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Rapaport Magazine Checks Out Trending Fancy Cuts

April 3, 2024  |  Rapaport News

In the March-April issue of Rapaport Magazine, we look at how shapes like ovals, emeralds, cushions and pears are appealing to jewelry purchasers, and how prices compare with round brilliants. We also spotlight three cuts that have been capturing designers’ imaginations.

Another topic that gets in-depth treatment in this issue is lab-grown diamond jewelry. We report on how brands are expanding their synthetic-diamond offerings and adapting their narratives to a new generation of collectors. In a related piece, News Editor Leah Meirovich asks four industry insiders whether such jewels will ever feature at auction.

Our retail section explores how to create an impactful website to draw in clients, and highlights an innovative showcase that pairs jewelry with watches to improve knowledge and sales of both categories.  

In our trend reports for this issue, we track the rise of silver as the price of gold climbs, and the renewed interest in signet rings as shoppers look for personalized options. Meanwhile, jeweler Platinum Born’s successful campaign in the US has opened up new opportunities for its namesake precious metal among designers and consumers alike.

On the colored-gemstone front, attendees of the Tucson shows share what caught their eye in Arizona earlier this year. We also speak to the founders of The Gem Odyssey, a new travel-meets-gemology initiative that takes trade members and private collectors to visit mines and get a firsthand experience of artisanal work.

Rapaport Magazine includes features on upcoming auctions. This latest edition previews a remarkable collection of Ancient cameo and intaglio rings that will go under the hammer at Christie’s on April 9. Interviews with Geoff Hess, Sotheby’s head of watches for the Americas, and Jill Burgum, executive director of fine jewelry at Heritage Auctions, round out the auction section.

Delving further into estate jewelry and timepieces, we cover a new book on Van Cleef & Arpels’s iconic style and present an overview of some groundbreaking watches that are pushing the boundaries of technology and design.

Main image: Model wears a selection of jewelry sold at Sotheby’s, including a Harry Winston ring with a step-cut, 18.86-carat diamond. (GEM Kreatives)

The above articles are from the March-April 2024 issue of Rapaport Magazine. View other articles here.

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