Anthony DeMarco of Forbes writes: "Las Vegas in the beginning of June is a magnet for the international jewelry industry with no fewer than nine jewelry, watch and gem trade shows in the resort hotels along the Las Vegas Strip.
"One of the exhibitions is the Couture Show at the Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, which features jewelers who specialize in one-of-a-kind pieces, wearable art, luxury designs or high fashion—from international brands to individual jewelry artists.
"This year's show produced extremes in most product categories. Some of the trends were delicate rounded shapes, the use of unusual materials, and an increase in pearls. Titanium as a metal of choice was introduced by a few exhibitors. Below are 30 special pieces that represent the breadth of design and materials exhibited at the show."