Rahaminov Ring Wins Jewelers' Choice Grand Prize
Los Angeles, CA--Rahaminov Diamonds' Rosé ring won the grand prize in JCK’s 2016 annual Jewelers' Choice Awards. The ring features a 2.32-ct. fancy pink GIA oval center stone showcased to maximize its beauty, shape, color, and clarity.
“The diamond dictates the design,” says Rahaminov's owner and designer, Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner. To see the winning piece, visit Rahaminov Diamonds' booth LUX 921 at Luxury by JCK in Las Vegas May 31 - June 2.
Rahaminov's ring won the JCK Jewelers' Choice Awards grand prize.
Not Your Average Graffiti: Nanis’ Laura Bicego Inspired By Street Art
Bologna, Italy—The exhibition “Street Art – Banksy & Co. Art In The Urban Form” shows how art has affected the fabric of cities since the invention of the spray can to the stencils of Banksy and the huge works by artist Blu.
The exhibition made headlines thanks to Blu's protest against privatization and the denaturalization of “street” works, torn from the walls of rundown neighborhoods to end up in the halls of a museum. In protest, he covered all his works of the last 20 years with gray paint.
Laura Bicego, designer of NANIS, believes jewelry shouldn’t be removed from the connectedness of street art. She takes inspiration from every new creative invention and believes that jewels are pieces of art that, when worn, we admire as we pass on the street.
Nanis designer Laura Bicego, above, reflects on her appreciation for street art, below.
Seth Pepkin Joins White Pine Trading As Regional Sales Manager
New York, NY—White Pine Trading LLC, the recycled diamond and fine jewelry company, has tapped Seth Pepkin as regional sales manager in TOLA and Kansas. He comes to White Pine with more than a decade of jewelry sales experience, most recently at Simon Golub & Sons in Seattle, WA, where he will remain a part-time consultant.
He also held sales positions with Epic Designs in New York, NY; EfuneUSA in Dallas, TX; Forum Design in Scottsdale, AZ; and Express Fine Jewelry in New York, NY.
White Pine now has nine regional sales managers across the United States, offering retailers opportunities to buy from the company’s vast, ever-changing inventory of fine, branded, signed, antique, and estate jewelry. White Pine also offers a suite of trading solutions to the industry and buys and sells fine jewelry and luxury watches, certified and loose diamonds of any size and quality. Additionally, White Pine hosts diamond auctions in select cities around the globe.