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2016_7_21_Melissa_McCarthyRoyal

Celebrity News From Royal Jewelry, Hearts On Fire, Norman Silverman Diamonds, Le Vian, Harry Kotlar

Melissa McCarthy in Royal Jewelry

New York, NY—Actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy (left), who is starring in the remake of Ghostbusters, wore a Royal Jewelry ring during a recent appearance on Conan.

 

 

Pippa Middleton Gets Engaged With Three-Carat Asscher Ring

London, UK— At least one...

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Industry News From AGS Laboratories, Jewelers Of America, World Diamond Council

Education Program Announced For JA New York

New York, NY—Jewelers of America (JA) will offer two days of free seminars during the JA New York Show, this Sunday, July 24, and Monday, July 25, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (left).

“Jewelers of America has listened to jewelers and crafted a...

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Video: Mark Patterson’s New Smooth Pavé Passes The ‘Yoga Pants Test’

Las Vegas, NV--Designer Mark Patterson introduces a new technique of setting pavé diamonds without beads or prongs to create a smooth surface that won’t snag on delicate fabric or knits, such as yoga pants. Click here to watch.

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Study Shows Affluent Millennials Have Favorable View Of Synthetic Diamonds

Los Angeles, CA—More grist for the synthetic mill: a consumer research study conducted in May 2016 by MVI Marketing Ltd. shows Millennials are very open to the idea of synthetic diamonds. Though a relatively small sample was studied—650 U.S. consumers between ages 21 and 35, with incomes of $75,000...

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2016_7_21_Moving_Van

Jewelers’ Mutual Offers Tips To Keep Jewelry Safe During A Move

Neenah, WI—No matter how carefully you pack for a move from one residence to another, it seems something always comes up missing when you unpack. Sometimes it’s an easily replaced item like a frying pan, but if that something is a piece of jewelry the loss is far more personal.

According to the...

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2016_7_21_Merritt_Mayher

Brand News: Frederick Goldman Hires CMO; Sales And Profits Tank At Swatch: More

Frederick Goldman Inc. Adds CMO To Senior Management Team
New York, NY—Frederick Goldman Inc. has named Merritt Mayher (left) to the senior management team as chief merchandising officer. She comes to the company with a strong background in merchandising and product development; most recently from...

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Classified: Ray Griffiths Seeks Office Manager/Production Assistant

New York, NY—Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry has a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about jewelry to be an office manager/pa/production assistant. 

  • Location: Midtown NYC
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Wage: Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: Now
  • Job responsibilities...
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Video: Rebecca Foerster Reviews Leo Schachter Diamonds’ New Retailer Programs

Las Vegas, NV--Rebecca Foerster, executive vice president of marketing and strategic planning for Leo Schachter, introduces a series of finished jewelry programs for retailers, including AGS Basics, private label bridal, LVE bridal brand for Millennials, Ideal By Leo Schachter, retailer loyalty...

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Video: Manos Phoundoulakis of Omi Privé

Las Vegas, NV--Manos Phoundoulakis of Omi Privé and Omi Gems shows a special collection of color-change alexandrite jewelry during the Couture Show 2016. Click here to watch.

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2016_7_14_TakatMiss_WorldAmerica

Celebrity News: Miss World America In Takat; Karlie Kloss In MeiraT; Shiri Appleby In Royal Jewelry

Audra Mari, “Miss World America,” In Takat

National Harbor, MD—Audra Mari (left) wore one-of-a-kind emerald and diamond earrings in 18k white and yellow gold by Takat as she was crowned “Miss World America 2016” on July 8. The 22-year-old from Fargo, ND wore the earrings with a green gown to match...

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2016_7_14_BobbyMira

From Road Warrior To Retailer: Robert’s Fine Jewelry Finds Success In Office Location

Houston, TX—Jeweler Bobby Wizig of Robert’s Fine Jewelry has industry blood running through his veins. He comes by it honestly, courtesy of his father, a former retailer and diamond dealer. Left: Bobby and Mira Wizig, Robert's Fine Jewelry.

“I grew up in the industry,” says Wizig. “My dad had a...

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Retail News: Smyth Rocks Baltimore With Parking Lot Concert Series

Timonium, MD—A string quartet and canapés might work for some jewelry store events, but this summer at Smyth Jewelers, it’s all about rock ‘n roll, gourmet pizza, and beer.

The three-store Maryland jeweler launched its inaugural Rock the Ring Concert Series, presented by Uneek Jewelry, with a June...

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Industry News: Jim Rosenheim To Be Honored By JA; GIA Goes To Harvard; More

Tiny Jewel Box’s Jim Rosenheim Named 2017 Gem Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Honoree

New York, NY—Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced they will honor Jim Rosenheim (left), chairman of Washington, DC-based Tiny Jewel Box with the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement....

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2016_7_14_SimongPT2

Product News: Simon G. Creates Affordable Platinum Collection; Belle Étoile’s Fall Introductions

Simon G. Jewelry Creates Platinum Bridal Jewelry $2,000

Los Angeles, CA—Simon G. Jewelry announces the launch of a new 15-piece platinum bridal collection priced under $2,000 retail. With elements paying homage to Simon G.’s higher-end pieces, the new line blends the femininity of the Garden...

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2016_7_14_EconomistTweet

Is Twitter Dead For the Luxury Jewelry Retailer?

White Plains, NY—Twitter is one of the world’s best known social media platforms.  Launched in 2006, Twitter has 100 million active users who log in at least once a day. But how useful is Twitter for the luxury jewelry retailer? Twitter’s structure and culture make developing strong sales-oriented...

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What Kind Of Jewelry Goes With Lululemon?

Merrick, NY—We all know Millennials are giving the fine jewelry industry heartburn. But does a major shift to 24/7 athletic wear also have something to do with why they aren’t buying as much expensive jewelry as their parents?

The Economist last week asked in a tweet why Millennials don’t buy...

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H2 Events Promotes Carolina Quiroa To Operations Manager

Merrick, NY—Carolina Quiroa (left) has been promoted to H2 Events Operations Manager, effective immediately. The announcement was made Tuesday by Howard Hauben, president of H2 Events.

In her new position, Quiroa will coordinate all operations projects, project assignments, project deadlines, and...

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Classified: Eiseman Jewels Seeks Shipping And Receiving Assistant

Dallas, TX—Eiseman Jewels is in need of an inventory administrator to support the inventory and shipping/receiving departments along with the Eiseman Jewels sales staff. We are seeking a motivated individual who can multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

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2016_7_7_JVB

In Memoriam: John Megown Von Bargen, Founder of Von Bargen’s Jewelry

North Springfield, VT—John Megown Von Bargen, founder of the four-store Von Bargen’s Jewelry chain, died July 4 following a two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 70.

Von Bargen was born on September 25, 1945, in Ironwood, MI, to John and Jessie Von Bargen. He was the brother of Mary Von Bargen...

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