones! Orange stones are a huge trend this year, along with other bright neon hues. Look for eye popping mexican fire opals, smoldering orange sapphires, spicy madera citrine, mouth watering apple green peridots, zesty lemon quartz – glow stick colored gems that will light up your life, Vegas style!
Neon colored gems: No batteries required!
A rainbow of gems!
Mexican Fire Opal, Yellow Sapphire, golden moonstone, green and yellow tourmaline – sweet and sour gemstone delights!
The desert oasis of Las Vegas is truly the perfect backdrop for the most exciting jewelry event of the year. I’m All In for the Top 5 jewelry trends we spotted at the JCK show. It’s time for you to place your bets.
What winning trend is your favorite?