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2015_1_29_MinnieDriver

Celebrity News: Vintage Tops Trends At SAG Awards; More

Doves At The Golden Globes

Beverly Hills, CA—Actress Minnie Driver wore a Doves by Doron Paloma ring to the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The white gold ring featured green onyx accented by black and white diamonds. Actress...

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2015_1_29_JaegerLeCoultre

Top Timepiece Picks From SIHH 2015

Geneva, Switzerland—Last week’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) showed luxury watchmakers are well aware of the opportunities provided by the digital world, even if they choose not to enter it.

The event, held January 19-23 in Geneva, showcases 16 of the world’s top luxury watch...

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2015_1_29_CIBJO

CIBJO, Fiera di Vicenza Launch Web-Based CSR Compliance System for Jewelry Industry

Vicenza, Italy—CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and Fiera di Vicenza on Sunday launched the jewelry industry's first web-based Corporate Social Responsibility compliance system, during the VICZENZAORO January show.

The CIBJO-Fiera di Vicenza CSR system, developed and powered by Branded...

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2015_1_29_LeVianBag

Brand News: Le Vian’s New Luxury Accessories Collection; Jewelers Mutual Consumer Sweepstakes; More

Le Vian Launches Luxury Handbags, Shoes, Accessories

Vicenza, Italy—With a proclamation that jewelry brands need to extend beyond just jewelry into lifestyle, Eddie Le Vian, CEO of the eponymous jewelry company, formally announced the brand’s launch of a full line of accessories, including shoes,...

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2015_1_29_KarenGood

In Memoriam: Karen Jordan Good, Wife of Designer Michael Good

Rockland, ME—Karen Jordan Good died January 23 following a struggle with lung cancer.  She was 73.

Born in Newark, NJ, Good found her way to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 1960s. There, she met Michael Good, a social activist who was just beginning to learn metalsmithing skills from...

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2015_1_29_InNOut

What A Good Burger Can Tell You About Millennial Consumers

New York, NY—When it comes to luxury goods, the true impact of Millennial spending power is still a decade away at the earliest. The shift from Boomer to Millennial dominance in luxury spending will begin around 2018 to 2020, but the true impact won’t be felt until about 2026 at the earliest. Its...

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Classified: BELLARRI Seeks Independent Reps And In-House Brand Manager

Scottsdale, AZ--Award winning designer line BELLARRI is seeking experienced Independent Sales Representatives in various territories. Must be seasoned in their territory.  Aggressive incentive packages & commission structure.  Strong marketing & sales tools.

BELLARRI also is seeking a professional...

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Classified: Experienced and Respected Jewelry and Diamond Buyer Pursuing New Position

Chicago, IL--Retail Jewelry and Diamond Buyer with 20 years of industry experience, extensive contacts, and a respected professional seeks new opportunities.  High-end, Guild-level, multi-door experience, Fashion Institute of Technology and GIA educated, with excellent references and proven...

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2015_1_21_NinaDobrev

Celebrity News From Sylvie Collection, Royal Jewelry, Norman Silverman, and Le Vian

Nina Dobrev, J. Lo in Sylvie Collection

Los Angeles, CA—Nina Dobrev (left) was spotted wearing Sylvie Collection jewelry at Elle's Women in TV Celebration last week. Jennifer Lopez wore Sylvie Collection's white gold and diamond ring while being interviewed on The Wendy Williams Show January 21.

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2015_1_21_MLQuinlanBook

Breakfast With A Book!

Scottsdale, AZ—Centurion attendees will be offered a special treat during Mary Lou Quinlan's morning session at Centurion 2015. The session, sponsored by Rio Tinto Diamonds, will be held on Thursday morning, February 5, 2015.

The special treat? An autographed copy of her newest book, What She's...

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2014_12_11_MatthewPerosi

One Smart Thing: Marketing Bridal Jewelry Online

Merrick, NY—Our fourth installment of One Smart Thing features Matthew Perosi, Chief Thinker, Sapphire Collaborative, and founder of jWAG, the Jewelers Website Advisory Group. jWAG's website is designed to give jewelry store owners very specific information of what to do and what not to do with...

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2015_1_21_Measure

How To Find Performance Measurements That Really Work

Merrick, NY—It’s January. The holidays are over and it’s time to get focused on the year ahead. Part of that yearly cycle in business is the dreaded Annual Review. Because no matter how nicely it’s packaged, no matter how much praise is used to sandwich the criticism, nobody is perfect and nobody...

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2015_1_21_CSARITE

Industry News: MJSA Offers Bench Courses In Tucson; World’s Largest Csarite Gem On Display; More

MJSA's “At the Bench Live” Session Schedule For Tucson

Attleboro, MA— MJSA will again present its At The Bench Live program during the AGTA GemFair in Tucson, AZ, from Feb. 3-8. Running twice daily in the Tools, Technology, and Supplies Pavilion, the interactive demonstrations will offer advice...

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2015_1_21_Malibu18

Brand News: Glenn Walters Joins Uneek; Rahaminov Debuts Malibu 18; Fruchtman University Begins

Glenn Walters Joins Uneek Fine Jewelry Collections

Los Angeles, CA--Uneek Fine Jewelry Collections by Benjamin Javaheri announces that Glenn Walters has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest, Central and Southeastern States.

Walters has been instrumental in building numerous fine...

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2015_1_21_Selfie

#CenturionSelfies - Be Social With Centurion!

Merrick, NY--It's the year of the selfie -- at least at Centurion.

You know what a selfie is -- a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Still not sure? Here's one of Centurion president Howard Hauben, in the weeks before the...

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2015_1_21_JennyLuker

Changes At PGI: James Courage To Retire; Huw Daniel Named Global CEO; Jenny Luker To Head US Office

London, United Kingdom—Huw Daniel has been appointed global CEO of Platinum Guild International, and Jenny Luker (left) will step into his role as president of PGI USA. Daniel replaces global CEO James Courage, who will retire at the end of April. Additionally, PGI will relocate its global...

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2015_1_21_WomanExecutive

Luxury Market Trends II: Which Ones Matter Most?

Merrick, NY--Last week, The Centurion Newsletter addressed key luxury trends for 2015. This week, we examine some trend predictions of the past decade to identify the ones that proved themselves in the marketplace, which will help luxury jewelers narrow down consumer shifts that matter most for...

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2015_1_15_HillaryScott

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The Golden Globes And People’s Choice Awards

Beverly Hills, CA—Barely has the New Year’s Eve confetti been cleared, and the 2015 awards season is off to a resounding start, beginning with the People’s Choice Awards on January 7, progressing to the Golden Globe Awards on January 11, and culminating with the Oscars at the end of next month—with...

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2015_1_15_BrunoJacket

Key Luxury Market Trends For 2015 And Beyond

Stevens, PA—While the emerging luxury markets like China make the news, the U.S. luxury market remains the world's largest many times over, with 11 times more millionaires here than China, according to figures from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute.

It’s a...

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