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Glitter Overload: The Best Baubles From the Couture Jewelry Trade Show

I had the chance to attend the Couture 2012 jewelry trade show at the Wynn Las Vegas last week. The large scale affair is often touted as the definitive annual event for upscale retailers, designers, and manufacturers of fine jewelry and timepieces, making for a great opportunity to chat with a variety of luxury retailers and meet the designers and brand representatives behind some well-known brands like Alexis Bittar and David Yurman, as well as those working with up-and-coming brands.

Moving into its 17th year, I was impressed at the depth of pieces on display and the number of memorable pieces from designers I had never heard of. Here’s a look at some of the standout brands that opted to exhibit this year.