Coming back from Vegas, I feel refreshed. While jewelry shows are about finding new lines, staying up to date on trends, and networking, it’s also much more. As I reflect on the past week, I realize that the reason I love what I do is not just because of the sparkles. It’s because of the innovation, the fashion, the people, and the passion. All of the tiny facets that rest beneath the bling …
My favorite thing about the jewelry industry is how it continues to evolve. New technology, new styles, and new designers are constantly coming out of the woodworks. The result of this ongoing innovation is an industry that bleeds creativity and expression. In Vegas, there was evidence of that everywhere. Even after all of these years, I’m continuously amazed. And that is, awesome!
When most people think about fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is clothing. Well, I’m here to tell you that no outfit is complete without perfectly coordinated bling. Everywhere we turned in Vegas we found stunning fashion pieces. They were colorful, they were bold, and they had me wanting. With the right jewelry piece, I promise, even jeans and a white t-shirt can become a work of art. That, my friends, is the power of fashionable jewelry.
Believe it or not when I see diamonds, I don’t think about the rocks themselves. I think of the people they represent. When I look at a well-crafted Simon G engagement ring, I think about the man, the artisan behind the work. When I sell a promise ring, or an anniversary band at Yelton Fine Jewelers, I think about my customers, their love and their unique story. When I put my own jewelry on each morning, I think about my blessings, and my own desire to express myself. Look deeply at any jewelry piece, and I bet, you too, will be reminded of someone special in your life.
If you ever have an opportunity to attend a jewelry show, one of the first things you’ll notice is that everyone there is passionate about what they do. When you walk into the room, the energy radiates and it’s because we believe in the products that we sell. As jewelers, we appreciate the hard work that goes into each piece, we respect the vision of the designers, and in the end, we love helping our customers commemorate the most precious moments in their lives. I think we can all agree, there aren’t many jobs quite like this one.
As I get settled back into the “real world”, I’m appreciative of my time in Vegas. For reconnecting me with the people that inspire me, for exposing me to the talents of so many designers, and for reminding me all that lies beneath the bling.