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2016_8_25_MarcSolomon

Video: Marc Solomon, Solomon’s Jewelers, On Merchandising

Las Vegas, NV--Marc Solomon, namesake owner of Solomon's Jewelers in Plainview, NY, discusses fall jewelry trends and buying tips. Click here to watch.

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2016_8_25_BrianneWhitrock

Video: Breanne Wittrock of Gunderson’s On Fall Trends

Las Vegas, NV--Breanne Wittrock, vice president of Gunderson’s, a three-store chain in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska, discusses the key trends she sees ahead for fall. Click here to watch.

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2016_8_25_Mastoloni

Product And Service News: Ritani’s Enhanced Mobile Platform; Mastoloni’s Paisley Collection

Mastoloni Introduces ‘Perfect Paisleys’ Collection

New York, NY—Mastoloni’s latest collection, “Perfect Paisleys,” offers a bejeweled tribute to ancient history in a modern interpetation. The ancient, feather-shaped paisley design, representative of eternal life, is at the core of the collection,...

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2016_8_25_WaldorfAstoria

Industry News: 24K To Leave Waldorf; Free Sales Seminar Thursday; MJSA’s Design Network; More

After 115 Years, 24 Karat Club Banquet To Move From Waldorf Astoria

New York, NY—The 24 Karat Club of the City Of New York will hold its 115th annual Grand Banquet on January 14, 2017, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The 2017 event will be a historic occasion for the Club, as it is the last time its...

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2016_8_25_GinaRodriguez

Celebrity News: Gina Rodriguez in Le Vian; Jane Krakowski In Alex Soldier

Gina Rodriguez in Le Vian

West Hollywood, CA—Actress Gina Rodriguez wore Le Vian diamond rings to the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

 

Jane Krakowski in Alex Soldier

Monte Carlo, Monaco—Actress Jane Krakowski...

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2016_8_25_Sylviebrandadvocates

Brand News From Sylvie Collection, Frederique Constant, Richline, And GemFind

Sylvie Collection Blog Explains How To Build Brand Ambassadors

Dallas, TX—Influencer marketing is a key component to digital success. Those consumers who already love your brand are poised to help you grow as they share their influence with peers and others who admire them.

A recent blog post...

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Classified: Estate Jewelry Buyer Needed; Recruiter Seeks Candidates

Estate Jewelry Buyer Needed

McLeansville, NC—Replacements, Ltd. is looking for an on-site jewelry expert to add to our retail and resale setting. Responsibilities include pricing and purchasing estate jewelry for resale as well as providing sales and service support to external customers.  The...

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2016_8_18.midult

Editorial: Meet The Midults, A Demographic That Means Business For Jewelers

Merrick, NY—Jewelers who have followed my various editorials over the years know I’m a firm believer in the opportunities presented by the female self-purchase customer. But the very nature of marketing jewelry as a gift of love creates a dichotomy that both jewelers and consumers sometimes...

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2016_8_18_SimoneLipton

In Memoriam: Simone Lipton, Former JA Executive

North Hills, NY—Simone Lipton, former communications director for Jewelers of America and later a consultant for the JCK Show in its early years, died August 16. She was 84.

Lipton (nee Flax) was born in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Columbia High School and Upsala College, with a degree in...

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2016_8_18_VeerayatanBusinessStudents

Industry News: JFC Store Makeover Contest; D.E.F. Makes Grants; Equity Firm Has Cash To Lend; More

Jewelers For Children Announces Store Makeover Contest

New York, NY—Imagine if HGTV crashed the jewelry industry? The network has no plans to, but Jewelers For Children has announced a Super Store Makeover Contest where one lucky independent retail jeweler will win a store makeover valued at more...

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2016_8_18_562564-FifthAve

Will Redevelopment Save Or Kill America’s Famed Jewelry Districts?

Merrick, NY—As the jewelry industry shrinks, developers are salivating. Big city jewelry centers have had a major role in the industry for more than 100 years, but tradition matters not to realty companies eyeing their prime locations. From New York’s 47th Street to Los Angeles’s Hill Street,...

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2016_8_18_SimoneBiles

A Jewelry Tour Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil—In between back flips and high dives, jewelers watching the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have probably noticed many athletes keeping their jewelry front and center during competition.

Swimmer Kathleen Baker of Team USA (below) made news for three things: winning gold, losing...

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2016_8_18_DuBoisWatch

Sharing, Whimsy, and Individuality Have Emerged As Key Luxury Trends For 2016

New York, NY—The sharing economy is perhaps the most disruptive trend to impact the luxury market since brands embraced democratization of luxury overall. Marketing agency Cocoon has identified this as one of three important trends that at the midpoint of 2016 are standing out as most impactful.

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2016_8_18_IlariaLanzoni

Video: Ilaria Lanzoni Of Hearts On Fire

Las Vegas, NV--Ilaria Lanzoni, the principal designer for Hearts On Fire, discusses her new Trulicity collection, which was inspired by the architecture and energy of New York City. The collection was launched at the Couture Show in Las Vegas. Click here to watch.

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2016_8_18_HelenePeck

Video: Helene Peck Introduces Brevani Collection

Las Vegas, NV--Helene Peck of Color Merchants introduces Brevani, a new line of designer jewelry inspired by the gingko leaf, which made its debut at the JCK Show. Click here to watch.

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Classified: Gordon Co. Seeks Jewelry Liquidation Consultant

Pompano, Beach, FL—The Gordon Co. is seeking a Jewelry Liquidation Consultant.

Required Experience: At least 5 years of high-end retail jewelry management experience.

Job Description/Overview: The Gordon Company, the premier provider to the upscale jewelry industry and a leader in customized...

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2016_8_11_HOFCelineDion

Celebrity News From Hearts On Fire, MeiraT, Royal Jewelry, Le Vian, Doves, Harry Kotlar

Celine Dion In Hearts On Fire

Montreal, Canada—Famed French Canadian singer Celine Dion (left) wore a Hearts on Fire diamond necklace while preparing for an upcoming show in Montreal on Thursday, August 4. 

Celine Dion wore Hearts On Fire's Illia Midnight necklace, approximately $300,000.

 

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2016_8_11_SarahNahikian

Video: Takat’s Latest Luxury Jewelry

Las Vegas, NV--Takat is known for its ultra-high-end jewelry with minute attention to details on its handmade pieces. Click here to watch Sarah Nahikian review some of the company's newest creations from its booth in the Elite Enclave at the Luxury by JCK show.

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2016_8_11LecilHenderson

Video: Lecil Henderson’s Luca Collection

Las Vegas, NV--The Luca Collection of affordable fine fashion jewelry is priced for female self-purchase. Lecil Henderson reviews the latest additions to the collection. Click here to watch a video preview of the latest pieces shown at the JCK Luxury show. 

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