Chow Tai Fook Establishes North American Hub; Caryl Capeci Named CEO
Boston, MA—Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, the Hong Kong-based parent company of Hearts On Fire and Mémoire brands, announces a new business hub in North America. Based in Boston, Chow Tai Fook North America (CTFNA) is positioned to be a leading single-source wholesaler, by delivering products, services, and technological innovations that help drive profitability and strengthen jewelry retail businesses in the North American market. In addition to the Hearts On Fire and Mémoirebrands, CTFNA will offer customized specialty diamond and fine jewelry collections as well as private label offerings.
Caryl Capeci (above left), currently head of Hearts On Fire, will be transitioning to the role of CEO of Chow Tai Fook North America and will lead the commercial operations of CTFNA.
"As we celebrate our 90th Anniversary, we look forward to making further contribution to the jewelry industry. Our know-how and scale, combined with the deep local knowledge and experience of the North American team, allows us to deliver deep value to the retail jewelers in North America, setting us apart from the other wholesale partners," said Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group in Hong Kong.
"It's an exciting time to be part of the global growth of the Group and establish the North American business hub in our hometown of Boston. Our mission is to strengthen and drive profitability for the North American jewelry retailers. Our ability to leverage the Group's technology and retail innovation empowers us to partner with retail jewelers in new ways to support their businesses today and position them for greater success tomorrow," said Capeci.
Doves Doron Paloma Launches New Brand Video In Advance Of Las Vegas
Great Neck, NY--In tandem with its new rebranding initiative, Doves has released a new video in advance of the Las Vegas shows. The video features Anastasia Grik, the star of the brand's new marketing. Click here or on the image below to watch the video, and visit Doves' booth LUX823 on Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31, to meet Grik in person.
PICCHIOTTI Granted U.S. Patent For Its Xpandable Technology
Valenza, Italy—Italian jewelry brand PICCHIOTTI has been granted a 20-year U.S. patent for the technology behind its Xpandable™ Collection of jewelry. The invisible technology, which allows both precious gemstone bracelets and rings to expand and contract for comfortable and durable wear, is now protected against counterfeit by US law. The 200+ designs in the Xpandable line are distributed through the brand’s U.S. office in Atlanta, GA.
“My family and I are incredibly proud to have been awarded a rare and meaningful U.S. jewelry patent,” says Giuseppe Picchiotti, president and founder of the brand. “We knew from the beginning that the genius of this technology was special and that it would ensure long-lasting comfort for our customers. The patent now sanctions the originality of our invention and ensures that Xpandable customers can be confident they are getting a genuine PICCHIOTTI creation.”
Launched in early 2016, the Xpandable Collection cleverly solves the problem of sizing in rings and cumbersome clasps in bracelets. The patent will protect consumers against counterfeits.
A yellow and white diamond ring and classic diamond and gemstoe bracelets from Picchiotti's now-patented Xpandable collection.
Visit Picchiotti at the upcoming Couture Jewelry Show at the Wynn Las Vegas (Lafitte ballroom, salo #418).Retailers wishing to make an appointment at Couture should contact Barry Meryowitz, email@example.com call (404) 239-9900.
Robert Procop And Brooke Shields To Hold One-Day Exhibit At Couture
Beverly Hills, CA—Renowned jeweler Robert Procop and actress-model Brooke Shields will be making their industry debut at Couture this year. LEGACY BROOKE, their five-year old philanthropic collaboration, will be on exhibit on Saturday, June 1, at Wynn Las Vegas, in a private villa. The collection, inspired by Shields’ royal French ancestry heritage, marries the subtle influences of this storied legacy with her chic and contemporary elegance.
“The stars aligned and it was an opportunity I could not pass up,” says Procop of his Couture debut. “I have been exhibiting during the Las Vegas shows for more than 30 years. While I have been a longtime admirer of Couture, the timing was not right until now. It will be a very special day.”
The latest debuts from LEGACY BROOKE feature the introduction of new gemstones to the collection, including white quartz, jade, and sapphire.