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2016_12_1_Kate_Beckinsale

Celebrity News From Supreme Jewelry, Doves, Sylvie Collection, Le Vian, And Yvel.

Kate Beckinsale In Doves

New York, NY—Actress Kate Beckinsale (left) wore Doves by Doron Paloma diamond ear climbers to The Independent Filmmaker Project's 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

 

Lizzie Caplan In Supreme Jewelry

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2016_12_1_HolidaySales

Holiday Season Gets Off To A Solid Start For Luxury Jewelers

Merrick, NY—Upscale jewelers were right on trend with a strong showing for Black Friday weekend, says a Centurion spot-check survey conducted Tuesday and Wednesday.

60% of respondents to the Centurion survey said their sales leading up to and including the weekend—incorporating Black Friday, Small...

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2016_12_1_Charles_Stanley

Industry News: JFC Facets Of Hope To Honor Stanley And Weinrich; GIA, NCDIA Elect Boards

Facets Of Hope Dinner To Honor Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich; New Day Announced For Event

Las Vegas, NV—Jewelers for Children will honor Charles Stanley (left), president of Forevermark US, and Yancy Weinrich, senior vice president of JCK Events, at its annual Facets of Hope dinner in June....

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2016_12_1_LaurenKulchinskyLevison

Mayfair Plans New Secret Project To Cater To VIP Clients

Woodbury, NY—Lauren Kulchinsky-Levison (left) of Mayfair Rocks, East Hampton and Woodbury, Long Island, (and their Kristen Farrell store is in New York City in Soho) remembers well the stories of her ancestors buying items in/at home. And they also sold them that way -- her grandmother Shirley’s...

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2016_11_10_GUNDERSONS_COVER

The Month In Review: November

Merrick, NY—As jewelers across the nation geared up for the holiday selling season, two new research reports revealed surprising insights into what U.S. jewelry consumers want to buy, synthetic diamonds increase market share just as the industry re-launches its first generic diamond marketing...

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2016_12_1_BillOReilly

Centurion Welcomes Veteran Journalist Bill O’Reilly As Closing Speaker for 2017 Show

Scottsdale, AZ--Bill O’Reilly will be Centurion’s closing speaker on Tuesday night, January 31, 2017.

“We are delighted to have Bill O’Reilly on the Centurion stage,” said Howard Hauben, Centurion president. “Bill is a veteran journalist who is known for his news analysis with investigative...

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2016_12_1_LJWEST

Brand News: L.J. West Diamonds Partners With LA Museum For Exhibition; Silpada Is Back Online

Los Angeles, CA—The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County announced details for its upcoming exhibition Diamonds: Rare Brilliance, opening later this month. The collection will bring to the museum’s renowned Gem and Mineral Hall a collection of rare colored diamonds never before seen in the...

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2016_12_1_AaronFriedman

In Memoriam: Aaron Friedman, Sarah Leonard Jewelers

Westwood Village, CA—Aaron Friedman, son of David and Gail Friedman of Sarah Leonard Jewelers, died suddenly on Monday. He was 30.

Trained as an executive chef, Friedman had spent some time living and working in Arizona before returning to California a year ago and rejoining Sarah Leonard...

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The Centurion 2016 Holiday Sales Success Index, Week One

Merrick, NY—The Centurion Newsletter is conducting a spot-check survey of prestige jewelers to gauge how holiday sales are trending this year. Please click here to take a one-minute confidential survey. Your participation is essential to help identify important business trends among luxury...

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2016_11_23_Taraji_P._Henson

Celebrity News: The American Music Awards and Latin Grammys And More

The Stars Shine At The American Music Awards And The Latin Grammys

Los Angeles, CA, and Las Vegas, NV— Taraji P. Henson (left, image by Getty) wore a Hearts on Fire diamond necklace (below right) and earrings to the 2016 American Music Awards, held November 20 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles....

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2016_11_23_Glitters

Position Your Business For Long-Term Gold, Not Short-Term Glitter

New York, NY—“New” is the most compelling word in marketing (followed, perhaps, by “free.”) The entire industry of marketing and advertising was built around chasing what’s new. It’s not just new products, either: it’s also new strategies, new media, and new consumers.

In a special gold market...

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2016_11_23_HornOfPlenty

Happy Thanksgiving!

Merrick, NY—The Centurion Newsletter and Centurion Shows teams wish you and yours a very happy, safe, and tasty Thanksgiving Day. Our weekly newsletter will resume its usual Thursday schedule next week, and look for our biweekly Sales Strategies newsletter this Friday as usual.

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Gift

New Study Shows Earrings Likely To Be Top Women’s Jewelry Gift; Gold Chains Likely To Be Top For Men

New York, NY—The holiday season kicks off in earnest this Friday. What jewelry will consumers be shopping for this season?

According to new research conducted by Karus Chains, the answers may hold a surprise. Diamond engagement rings as always hold the number-one place for most popular holiday...

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2016_11_23_RTR

As Sharing Economy Grows, Neiman Marcus Teams Up With Rent The Runway

San Francisco, CA—Sometimes the best defense against disruption is to join the disruptor. Upscale retailers that started as online operations only—such as Bonobos, Warby Parker, and Design Within Reach—have opened physical stores, while Nordstrom went the opposite way and acquired flash-sale site...

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2016_11_23_BlackFriday

Industry News: Luxury Retailers Get On Black Friday Bandwagon; AGS Launches New Search Tool; More

Luxury Retailers Reconsider Black Friday

New York, NY—With its heavy emphasis on discounts and deals, Black Friday is normally a day most luxury retailers sit out. But an article in Luxury Daily says this year may be different. With a solid holiday season predicted and a new study from Deloitte...

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2016_11_23_SarineDiamension

Brand News From Sarine, Forevermark, And Chow Tai Fook

Sarine Announces Automated Clarity Grading and Sorting; Color Also In Works

Hod Hasharon, Israel—Sarine Techologies Ltd announces new technology that will provide automated, objective, and consistent clarity measurement and grading for the diamond industry.

The new technology, currently...

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Classified: Doves Seeks Marketing Manager

Great Neck, NY—Doves by Doron Paloma is seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented, personable, and creative full-time marketing manager to serve with the marketing director. Salary position with opportunities for bonuses and commissions, and significant growth within the ever-growing company. Relaxed...

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2016_11_17_RandyCole

Meet The Winners Of The 2016 Centurion New Account Incentive Program And Enter For Scottsdale 2017!

Merrick, NY--What’s better than attending a trade show – where you were going anyway –  and getting to spend extra purchasing credits while you’re there? Not much is better, as the winners of Centurion’s 2016 New Account Incentive Program will find out at the upcoming 2017 show!

Purchasing credits...

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2016_11_17_WarbyParker

New Luxury Explained, Through The Eyes of A Millennial

New York, NY—What, exactly, is “new luxury?” Traditionally, luxury has been defined by workmanship, cost, history, and exclusivity, but those things alone no longer sway Millennials to purchase.

According to a recent article in Luxury Daily, those factors, while important, don’t define luxury by...

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