precious metals, fine jewelry, jewelry design, designers
Jewelry design is a fascinating and every-changing industry that continues to expand and grow. From full sets to accessories, fine jewelry is synonymous with true elegance and lavish appeal at every turn. With an industry full of captivating and compelling designers – the precious metals industry has been blanketed by a myriad of new design trends and pieces. No truer is this then when it comes to alternative metals, which are rapidly replacing tradition metals in all aspects of purchases and sales. Alternative metals are literally being used in mechanical and metallic art pieces and sculptures, along with rings, necklaces, charm bracelets, watches and so much more.
Alternative Metal Boom
Traditional metals have cornered the jewelry market for countless years. This includes silver and gold, along with platinum, palladium, and even copper. From anklets and bracelets to chains and more, traditional jewelry continues to be preferred by countless investors and customers across the globe. In recent years, however, alternative metals have soared in global popularity. From metallic designs to customized jewelry request for clients, alternative metals are quickly becoming the norm – as opposed to the exception. There are several alternative metals on the market today, including:
- Tungsten Carbide
- Stainless Steel – Surgical Stainless Steel
Alternative metals and alloys continue to soar in global popularity. In fact, the current trends heavily reflect the growing popularity in alternative metallurgy. From anklets and charm bracelets to anniversary sets – alternative metals are truly impacting the jewelry industry at every. According to Pouch of Gold Jewelry in Dallas, over 35% of new sales are attributed to innovating and cutting-edge alternative metal designs. This is just a small glimpse of how these metals are revolutionizing the industry as a whole.
The Saul Bell Award
The Saul Bell Award recognizes outstanding achievements in trendy and fashionable jewelry design. This includes traditional and contemporary designs, along with jewelry, accessories and so much more. The 2016 Alternative Metals Award was given to Zoltan David –for his captivating and breathtaking “Moonshine” creation. This eye-catching and compelling piece features a myriad of metals, including platinum, cobalt, stainless, steel, diamonds and moonstones. With over 40 years of extensive industry experience, David is a seasoned expert and has carefully crafted countless jewelry pieces and sets. As a professional goldsmith and diamond setter, he founded David Fine Jewelry in 1980. David has also won a slate of awards and has impeccable achievements in diamond cutting and jewelry design. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, and is world-renowned for his compelling creations.