The jewelry trend experts at Jewelry Information Center, Jewelers of America's consumer education arm, unveiled its top jewelry picks for 2012 weeks in advance of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, at its Annual Fine Jewelry Preview and Luncheon on Wednesday, August 24, in New York.
“As the jewelry industry continues to synthesize with the fashion industry, holding JIC’s Annual Fine Jewelry Preview in close proximity to Fashion Week was perfectly timed to provide jewelry trend inspiration for high-fashion editors and trendsetters as well as inspiration for consumers thinking about how to accessorize," says Helena Krodel, JIC spokesperson.
Check out our round-up of pics from the event and visit JIC's website, www.JIC.org, for more of their top jewelry trends!
The Fine Jewelry Preview featured more than 120 pieces in total, and featured jewelry form JIC and its partners American Gem Trade Association, Cultured Pearl Association of America, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Platinum Guild International USA and World Gold Council (WGC jewelry selections pictured above).
Left: Amrapali 18K gold snake wrap bracelet with diamonds and turquoise.
Right: Coomi "Luminosity" sliced emerald (138.73 carats) and diamond necklace.
Left: Selections of colored gemstone jewelry from American Gem Trade Association -- designers Richard Krementz Gemstones, Ferraccia, Yael Designs, Bhojwani. Right: Fashion editors were invited to get up-close access to the hottest jewelry trends for 2012.
Left to Right: JIC Spokesperson Helena Krodel and Shaye Strager of Studio PR, with Amy Elliot of Lucky Magazine, Allison Rowe of Niche Media, and Dara Hinshaw of Chronos.
Left: Jamie McCorry from the World Gold Council. Right: National Jeweler editors Hannah Connorton and Michelle Graff.