Jewelry Trends from the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show

All of the major players in the world of jewelry were in Las Vegas from June 4 – 7 for North America’s largest annual jewelry show, JCK Las Vegas. This year’s events, which also included Swiss Watch by JCK and Luxury JCK, broke attendance records, with 20% more retailers than last year. And of course, ICE.com was there, staying on top of the latest trends, and making the deals that will guarantee our customers the finest, hottest jewelry available over the next year.

Black and white diamond jewelry is a big trend amongst the jewelers at the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show
Black and white diamond jewelry is a big trend amongst the jewelers at the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show
So what were people talking about? The price of gold, of course, is on everyone’s minds. As it continues to skyrocket, and the economy continues to weigh on the minds of many customers, the world’s jewelers have been busy finding creative ways to bring the public gorgeous new products that are available in every buyer’s price range. In many instances that means supplementing gold with other stunning metals. Everything from white tungsten, to steel to perennial favorite silver is being incorporated into the new designs.

That increasing use of white metals may explain the growing prevalence in black and white color schemes on everything from bracelets to necklaces to rings. And thanks to “Sex and the City 2,” black diamonds are making a huge comeback. Combining those two hot trends, we found several gorgeous examples of black and white diamonds combined in gorgeous pieces that will be available very shortly on ICE.com.

Stay tuned for more video interviews, photos and coverage of the JCK Las Vegas Show.

Look to celebrities for diamond engagement ring trends

Diamond Engagement RingIt seems like celebrities are getting engaged left and right nowadays. And just like the fashionistas who scour red carpet photos for tips on shoes and gowns, jewelry hounds like us are turning to suave starlets for ice ideas – especially if we plan on getting hitched ourselves sometime soon.

Princess cuts seem to be coming back in a big way, so take a cue from Hilary Duff if you’re in the market for some bling.

Duff certainly is carrying a heavy load on her ring finger at the moment. The million dollar (yes, you heard right) ring given to her by Canadian Mike Comrie features a 14-carat princess-cut diamond. Comrie is a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers, and is uber-adorable.

Carrie Underwood could also inspire brides-to-be with her enviable bauble.

Underwood, who is engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher, is making us drool at the moment. Her stunning rock is a round-cut yellow diamond doozy that’s surrounded by baby white diamonds. Those Canuck NHL boys sure are ice experts, eh?

If you’re planning on walking down the aisle in the near future, you may want to look to Hollywood to get some good ideas. Let’s face it – your fiancé will need some tips on what to pick out when he gets down on one knee.ADNFCR-2807-ID-19664999-ADNFCR