Trends in Engagement Rings- Minnesota Style
First off, I am so very sorry for my lack of posting. To put it plainly, things have been crazy around here.
We went to the SMART Jewelry Show in Chicago at the end of April and all I can say is "wow" there are some amazing trends coming down the pipes. Yellow gold is making a huge comeback in engagement rings and fashion. The new trend we saw the most of was something called diamond slice jewelry. Basically, designers are taking slices of large, imperfect diamonds and setting them into jewelry. Sometimes the top is flat and sometimes they add a chunky facet. The effect is a very over the top, large, organic look. I am a big fan. Here is a random example.
So if the chunky, organic look is something you are into, please let me know. We made lots of great contacts in Chicago who would just love to send us some fun things.
Our entire crew went to Chicago (all three of us) and it was an awesome bonding experience. I am sure many of you can relate to the fact that we get stuck in our every day mindset and don't let the creative juices flow as often. We are on the brink of some major changes at Diamonds Direct, all of which are good. This trip gave us the opportunity to talk over the direction we each see the business going. We also got some great new ideas for our upcoming remodel!
Here is a photo of your favorite jewelers on our trip- Naomi, John and myself.
Sorry again about slacking in my blog duties! It is my goal to post once or twice a week. I've got a long list of topics!