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Bricks Vs. Clicks: Where Do We Stand Now And Where Are We Headed?

Merrick, NY—If your business doesn't have a strong online presence, you might have thought you made the right choice when you saw the recent headline, "Study Shows Consumers Prefer Shopping in a Store, Not Online." In fact, clicks are turning to bricks as more than a few pure-play e-tailers have...

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Celebrity News From Le Vian, Norman Silverman, Sethi Couture, Monica Rich Kosann, and Kara Ross

Julianne Hough, Naomi Watts, Taylor Swift in Le Vian

Beverly Hills, CA--Actress Julianne Hough wore a Le Vian Red Carpet Chocolate and Vanilla Diamond “Florets” ring while attending Mark Ballas Debuts EP 'Kicking Clouds' at Crustacean on September 16.

Le Vian also was featured in the October...

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Brand News: Roberto Demeglio’s New Pieces; Jewelers Mutual Wedding-Planning Sweepstakes; More

Product Spotlight: Roberto Demeglio

New York, NY—Roberto Demeglio introduces his new Joy, Pura, and Cashmere collections. Internationally renowned for a bold aesthetic as seen in his Domino collection, Demeglio has engineered new jewelry making techniques such as a patented spring system that...

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Industry News: PGI Continues With Project Runway’s Nina Garcia; CPAA Offers A Pearl Event In A Box

PGI Continues Partnership With Marie Claire Creative Director And Style Expert Nina Garcia

New York, NY—Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) is joining forces once again with style expert Nina Garcia (left), Marie Claire creative director and Project Runway judge, for the fourth quarter...

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Who Is The Billionaire Next Door?

Merrick, NY—In 1995, authors Thomas Stanley and William Danko penned The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy. Their findings busted the common myth that millionaires all act like Thurston Howell III, the pompous dilettante of Gilligan’s Island fame. Instead, Stanley...

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Exclusive! Have 25 Minutes? Doug Gollan Has 23 Ways To Help You Increase Sales Opportunities

New York, NY—23 Ways To Create More Sales Opportunities in 25 Minutes is a new book that taps the 25 years’ worth of sales and revenue expertise of Doug Gollan, Elite Traveler Media Group co-founder and group president. In it, he shares the key actionable tips he learned in his journey from...

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Could Synthetic Sapphire Crystal Lead To Acceptance Of Synthetic Diamonds?

New York, NY—In a recent blog in the IDMA WINC newsletter, Ronnie Vanderlinden, secretary-general of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, brought up an interesting point in the ongoing discussion about synthetic diamonds and their potential for disrupting the marketplace. He...

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Enter Now! Final Week For Centurion’s Seventh Annual Emerging Designer Competition!

Merrick, NY—The final deadline to enter the Seventh Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition is Monday, September 30. Two lucky winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2015 show, slated for February 3-7, 2015.

The competition, sponsored again this year...

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Celebrity News: Emmy Rossum and Jessica Chastain in Le Vian; Ink For Lana Jewelry And Penny Preville

Jessica Chastain, Emmy Rossum in Le Vian

New York, NY—Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain (below) wore Le Vian Red Carpet Blackberry and Vanilla Diamond earrings, and rings in lustrous Vanilla Gold, while attending a private screening of her new film “The Disappearance of Eleanor...

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Industry News: Jane Seymour, JFC To Be Honored by DEF; Diamond Show In Texas; More

Jane Seymour, Jewelers For Children To be Honored By Diamond Empowerment Fund

New York, NY—The Diamond Empowerment Fund has announced it will honor actress, philanthropist and jewelry designer Jane Seymour, and Jewelers for Children including its highly respected executive director David...

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Brand News: Rahaminov’s Yellow Diamond; Frederique Constant’s Entry Luxury Watch; More

Product Spotlight: Rahaminov’s Golden Majesty

Los Angeles, CA—Rahaminov Diamonds introduces The Golden Majesty ring (left), containing a colossal natural fancy yellow diamond of 40.23 cts., accented with both fancy yellow and white diamond melee in platinum and 18kt yellow gold. Both size and...

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Retail News: Tourneau Teams With Inc. Magazine

New York, NY—Luxury watch retailer Tourneau last week hosted Inc. magazine’s 35th anniversary in the atrium of its flagship store, the TimeMachine, in New York City.

The event honored Inc.’s 2014 “35 Under 35” list of top entrepreneurs. More than 600 guests attended the affair, which featured a...

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Watches Made From Guns: Turning Turmoil Into Time

Randolph, NJ—You don’t have to be a news junkie to know that guns are one of the biggest political hot buttons in the United States. But, as A Timely Perspective reports, watchmaker Fonderie 47 has taken a different approach: the five-year-old company is using melted down AK-47 rifles to make...

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Easy Steps To Protect and Manage Your Online Reputation

Merrick, NY—While one school of thought says that 'any publicity is good publicity,' those who end up with a bad online review would disagree.

While many places (such as  Angie’s List  and Amazon) publish reviews online, a good amount of the ones that are likely to impact you are on Yelp (...

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New FTC Ruling Against “Made In USA” Label Hits All Fine Jewelry, Not Just Recycled Metal

New York, NY—The Federal Trade Commission last week stated that unless a marketer can substantiate that all components of a product—including the natural resources it’s made from—originated in the United States, it should not advertise the product as “Made in the USA.”

The FTC ruling came in...

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Yes! Independent Jewelers Are Vulnerable To Customer Data Breaches

New York, NY—Massive data breaches on the scale of what happened to Target, Neiman Marcus, Home Depot, and other major retailers make national headlines, but any retailer—including independent jewelers—is vulnerable to having customer data stolen.

Last week, six employees of Saks Fifth Avenue’s...

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Congratulations! Fine Jewelers Receive Town & Country Honors

New York, NY—Every year, Town & Country magazine produces its annual edition of "The List: America’s Leading Independent Jewelers." The 2014 list, which appeared in the June/July issue of the publication (left), named 75 independent jewelers to its list of stores that it deems to have...

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Celebrity News: Le Vian, Doves, And Suzanne Kalan At Toronto Film Fest; More

Stars Deck Out For The Toronto And Venice Film Festivals

Toronto, ON, Canada—Actress Kathryn Hahn wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings to the Miss Julie premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Kate Beckinsale...

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Retail News: Jeannie Joas Goes Homeless For A Good Cause; Fortunoff Is Back; Simons’ Ritani Giveaway

Jeweler Jeannie Joas Is Homeless (For A Night)

Minneapolis, MN—Jeannie Joas is soon going to be homeless, albeit only for one night, as she participates in a one-of-a-kind event to raise funds for, and awareness of, youth homelessness.

The event, YouthLink’s “Night of Hope: Executive Sleep...

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