My Favorite SMART Show Jewelry
A photo story featuring 10 SMART Show retailers and the jewelry they chose to show off their own individual senses of style.
BY TRACE SHELTON AND BETH BERNSTEIN
PHOTOS BY DAN MERLO OF FAB PHOTO
Published in the June 2013 issue
As a jewelry retailer, you help your customers to look like stars every day — but how often do you get to be a star yourself? Our answer at IN - DESIGN and The SMART Show was: “Not often enough!” So, we recruited some of our retail attendees to choose and model their favorite fine and designer jewelry from the show.
| TAMMY EHRMANN
EHRLOOMS, CHICAGO, IL
Wearing Naomi Blumenthal . Suzy Landa and Holly Dyment
Jewelry to me is like frosting on a cake. It makes me feel complete, confident and finished. I love wearing jewelry that is sophisticated, yet edgy and reflective of my personal style.
Thursday skull ring with enamel, yellow sapphires and diamonds set in 18K yellow gold by Holly Dyment MSRP: $7,560
Stud cuff in gold by Naomi Blumenthal
MSRP: $9,000 gold, or $11,000 with diamond studs
Ring with 18K yellow gold crown setting for 40-carat faceted cabochon white topaz center stone with diamonds (0.24 TCW) in prongs and gallery by Suzy Landa
Small Confetti circle pendant in 18K yellow gold with diamonds (0.12 TCW) by Suzy Landa
Knife-edge oval pendant in 18K yellow gold with diamonds (0.37 TCW) by Suzy Landa
Handmade 34-inch chain in 18K yellow gold with knife-edge marquise shaped links, and 18K yellow gold round birdcage enhancer with center ring of diamonds by Suzy Landa
MSRP: $13,000 (chain); $3,700 (enhancer)
| DANA FRIEDMAN
G. THRAPP JEWELERS, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Wearing Just Jules, Page Novick, Lika Behar, Anthony Lent, Elizabeth Garvin and Suzy Landa
Ilike a mix of designers and typically don’t like to be ‘matchy-matchy.’ I love the layering look on a thin neckline and think rockin’ out several bracelets is such a cool look! Not to mention the tassel earring — in my opinion, there is nothing like the feel of tassels on your ears! Simply, they just feel good!
|Assortment of bangles, all with rose-cut diamonds by Just Jules
Coco cuff in 14K white-gold-plated black rhodium with white diamond in labradorite inset by Paige Novick
Viper Ring in 18K yellow gold, sterling silver, diamonds and green tourmaline by Anthony Lent MSRP: $9,600
Vortex Earrings in oxidized silver, 18K gold and yellow diamonds, with removable tassel by Elizabeth Garvin
One-of-a-kind 60-inch chain in 18K gold with matched set of oval chrysoberyl (45.00 TCW) and removable pendant in 18K gold with a 26.57-carat rosecut green sapphire surrounded by diamonds and green sapphire melee and diamonds in the bale by Suzy Landa
MSRP:$11,000 (chain), $6,100 (enhancer)
Assorted 24K gold and oxidized sterling bangles by Lika Behar
| TARA SMITH
JIM KRYSHAK JEWELERS, WAUSAU, WI
Wearing Jayden Star
This is fun, fashionable jewelry at a great price. The necklace gives you that look of high fashion that’s so popular right now without spending $5,000. It’s a nice way to go with happy, yellow gold jewelry!
|Earrings, necklace and bracelet from the 1AR by UnoAerre branded collection from Jayden Star, manufactured in Italy and made of brass (lead-, nickel- and cadmium-free) and clad with a heavy 18K gold
MSRP: $90 (earrings); $170 (necklace); $120 (bracelet)
CHRISTENSEN & RAFFERTYSAN MATEO, CA
Wearing Elements and Alloys and Lauren Harper
This necklace speaks to two major trends for 2013 in terms of color — the Pantone color of the year — and design, a great geometric shape. Love it! Then, these simple, clean bracelets lend themselves to stacking with other colors and designs. The price points are super for that young working woman.
|18K gold chrysophase and diamond double pyramid necklace by Lauren Harper
Revolve and Iris stackable bangles in sterling silver and oxidized sterling silver by Elements and Alloys
MSRP: $175 - $195
Button earrings in sterling silver by Elements and Alloys
KROMBHOLZ JEWELERS, CINCINNATI, OH
Wearing Rebecca Hook
I connected with the organic style and delicate feeling of Rebecca’s work. Rebecca’s jewelry has a nice, quality, handcrafted feeling.
