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Industry Veteran Chris Croteau Named VP Marketing and Sales For Rare & Forever Diamonds September 06, 2021 (0 comments)


Rochester, NY—Chris Croteau has been tapped to head marketing and sales at Rare & Forever brand of natural diamonds. 

Croteau recently served as store director for CD Peacock Jewelers in Chicago, and for many years was senior director of sales, North America, for the Hearts On Fire Company. In his new vice president role at Rare & Forever, Croteau will leverage his experience and expertise to create inclusive digital and print marketing and sales strategies to increase awareness of the brand’s unique quality and consistency, and win customer trust.

“Chris’s extensive experience with over 16 years at Hearts and Fire makes him a perfect fit for this important role at the helm of Rare & Forever’s brand team,” said Andrew Rickard, vice president of operations for RDI Diamonds, the supplier of Rare & Forever diamonds. “He will lead the day-to-day operations of the brand and be instrumental to its continued growth as a trailblazer in our rapidly evolving industry.”

“I understand the value of offering the highest quality diamonds and appealing to today’s customers by winning their trust,” said Croteau. “I’m excited to help Rare & Forever reinvent the jewelry business by leveraging new ideas and technology to provide customers with diamonds and services they can feel good about.”

Accelerated by the global pandemic, the diamond industry is transforming. Younger buyers are now the majority and their buying habits vary considerably from earlier generations. Rather than shopping for deals, they often seek value, carefully researching purchases on the Internet and often buying from local businesses they can trust. Despite lockdowns and economic turmoil that slowed jewelry sales, research shows that the majority plan to spend the same or more on diamonds as they did before the pandemic, and 70% continue to see diamonds as an integral part of marriage engagements. To win their business, jewelers are looking for new ways to connect with them and to appeal to their values.

Rare & Forever diamonds are an exclusive collection of natural diamonds hand-selected for the highest quality and consistency. They are screened for BGM and brilliance, and graded with proprietary, AI technology. The collections are only available through authorized jewelers. For more information, visit Rare & Forever

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