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2017_1_26_AUnitedKingdom

Industry News: D.E.F.‘s Film Premiere, WJA-Carelle Scholarship Open; Two Killed In Robberies, More

D.E.F. Hosts Exclusive Premiere Of ‘A United Kingdom,’ Chronicling Botswana Diamond History

New York, NY—The hip Roxy Hotel Cinema in New York City was the setting for The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.)’s exclusive first U.S. showing of A United Kingdom (left), starring David Oyelewo and...

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2016_7_14_RebeccaFoerster

Guest Editorial: The Importance Of Vendor-Retailer Partnerships

New York, NY—As the industry gears up for the first trade shows of the year, I started thinking about the continued consolidation in our industry.  The retailers and manufacturers that have remained strong all have something in common: they realize how the vendor-retailer relationship works...

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2017_1_26_OHBAmethystPansy1

Product News: Oscar Heyman Offers Amethyst Pansies For February; ALOR Launches Bridal Line

Oscar Heyman Offers Amethyst Pansy Pieces For February Birthdays

New York, NY—Oscar Heyman kicks off the celebration for February birthdays with two new pieces featuring pansies created in amethyst and other gems. The amethyst pansy brooch at left is platinum with 66 round diamonds (3.05 ctw), 52...

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2017_1_26_GumuchianNYC

Brand News: Gumuchian Earns ‘Made In NY’ Designation; Marcy Debson Joins Kwiat

Gumuchian Earns ‘Made In NY’ Certification

New York, NY—Gumuchian is proud to announce the firm has been awarded the sought after Made In NY certification (left). 

Fueled by a groundbreaking initiative by the NYCEDC under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the certification highlights...

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2017_1_26_Top10

Top 10 Consumer Macro Trends For 2017 And How They Impact You

Top 10 Macro Trends For 2017 And How They Impact You

London, UK—Euromonitor International, a leading global market research firm, has released its list of the Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2017. These macro trends will impact every industry to varying degrees, by impacting your customers’ attitudes...

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2017_1_26_RichardWise

Richard Wise, The Colored Gemstone Rebel, To Speak At Centurion

Scottsdale, AZ—Richard Wise is a colored gemstone expert, former retailer, author and self-proclaimed ‘Colored Gemstone Rebel.’ Appearing Tuesday morning at Centurion 2017, Wise will give better jewelers a true insider look at the colored gemstone trade and how profits can grow in this area of...

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2017_1_26_PerleSuna

In Memoriam: Perle Suna, Suna Bros. Matriarch

New York, NY—Perle Suna, former president of Suna Bros., died at her home January 20. She was 95.

Her tenure in the jewelry industry began by happenstance in 1972. She stepped in when the office manager of Suna Bros. suddenly resigned. While interviewing candidates, she realized—after only three...

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Classified: Charles Garnier Seeks Caribbean Rep; Designer Rep Seeks New Line

Charles Garnier Paris Seeks Sales Representation for the Caribbean Islands

Los Angeles, CA—Charles Garnier Paris is seeking sales representation for the Caribbean Islands for our innovative sterling silver brand, featuring our Paolo, Pearlimar and BOLO Collections. Select U.S. territories are...

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2016_4_28_25in5

David Harvey’s Successful Cyber Monday Promotion Boosted Holiday Sales

Norwalk, CT—While Cyber Monday has become a mainstay for most larger retailers (as well as shoppers), the same cannot be said for the jewelry industry as a whole. During 2016 fourth quarter however, some jewelers jumped ahead of the pack and offered Cyber Monday promotions. Below we delve into one...

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2017_1_19_MuseRing

Jewelry And Watches At The 2017 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas, NV—Here we are, another year and the trade shows begin again. Once again this year I traveled to CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held January 5-8 in Las Vegas. What a different experience this year has been from last year, my first year at CES.

To say that I was overwhelmed at first is...

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2017_1_19_BarbaraPalumbo

Leading Bloggers To Help Centurion Attendees Get The Scoop On Product Finds At The Show

Scottsdale, AZ—Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a professional blogger who really knows jewelry work for you? You would provide the blogger with information on key trends that are very important to your market and she or he would scour the show for you looking for cool ideas...

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2017_1_19_Custom-Studio-image1

Product And Service News: Virtual Showcase For Independents Has In-Store Giant Touchscreen; More

Custom Studio App’s giant digital showcase makes high-tech fun & profitable

Norcross, GA—Star Gems’ new Custom Studio app introduces a 42-inch touchscreen—a giant digital showcase—to independent retail stores.

