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2016_6_9_HighTech

Technology That Turns Selling Into The Experience Millennials Crave

Las Vegs, NV—The Intervision salon at the recent JCK Luxury Show was full of interesting technologies coming to life for jewelers. The salon was curated by Andrea Hansen, founder of New York-based Luxe Intelligence. “Technology can bring emotion back to the game,” said Hansen. “Jewelers can use it...

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2016_6_9_KentWong

Industry News: DEF ‘Diamonds Do Good Gala’ Raises $1 Million; Spinel New August Birthstone; More

DEF Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala Raises $1 Million+ For Education

Las Vegas, NV—Three global industry leaders were honored for their outstanding leadership and service at the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala, held Thursday, June 2. Nate Light, former CEO of Sterling...

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Forevermark Launches Black Label Collection; Announces Fall Ad Campaign And Expands ‘Ever Us’ Catego

Las Vegas, NV—At its annual breakfast presentation in Las Vegas, Forevermark announced two new initiatives: one, its latest product offering, the Forevermark Black Label Collection, a comprehensive selection of fancy shapes (left); and two, the inclusion of “Ever Us” into its Q4 advertising plans.... Read more...

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DPA To Spend $12 Million Promoting ‘Real Is Rare’ Diamond Slogan

Las Vegas, NV—The Diamond Producers Association unveiled a new generic diamond marketing plan during a special breakfast presentation at the JCK show last week. Its tagline, “Real Is Rare,” is hoped to become as resonant with consumers as the legendary “A Diamond Is Forever,” slogan (owned by De...

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2016_6_9_Natasha

Celebrity News: Natasha Bedingfield Sings At Simon G. Party; Jermaine Jackson Visits Le Vian; More

Natasha Bedingfield Performs At Simon G. Summer Soiree in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV—Singer Natasha Bedingfield (left) was the headline entertainment at the Simon G. Summer Soiree, held June 4 in Las Vegas. Bedingfield of course sparkled in Simon G. earrings and two statement cocktail rings during...

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2016_6_9_wickandgreen

Retail News: The Best Quote Of The Shows; Crocker’s Named Luxury Retailer Of The Year

One Jeweler’s Great Quote Reminds Us What Business Means

Las Vegas, NV—“This is not the jewelry fun factory. This is the jewelry business. If it’s not making me money, it has to go!” –Eva-Michelle Spicer, Wick & Greene Jewelers, Asheville, NC.

While covering the news in Las Vegas, The Centurion...

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2016_6_9_CTFLabyrinthe

Brand News: Chow Tai Fook Debuts High Jewelry, Richline Acquires Another Wearables Company

Chow Tai Fook Debuts Art-Inspired High Jewelry in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV--Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, parent company of both the Hearts On Fire and Mémoire brands, showcased three sets of its own one-of-a-kind exclusive auction pieces from its fifth High Jewellery Collection: Le...

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2016_6_9_PatMurphy

Exclusive Video: Retailer Patrick Murphy, PA’s Murphy Jewelers

Las Vegas, NV--The Centurion Newsletter's roving videocam caught up with Patrick Murphy (left), a third-generation jeweler with three stores in Hamburg, Pottsville, and Saucon Valley, PA. Murphy paused during the Couture show to discuss business this year and what he's shopping for at the shows....

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2016_6_2_OCHOF

Celebrity News From Hearts On Fire, Le Vian, And Sylvie Collection

Olivia Culpo in Hearts On Fire

Beverly Hills, CA--Olivia Culpo (left and below) wore Hearts On Fire diamond rings (below bottom) to the Jovani L.A. Flagship Opening on May 24, and again to the Gallant performance at W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills on May 25.

 

 

Alessandra Ambrosio and...

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2016_6_2_Color_DiamondsBook

Industry News: Colored Diamond, Trend Books Launch In Vegas; New Jewelry Sketching Course; More

Fancy Color Diamond Book to Debut at JCK Las Vegas

New York, NY—Author and fancy color diamond expert Eden Rachminov is slated to launch Fancy Colored Diamonds, The Pricing Architecture, a book created especially for the benefit of retailers who sell fancy color diamonds. His second publication,...

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GIA Launches Diamond Melee Analysis Service To Screen For Synthetics; Announces Lineup Of Speakers

New York, NY—The jewelry industry may not be able to stop synthetic diamonds from becoming a significant product category, but GIA has just launched a new service to ensure they won’t be passed off as naturals to unsuspecting buyers. GIA joins a host of other industry organizations addressing the...

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Product News: Las Vegas Launches From Doves, Rahaminov, Imagine, Mastoloni, Nanis

Doves Launches “Little Bird” Color Bridal Collection

Great neck, NY—Doves by Doron Paloma is introducing a new bridal collection featuring colored gemstones and diamonds. Little Bird Bridal is making its official debut at Luxury and JCK Las Vegas, offering a twist on traditional bridal rings. The...

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2016_6_2_MRKosannELauder

Brand News: Monica Rich Kosann Designs Estee Lauder Compacts; Mike Mojica To Memoire

Monica Rich Kosann Tapped To Do Estée Lauder Holiday Collection

New York, NY—Jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann will be creating a 17-piece holiday jewelry collection in enamel and Swarovski crystal for legendary cosmetic brand Estee Lauder. The collection will be called Monica Rich Kosann For...

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2016_5_17_RyanAucoin

The Month In Review: May

Merrick, NY—May brought solid results for Mother’s Day, the industry bid a sad adieu to jeweler Ryan Aucoin (left) who succumbed to cancer, and the industry kicked into high gear to get ready for the Las Vegas jewelry shows. In case you missed the month’s top stories, here is a recap:

Mom Rocks...

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Anatomy of a Viral Video: Can Jewelers Do It Too?

Merrick, NY—It seems that the pinnacle of social media is scoring a viral video. You know, the kind that’s shared “a zillion” times, that everyone talks about, and that even shows up on local TV news as a human-interest story with a nice follow up?

Everyone on social media wants a viral video. But...

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2016_6_2_Bruce_Cleaver

Philippe Mellier Steps Down As De Beers CEO; Bruce Cleaver Succeeds

London, UK—Bruce Cleaver (left) will take the helm as CEO of the De Beers Group of Companies, following Philippe Mellier’s decision to step down after five years in the position. Cleaver’s appointment takes effect in July.

Cleaver, a lawyer by training, joined De Beers in 2005 as its general...

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2016_6_2_JMLieberherr

DPA To Unveil Key Findings Of Diamond Consumer Research Friday In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV—The Diamond Producers Association will unveil the key findings of a massive research project it undertook this year to better understand where consumers stand on their view of and desire for diamonds.

In an exclusive interview with The Centurion Newsletter, DPA executive director...

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