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Brand And Retail News: Omi Privé‘s Pendant Giveaway; Rahaminov’s COVID Strategies; Jared Offers Online Weddings; Lord & Taylor To Liquidate May 06, 2020 (0 comments)


Omi Privé Has A Pendant For A Superhero

New York, NY—Ome Privé will gift a sapphire and diamond pendant (left, value $6,300) to someone working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through social media sharing, the public was invited to nominate anyone they feel should be recognized for their bravery, selflessness, and courageduring this pandemic, such as a nurse, doctor, x-ray tech, receptionist, social worker, cleaning or food service worker in a hospital or medical setting, first responder, etc. 

The competition opened in the last week of April with submissions being accepted through May 5. The winner will be announced shortly and will receive an 18k white gold pendant accented with black rhodium featuring a 0.64 carat round sapphire accented with 0.23 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.11 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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Rahaminov Diamonds Responds to COVID-19 On Three Levels

Los Angeles, CA—Like manufacturers around the world, Rahaminov Diamonds has been closely monitoring and assessing the impact of COVID-19, prioritizing the health of its employees, jewelers, and retailer partners. In response, Rahaminov has taken a number of actions to support its retailers, the community at large, and its own team during this time. The company has also been focused on helping jewelers transition to the emerging social distancing norms they may need to follow in the course of doing business. Here are some of the initiatives the company has put into place:

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Stuller Inc. Resumes Operations 

Lafayette, LA--Stuller’s global headquarters has resumed operations following closure for the coronavirus pandemic. The company’s service levels have been fully restored in the following ways: 

In order to remain compliant with social distancing practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the manufacturer has reduced the number of associates working on orders on-site, and other associates continue to work from home.  

“We recognize that there’s a new normal that everyone is working towards,” said Danny Clark, president. “We have been laser-focused on returning to full operational capabilities while putting in place detailed and vigilant safety and wellness policies. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers by providing the quality, speed, and service they have counted on from Stuller for 50 years, and I'm happy to say that we're fully back!” 


Jared To Offer Free Virtual Wedding Platform

Akron, OH—With restrictions on public gatherings, many couples have opted to put their weddings on hold. But some have found creative ways to go ahead, such as rooftop or street weddings.

Now Jared is offering free online ceremonies for 1,000 couples nationwide through its online platform, The#LoveCantWait national campaign, provides the tools and support for 1,000 couples to have a virtual wedding experience. (Couples are advised to check that it meets the legal requirements of a wedding in their jurisdiction.)

The customizable package includes selection of a date, choice of a theme and background, design and management of an e-vite and guest list, designation of speakers and officiants, and also capturing and archiving the event as a keepsake for couples and their guests. In addition, couples can book live virtual consultations with Jared experts for trusted advice on jewelry selection, sizing and more.

The platform can support up to 100 devices per wedding. Jared is planning an ad campaign around it; it will include social media and a :15 TV commercial. Official #LoveCantWait virtual ceremonies will begin later this month, and Jared is planning additional surprise-and-delight moments for couples throughout the campaign. The multi-media campaign will be featured across all Jared social channels and via a national television campaign. 


Lord & Taylor Likely Going Under

New York, NY—Struggling department store chain Lord & Taylor has announced plans to liquidate merchandise in its 38 stores once restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic are listed. Sources close to the firm said on Tuesday that the retailer is planning to file for bankruptcy and does not anticipate being able to return from it. Read more here.

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