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Eighth Centurion Emerging Designer Competition Announces Call For Entries

Merrick, NY—The Eighth Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition is officially open and has begun accepting entries. Three lucky winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2016 show, scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2016.

The competition, sponsored again...

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Celebrity News From Royal Jewelry. A. Link & Co., Doves, And Le Vian

Six Celebrities In Royal Jewelry

Hollywood, CA—Six prominent actresses recently were spotted wearing Royal Jewelry for various events and television appearances.

Allison Holker (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars) wore a Royal white gold and diamond ring to the premiere of Magic...

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Brand News: Thollot Jewelers And FireCushion Featured On ABC-TV; Charles Garnier Watch Winners; More

Thollot Jewelers Designs FireCushion Ring For Couple On ABC’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

Thornton, CO—When the producers of ABC’s series Extreme Weight Loss contacted Troy and Joy Thollot of Thollot Jewelers to design an engagement ring for their “Love Can’t Weight” episode of the nationally televised...

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#LoveWins! Independent Jewelers Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Merrick, NY—Prestige jewelers around the country took to social media in support of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday, guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide. While the decision will likely spur business for the jewelry industry, the ruling left Boston-based Long’s...

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Industry News: WJA Awards For Excellence; JVC Addresses Intellectual Property; More

WJA Announces Nominees for 2015 Awards for Excellence

New York, NY—Designers Emily Armenta, Suzanne Kalan, Monica Rich Kosann, Sylvie Collection, and retailer Veronica Guarino of Louis Anthony Jewelers are among the nominees for the Women's Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence for 2015. The...

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Classified: Jolie Diamonds Needs U.S. Rep

Nazareth, Israel—Jolie Diamond is looking for sales representative who must have experience within the jewelry industry and excellent relationships with retailers to represent fine diamond and jewelry.  Please contact me at (972-4) 9978080 or info@joliediamond.com.

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Correction: Video of Amit Sofer of Roberto Demeglio

Las Vegas, NV—The June 25 edition of The Centurion Newsletter contained an incorrect link to the video interview with Amit Sofer of Roberto Demeglio, taken at the Couture show. Our sincerest apologies, and here is the correct link to view the interview and see the designer’s latest collections.... Read more...

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Retail News: Marjorie Gleim Dies At 97; Walter J. Cook Jeweler Wins Award

In Memoriam: Marjorie Gleim, Gleim the Jeweler

Palo Alto, CA—Marjorie Gleim (left) died peacefully June 19 at the age of 97.  She was an instrumental part of Gleim the Jeweler, providing support and guidance to the Palo Alto jewelry store founded in 1931 by her father-in-law, Frederick, and...

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Celebrity News From Meira T, Norman Silverman, Doves, And Le Vian

Six Celebrities Choose Meira T Jewelry

Nashville, TN—Country star Miranda Lambert (who won the Grammy Award for best country music album) wore Meira T jewelry when she Instagrammed herself holding her award (left). Meira T's rings can be seen on her index finger. Elsewhere on the country music...

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One Great Thing I Did Last Year: Analyze Brand Performance

Merrick, NY—In our ongoing series titled One Great Thing I Did Last Year (That You Can Do This Year)," The Centurion asks retailers to tell us about one outstanding thing they did in 2014 that turned out really well. There was such a great response to our question that it’s taken us half of 2015...

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In Memoriam: Alan Friedman, Beverly Hills Jeweler

Beverly Hills, CA—Alan Friedman, GG, best known for his unending passion for colored diamonds, gemstones, and people, died unexpectedly on June 21 at age 60. He was the owner of Alan Friedman Co. of Beverly Hills.

Friedman got his start in the jewelry industry at Borsheims, Omaha, NE, where his...

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Brand News: Josette Patterson Interviews Renowned Blogger; Meira T.‘s New Children’s Jewelry; More

Josette Patterson Interviews Katerina Perez

Corona Del Mar, CA—Katerina Perez, left, journalist, curator, and self-titled “The Queen Of The Best Jewels,” is the latest jewelry personality to be interviewed by Josette Patterson on her blog on designer husband Mark Patterson’s website. UK-based...

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Industry News: Jewelers Appeal To Congress About Taxes; Spectrum Award Calls For Entries; More

Jewelers Meet with Leaders on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC—The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) led a delegation of jewelers to the nation's capitol last week, for the fifth consecutive year. This year’s meetings connected jewelers with over 30 lawmakers and legislative staff....

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What Consumers Really Think About Jewelry Self-Purchase And Smart Watches

Paso Robles, CA—The female self-purchase market remains a greatly underserved customer for fine jewelry. In its ongoing series of consumer video interviews, MVI Marketing, which specializes in market research for the jewelry industry, addresses the idea of shopping for jewelry. Women interviewed in...

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Break Out The Videocam! YouTube Is Gen-Z’s Entertainment Of Choice

New York, NY—While most retailers are still baffled about how to capture the hearts and minds of Millennials, their younger siblings—dubbed Generation Z at the moment (to Millennials’ Gen-Y)—are not far behind. The leading edge of Gen-Z is now 19, certainly old enough to wield some spending power...

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VIdeo: Amit Sofer Of Roberto Demeglio At Couture

Las Vegas, NV--Amit Sofer introduces the latest offerings from Italian designer Roberto Demeglio, known for his contemporary ceramic jewelry and easy-to-wear stretch bracelets. Click here to watch.

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Video: Beverley K’s Latest Jewelry Introductions In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV--Beverley K, the bridal jewelry brand renowned for its delicate vintage styling, introduces a line of new pieces, including non-bridal jewelry, at the JCK Show in Las Vegas. Click here to watch.

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Celebrity News From Djula, Doves, And Le Vian

Rumer Willis, Jaimie Alexander in Doves

Nashville, TN—Rumer Willis (daughter of action-movie legends Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) wore a Doves by Doron Paloma ring to the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10. 

Separately, actress Jaimie Alexander (left) wore a Doves ring to...

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Industry News From Cultured Pearl Association, Jewelers For Children; AGS; More

CPAA’s Sixth International Pearl Design Competition Calls For Entries 

Providence, RI—The Cultured Pearl Association of America is calling for entries to the Sixth International Pearl Design Competition, now open and running through September 17, 2015. Winners will be announced November 2 and...

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