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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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Brand News: A Link’s New Website; JM Data Breach Insurance; Apple Finally Launches A Watch; More

A. Link Debuts New Website

New York, NY—A. Link is kicking off the 2014 Fall/Holiday Season by announcing the debut of its, created with fresh design and revamped functionality.

The launch represents the A. Link of today and showcases the craftsmanship and achievements of the brand over the...

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It Can’t Be Said Enough: Holiday Season Safety And Security Tips

New York, NY—As the critical holiday shopping season approaches, Jewelers UnBlocked Insurance has compiled an important reminder checklist of key safety and security tips, especially in light of the recent increase of smash-and-grab crime. Here are the tips:

Keep showcase tops clear. Don’t...

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Industry News: Rare Reds Up For Sale; Polished Prices Drop in August; GIA’s New Ethics VP; More

Argyle Tender Launches In New York With 54 Rare Red and Pink Diamonds

New York, NY—The 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender debuted in New York September 5, featuring 54 rare red and pink stones.

This year’s tender is especially notable for a suite of four fancy reds, including the spectacular...

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Editorial: Maybe I Should Have Thought Of This, But I’m Supposed To Know Better

Merrick, NY—Years ago, when I was a fashion editor and giving one of my frequent lectures during an industry event, someone in the audience asked, “what jewelry do you wear every day?”

Uh, oh. It was the Moment Of Truth. Or, more to the point, the Moment Of Truth I Was Too Embarrassed To Admit.... Read more...

Luxe, American Style: The New Mindset Of Affluent Consumers

Stevens, PA—While the emerging luxury markets like China may make news with their rapid growth, the U.S. luxury market is still the world's largest by many times over, says Unity Marketing, the Stevens, PA-based luxury market research firm. But luxury is culturally specific, and what appeals to...

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Celebrity News: Retailer Susan Eisen’s Three Emmy Placements; Rina Limor At McCarthy Wedding; More

Retailer Susan Eisen Gets Jewelry Placements On Three Celebrities At The Emmys

Los Angeles, CA—Three celebrities selected jewelry from El Paso, TX-based Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry to wear to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25.

Lauren Parsekian (wife of Breaking Bad’s Aaron...

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Industry News: Rolex Smash-And-Grabs On The Rise; JA Releases New Cost of Doing Business Study; More

Spike Seen in Rolex Smash-And-Grab Crimes

Merrick, NY—Everybody wants a Rolex, it seems. Especially thieves. The popularity of the brand is an almost-guaranteed traffic builder for its jeweler dealers, but it also greatly increases the likelihood that thieves are going to come visit as well.

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Brand News: Rahaminov’s 100-Ct. Bracelet; Stuller Bench Workshop; Frederique Constant Gains; More

Rahaminov Offers “100 Diamonds, 100 Carats” Bracelet

Los Angeles, CA—Rahaminov Diamonds introduces “The One Hundred” bracelet, a rich palette of colors masterfully created with a rare collection of 100 fancy color diamonds. The bracelet (left) contains 100 carats total diamond weight. Many of...

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Exclusive Video: The Top 10 Issues Facing Our Industry

New York, NY—Earlier this year, industry consultant Ben Janowski penned a blog identifying 10 key trends happening in the industry. With a keen eye of more than 35 years’ observation in the retail, wholesale, and diamond industries, Janowski pegs these as the issues that are shaping and will...

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