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Brand News: Uneek Expands In Canada; Kirk Kara Wins Award; Rahaminov’s New Face; More May 04, 2016 (0 comments)


Kirk Kara Wins Ninth Consecutive Jewelers’ Choice Award

Los Angeles, CA—Kirk Kara has made history as the only jewelry designer to win first place for nine straight years of the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards, since its inception in 2008. Two designs from Kirk Kara have taken top prizes in the category of Best Bridal Design in 2016. 

First place winner in the “Best Bridal Design – $2,501 - $5,000” category was Kirk Kara’s rose gold halo engagement ring (left) from the Lori collection. It features 0.33 ctw of diamonds with signature handcrafted filigree details and milgrain edging. The center 1.0 ct. round stone is a customized option. Suggested retail is $3,050 for semi-mount.  

A finalist in the “Best Bridal Design – $5,001 - $10,000” category was an engagement ring and matching wedding band from Kirk Kara’s Angelique Collection. Both feature 0.20 ctw of diamonds and signature handcrafted milgrain edging. The center 1.0 ct. round stone is a customized option. Suggested retail in platinum is $8,920 and in gold, $6,280, center stone not included.


Uneek Launches Representation In Canada

Los Angeles, CA—Uneek Fine Jewelry Collections by Benjamin Javaheri, has appointed Don Sage as its new regional vice president of sales in Canada.

Sage is an industry veteran instrumental in building and representing fine jewelry brands in Canada for the past 30 years, the last 12 being with Simon G. He is excited about bringing his passion for fine jewelry and customer service to the Uneek brand.

"I am very excited to join the team at Uneek. Benjamin has assembled an incredible group of professionals around him. I am very pleased they chose me to introduce the Uneek brand to the Canadian marketplace. The merchandise is like nothing I have seen in this industry in years, completely manufactured in the United States by American artisans.” With the quality of product backed by a professional support team, a quick transition into the Canadian market is inevitable, he added.

"It has always been a dream of mine for someone like Don Sage to join the Uneek family," says Javaheri. "Don is the right man to represent Uneek in Canada, with his qualified knowledge of fine jewelry, and his superior level of service."   

Sage can be reached directly at 905-727-4717 or, and will also be available at the Uneek salon (LUX1325) at the upcoming LUXURY/JCK Shows in Las Vegas to welcome Canadian retailers.


Chimento Reorganizes To Adjust To New Market Dynamics

Vicenza, Italy—Italian jewelry brand Chimento, which has been working on a reorganization of its structure in Italy, recently addressed the trade regarding rumors sparked by its reorganization. The company is not in financial distress and is not closing, says Federica Chimento, who is president of the company’s USA operations. The reorganization is designed to achieve greater efficiency and profit and adapt to a changing market.

“Some industry sources have been using the reorganization to their benefit,” she said. “After 50 plus years of work we have become one of the leading ‘true’ Italian jewelry brands in the world. Yes, Chimento is reorganizing. No, Chimento has neither declared bankruptcy nor are we going out of business,” she emphasizes.  

Since 1964 Chimento has worked to deliver timeless, refined and elegant jewelry to retail partners around the world, she said in a statement. Chimento remains family owned, and professional governance, management and operations are its hallmark, along with the continuing guiding principal of “made in Italy,” which covers both design and manufacturing.

All jewelry production remains in Vicenza, in Chimento’s headquarters. Retailers in the EU, Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, and in the Americas are served from there. But as many other Italian luxury brands have re-organized, Chimento is now doing the same so that it can compete more effectively in the global market and deliver a better product and service. The brand is present in the most important international jewelry exhibitions: Vicenza, Centurion, Baselworld, and the upcoming Couture Show in Las Vegas. For more information, please contact Federica Chimento, Chimento Corporation, 1000 5th Street, Suite 403, Miami Beach, FL 33139;


Ford Model Launches The New Face Of Rahaminov Diamonds        

Los Angeles, CA—Rahaminov Diamonds has tapped a top Ford model to appear in its new advertising and marketing campaign launching this month. The chic and graceful brunette beauty, adorned in unique diamond creations by Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner, will debut in leading jewelry trade and select consumer lifestyle magazine ads nationwide.

The new print and digital ads were shot in one day on location in Los Angeles, CA, by versatile luxury lifestyle director/videographer/photographer Jan Lim, who expertly captured the spirit of the Rahaminov woman. The brand will host their model in Las Vegas on Friday, June 3, at the Rahaminov booth, LUX 921, at JCK Luxury.

“As the elegant, new face of Rahaminov Diamonds, our model embodies the educated, strong and self-assured modern woman,” says Amir Goldfiner, CEO and president of Rahaminov Diamonds. The comprehensive advertising and marketing initiative focuses on the premise that Rahaminov’s diamonds are wearable assets designed by women for women. It allows the company to provide fresh content and marketing materials to its retail partners, and resonates with positive inspiration. For more information or to schedule an appointment for Luxury/JCK, contact Melanie Goldfiner, (800) 742-8864, or email


Simon G. Partners To Provide Jewelry For The Knot Dream Wedding Couple

Los Angeles, CA—Simon G. Jewelry has partnered up with The Knot to gift one well deserving family custom designed jewelry for this year’s Dream Wedding promotion. Devin Still (Houston Texas' Defensive Lineman) & Asha Joyce, were selected by as the recipients of this year's Dream Wedding.  

As this year's lucky recipients, Still and Joyce will not only receive help putting on their special day but they will also receive custom wedding bands designed by Simon G Jewelry, as well as custom earrings for Asha's bridesmaids. 

Simon G also has created a special custom designed bracelet for the couple’s young daughter, Leah Still. Five-year-old Leah has been battling pediatric cancer for the past couple of years, and because of her inspiring strength, she is now cancer-free! The bracelet created just for her was designed in order to represent two families joining and new life. 

Consumers are invited to log onto The Knot’s Dream Wedding site and vote for more of their wedding details. Each vote enters the viewer to win a piece of Simon G. Jewelry. Viewers also can donate to the couple’s charity gift registry, benefiting pediatric cancer research.


William Henry’s Video Shows Real Men Wear Jewelry

New York, NY—Men’s luxury accessory brand William Henry has produced a hilarious music video titled #ARealManIs that opens the dialogue about what is considered manly when it comes to men’s style. #ARealManIs features a diverse cast of men with witty one-liners, funny juxtaposing metaphors, and choreographed dance moves to prove that jewelry and accessories can be worn confidently and help define your character and style.   

Click here to watch.

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