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Classified: Established Italian Manufacturer Seeks Rep To Build U.S. Presence

Merrick, NY—An established Italian Jewelry manufacturer with more than $130 million worldwide in annual turnover (and $1.4 million turnover in the United States), is seeking a professional sales representative with a good following among better fine jewelry retailers in the U.S. market.

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AGTA Announces 2015 Spectrum Award Winners

Dallas, TX—The American Gem Trade Association on Monday announced the winners of the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards. Judging for the design competition, now in its 31st year, was held October 25-26 in New York, and the winners were unveiled to the media on October 27.

Judges this year included:...

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Celebrity News From A. Link, Norman Silverman, Rina Limor, and Le Vian

A. Link At The Opera

New York, NY—Award-winning soprano Angela Meade (left) wore A. Link’s Signature Diamond Opera Necklace and diamond all-around hoops to the 2014 Richard Tucker Gala Concert on Sunday, October 12 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City’s famed Lincoln Center for the performing...

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Industry News: WDC Hosts Philippe Mellier; JA Opens CASE Awards; 24 Karat Club Sets Banquet; More

WDC Names Syvrud As Director; Hosts De Beers' Philippe Mellier At Annual Meeting

New York, NY—The World Diamond Council (WDC)’s 2014 Annual General Meeting is underway this week in Antwerp, Belgium. Among the guests will be Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers, addressed a special all-day session...

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Retail News: Peridot Fine Jewelry Consolidates Into Single Flagship; Michigan Rolex Thieves Caught

Larchmont, NY—Peridot Fine Jewelry announces the grand opening of its new gallery at 1903 Palmer Ave. in Larchmont. The jeweler consolidated its previous locations into one flagship space (interior view shown left). The boutique, which opened in 2002, is known for handmade designs as well as...

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Brand News: PlevĂ©‘s Diamond Mosaic; A. Jaffe’s Digital Co-Op; Jewelers Mutual Security Tips; More

New Product Introduction: Plevé Thinks Outside The Bezel

New York, NY--For a moment, forget everything you know about setting diamonds, says designer Ron Rizzo, who has teamed up with DTC sightholder Pluczenik to create a new line of diamond mosaic jewelry called Plevé. Throw out all the rules...

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Exclusive Video Interview: Doug Hucker On The Increasing Connection Between Fashion And Fine Jewelry

New York, NY—Ten years ago, fashion was fashion and fine jewelry was fine jewelry. Sure, there was some connection, but fine jewelers didn’t really think of themselves as part of the greater fashion industry. Today, that’s changed dramatically. Successful luxury jewelers are very much focused on...

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Celebrity News From Doves, Norman Silverman, And Le Vian

Rachelle Lefevre In Doves

Burbank, CA--Rachelle Lefevre, who stars in the hit CBS drama Under The Dome, wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings while attending the 24th Annual Environmental Media Awards on October 18. The EMA’s honor film and television productions and individuals that increase...

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Colorado Jeweler Linda Snyder Counts Her Blessings

Longmont, CO—In the foothills of the Rockies, three generations of Snyder Jewelers have served their communities. Recently, Linda Snyder shared her story of how Snyder Jewelers has survived and thrived through the years since 1948.

"Snyder Jewelers was founded by my grandparents and my father....

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Beware Of The “Holiday Creep”

Merrick, NY—It isn’t even Halloween yet, and already retailers are setting up Christmas displays.

One can excuse a craft store like Michaels (whose holiday displays were up in September) because their customer still has to make their gifts or decorations with the items they’re purchasing there....

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Retail News: Aaron Faber Celebrates 40 Years; JFC Names Jeweler Local Charity Winners

Aaron Faber Gallery Celebrates 40 Years

New York, NY—The Aaron Faber Gallery marks its 40th anniversary in business with a special exhibition of its most celebrated jewelry artists. “An Evening With Patricia and Edward Faber” was held Thursday, October 9, at the Fifth Avenue gallery. A special...

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Industry News: D.E.F. Grants $140,000; GIA Explores Emerald Mines; Richline CMO On Trust; More

Diamond Empowerment Fund Makes $240,000 In Grants

New York, NY—The board of directors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) has approved funding grants to its existing beneficiaries, the African Leadership Academy, Botswana Top Achievers Program, and CIDA City Campus, and added a $15,000...

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Brand News: Shinola’s New Henry Ford Watch; Alpina Taps Skier For Brand; More

Shinola Launches Limited Edition Henry Ford Pocket Watch

Detroit, MI—Shinola, the American-made watch brand based in the Motor City, this week will launch a special limited edition Henry Ford Pocket Watch to honor Ford’s incredible contribution to America’s history of innovation and industry. ...

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Boom! Part II: How To Reach The People Who Have The Money To Buy, Whatever Their Age

Merrick, NY—How did 76 million people suddenly become invisible?

Easy. Their children—roughly also about 76 million of them—turned 18 and marketers fell in love with them and abandoned their parents.

“Boomers went from overhyped to overlooked,” says longtime advertising expert Sharon Krinsky....

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Over The River And Through The Woods: How Ed Werner Runs And Runs And Runs

Chicago, IL—Most people don’t want to walk from the end of the parking lot to the mall entrance, let alone walk 50 miles. Running for 50 miles is totally inconceivable. But for Ed Werner of William Levine, running is both a pleasure and a personal accomplishment. To date, he’s run two 50 mile...

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Celebrity News From Norman Silverman, Le Vian, Doves, A. Link, Maevona; More

J. Lo in Norman Silverman and Le Vian

Los Angeles, CA—Jennifer Lopez (left) wore diamond earrings and a double diamond ring by Norman Silverman to the 2014 Variety Power of Women event, presented by Lifetime, on October 10.  In addition to her Silverman baubles, Lopez also wore four Le Vian...

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Industry News: Canadian Diamonds To Double; JFC Joins Ebola Fight; MJSA Offers Learning Conference

Jewelers for Children Donates Towards Ebola Fight

New York, NY—Jewelers for Children has made a $ 100,000 donation to Save the Children’s Ebola Children’s Relief Fund, to support efforts in fighting the deadly disease. JFC received pledges from donors including Sterling Jewelers, Pandora,...

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Boom! How Not To Lose Your Best Customers

Merrick, NY—In 1996, two seismic demographic events occurred: the first wave of Baby Boomers turned 50, and the first wave of Millennials turned 18. 2011 was another landmark, when the first wave of Boomers turned 65. But perhaps the most overlooked demographic event is occurring even as you are...

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Affluents To Spend $31 Billion For Holiday Gifts in 2014

Alpharetta, GA—Affluent consumers are feeling fairly positive about their own future, but recent events in the world (ebola, Ukraine, etc.) that are rocking the stock market also are rocking some of their confidence, leaving them with an unsettled feeling.

According to the latest study by the...

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