Rodney Rayner reports strong orders at about J luxury event
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy, September 7, 2012 – British designer Rodney Rayner reported strong orders for his Via Roma collection from international buyers attending the about J luxury event in northern Italy.
about J is a luxury buying event for top tier jewellers, taking place in the chic resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo from September 5-7, 2012.
Rayner, the only British jeweller exhibiting at about J, said that he had seen strong enquiries and orders from buyers from all over the world on the first day of the event, on September 5.
The Via Roma collection, launched at BASELWORLD this year and inspired by the old Roman roads and cobblestones, features colour diamonds and stones such as citrines.
“We have the orangey gold colours where the centre stones are citrines and smoky quartz, and they are surrounded by yellow and orange sapphires, champagne diamonds and white diamonds, all set in rose gold,” Rayner told Jewellery Outlook at about J.
He added, “The other colours that have been very successful are the bluey greens. They are the centre stones of different shades of blue topaz, surrounded by blue sapphires, tsavorites and diamonds.”
Rayner reported a strong flow of orders for his pieces.
“We have had several orders. The show has been very good. Yesterday, the first day (September 5) was crazily busy. We have sat with buyers from all over the world: Americans, Canadians. We have an appointment today with someone from Israel. We have seen people from Dubai, Azerbaijan.”