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2016_6_30_JanelRussell

Both Wholesale And Retail Spell Success for Minneapolis Jeweler and Designer

Minneapolis, MN—Janel Russell of Janel Russell Designs Inc. of St. Paul, MN, has had an interesting career. It began the way so many do: she needed to make a living. Today she is a personal jeweler with a non-traditional but very successful business. And she created and licenses one of the most...

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2016_6_30_JenniferShaheen

Snapchat: Storytelling for the Luxury Jeweler

White Plains, NY--Snapchat is by far the most popular social media platform for teens and young adults, having recently outpaced Instagram, and leaving Twitter and Facebook far, far behind. This is important to the luxury jeweler who wants to reach customers while they’re actively forming their own...

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2016_6_30_SimonG1

Product News: Simon G. Jewelry Introduces New Wedding Band Collection For All Love

Glendale, CAIn response to high demand from the LGBT community for matching wedding bands in both women’s and men’s sizes, Simon G. Jewelry introduced a new wedding band collection at the JCK Show that is intended to serve both men and women seeking quality classic wedding band styles.

The new...

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2016_6_30_troymi062316

Jewelry Crime Across Country Heats Up With Warm Weather

New York, NY—Ah, summer! Just like everyone else, warmer weather inspires thieves and thugs to get out and get active. The Jewelers’ Security Alliance last week released a lengthy list of recent crimes against jewelry stores taking place from the end of May through June. Here are the incidents and...

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2016_6_30_FopeExterior

Brand News: Fope’s Flagship In Venice; Jewelers Mutual To Give Away $2 Million; More

Fope Opens First Flagship Store

Venice, Italy—Italian jeweler Fope opened its first retail shop this past spring, in one of the most highly-trafficked tourist areas in the world: Venice’s Central Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square.) Left: exterior of the Fope flagship seen through the famed arches...

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2016_6_30_AvoEddie

Sixth Generation Jeweler Slams It To Millennials As Doors Close

Santa Monica, CA—Millennials may loftily demand locally grown farm-to-table food on their plates, but their loyalty to hardworking local businesses doesn’t go past their stomachs. 

In a scathing open letter to customers of Readers Fine Jewelers, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian, a sixth-generation jeweler...

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2016_6_30_UnionJackEU

Editorial: Brexit A Hiccup, Not A Heimlich, For Luxury Jewelry Industry

Merrick, NY—Last week’s vote by Britons to leave the European Union (EU) sent global financial markets into a tizzy, with the effects likely to reverberate for weeks, if not months.

But both economic and jewelry industry pundits believe the impact of Brexit on the U.S. economy in general and the...

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Classified: Global Diamantaire Seeks Support Staff

New York NY—Pluczenik, an international famous prestige diamond company, is expanding its operation and looking for new sales support staff to work with its sales team to sell a range of bridal and fashion diamond jewelry as well as loose diamonds. 

The successful candidates will have sales...

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2016_6_23_SimonMakhlouf

Exclusive Video: Simon Makhlouf Of Eli Jewels Introduces ‘The Point Of Love’

Las Vegas, NV--Eli Jewels has introduced a new line of engagement rings called "The Point of Love." In introducing the collection, president Simon Makhlouf says "beyond the surface of love lies the point of love, the hidden desire, the love that can be seen by no other." In keeping with...

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2016_6_23_GillyStrauss

Exclusive Video Tour: Gilly Strauss of Mémoire in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV--Gilly Strauss, president of Mémoire, leads viewers on a tour of the brand's salon at the JCK Luxury Show and introduces both its latest collection of signature comfort wedding bands and its newest foray into rare fancy-color natural diamonds. Click here to watch.

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2016_6_23_LeVianRCR_RachelPlatten

Rachel Platten, Bar Paly, Mario Lopez Highlight Le Vian Red Carpet Revue

Las Vegas, NV—At its annual Red Carpet Revue fashion and trend forecast event, Le Vian highlighted blue and blush tones as its main color trend of the year. The two colors are closely aligned with Pantone’s 2016 Color Of The Year, this year tied between Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The two-hour Le...

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2016_6_23_Laura_PreponFM

Celebrity News From Forevermark, Hearts On Fire, Norman Silverman Diamonds; More

Orange Is Forever(mark)

New York, NY—Actress Laura Prepon (left) wore Forevermark diamonds to the Orange Is The New Black season premiere June 16 in New York City. She wore Forevermark by Natalie K two-stone rings, one with pear and marquise shape diamonds, and the other a Crown band with princess...

