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Classified: Gordon Co. Seeks Jewelry Liquidation Consultant

Pompano, Beach, FL—The Gordon Co. is seeking a Jewelry Liquidation Consultant.

Required Experience: At least 5 years of high-end retail jewelry management experience.

Job Description/Overview: The Gordon Company, the premier provider to the upscale jewelry industry and a leader in customized...

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Celebrity News From Hearts On Fire, MeiraT, Royal Jewelry, Le Vian, Doves, Harry Kotlar

Celine Dion In Hearts On Fire

Montreal, Canada—Famed French Canadian singer Celine Dion (left) wore a Hearts on Fire diamond necklace while preparing for an upcoming show in Montreal on Thursday, August 4. 

Celine Dion wore Hearts On Fire's Illia Midnight necklace, approximately $300,000.

 

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Video: Takat’s Latest Luxury Jewelry

Las Vegas, NV--Takat is known for its ultra-high-end jewelry with minute attention to details on its handmade pieces. Click here to watch Sarah Nahikian review some of the company's newest creations from its booth in the Elite Enclave at the Luxury by JCK show.

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Video: Lecil Henderson’s Luca Collection

Las Vegas, NV--The Luca Collection of affordable fine fashion jewelry is priced for female self-purchase. Lecil Henderson reviews the latest additions to the collection. Click here to watch a video preview of the latest pieces shown at the JCK Luxury show. 

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Learn To Tap Into Lucrative LGBT Market

Merrick, NY—The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) market is one that in the past has sometimes struggled to find appropriate jewelry to celebrate marriage. Since last year’s Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage nationwide, there has been a corresponding increase of articles and talks...

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Product News From Michael Bonanza, Forevermark, Stuller, ALOR, More

Michael Bondanza Introduces Two New Collections

New York, NY—Designer Michael Bondanza has released two new jewelry collections, The Heights and Lockets. The Heights Collection is inspired by the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, an area famous for its blend of an artsy, modern vibe...

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New Study Shows Simon G., A. Jaffe, Tacori Are Genius At Instagram Engagement

New York, NY—Instagram is quickly becoming the go-to social media site for the jewelry industry to promote itself to consumers, according to research conducted by Karus Chains, a manufacturer and online retailer of gold and silver chains.

Karus’s most recent research study examines bridal jewelry...

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Industry News From 47th Street BID, GIA, Luxury Brand Group, World Diamond Council, More

47th Street BID Offers Free Seminar On Terrorism And Active Shooter Events

New York, NY—The 47th Street Business Improvement District is sponsoring an important free seminar on the subjects of terrorism and active shooter events. The seminars will be given by the New York Police Department on...

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Jewelry Industry Executive To Be Honored For Holocaust Survival Book

New York, NY—Most jewelers know Mark Schonwetter (near left) as the gentle, cheerful former CEO of Lieberfarb, the bridal jewelry company acquired by Novell a few years ago. And many know his daughter, Ann Schonwetter Arnold of Arnold Advisory Group (far left), for her work in the industry with the...

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Classified: Pluczenik Seeks Sales Support Executive

New York, NY--Pluczenik, an international famous prestige diamond company is expanding their operation in New York. They are looking for a new Sales Support Executive to join their team to sell a range of exciting innovative bridal and fashion diamond jewelry as well as loose diamonds.   

The...

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Success In An Insta: AR Jeweler’s Sales Jump After Adding Instagram

North Little Rock, AR—Laura Stanley of Stanley Jewelers Gemologists decided to up her Instagram game. Stanley has been doing social media since 2010, beginning on Facebook. While she felt Stanley’s was receiving a solid amount of engagement from their customers, a number of recent events convinced...

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The Month In Review: July

Merrick, NY—July brought more sad news to the luxury jewelry community, as we bid farewell to two leading retail innovators, John Von Bargen and Harold Tivol. We also lost longtime AGS jeweler Ronnie Cox and renowned gem photographer Fred Ward. Jewelers celebrated the accomplishments of top women...

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Industry News: MD Jeweler Devastated In Flood; Diamond Prices Slide Down Again; More

GoFundMe Page Established For Devastated Ellicott City, MD Jeweler

Ellicott City, MD—On July 30, a summer rainstorm that dumped six inches of rain in two hours caused a flood that devastated downtown Ellicott City, MD, killing two people and destroying or damaging at least 25 buildings.

One of...

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Video: Designer Gurhan Introduces His New White Gold Collection

Las Vegas, NV--Gurhan, the designer renowned for his use of 24 karat gold and gemstones, has launched a line of 18k white gold jewelry with diamonds. The Centurion talked with him about the new collection in an exclusive video interview during the recent Couture show. Click here to watch.

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GIA Launches Free Online Training Tools for Retailers

Carlsbad, CA—To help retail jewelers train their sales staffs, GIA has debuted a new training package as part of its Retailer Support Program. The training package, made up of four free modules, can be downloaded at retailer.GIA.edu. The four modules include: 

  • About GIA: A brief history of GIA...
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2016_8_4_CADoves

Celebrity News From Doves, Le Vian, And Alex Soldier

Christina Applegate In Doves

Westwood, CA—Christina Applegate (left) wore a Doves by Doron Paloma ring to the Los Angeles premiere of Bad Moms, July 26 in Westwood, CA.

 

Separately, Doves jewelry was featured the cover of the Summer 2016 issue of Inside Weddings:

 

Le Vian At Teen Choice...

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AGTA Moves Spectrum Awards Judging To Summer; Announces Winners

New York, NY—The American Gem Trade Association last week announced the winners of its prestigious Spectrum Awards, honoring outstanding design using colored gemstones. (Left, a ring from Omi Gems.)

The competition judging was held July 23 and 24 in New York. This year marks the first summer...

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AGS Honors Industry Leaders; Begins Search For Next CEO

New York, NY—The American Gem Society’s 16th annual Circle of Distinction Dinner was held Tuesday, July 26, at New York City’s historic Plaza Hotel. The prestigious event celebrated the work of three well-known and highly respected industry professionals. Dione Kenyon, past president of the...

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Classified: James Free Seeks Watchmaker; Omi Gems Needs Sales Rep

Retailer Seeks Rolex-Trained Watchmaker

Dayton, OH—Due to growth, James Free Jewelers, located in Dayton & Cincinnati Ohio, is seeking an experienced watchmaker with certified Rolex technician training for its Dayton location. James Free Jewelers features Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Breitling ,...

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Ninth Centurion Emerging Designer Competition Is Calling For Entries

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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