Monday, May 31, 2010

Gordon Aatlo to debut new jewelry at the AGTA GemFair

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair in Las Vegas kicks off Thursday, June 3 – one day before JCK Las Vegas – through Monday, June 7. Gordon Aatlo will be displaying his distinctive jewelry collection at booth 34480.

Visitors to Gordon’s booth will be pleased with the selection of pieces from his Couture Collection, along with the debut of brand new rings (photo above) from his Modern Classics Collection. The intricately detailed rings will be displayed at the show in 18k, 14k white or yellow gold, and each includes a magnificent colored gemstone and diamond accents.

The stunning cuff bracelets shown in photos below are from the Couture Collection. They are similar in design structure, yet finished remarkably different through the use of gemstones. The top bracelet shown is 18k and platinum with luminous yellow-green quartz, blue sapphires and diamonds. The bracelet just below it is also 18k and platinum, but features sparkling diamonds and a dazzling 22-carat tanzanite.

In creating most of his jewelry, Gordon uses the inspiration of a spectacular gemstone and designs the actual piece of jewelry around that. He then makes each item himself. Gordon mainly uses colored gemstones, 18k, 14k and platinum. Know for his modern designs, most of his jewelry is actually one-of-a-kind, which allows clients to create a collection that is exclusive to them.

Jewelry aficionados who are on top of all the latest color styles will truly enjoy Gordon’s display at the AGTA GemFair. Further information on the AGTA GemFair can be found by clicking the following link:

Gordon Aatlo will be at booth 34408 at the schedule below: 
Thursday, June 3: 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday, June 4: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 5: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 6: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Monday, June 7: 9:30am - 4:00pm

(Photo credit: Lee-Carraher Photograpy, San Francisco)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Contemporary Jewelry Design Group's New Web Site

The renowned Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) has launched a comprehensive new Web site located at The CJDG, in which Gordon Aatlo is a member, is an association committed to supporting and promoting innovative jewelry design.

Some of the finest American jewelry designers, including Diana Widman, Vicky Riggs, Denny Wong, Aaron Henry Furlong, Gordon Aatlo and about 35 others, are profiled in an area of the Web site dedicated to CJDG members. Gordon’s section features photos of his distinctive orbit rings, along with his eye-catching pendants and bracelets. In addition, a link to Gordon’s blog is highlighted in the “Designer Blog Index” on the homepage of the CJDG Web site.

An area of the new Web site is devoted to longer-form profiles of CJDG members. A recent profile was done on Aaron Henry Furlong and how he uses triathlons to achieve greater focus in his jewelry design. Vicente Agor contributed an article about his latest collection, which is inspired by his father’s photos of Antarctica in the 1970s and 1980s. A portion of the proceeds from Agor’s collection are donated to The Antarctica Project.

Another highlight of the CJDG’s new Web site is the “Trendwatch” section, featuring the latest movements and inspiration in jewelry design. Titled “The Right to Bare Arms,” one article in the “Trendwatch” section features a wide-ranging look at different styles in cuff bracelets. Another area in “Trendwatch” showcases photos of rings, brooches and earrings that are modeled after the smooth lines and bold colors of flowers.

The CJDG is a group of gifted designers who hold a dedication to integrity in the business and design of jewelry. Don’t miss the “About” section of their Web site if you’re interested in joining the association, checking out who has earned CJDG awards, catching the latest trunk shows or learning about the CJDG executive board.