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Celebrity News: Texas Retailer Gets Prime Placements At SAG Awards; More

Texas Retailer Susan Eisen Is A Hit With Celebrities

Hollywood, CA—It’s not just big brands that get celebrity exposure during awards season. Susan Drake (below right) of Mad Men wore Susan Eisen jewelry to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Kathleen Robertson of Boss (left) wore Eisen’s...

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In Memoriam: Steven Frank, Retired Industry Veteran

Cincinnati, OH—Steven Frank, a longtime industry sales rep and retailer, was killed in a traffic accident January 27. He was 73. Frank’s daughter, Emily, 41, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition. They're both shown at left.

Frank, who had owned retail jewelry stores...

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Brand News From Uneek, Mark Patterson, Penny Preville

Josette Patterson Interviews Lapidary Jean Noel Soni

Corona Del Mar, CA—Jean Noel Soni (left), a renowned lapidary and AGTA Spectrum Award winner is the latest subject to sit for an interview with Josette Patterson for her blog. Patterson, a sculptor and artist in her own right, works with jewelry...

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Industry News: De Beers’ First Sight Improves; New DEF Board; Doug Gollan Launches Newsletter

Diamond Sales Up At De Beers’ First Sight of 2016

London, UK—The De Beers Group of Companies sold U.S. $540 million of rough diamonds in its first sale of 2016, a gain of almost 118% from the U.S. $248 million sold in its final sale of 2015.

“A positive holiday season in the United States from a...

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Centurion Announces The Winners Of The 2016 Emerging Designer Competition

Scottsdale, AZ—Doryn Wallach, Priyanka Kedia, and Rachel Clark were announced January 30 as the winners of the Centurion 2016 Emerging Designer Competition, sponsored by Stuller.  All three designers are making their U.S. tradeshow debut at the Centurion Jewelry Show January 31-February 2.

Each...

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Retail News: Texas Jeweler de Boulle Competes in Rolex 24 At Daytona

Dallas, TX—After a successful three-day test at the Daytona ROAR, the de Boulle Motorsports team headed back to the Daytona International Speedway for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30-31, 2016. Nick Boulle, the 26-year-old son of Denis and Karen Boulle, owners of de Boulle,...

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Marcus Lemonis, Master of ‘The Profit,’ Wows Centurion

Scottsdale, AZ—Marcus Lemonis, billionaire business turnaround expert and star of CNBC’s The Profit, opened Centurion Scottsdale on Sunday with a rousing session dedicated as much to family business succession planning as to actual revenues.

Lemonis began his session by reviewing his formula for...

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Classified: Memoire and Bellarri Seek Sales Professionals

Mémoire Seeks Regional Sales Managers

Boston, MA—Mémoire is seeking Regional Sales Managers in the Midwest and Southeast regions to join our fast-growing team.  Regional Sales Managers must be ready to partner with our Retail Channel to strategically help drive sell-in and sell-through of the...

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Celebrity News: Red Carpet And Print News For Royal Jewelry

Santa Monica, CA—Actress Rachel McAdams (left) wore a Royal Jewelry rose gold and diamond ring to the Critics’ Choice Awards. Separately, the brand’s rose gold and Morganite earrings are featured in the trend pages of the March/April 2016 issue of Bridal Guide, released to newsstands January 19.

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Ticked Off! Asia And Apple Blamed For Decline In Swiss Watch Exports

Geneva, Switzerland—Swiss watch exports fell by 3.3% in 2015, the first time the industry has posted a decline since the deep recession in 2009. According to figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, total exports in 2015 totaled CHF 21.5 billion ($21.2 billion U.S. dollars, or 19.5...

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Countdown To Centurion II: An Exclusive Video From Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, And More

Scottsdale, AZ—Centurion in 2016 makes great use of technology while maintaining the traditional schedule and activities that make the Show a fun one for its attendees. Centurion schedules, logistics, and attendee/exhibitor information are available through its new App, Whova. The app also has a...

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The Month In Review: January

Merrick, NY—The luxury jewelry industry kicked off 2016 with big news, both good and sad. Here is a recap:

2015 holiday sales came in with mixed results, though total sales for the year were solid for upscale jewelers. The infamous female robber terrorizing jewelers in the South was caught, the...

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New Research Shows 100+% Jump In Mobile Device Searches For Jewelry in 2015

New York, NY—New research released by online retailer Karus Chains shows that online searches for jewelry via mobile devices increased by 100% globally in 2015—and in the United States, mobile jewelry searches rocketed 110% in the space of one year.

Using Google’s Keyword Planner tool and focusing...

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Industry News: Charles Wells Dies; GIA Extends Time To Confirm Grades; New AGS Sorting Service; More

In Memoriam: Charlie Wells, GG, Jeweler and Appraiser

Jacksonville, FL—Charles “Charlie” L. Wells Jr., (left) a former AGS retail jeweler who later became an independent appraiser, died January 21. He was 86.

Wells was a native of Jacksonville, where he lived his entire life except during his...

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Brand News: Frederique Constant’s New HeartBeat Watch; Two Diamond Veterans Join Synthetics Company

Frederique Constant 
Introduces The New Slimline Auto Heart Beat

Geneva, Switzerland—Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant this year is enhancing its Slimline collection and introducing the new Slimline Auto Heart Beat.

Three brand new models are among the slimmest of Frederique Constant,...

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In Memoriam: Cindy Edelstein, Tireless Designer Jewelry Advocate

Pelham Manor, NY—Cindy Edelstein, entrepreneur, author, editor and long time consultant to the jewelry industry, died suddenly of heart failure January 24. She was 51. 

Edelstein—affectionately known by many as the “biz guru”’—began her career in the jewelry industry as a fashion editor at JCK... Read more...

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Celebrity News From The Critics’ Choice Awards; Plus Le Vian, Royal Jewelry, More

Forevermark, Doves, And Norman Silverman On The Red Carpet For Critics’ Choice Awards

Santa Monica, CA—Wendi McLendon-Covey wore Forevermark jewelry to the 2016 Annual Critics’ Choice Awards January 17 at Barker Hangar. She chose a Forevermark cluster diamond ring, 4.2 ctw, and diamond bracelet,...

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Retail News: Two Annapolis Jewelers Named “Best Of The Bay”

Annapolis, MD—W.R. Chance Diamond Jewelers was named “Best Of The Bay” by readers of Bay Weekly, an independent newspaper serving Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay area. Also named in the category of jewelry stores was Dickinson Jewelers, which has stores in Prince Frederick and Dunkirk, MD.

The...

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Special Advance! Exclusive Video Messages For You From Centurion Speakers

Merrick, NY—This year, the speakers for the upcoming Centurion Scottsdale 2016 Show took the time to send special video messages for attendees to watch before the Show. Watch and listen and see what great sessions are in store for you at Centurion 2016 Scottsdale!

Click here to get a sneak preview...

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