Last updateTue, 20 Mar 2018 10pm

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The Luxury Privé experience - Retailers speak out

mia eWe just returned from the lovely upscale Luxury Privé show hosted by JCK at New York’s Intercontinental Barclay Hotel. Surrounded by the buzz and glamour of Broadway, Times Square, the iconic Manhattan skyline and a babel of every possible language, you can see why New Yorkers feel they’re at the center of the universe.

Spring into Summer! Fashion Focus. Oscar Buzz & Beyond

Mia DawesThe Oscars 2017 was a fashion explosion! After years of “playing it safe” with unadorned necklines and “safe” colorless diamonds, empowered celebrities expressed themselves in bold statements, from Ruth Negga in Irene Neuwirth for Gemfields Mozambique ruby tiara in blackened white gold to Jessica Biel’s dramatic Tiffany & Co. collar of 18 karat gold fronds and diamonds - sculptural art. Each entrance was refreshingly surprising - exciting, glamorous and edgy.

Inside Scoop! 2017 Trends and Tips Mia interviews industry insider Lorraine DePasque

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You probably know Lorraine DePasque, although you might not realize it! One of the jewelry industry’s leading journalists, she’s written literally thousands of jewelry articles. The founding editor of About.com’s Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands and Lustre Magazine and former executive editor of Modern Jeweler Magazine, she now enjoys a full-time freelance journalism career. (Blog: www.instr.us/depasque.com). Lorraine’s interviewed countless luminaries including Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, Scandal’s Bellamy Young and Eli Manning, NY Giants quarterback. She’s also judged hundreds of jewelry design contests including the AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Is your store designer-centric?

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