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2016_4_7_ShetlerWadeFry

Unusual Beginnings Make For Unusual Success At Shetler-Wade Jewelers

San Antonio, TX—Shetler-Wade Jewelers has interesting beginnings. The store, a recent Centurion Vendor’s Choice Retailer Award winner for ‘Most Outstanding Partner’ is a venture between Michelle Shetler (far left) and Kelly Wade Fry (near left). The Centurion spoke recently with Wade Fry about...

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2016_4_7_LeVianRihanna

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

Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Zendaya, More In Le Vian

New York, NY—Rihanna (left) wore a Le Vian Couture Yellow Sapphire and Vanilla Diamonds necklace to the Black Girls Rock! 2016 Show at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, April 1 in Newark, NJ. She was also spotted wearing the same necklace leaving...

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2016_4_7_RobinHays

Brand News From Uneek, Timeless Fine Jewelry, Stuller, Pease & Curren

Uneek Adds To Sales Team

Los Angeles, CA—Uneek Fine Jewelry Collections, by Benjamin Javaheri, announces the appointment of Robin Hays as the new regional vice president of sales for the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama regions.

Hays is an industry veteran bringing...

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2016_4_7_AnthonyCapuano

Industry News From JBT, Platinum Guild, Edge Retail Academy, JVC, Silver Promotion Service, AGTA

JBT Names New President

Warwick, RI—The Jewelers Board of Trade has named Anthony J. Capuano (left) to succeed Dione Kenyon as president, effective this month. Kenyon announced her retirement plans last year

Capuano brings over 35 years of experience in credit and lending to JBT, including more...

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2016_4_7_AucoinHart

Retail News: Aucoin Hart Tapped By Facebook For Conference; Michael C. Fina To Be Online Only

Aucoin Hart Jewelers Tapped By Facebook For Business Conference

New Orleans, LA—Aucoin Hart Jewelers (left) and Suereea Mathews, co-CEO of Luxury Brand Marketing were chosen by Facebook to be part of a small business panel at the Facebook Boost Your Business Event held Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz...

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2016_4_7_RachelGarrahan

10 Easy Tips For Getting Good PR From Consumer Editors

New York, NY—There’s an old saying in the marketing world: “advertising you pay for, editorial you pray for.”

These days, getting editorial coverage is a paradox: simultaneously easier and harder than ever. Internet and blogosphere offer infinitely more opportunities to get someone to mention your...

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2016_4_7_GIA

Diamond Update: Prices Stay Stable But Financing Is Dire And Synthetic Threat Grows

GIA Confirms Chinese Diamond Growers Ramping Up Production

Carlsbad, CA—Just as last week’s edition of The Centurion Newsletter went to press, a report from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) experts confirmed again that the production of high-quality synthetic diamonds in significant sizes...

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2016_4_7_CartierLove

Defining ‘Premium;’ The Top Luxury Jewelry Search; And Are Millennials Worth The Effort?

Merrick, NY—Luxury, prestige, and premium are words that seem interchangeable but really have different meanings, especially when it relates to a market segment. Pamela Danziger, president of Stevens, PA-based Unity Marketing, says the dictionary definition of premium is something of greater or...

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