March 2016

Spring into Gemstone Jewelry Launch Your 2016 Seasonal Look

By Nina Glaser March 24, 2016
Spring 2016 Jewelry Trends

Spring is a transformative season complete with new beginnings and revived energy in all aspects of life…and the jewelry industry is no exception! Jewelry designers are continually inspired by nature and fashion. The effects of environment are evident in blue-as-the-sky-and-sea, green-as-grass, yellow-as-the-sun and brown-like-sand gems. The Spring 2016 Pantone Color of the Year, unveiled via the year’s Pantone Fashion Color Report, just so happens to be named for a gem: Rose Quartz.

The top 10 shades selected for the season combine calm, peaceful hues with bold and playful shades, and have gemstones that...

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It's a Tacori Weekend - Make Plans to Visit J.R. Dunn Jewelers

By Nina Glaser March 16, 2016

If you don’t have plans for the weekend, you do now! And if you did, you’re going to want to work in a visit to Tacori Weekend at J.R. Dunn. It’s where California chic will meet Florida fabulous, complete with the opportunity for shoppers to win Tacori jewelry in a raffle and earn American Express gift cards with purchases of $250 or more, up to $1,000.

That’s right, all Tacori, all the time, for two days: March 19-20, 2016 at the J.R. Dunn Jewelers showroom at 4210 North Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, FL. The in-store event will feature Tacori bridal and fashion collections. Additionally, visitors will have the chance to talk with...

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Breitling Watches Near Me? Siri gets Sassy Before Basel 2016

By Sean Dunn March 13, 2016

Wanting to make sure our store shows up in local queries, we asked Siri to find each individual watch brand we carry followed by "near me". While we were happy we showed up first, we were shocked with Siri's answers. Whichever watch we asked about she said "I'm a fan of the Apple watch myself. And not just because I'm in it." At first I thought it was cute and amusing, but when I delved deeper, I wondered what if we actually carried watches at that same price point? How is that fair?

I know Siri was triggered by the word watches and isn't targeting any particular brand. But imagine if other search engines, like Google, pointed everyone to a competitor in local results or search results based on...

John Hardy’s Island Life: In Bali and New York City

By Nina Glaser March 13, 2016

Jewelry-maker John Hardy, with design facilities located on the island of Bali, will open its first U.S. boutique on the Island of Manhattan. The building at 11 Prince Street, between Greene and Wooster streets in the SoHo neighborhood, will take up an entire building over three floors. Shoppers can anticipate

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Jewelry Designer Finds First-Time Judging Duty a Revelation

By Nina Glaser March 10, 2016
Robert Pelliccia & Mary Drago

When J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ award-winning, in-house designer, Robert Pelliccia, was asked to judge the Lila Lewenthal Jewelry Award competition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art-The Art School, he had no idea what an impact the experience would have on him. It raised his awareness of how difficult the process is and gave him a new appreciation for judges.

“I have entered many contests, but this is the first time

Robert Pelliccia & RJ Boyle Bring Sports Fishing Jewelry to Life

By Nina Glaser March 9, 2016

Sport Fishing Jewelry

We have probably all heard fish tales about the one that got away. Now, there is a new tail to tell; one that serious anglers, as well as people who love to fish, will want to hear. It's the tale of the "golden" fish tail, highly detailed sport fishing pendants created by J.R. Dunn Jewelers' award-winning designer Robert Pelliccia and the renowned Captain R.J. Boyle.

Sport fishing jewelry has rarely captured the true detail as seen by anglers. This is what prompted Boyle to present Pelliccia with a tail from a 300-pound swordfish caught in August 2015. He also...

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A Forever Kind of Love Displayed at Vow Renewal

By Nina Glaser March 1, 2016

A sprained ankle led to love and a 67-year-long marriage for Selma and Vito Tripi. Over the years they raised five sons, and now have three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The only thing missing from their relationship was a traditional wedding …until this past Monday, that is! The teenage sweethearts who eloped in 1948 had a vow renewal ceremony at The Palm Garden of Aventura. All wedding day accoutrements...

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