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2016_9_1_RiRiHOF

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The VMAs And More

Who Wore What To The VMAs

New York, NY—MTV may have strayed far from its early ‘80s music video roots, but the MTV Video Music Awards are as star studded and important to the music world as ever. Here’s who wore your favorite brands on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, held August...

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The Month In Review: August

Merrick, NY—Summertime and the livin’ is easy, sang Ella Fitzgerald. But for jewelers in both New York and Philadelphia’s famed jewelry districts, this summer is about preserving their beloved street, not taking it easy. One retailer hits big success by adding Instagram to her marketing mix, while...

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Co-Founder of Gilt To Keynote At 25in5 E-Commerce Conference

Merrick, NY—The 25in5 Conference, sponsored by CENTURION and INSTORE, is pleased to announce Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of Gilt and GLAMSQUAD, as the luncheon keynote speaker.

“Alexandra’s real world luxury and jewelry e-commerce experience will be especially valuable to our attendees,”...

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The Countdown Begins: Two Weeks Left To Enter Centurion’s Emerging Designer Competition!

Merrick, NY—The Ninth Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition is officially open and has begun accepting entries. Three lucky winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2017 show, scheduled for January 28 - February 1, 2016.

The competition, sponsored again...

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Industry News: Fund To Help Flooded LA Jewelers; JVC Staff Update; GIA Career Fair In CA; More

Fund Set Up To Help Flooded Louisiana Jewelers

Baton Rouge, LA—Few can forget the haunting images of the devastation Hurricane Katrina wrought in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. But the surprise rainfall last month actually brought triple the amount of rain that Hurricane Katrina did. (The...

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Brand News: Karl Lagerfeld Bridal Ads Bow; Forevermark Hosts Mine Visit; Virtual Diamond App Grows

Karl Lagerfeld Bridal Jewelry Ads To Tie Into Brand’s Fall Fashion Campaign

New York, NY—The North American launch of KARL LAGERFELD Paris is set to bow with its fall 2016 advertising campaign, Love from Paris, Karl xx, featuring supermodels Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin. The campaign depicts the...

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LEI Up But Some Data Could Suggest Luxury Market Slowdown

Merrick, NY—Even as leading economic indicators—including consumer confidence, CEO confidence, and employment trends—all are showing positive growth, there are signs of headwinds in the luxury market.

First, the good news: consumer confidence rebounded strongly in August, according to the latest...

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Classified: Upscale Jewelry Store For Rent; Independent Sales Reps Needed

Upscale Jewelry Store For Rent

Pompano Beach, FL—Fully furnished upscale jewelry store for rent in Pompano Beach. This is a high-traffic area on Federal Highway. Turnkey jewelry store space includes the following:

  • Showcases, Tower Cases
  • Includes the use of Full POS system, credit card machine,...
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Video: Greg Kwiat Introduces The Kwiat/Ashoka Collection

Las Vegas, NV--Greg Kwiat of Kwiat offers a visual tour of some pieces from the Kwiat/Ashoka Collection, created in collaboration with William Goldberg. Click here to watch the video and read more about the collection here.

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Deadline Nears For Centurion Emerging Designer Competition

Merrick, NY—The Ninth Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition is officially open and has begun accepting entries. Three lucky winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2017 show, scheduled for January 28 - February 1, 2016.

The competition, sponsored again...

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2016_8_25_MarcSolomon

Video: Marc Solomon, Solomon’s Jewelers, On Merchandising

Las Vegas, NV--Marc Solomon, namesake owner of Solomon's Jewelers in Plainview, NY, discusses fall jewelry trends and buying tips. Click here to watch.

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Video: Breanne Wittrock of Gunderson’s On Fall Trends

Las Vegas, NV--Breanne Wittrock, vice president of Gunderson’s, a three-store chain in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska, discusses the key trends she sees ahead for fall. Click here to watch.

