auburn_rebeccaRebecca Bonney, Assistant Store Manager Day's Jewelers, Auburn

The jewelry show in Vegas was amazing! Walking onto the show floor was jaw dropping and breathtaking all at the same time. There were so many things to see and so many new jewelry trends coming out that I will narrow it down to the things that really "wowed" me.

Ritani is working on a program that allows the customer to custom design a ring and then see what it will look like before they purchase it. It allows the customer to have a better idea of what their vision will actually look like. When you select a ring, the image is uploaded onto the iPads we have in store. The customer can then change the metal color, finger size and center stone shape. Once the customer decides on a shape and carat weight, the program adjusts the ring to accommodate what was picked. Once the ring is laid out, the customer can then see what the ring will look like on the hand of the receiver. They can pick the hand, skin tone and size of the ring. It is amazing the technology that is coming out to help make the engagement ring purchase that much easier!

clare_largespencers-red-paisley-high-low-skirt-black-embroidered-topThe newest things that we saw in necklaces were bars. What these are, are blank bars, some even had diamonds, that are horizontal on a chain. The wearer can either wear it blank or have the bar engraved (these were available in silver and all colors of gold). We discovered that the bar style pendants became popular when the girl chosen to be on the Bachelorette wore hers during the show. Another hot style is the Scrabble pendant. It is a Scrabble chip that has an initial on it. One of the actresses from Pretty Little Liars was given one on the show and the style took off from there.

photo_1Some hot new rings include the "H" (or "I") and the double loop. The rings are thin bars that either loop together or are held together by another bar. They can be worn separate or together depending on ones preference. These rings also come in multiples. They have the design of a thin bangle bracelet but are worn on the fingers.

Pearls are starting to change as well. Honora is creating a Football line; where their bracelets match the color of your favorite Football team. This makes gift giving more fun for men! The bigger, bolder designs of rings and the long diamond by the yard looks are those that are still desired.

The Origami Owl necklaces that people are starting to wear are becoming a thing of fashion. A new line called "Four Keeps" is personalized jewellery that is very similar to that of Origami Owl. It has a thin metal chain and many lockets to choose from, as well as the removable back plates that allow you to create different looks by adding charms. This is a great compliment to a Chamilia bracelet. Chamilia also has some great new beads that they will be releasing for the fall and Christmas, but nothing that I can spoil here!

The show and all the vendors were so amazing and I am so excited for the upcoming season. It would have been great to have more time with each vendor, but the three days I had opened my eyes to a whole new world of jewelry. If you can think it, they can make it.