Csarite to Introduce New Collections in Tucson
While Csarite gems are reportedly rarer than ever before, thanks to a single active—and costly to operate—mine, Milenyum Mining, the only supplier of Csarite gems, has announced its plans to showcase new designs featuring the Turkish gems. On display at the GJX show in Tucson will be one-of-a-kind designs created by names like Jennifer Dawes, Erica Courtney, Graziela Gems, Alex Soldier, Karin Jamieson, and more. New collections from Bijules, Nak Armstrong, and Parulina are also expected.
“Each gem tells a unique story, and expressing that story in a three-dimensional form is my challenge as a designer,” said Ana-Katarina Dervisevic, a new addition to Csarite’s designer program, in a press release.
Designer Pamela Froman also has a new collection featuring Csarite gems, which she will debut at JCK Tucson. “After having some Csarite gemstones cut specifically for me, I am now more excited than ever to design a collection that will be debuting at the JCK Tucson show!” said the designer in a press release. “I am inspired by Csarite’s unique color change, and set them in my signature Ombre collection. I am looking forward to unveiling this unique collection to selected retail stores and the press!”
Rahaminov Takes Inspiration From the Next Generation
Diamond house Rahaminov plans to unveil new designs at the upcoming Centurion Show in Phoenix this weekend that feature an array of modern designs inspired by a younger generation, including choker necklaces, stackable bangles, hoop earrings, and minimized stud earrings. The new pieces retain Rahaminov’s commitment to quality and craftmanship, while appealing to a modern, youthful customer base.
“The new pieces are still within the essence of Rahaminov, but they are designed with a younger clientele in mind,” explained second-generation designer for the brand Nicol Goldfiner Barlev, who joined the family business two years ago, in a press release. “[The customer] is someone who understands the value and appreciates craftmanship but wants something slightly different from her mother when building her own collection.”
This latest collection comes on the heels of the successful Movál collection, which made its mark at last year’s JCK Las Vegas. “We look to continue that success at Centurion with a sneak peek of the more design-focused collection, to be fully presented at JCK Las Vegas this June,” said cofounder Amir Goldfiner in a press release.
Alor’s New Bridal Collection, Down the Aisle
California-based brand Alor has announced the introduction of its new bridal collection, which features over 50 new styles. Dubbed Down the Aisle, the new line is a collaboration with Ema Jewelry and incorporates Alor’s signature cable detailing and accessible price point. Down the Aisle made its selective debut early this week at the Continental Buying Group (CBG) trade show in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to have a full launch at JCK Las Vegas and Couture in the spring. Alor and Ema will work together to distribute and market the collection.
“We are excited to partner with such a great company to launch our newest addition to the Alor family,” said Alor copresident Tal Zemer in a press release. “With similar family histories and both companies being second-generation, the Ema family shares the same core values as Alor, and we are delighted to work with Eddie [Weiss, owner], David [Kestenbaum, president], and their team in offering the Down the Aisle bridal collection in jewelry stores around the country.”