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2016_8_25_Mastoloni

Product And Service News: Ritani’s Enhanced Mobile Platform; Mastoloni’s Paisley Collection

Mastoloni Introduces ‘Perfect Paisleys’ Collection

New York, NY—Mastoloni’s latest collection, “Perfect Paisleys,” offers a bejeweled tribute to ancient history in a modern interpetation. The ancient, feather-shaped paisley design, representative of eternal life, is at the core of the collection,...

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2016_8_25_WaldorfAstoria

Industry News: 24K To Leave Waldorf; Free Sales Seminar Thursday; MJSA’s Design Network; More

After 115 Years, 24 Karat Club Banquet To Move From Waldorf Astoria

New York, NY—The 24 Karat Club of the City Of New York will hold its 115th annual Grand Banquet on January 14, 2017, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The 2017 event will be a historic occasion for the Club, as it is the last time its...

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2016_8_25_GinaRodriguez

Celebrity News: Gina Rodriguez in Le Vian; Jane Krakowski In Alex Soldier

Gina Rodriguez in Le Vian

West Hollywood, CA—Actress Gina Rodriguez wore Le Vian diamond rings to the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

 

Jane Krakowski in Alex Soldier

Monte Carlo, Monaco—Actress Jane Krakowski...

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2016_8_25_Sylviebrandadvocates

Brand News From Sylvie Collection, Frederique Constant, Richline, And GemFind

Sylvie Collection Blog Explains How To Build Brand Ambassadors

Dallas, TX—Influencer marketing is a key component to digital success. Those consumers who already love your brand are poised to help you grow as they share their influence with peers and others who admire them.

A recent blog post...

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Classified: Estate Jewelry Buyer Needed; Recruiter Seeks Candidates

Estate Jewelry Buyer Needed

McLeansville, NC—Replacements, Ltd. is looking for an on-site jewelry expert to add to our retail and resale setting. Responsibilities include pricing and purchasing estate jewelry for resale as well as providing sales and service support to external customers.  The...

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Editorial: Meet The Midults, A Demographic That Means Business For Jewelers

Merrick, NY—Jewelers who have followed my various editorials over the years know I’m a firm believer in the opportunities presented by the female self-purchase customer. But the very nature of marketing jewelry as a gift of love creates a dichotomy that both jewelers and consumers sometimes...

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In Memoriam: Simone Lipton, Former JA Executive

North Hills, NY—Simone Lipton, former communications director for Jewelers of America and later a consultant for the JCK Show in its early years, died August 16. She was 84.

Lipton (nee Flax) was born in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Columbia High School and Upsala College, with a degree in...

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Industry News: JFC Store Makeover Contest; D.E.F. Makes Grants; Equity Firm Has Cash To Lend; More

Jewelers For Children Announces Store Makeover Contest

New York, NY—Imagine if HGTV crashed the jewelry industry? The network has no plans to, but Jewelers For Children has announced a Super Store Makeover Contest where one lucky independent retail jeweler will win a store makeover valued at more...

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Will Redevelopment Save Or Kill America’s Famed Jewelry Districts?

Merrick, NY—As the jewelry industry shrinks, developers are salivating. Big city jewelry centers have had a major role in the industry for more than 100 years, but tradition matters not to realty companies eyeing their prime locations. From New York’s 47th Street to Los Angeles’s Hill Street,...

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A Jewelry Tour Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil—In between back flips and high dives, jewelers watching the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have probably noticed many athletes keeping their jewelry front and center during competition.

Swimmer Kathleen Baker of Team USA (below) made news for three things: winning gold, losing...

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2016_8_18_DuBoisWatch

Sharing, Whimsy, and Individuality Have Emerged As Key Luxury Trends For 2016

New York, NY—The sharing economy is perhaps the most disruptive trend to impact the luxury market since brands embraced democratization of luxury overall. Marketing agency Cocoon has identified this as one of three important trends that at the midpoint of 2016 are standing out as most impactful.

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Video: Ilaria Lanzoni Of Hearts On Fire

Las Vegas, NV--Ilaria Lanzoni, the principal designer for Hearts On Fire, discusses her new Trulicity collection, which was inspired by the architecture and energy of New York City. The collection was launched at the Couture Show in Las Vegas. Click here to watch.

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