Finding the Intersection of Fine Jewelry and Fashion Reply

Intersection

Krombholz Jewelers has been in business for three generations. We have worked hard to come up with a merchandise model that can be the most relevant and appropriate for Cincinnatians. That being said, it has taken years to figure out the style of jewelry and price points of these styles that are best for our clients. The result is jewelry priced from $100 to more than $100,000 that we carry in our store.

Krombholz has discovered that people are more willing to spend money on classic jewelry. A classic look is timeless; it never really goes out of style. When you buy a classic piece of clothing, say a coat, a nice pair of boots, a structured dress, you want it to last a long time. It will be more expensive but it’s an investment. This is the exact same with jewelry. When you buy a pair of diamond earrings, you will most likely have them for your lifetime. They will be well made, long-lasting and expensive but something you can pass down to future generations.

Krombholz Jewelers is about to go on a buying trip to New York City. The Jewelers of America show happens twice times a year, once in July and once in February. The point of this trip for Krombholz is to observe new trends, to actually get out on 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue and look in the shops and windows to see what the fashions are for the next season. From there, selecting jewelry at the JA show becomes easier and more exciting. The jewelry we are buying will tend to be more stylish to trendy.

Trendy jewelry is a lot of fun and keeps you current. However, it does go out of style more quickly. Now, there is good news about this jewelry. Because its trend-life is shorter, the trendy jewelry we carry tends to be less expensive. In fact, the pieces we pick out at the Jewelers of America show usually range from $250-$750 keeping in mind that they are something you can wear for a few seasons without investing too much money. Krombholz Jewelers wants these pieces to be “Wow” pieces; fun and glamorous to make you feel in style and current.

We are excited to shop in New York City and come back with the newest trends for you. We promise to give you a full trend report of what we see both in the windows of 5th and Madison Avenue and at the Jewelers of America show.

Great article about engagement rings style Reply

I don’t like to just re-post an article, but this is very well done. The article goes through various engagement ring types and styles and identifies what that tells about the wearer.

Cincinnati Reds kick off its 134th Opening Day! Reply

Back in 2008, Reds CEO, Bob Castellini asked Krombholz Jewelers to design and manufacture the buttons to go on the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame induction jackets that were created to celebrate the Reds Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Induction Jacket

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Induction Jacket

Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball.  Since its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.  The museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Logo

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Logo

As Cincinnati rolls into its 134th opening day as a professional baseball team on Monday, April 1st, the beer will flow and the Red Stockings will take the field. The fans in the seat that day will attentively take notes on the players that they believe will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame someday. Whether you have a coveted ticket to the Opening Day game or not, the Reds Hall of Fame will be open and will welcome everyone! Their incredible exhibits, including a tribute to Joe Morgan and an amazing collection of Reds autographs.

Beer and baseball has long been and source of great pride in Cincinnati! On October 6, 1880, however, seven of the eight team owners pledged at a special  meeting to formally ban both beer and Sunday baseball in the recently formed the National League. Only Cincinnati president W. H. Kennett refused to sign the pledge to ban both, so the other owners formally expelled Cincinnati for violating the rule.

The 94th Findlay Market Parade starts at noon on Monday and kicks off the 2013 season of all things good in Cincinnati! I will be keeping W.H. Kennett in my thoughts for not letting Cincinnati down all those years ago!

Red's Hall of Famers during the 2010 induction ceremony

Red’s Hall of Famers during the 2010 induction ceremony

Wrought Iron influenced jewelry Reply

If you have been following my designs in last few years, you would know that I am influenced by decorative wrought iron. I began photographing wrought iron fences and architectural elements in Charleston, South Carolina 10 years ago. While in Manhattan this past week, I collected some more inspirational photos.

