March 14th, 2010
In celebration of the highly anticipated Walt Disney Pictures film Alice In Wonderland, Disney Consumer Products and Swarovski, the worldâ€™s largest producer of cut crystal, are launching an all new collection of jewellery pieces. Consumers will be taken inside the world of â€œUnderlandâ€� to commune with the unexpectedly mad and caring characters in the latest film by Tim Burton. Capturing the spirit of each character in the film, the line features a host of vintage and gothic details inspired by the outlandish personalities found down the rabbit hole, and demonstrate the attention to detail in products that are the result of the long collaboration between Disney and Swarovski.
With notions of time and space that stretch and become distorted, where absurdity abounds in a …Read more »
August 2nd, 2009
When most people think of incorporating wool into their accessories, jewelry does not necessarily spring to mind. Scarves, hats, gloves, sure, but necklaces and rings? Earrings and bracelets? As surprising as this pairing may first seem, the unique and absolutely stunning outcome is phenomenal. Zorica â€œZoeâ€� Djukic takes the awkward pair and gives them yet another dimension of oddity. Her jewelry plays on the art of felting â€¦ and sheâ€™s felting some pretty interesting pieces. From guitars to toucans (such as the one pictured to the right) to intricate flowers, Djukicâ€™s pieces reflect her need to create gorgeous wearable art jewelry for every woman and the little kid inside of them.
Djukic, who is a native Serbian, has always been a creatively driven individ…Read more »
July 17th, 2009
It didn’t take the prognostication powers of The Amazing Kreskin to predict that there would be fewer retailers at the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, nor that those attending would be buying less.
In an economy where consumers are more frugal than they have been in decades, the majority of jewelers interviewed by National Jeweler during Market Week reported that their open-to-buy was, not surprisingly, either down or flat as compared with last year.
Those buying were, for the most part, sticking with pieces that they were confident would sell: sterling silver and bridal.
“Caution is the word of the day,” said Ron Wolff of Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry in El Paso, Texas.
In addition to downsized open-to-buy plans, retailers also seemed to arrive at the show with a w…Read more »
July 10th, 2009
NANTUCKET - Are sales of Jessica Hicksâ€™s most popular necklace - an oversize yet delicate peace sign - driven solely by legions of style-conscious pacifists? Maybe.
But actress Jessica Bielâ€™s love for the piece might also have something to do with it.
â€œSheâ€™s been wearing it like crazy and everyone asks about it,â€™â€™ the Nantucket jewelry designer said, sitting in her new store, Posh on South Water Street.
Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, and scads of other starlets also have been spotted in Hicksâ€™s whimsical silver paisley earrings, agate pendants, and cocktail rings.
The designerâ€™s celebrity connection came in 2004, when Hicks introduced herself to Sarah Jessica Parker at a Nantucket AIDS benefit. The two chatted, and Hicks later sent…Read more »