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2016_6_23_MatureWoman

Not Just A Gift Of Love: Independent Millennials And Older Women Are Ripe To Buy Jewelry

Merrick, NY—Luxury jewelry has been marketed as a gift of love from a man to a woman for so long that both jewelers and consumers can have a hard time seeing past that message. But positioning it as a luxury fashion accessory can help jewelers overcome some of the worst challenges currently facing...

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2016_6_23_RondaDaily

Luxury Jewelers Key Part Of Delegation Appealing To U.S. Congress

Washington, DC—As part of the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC), a delegation of jewelers including some prominent luxury retailers, met with 50 lawmakers and legislative staff on June 15, in advance of the 2016 elections.

“Jewelers of America’s annual trip to Washington D.C....

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2016_6_23_Clock

Tips To Help Your Employees Be More Productive

Merrick, NY—Most bosses believe their employees could be more productive, while many employees feel their boss doesn’t have a realistic idea of how much can get done in a day. The reality is likely somewhere in the middle.

Some wasted time is considered to be a cost of doing business. By this...

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2016_6_23_Vardi51-01

Industry News: JFC, Vardi Launch Key Program; Education Portal Launched; JA Promotes Bridal Jewelry

Jewelers Education Foundation Announces Launch of Industry Education Portal
 

Las Vegas, NV—The Jewelers Education Foundation (JEF) announces the initial rollout of the Jewelers Education Portal, a collaborative resource for existing and prospective members of the trade to learn about and access...

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Classified: Global Prestige Diamond Company Needs Regional Sales Managers

New York, NY—Pluczenik, an international prestige diamond company, is expanding its operation and looking for new sales managers to sell their range of exciting innovative bridal and fashion diamond jewelry as well as loose diamonds. The sales mangers will be regionally based and handle the Western...

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2016_6_16_VRJewelry

Virtual Reality Can Help Jewelers With Marketing

Merrick, NY—Virtual reality brings to mind The Matrix movies or other science-fiction films. According to Google, virtual reality is “the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using...

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2016_6_16_ZainebJah

Celebrity News From Oscar Heyman, Hearts On Fire, Le Vian, And Royal Jewelry

Oscar Heyman At the Tony Awards

 

New York, NY—Zainab Jah (left), of the Broadway play Eclipsed, was decked in Oscar Heyman jewelry for the 2016 Tony Awards. She wore platinum emerald and diamond earrings with detachable drops, a platinum scattered diamond necklace, and a black opal and canary...

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2016_6_16_Facets_of_Hope

Industry News From Jewelers For Children, WJA, JVC, MJSA, More

Jewelers for Children Honors Stuart Lee and Dennis Ulrich At Facets Of Hope Event

Las Vegas, NV—At its 18th Annual Facets of Hope event (left) on June 5, Jewelers For Children announced that $ 3.1 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead--and that $51.4 million...

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2016_6_16_Pandora

Karus Research Identifies Top 10 Jewelry Sites Online

New York, NY—Karus Chains has published new research that identifies the top 10 jewelry websites as well as the top 10 jewelry brands and retailers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Pandora (left) came in at number one as the top-visited website with the most monthly traffic.... Read more...

Askews

Five Things You Can Do This Summer To Make This Your Best Fourth Quarter Ever

La Costa, CA—Summer is a jewelry retailer’s spring-cleaning time: the perfect time of year to get your store in order and prepared for fourth quarter.  The summer months often bring slower traffic, giving the staff time to devote to tasks that otherwise can get overlooked.  We suggest that you help...

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2016_6_16_Karl_Lagerfeld

Product News: Famed Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Enters Fine Jewelry Market

Las Vegas, NV—Karl Lagerfeld (left), the fashion wunderkind who in addition to designing his own line catapulted the house of Chanel to renewed fame, has entered the fine jewelry market in collaboration with Frederick Goldman IncImage: Wikipedia

Goldman is manufacturing and distributing the new...

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2016_6_16_DavidFriedman

Exclusive Video Interview With David Friedman of Sarah Leonard Jewelers

Las Vegas, NV—While traversing the Couture Show floor, The Centurion Newsletter caught up with David and Gail Friedman of Sarah Leonard Jewelers in Westwood, CA. The couple laughed together as David identified his primary job at the Las Vegas shows—doing whatever Gail tells him to—and...

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