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From Bending Forks To Designing Precious Jewels: Brad Weber’s Journey As a Goldsmith

Carmel, CA—Growing up, Brad Weber of Weber Goldsmith Gallery wasn't planning on being an award winning jewelry designer. Growing up in a mechanical family, he was always the kid bending forks and spoons and was named “outstanding crafts student” three years in a row in high school. He put himself...

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Brand News: Rina Limor Launches Price Point Collection; New Looks From Chimento and Suzanne Kalan

Rina Limor To Launch Price-Point Collection At Accessorie Circuit

New York, NY—Rina Limor will unveil three new trendy jewelry groupings at the ENK Accessorie Circuit show, August 2-5 in New York. Two of the new collections are geared to price conscious consumers, and will retail from $250 to...

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In Memoriam: Mayer Udell, London Jewelers

Glen Cove, NY—Mayer Udell, patriarch of London Jewelers’ Udell family, died Tuesday. He was 96.

Born in Poland, Udell grew up helping to run a family farm. But as the Nazi regime grew and World War II was beginning, his mother insisted he emigrate to the United States for his safety. According...

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Industry News: WJA Honors Ruth Batson, Heather Moore, Chana Regev, Cathy Calhoun, Amy Jackson; More

WJA Honors Outstanding Women’s Achievements

New York, NY—The Women’s Jewelry Association inducted Ruth Batson (left), CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Labs, into its Hall of Fame on Monday. Batson was chosen to receive the honor in celebration of her long-time service to the industry at...

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Omega Unveils Limited Edition Watch to Honor 45th Anniversary of 1969 Moon Landing

Randolph, NJ—I may be giving away too much information here, but I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on...

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Celebrity News: Angie Harmon in Le Vian and Brumani; Carla Gugino in Doves

Carla Gugino in Doves

Hollywood, CA—Actress Carla Gugino wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings (left) to the premiere of Hercules at the TCL Chinese Theatre on July. 

 

Angie Harmon in Le Vian and Brumani

Universal City, CA—Actress Angie Harmon wore Le Vian’s Strawberry ‘N Vanilla ring, and...

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The Centurion 2014 Design Awards: Special Encore Video

Scottsdale, AZ--The annual Centurion Design Awards evening is an eagerly-awaited event every year. Join Kate Kelly Smith and Clint Smith of Veranda magazine, the evening's sponsor, and relive the 2014 Awards ceremony in this special encore video presentation. Click here to watch.

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Celebrity News: Sylvie and Le Vian at ESPYs, A. Link On Real Housewives of New Jersey

Sylvie Collection and Le Vian At The ESPYs

Los Angeles, CA—E! News correspondent and former Bachelorette contestant Ali Fedotowsky (left) was spotted wearing jewelry from the Sylvie Collection at the July 16 ESPY Awards, the sports-themed awards show sponsored by ESPN. The event was held at...

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Matthew Laurenza of MCL Design: Exclusive Video

Las Vegas, NV--The Centurion Newsletter visits with Matthew Laurenza, a renowned international designer who focuses on fashion-forward and edgy designs in sterling silver and enamel. Click here to watch.

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Kara Ross At Couture 2014: Special Video

Las Vegas, NV--Jewelry designer Kara Ross, whose fashion-focused collection spans ultra-high-end gemstone jewelry to handbags, introduces her latest fine jewelry pieces and jewelry-inspired handbags for fall at the Couture show in Las Vegas. Click here to watch.

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Color Update: Combinations Matter As Much As Hues; JCOC Says Consumers Want Color In Jewelry

Merrick, NY—Both Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, and Emerald, the institute’s choice for 2013, were a boon for jewelers. Both are easy to find in gemstones, and both hues are easy to wear for many women. Orange and yellow tones like Tangerine Tango (2012), Mimosa (2009), or...

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Exclusive Video Interview: Michael O’Connor, Celebrity Stylist, On The Top Trends For Fall

Las Vegas, NV--What are the key jewelry trends that consumers will love this fall? Michael O'Connor, a renowned celebrity stylist and fashion commentator, gives The Centurion Newsletter an exclusive recap of what he spotted in Vegas and what he thinks will be important for fall. Click here to...

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How To Help Your Customers Find And Wear The Right Earrings

Merrick, NY—Earrings are a wardrobe staple for most women and you, as a sales associate, are perfectly positioned to help them find the right earrings. Earrings they will wear, not ones that will sit in a drawer! Following is a short excerpt from Jewelry Savvy: What Every Jewelry Wearer Should...

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Earring Trend Alert! Climbers Are The New Must-Haves

Merrick, NY—Forget the debate between matchsticks and chandeliers, hoops and drops. The newest trend in earrings is looking up, so to speak: sparklers that start at the lobe and creep upward along the outer edge of the ear.

As most jewelry trends do, this one began with celebrities. Established...

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Industry News: Pebble Mine Shot Down Again; Rap Tech Conference Set; JA Show Changes Dates; More

First RapNet Symposium to be held in Ft. Lauderdale; Focus Is On Technology

New York, NY—The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network,will host the first RapNet Symposium at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on September 7-8, 2014. The symposium will focus on how the jewelry trade can use new...

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Classified: Seasoned Rep Seek New Opportunities; Gordon Co. Seeks Special Event Coordinators

Rep Seeks New Opportunities

Anaheim, CA—Experienced fine jewelry representative is seeking a position to work with jewelers in TOLA and/or West Coast.  Please contact me at 714-299-7778 or vtynedale@hotmail.com

 

The Gordon Company Seeks Special Events Coordinators 

Miami, FL—The Gordon...

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Brand And Retail News: Borsheims’ Red-Carpet Ready Night; Tiffany CEO Kowalski To Retire; More

Borsheims Helps Customers Get Their Glam On

Omaha, NE—It was a glam night at Borsheims Fine Jewelry And Gifts last week at its annual Red Carpet Ready event, presented by Borsheims and the organizers of Omaha Fashion Week.

This is the third year for Red Carpet Ready at Borsheims, with the...

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Building The Big 33

Santa Barbara, CA—Armed with her love of jewelry, her grandfather's jewelry store address (33), and inspiration to create an amazing jewelry store, Diane Garmendia of 33 Jewels at El Paseo (left) dazzles her customers daily.

33 Jewels is one of about 70 stores selling some kind of jewelry...

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Fifth Centurion South Beach Show Welcomes Guest Speaker Shane Decker

Miami Beach, FL--The 5th Centurion South Beach jewelry show, taking place October 12-14, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Hotel, is pleased to announce Shane Decker (left) as its opening speaker.  

This year the show offers a record 80+ booths of top designers, manufacturers and service...

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