After returning from the JCK jewelry show in Las Vegas, it was obvious that new jewelry had arrived for the summer. Although diamonds were abundant, and clearly a stable part of the market, gems had made a significant impact. The newest designs being sliced rubies, sapphires, quartz, tourmalines, and almost every gem you could think of. These sliced gems were then strung into earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to form beautiful pieces of jewelry. My new favorites for the summer!