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2014_12_18_WhitePine

Brand News: White Pine Launches Buying Service; Survey Says Ethical Sourcing Matters; More

White Pine Launches New Retail Partnerships Service 

New York, NY—White Pine Trading LLC, one of the world’s largest recycled diamond and jewelry companies, today announced the launch of its Retail Partnerships Service.

With offices in New York, Birmingham (UK) and Tokyo, and buyers across the...

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2014_12_18_Odin

Great Marketing Ideas: See What Your Peers Are Doing On Social Media

Merrick, NY—It's quickly become a holiday tradition to check out jewelry posts on Facebook. The Centurion elves browsed and found a variety of posts that can catch a customer or potential customer's eye. Some are visually very interesting and others have a great message. There are ones with good...

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Industry News: 24 Karat Club Gears Up For Banquet; AGTA Coyote Classic Set For Tucson

24 Karat Club Gears Up For Annual Grand Banquet, January 10 In New York

New York, NY—The 24 Karat Club of the City of New York is gearing up for its 113th Annual Banquet. Set for Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the landmark Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, the banquet—with its formal...

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2014_12_18_Quinlan

Mary Lou Quinlan, The ‘Oprah of Madison Avenue’  at Centurion 2015

Scottsdale, AZ--Centurion is pleased to welcome Mary Lou Quinlan to its stellar education program for the 2015 Show. As part of its ongoing mission to give retailers insights into the shopping behaviors of today's consumers, Quinlan will take the morning stage on Thursday, February 5,...

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A Few Holiday Reminders For The Last Minute Rush

Austin, TX—This is crunch time: the last week prior to Christmas, likely to be your busiest time and the time when you’ll bring in a significant portion of your holiday sales. Here are a few quick tips to ensure you maximize this opportunity to its fullest:

Designate someone to take daily...

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2014_12_18_Sled

The Centurion 2014 Holiday Sales Success Index: Season Shaping Up To Be Stellar For Luxury Jewelers

Merrick, NY—For the third straight week, respondents to the Centurion spot-check survey of holiday sales are reporting major gains over last year. Once again, the overwhelming majority of respondents (37.93%) are reporting gains of 10% or more for the week of December 8-14. In total, two-thirds of...

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Happy Hanukkah!

Merrick, NY—The Centurion team wishes all our Jewish friends a happy Hanukkah. May the warmth and peace of the Festival of Lights stay with you and yours all year long!

Image: VirtualMenorah.com

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Classified: Three Companies Seek Reps; Designer Rep Wants High-End Line; Retailer Retirement Sale

Bellarri Seeks Experienced Reps

Scottsdale, AZ—Designer line BELLARRI is seeking experienced sales representatives in various territories.  Please contact robin@bellarri.com or 1-800-255-0192 to inquire.   All inquiries will be kept confidential.

 

Fashion Watch Line Seeks Sales Representative

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The Centurion 2014 Holiday Sales Success Survey: December 8-14, 2014

Merrick, NY--Please participate in The Centurion's spot-check survey of holiday sales success for the week of December 8-14. Click here to take a one-minute survey of business for the second full week of the holiday shopping season. Your participation will help provide a benchmark for prestige...

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2014_12_11_SellingSkills

The Centurion Debuts New Sales Strategy Newsletter and Info Hub

Merrick, NY--With its audience of better jewelry retailers almost quadrupling over the past four years, The Centurion Newsletter announces the launch of a second, bi-weekly edition focused solely on sales strategy, selling tips, hiring sales staff, and creating a memorable shopping experience.

The...

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2014_12_11_JewelrySharkTank

Jewelry Shark Tank Returns To Centurion Scottsdale 2015

Merrick, NY -- For three mornings, on Jewelry Shark Tank at Centurion, exhibitors pitch to store owners, buyers and managers. With a ticking clock! It's speed shopping without leaving your seat during breakfast at Centurion.

"It's back by popular demand," says Howard Hauben, Centurion president. "...

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2014_12_11_JordanaBrewster

Celebrity News From Le Vian, Phillips House, And Doves

Jordana Brewster, Gina Rodriguez in Le Vian

Culver City, CA—Actress Jordana Brewster (left and at bottom of page) wore Le Vian Chocolate, Vanilla, and Blackberry Diamonds earrings and two rings to the Children's Defense Fund California 24th Annual Beat the Odds Awards, held December 4 at Book...

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2014_12_11_BorsheimsCharitypendant

Retail News: Borsheims’ Strange Giving Weekend; Levinson Jewelers’ Paper Jewelry Is A Hit; More

Borsheims’ Weekend of Giving Turns Very Strange

Omaha, NE—Borsheims’ ninth annual Weekend of Giving kicked off a bit early, and in a surprising way that later took on some unexpected twists and turns for the jeweler. After hearing about a local woman’s wedding ring being stolen during a...

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In Memoriam: Scott Wayne Kay, Designer And Visionary

New York, NY—The jewelry industry reeled with shock last week as word spread of the death of designer Scott Kay, 57. Kay died of a heart attack December 4, leaving behind a wife, three children, and his eponymous company.

Scott Kay Inc. closed last Friday in memory of its founder, but reopened...

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2014_12_11_MatthewPerosi

Jewelers And Black Friday: An Accidental Success Story?

Merrick, NY—Black Friday 2014 was a good day for jewelers, according to the annual Centurion Holiday Sales Success Index. "Luxury jewelers, however, started the season strong. According to the Centurion Holiday Sales Success Index, 43.3% of respondents reported sales for Black Friday weekend rose...

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2014_12_11_CSILV

Brand And Industry News: GemPrint On CSI; Fiera di Vicenza Expands Reach To Latin America

Gemprint Debuts on CSI: Las Vegas

New York, NY—The latest version of Gemprint Corp.’s Gemprint instrument made its debut on the CBS hit crime drama, CSI: Las Vegas on the November 23 episode. The episode, titled "Road to Recovery," centers around the mysterious and tragic death of an expensively...

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2014_12_11_ChristmasShopping

The Centurion 2014 Holiday Sales Success Index: Luxury Jewelers Continue Strong Into Season

Merrick, NY—No Grinch here! The first full week of the 2014 holiday shopping season was a good one for luxury jewelers. More than one third of respondents to the Centurion Holiday Sales Success Index for the week of December 1 through 7 reported sales gains of more than 10% over last year’s figures...

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Beverley K Seeks Experienced Sales Representative

San Diego, CA—BEVERLEY K - a national luxury bridal and fashion brand, concentrating on vintage designs, is seeking an experienced sales representative to represent our brand, and to introduce new high quality retail accounts on the East Coast.  Representatives with a track record and strong...

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In Memoriam: Scott Kay, Innovator In Platinum And Founder Of Scott Kay, Dies

New York, NY--Scott Kay, jewelry designer and founder of his eponymous jewelry manufacturing firm, has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 56. He was known for his early innovations in platinum jewelry design and, later, in alternative metals. No further information was available at press...

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