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Brand News: Heidi Cook Joins Suna; Bentley Releases Jewelry Line; William Henry’s New Knife; More October 23, 2019 (0 comments)

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British Carmaker Bentley Launches Jewelry Collection In Partnership With German Jeweler Heinz Mayer

Crewe, UK—British luxury automobile brand Bentley has launched its first fine jewelry collection. The jewelry, a selection of contemporary diamond and gold pieces, is designed and produced through a partnership with German jewelry brand Heinz Mayer, a family-owned jewelry manufacturing company dating back to 1599.

The Bentley jewelry collection integrates a key recognizable Bentley design—its wings—into every piece. In fact, “Wings” is one of the two capsule collections introduced at Baselworld earlier this year, with the other being “Everlasting.” Both focus on diamonds in 18k gold, white, yellow, and rose.

The jewelry is handcrafted by leading artisans, using only ethically sourced diamonds, precious metals, and gems. Learn more at www.bentley-jewellery.com/.

Bentley Jewellery is inspired by the auto brand's signature wing logo. An engagement ring, right, is reminiscent of a tire lug nut.

 

Heidi Cook Joins Suna Bros.

New York, NY—Suna Bros. has hired Heidi Cook as regional territory manager in the midwestern United States. She will also help support other areas of the country.

A San Diego native and former professional tennis instructor, Cook has rooted herself in the upper Midwest for just over 20 years. 

Cook says switching from her original career in tennis to jewelry was surprisingly easy, as the clientele are basically identical.Her jewelry-industry resume includes positions with luxury watch and jewelry companies Corum, Tag Heuer, Panerai, Miseno, and Bovet. She brings comprehensive expertise in business development, account management, merchandising, and sales training to the New York City-based jewelry firm. 

 “Heidi has such a comprehensive understanding of our industry. She is truly passionate about the business,” Aron Suna commented. “She has a strong commitment of putting clients first, which is in line with the Suna philosophy. We are excited to have her join our team and enhance our strategic priorities.”

"It is with great pleasure to join Suna Bros. The Suna family has decades of experience in the fine jewelry industry,” echoes Cook. Quality has always been a paramount feature of everything they produce and with production onsite in New York, they are able to oversee every piece, she added. 

“Retailers from coast to coast attest to the fact that Suna Bros has a 'Client Centric' philosophy and care deeply about those they do business with. Being on board with Suna Bros will make my next chapter an absolute delight!"

 

William Henry Introduces Bejeweled Belfry Knife

McMinnville, OR—Designer brand William Henry introduces the limited-edition Belfry pocket knife, a collectible accessory adorned with 18k gold, spinel, and agate in the handle. Only 500 will be made.

The blade and handle are etched Damascus steel. The handle is hand-forged by artisan Delbert Ealy in his signature “T-Rex” pattern, and the blade is hand-forged by artisan Mike Norris in his signature “Hornet’s Nest” pattern. The handle also has spinels set in 18k gold to punctuate the button lock and thumb stud, while a carved banded agate skull completes the artistry of the handle. The knife is engraved with two numbers: a serial number on the blade and a limited edition number on the leading edge of the handle.

The entire piece is strung on a handwoven leather lanyard with stainless steel beads, and comes with a soft leather clip case. It ships in a wooden presentation box.

 

Swatch Drops Calvin Klein Watch License

Geneva, Switzerland—After 22 years, Swatch Group has announced it will no longer produce Calvin Klein brand watches. Swatch, which also makes the high-end Omega brand and its own brand of plastic watches, has opted not to renew the license for the brand, amid ongoing management turbulence at Calvin Klein. 

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