|Sterling silver Flower Cup earrings with turquoise by Rebecca Hook
Sterling silver Leaf Dangle bangles with freshwater pearls by Rebecca Hook MSRP:
Sterling silver Dragonfly necklace with turquoise and amethyst by Rebecca Hook
RASMUSSEN DIAMONDS, RACINE, WI
Wearing Robin Rotenier
The combination of the hammered finish with the matte finish of the lapis gave the cufflinks a rich but ‘casual sophistication’ look. Paired with the sterling Deauville bracelet, it was a complete look that was very comfortable to wear.
|Hammered square cufflinks set with rough cut lapis lazuli by Robin Rotenier
Sterling silver brushed Deauville link bracelet by Robin Rotenier
CORNELL'S JEWELERS, ROCHESTER, NY
Wearing William Levine Fine Jewelry
The beautiful diamond necklace from William Levine reminded me of the one that Jennifer Lawrence wore at the Oscars, only I wore it the traditional way (not trailing down my back). This would be my go-to necklace that would look fabulous with whatever I would be wearing (Hint, hint — even jewelers like getting gifts of jewelry!) I was also thrilled to be wearing the shimmering diamond stiletto earrings and diamond ring uniquely set east to west — all from William Levine. The diamond jewelry improves even a bad hair day.
|Asscher cut diamond ring (J/ VVS1, 5.01 carats) in a platinum mounting with full-cut diamonds (0.50 TCW) by William Levine Fine Jewelry
85-inch diamond necklace with 300 full-cut diamonds (36.03 TCW) by William Levine Fine Jewelry
18K white gold earrings with four rose-cut diamonds (1.04 TCW) and 76 rosecuts and full-cuts (2.85 TCW) by William Levine Fine Jewelry
ELIZA PAGE, AUSTIN, TX
Wearing Just Jules
I selected this jewelry because I am in love with the modern spin Just Jules puts on vintage jewelry, and I love gold! Just Jules is a new designer to Eliza Page, so we are excited to be carrying her work.
|Rose-cut diamond pendant (approx. 3-carat center stone) with pavé diamonds by Just Jules
Vintage inspired ring by Just Jules with rose-cut diamonds (approx. 4.00 TCW) and pavé diamonds by Just Jules
JAIMIE GELLER JEWELRY PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
Wearing Lauren Harper
I chose the jewelry I wore because they were absolutely the most beautiful and innovative designs I saw! I love Lauren Harper’s jewelry because it is ever-evolving. The yellow gold rings I chose because they looked so great layered and were just the right amount of understated sparkle. The earrings were the perfect complement to the necklace and rings. And then there was the white gold and rosecut diamond pear ring. There was no way I was leaving the building without putting that piece on!
|18K gold Arabesque earrings in aquamarine, diamond micropavé and mother of pearl by Lauren Harper
18K gold chains necklace with larimar, chrysophase, London blue topaz and green amethyst set with diamond micropavé by Lauren Harper
18K white gold ring with rose-cut diamonds and diamond micropavé by Lauren Harper
Rose-cut blue and white sapphires set in 18K gold square ring
Rose-cut diamonds set in 18K yellow gold eternity band
GREENWICH JEWELERS NEW YORK, NY
Wearing Lika Behar and Paige Novick
There’s nothing more fun than playing dress up with jewelry! I chose two rings from Lika Behar. I really love her rings. They’re bold and often feature unique elements like glass cameos, sapphire slices or simply stunning gemstones. The bracelet I’m wearing is Phyne by Paige Novick. I saw this collection for the first time at The SMART Show. This bracelet has two gorgeous labradorites and a cool geometric shape. The clean lines make this a piece that feels fresh but whose design will stand the test of time.
|Coco cuff in 14K yellow gold with white diamond in labradorite inset by Paige Novick
18K yellow gold Venetian Scroll knuckle ring with rose-cut diamonds (0.52 TCW) by Lika Behar
24K gold and boulder opal (188.43 TCW) reversible necklace by Lika Behar
24K gold small chunky hoop earrings by Lika Behar
24K gold and oxidized silver Rosalie ergonomic ring with smoky gray sapphire (21.28 TCW) and light gray diamonds (0.56 TCW) by Lika Behar