I like this trellis style wrought iron with the centered ornament

I like this trellis style wrought iron with the centered ornament

Here is beautiful floral designed wrought iron fence

Here is beautiful floral designed wrought iron fence

I like this gilt element on the black wrought iron

I like this gilt element on the black wrought iron

Great repeated "iconic" shape

Great repeated “iconic” shape

Nice rounded flowing wrought iron

Nice rounded flowing wrought iron

Accessories Magazine Reply

I was in New York City over the weekend for the MJSA conference, which was incredible! One the the presenters for this conference was the knowledgeable and fast talking, Barbara Raleigh. She spoke fluently about the trends in the jewelry design and presented her future forecasts. I took notes as quick as I could, but was limited by my rusty handwriting.

One of her mentions during her talk was a shout out to Accessories Magazine. Finding that online, I found lots of the information that Barbara went through. I was so excited and quickly subscribed!

Looking at their Seasons tab and clicking on the Fall/ Winter 2013-14 seasons I found some wonderful illustrations that brought the future trends into focus. The one that resonates with me and my current style is this one.

Decadent Doll Trend board from Accessories Magazine

Decadent Doll Trend board from Accessories Magazine

This style directly relates to an earring that has been my top seller at Krombholz Jewelers.

This general style also relates to some of the shop windows I saw during my walk on Madison Avenue.

Ralph Lauren's Madison Avenue window with great embroidered Bolero jacket

Ralph Lauren’s Madison Avenue window with great embroidered Bolero jacket

If you enjoy understanding the correlation jewelry and fashion trends, subscribe to this great magazine: Accessories

Madison Ave. NYC part one Reply

Whenever I am in New York City, I try to walk the stretch of Madison Avenue between 83rd and and 59th street. These blocks are a treat for the eyes and a great insight into the world of current fashion. This street also host some of the best jewelry stores in the world! I took lots of pictures to help illustrate what I saw. Here is the first installment.

While Hermes isn't on Madison, this scarf represented the colors I was noticing.

While Hermes isn’t on Madison, this scarf represented the colors I was noticing.

60's resort style maxi dress in the window of Roberto Cavalli

60’s resort style maxi dress in the window of Roberto Cavalli

Some of the combinations shocked my sense of coordination

Some of the combinations shocked my sense of coordination

David Webb always goes a little bold, but the colors in this necklace resonated the color trend.

David Webb always goes a little bold, but the colors in this necklace resonated the color trend.

 

 

 

Notable jewels from the Academy Awards 2013 Reply

It is always a highlight of the jewelry year to see what jewelry the stars are wearing on the Red Carpet! For me it is a sign of what is “In Fashion”. This year I guess I need to rid our cases of all of those beautiful colored gemstones, because diamonds were king on the 2013 Academy Awards last night!!!

Charlize Theron gets the Krombholz Jewelers "Stack Award" for her bracelet combo. Nothing like adding a few hundred carats of diamonds on your wrist.

Charlize Theron gets the Krombholz Jewelers “Stack Award” for her bracelet combo. Nothing like adding a few hundred carats of diamonds on your wrist.

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One exception to the all diamond trend. I wanted to see a closer look was Nicole Kidman’s Earrings! I did not find out anything specific, but they were borrowed from Fred Leighton and appear to be Victorian morning jewelry.

Anne Hathaway's necklace intrigued me. At first I thought it was a long necklace bunched in the back. After see this picture, I can tell it was designed to cross over. My guess, the cross over was originally designed for the front.

Anne Hathaway’s necklace intrigued me. At first I thought it was a long necklace bunched in the back. After seeing this picture, I can tell it was designed to cross over. My guess, the cross over was originally designed for the front.

The Krombholz Jewelers "WOW award" goes to Jennifer Garner. Her darkened platinum Neil Lane Jewels are reported to be valued at 2.5 million. I am glad she had so many years of self defense training in the TV show Alias!!

The Krombholz Jewelers “WOW award” goes to Jennifer Garner. Her darkened platinum Neil Lane Jewels are reported to be valued at 2.5 million. I am glad she had so many years of self defense training in the TV show Alias!!