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10 Top Luxury Jewelry And Watch Ads

New York, NY—Top luxury jewelry and watch brands worked to create a modern connection to traditional craftsmanship in their marketing efforts for the first half of 2015. Luxury Daily identified its choices for 10 outstanding jewelry and watch marketing efforts in the first half of 2015. Mobile...

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Going Beyond ‘Above And Beyond’: Tales Of The Best Service Ever

Merrick, NY—Fine Italian linens, a plush mattress, and a top wine list are important, but the true hallmark of luxury is service and no top luxury hotel worth its salt would be without an outstanding concierge. This is the person who knows seemingly everything—and more importantly, everyone—who can...

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Selling With The Right Attitude

St. Clair Shores, MI—It’s always interesting to talk to someone who has been selling jewelry for 40 years. This week, The Centurion spoke with Michael Agnello of Michael Agnello Jewelers here. He shared with us his favorite sales story, which turned out to be more than just a sales story, followed...

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Where Is The Luxury Jewelry Market Going? Part II: You Can Reach The Super-Rich

New York, NY—In a multi-part series examining the future of the luxury jewelry market, The Centurion Newsletter opened with an examination of the market demographics. Many luxury analysts believe there’s more strength in numbers; i.e., serving the huge volume of lower-level affluent consumers,...

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How To Get Peak Performance

Carlsbad, CA—A friend of mine has written a book called A-ha! Performance, which describes how to build and manage a self-motivated workforce. In it, he has what he calls the CAP Buy-in process, three integral aspects that, when combined properly, more or less guarantee peak performance. The three...

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Industry News: Israel Diamond Week Set To Open

Israel Diamond Week Set To Open

Ramat Gan, Israel—Plans are moving ahead for the summer edition of International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), set to open August 30. 263 members of the Israel Diamond Exchange will be showing goods.

Israel Diamond Exchange president Shmuel Schnitzer said that...

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Brand News: Couples Fear Losing Rings On Honeymoon, Says Jewelers Mutual

Survey Shows Couples Fear Losing Their Rings On The Honeymoon

Neenah, WI—Losing a new wedding ring can cast a huge shadow over a happy couple’s honeymoon. According to recent posts on The Knot and Wedding Bee, the fear of loss is real. The Knot posted an online survey asking if readers would wear...

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Video: Ilaria Lanzoni, Hearts On Fire Designer

Las Vegas, NV--Ilaria Lanzoni, principal designer for Hearts On Fire, discusses what the brand will be introducing for the fall 2015 selling season. Click here to watch.

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Video: Jeff Feero of Alex Sepkus

Las Vegas, NV--Jeff Feero, managing partner of Alex Sepkus, reviews the designer's new "Faces" collection, inspired by author Raymond Chandler's 1939 crime novel The Big Sleep. Click here to watch. 

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Celebrity News From Le Vian, Marco Moore, And Doves

Gwen Stefani, Molly Sims, Avril Lavigne in Le Vian

Los Angeles, CA—Gwen Stefani (left) wore a Le Vian Exotics Chocolate  and Blackberry Diamonds ring at the Harajuku Lovers #PopElectric High Tea at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on July 10. Actress Molly Sims wore a Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds...

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CIBJO, ISO Agree: ‘Diamond’ Means Natural

Milan, Italy—CIBJO has welcomed the publication of ISO International Standard 18323, titled "Jewellery - Consumer Confidence In The Diamond Industry," which specifies a set of permitted descriptors for the diamond industry that are designed to be understood by consumers. The new ruling by the...

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Veronica Guarino, Gumuchian, Others Honored By Women’s Jewelry Association

New York, NY—Amid a glittering assembly of more than 600 industry leaders, 13 women and one man were honored for their contributions to the jewelry industry, the advancement of women in the industry, and excellence in their field.

Pamela Mortensen, senior vice president and general merchandise...

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Marriage Equality And Your Business

Merrick, NY—Last month’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage caused an almost instantaneous bump in share prices for public jewelry companies (Signet, Tiffany, and Blue Nile), as investors viewed the ruling as a boon for business.

Indeed, with an estimated $884 billion in...

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Industry News: Ryan Berg To Chair JA Board; Gary Roskin Tapped To Head ICA; Diamond Sales Down Again

Ryan Berg To Chair Jewelers of America Board

New York, NY—Jewelers of America (JA) has elected Ryan Berg, left) market president of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in San Antonio, TX, as its new board chairman. He succeeds Bill Farmer Jr., partner of Farmer’s Jewelry in Lexington, KY.

“Ryan has the...

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Consumers Say They Want Fair Trade, But Will They Pay For It?

Paso Robles, CA—It’s no secret that Millennial consumers want to know the products they buy are ethically sourced, socially responsible, and sustainable; all elements of “fair trade.” Jewelry is no exception—indeed, fair trade may even be more important for a luxury category like diamonds and fine...

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Classified: Independent Sales Reps Wanted

Tucson, AZ—The Pan American Enterprises LLC line is a consignment-based program (not a delivery line). This is an excellent and easy opportunity for a skilled sales rep that has good connections with jewelry industry retailers. Many territories open. Non-conflicting lines okay.  We seek Commission...

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Brand And Retail News From Uneek, Jewelers Mutual, And Saxon’s Diamond Centers

Uneek Presents New Engagement Ring Styles from The Amore Collection

Los Angeles, CA—Uneek has turned romanticism up a notch by infusing its filigree accented Amore Collection engagement rings with fine-art inspiration, rose gold, and more “surprise diamonds" for extra sparkle. These styles feature...

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Centurion Emerging Designer Competition Offers New Designers Chance To Exhibit In Scottsdale

Merrick, NY—Three lucky winners of the Eighth Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2016 show, scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2016.

The competition, sponsored again this year by Stuller, is open to any jewelry...

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AGS Honors Three At Circle Of Distinction Dinner

New York, NY—The American Gem Society on Tuesday honored three of its own at its annual Circle of Distinction dinner, held at the historic Plaza Hotel.

Fourth-generation jeweler John Green, president of Hartford, CT-based Lux Bond & Green was presented with the annual Lifetime Achievement Award....

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