Ostensibly we are a 'wired" group of jewelry “pros” who are “with
it” ! And yet I see no reference to the latest directions in jewelry
wherein the trendiest metals are titanium, stainless steel and
…get a load of this…tungsten carbide !. The latest issue of
National Jeweler delves into these issues and suggests that this may
be the way of the future. It also suggests that wedding rings may be
two tiered with the industrial metals being the first tier (
everyday wear ) and the precious metals being the second .(special
Come on !..Lets get with it ! Tune in or tune out, but know
where the market is going !
P.S. This same issue also has an article on the pros and cons of
market acceptance of synthesized diamonds. I would not be at all
surprised to see an announcement in the imminent future that De
Beers would be entering the synthetic diamond maufacturing realm.
Ron Mills at Mills Gem Co. Los Osos, Ca.