Anish Desai, president and CEO of Star Gems, says reviews and responses to the tool...

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2016_9_29_DavidBrown

Determining Your Optimum Inventory Level To Boost Return On Investment

This is the second of a two-part series. To read Part One, click here.

Omaha, NE—In Part One of this series, we talked about The GAP Analysis, calculating your Optimum Inventory Level (OIL), Memo Stock and your Action Plan. To start Part Two of this series, I will next explain GMROI and how to...

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2017_1_19_JimAndMarcia

Industry News: Jim Rosenheim Lauded At GEM Awards; PGI Launches Mobile Sales Training; More

Industry Lauds Jim Rosenheim At GEM Awards

New York, NY—Jewelers of America (JA) and more than 500 leaders of the jewelry industry gathered January 13 to honor Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington DC. Rosenheim (left, with wife Marcia) was presented with the 2017 GEM Award for...

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2017_1_19_FSageVideo

Brand News: Frederic Sage Debuts New Marketing; GN Diamond To Launch VR Program; More

Frederic Sage Launches New Marketing Campaign at Centurion; Offering Free Echo Dot

Great Neck, NY—Frederic Sage is debuting its newest marketing campaign (left), which includes a TV commercial, behind-the-scenes footage, and new photography for both their bridal and fine jewelry lines. Click here...

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2017_1_19_GwenStefani

Celebrity News From Doves, Sylvie Collection, Supreme Jewelry, More

Jewelry Placements For Supreme Jewelry, Sylvie Collection, More

New York, NY—Singer and fashion mogul Gwen Stefani (left) was just named the face of Revlon cosmetics. She is shown here wearing a Sylvie Collection ring (top) and a Supreme Jewelry ring (bottom) in behind-the-scenes shots during one...

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Classified: Experienced Sales Manager Looking For Next Opportunity; Evocateur Needs Reps

Experienced Sales Manager Seeking Next Opportunity

Atlanta, GA—Experienced Sales Manager is seeking the right opportunity for the next step in my career.  I have worked for several of the most recognized brands in the industry in a variety of functions including sales, sales management and...

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2017_1_12_CarrieUnderwood

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The Golden Globes

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The Golden Globes

Los Angeles, CA—Awards season is officially upon us, and that means it’s time to look to the red carpet for a look at both the styles and brands that are getting lots of face time with consumers. While most women don’t need a whole wardrobe of...

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2016_4_28_25in5

Why Sell Online?

Merrick, NY--In the 2016 holiday season, both shoppers and sellers seemed to have turned an online corner, whether we wanted to or not.

Perhaps you read this article last year, The E-Commerce Tsunami is Coming, Are You Ready?, by Shane O’Neill at Fruchtman Marketing. He ends the article by saying...

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2017_1_12_DanAndLoriAskew

Dig A Little Deeper To Really Understand Your Business

La Costa, CA--Numbers explain so much about our business and they tell a story – but don’t be misled.  Often, an overall view of a business’s numbers does not tell the whole story.  You must look deeper.  Good footing for 2017 can be derived from 2016’s history.  Whether it’s the beginning of your...

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2017_1_12_DebbieAzar

Industry News: GSI’s Azar On TV; Edge Retail Academy Expands; CJDG Remembers Edelstein; More

GSI Executive Talks Diamonds To More Than Three Million Viewers

New York, NY—Debbie Azar (left), co-founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), an independent global gemological organization, recently completed a large media tour to educate consumers, dispel diamond-buying myths, and talk...

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2017_1_12_LeoSchachter

Brand News: Leo Schachter’s New Video; Rick Shultz And Cortland Shopper Join Uneek; More

Leo Schachter Launches Corporate Video

New York, NY—Leo Schachter introduces a new video it created to help retailers and their sales staffs better understand the brand. The video emphasizes the brand’s innovation, use of technology, and global reach. Shot onsite in Leo Schachter’s New York City...

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Luxuryshoppers

Where Luxury Dollars Will Come From In 2017

New York, NY—The 2016 presidential election proved that prognosticating can be about as accurate as simply guessing. So trying to predict who will buy luxury goods, from where, and in what quantities is best done in only the broadest parameters. Still, there are enough visible trends in the market...

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2017_1_12_Tourneau

Retail News: Will Tourneau, Looking For Buyer, Succeed Or Join The Ranks Of Former Stores?

New York, NY—Tourneau, the luxury watch retailer with 31 stores across the United States, is looking for a buyer. According to a report on Debtwire.com, the tony retailer is struggling on two fronts: one, the decline of luxury watch sales in the United States and worldwide; and two, the proximity...

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