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2015_8_27_FSInsideWeddings

Celebrity And Consumer Press News From Frederic Sage, Doves, Le Vian, Meira T, More

Frederic Sage in The Knot and Inside Weddings

Great Neck, NY—Frederic Sage’s Morganite ring was recently featured in The Knot, and the brand’s yellow gold bridal ring was in Inside Weddings (left and below).

 

 

Dakota Johnson In Meira T

Beverly Hills, CA—Actress Dakota Johnson (Fifty...

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2015_8_27_Students

Industry News: School For Diamond Diggers’ Children Opens; Dione Kenyon To Retire From JBT; More

DEF’s Mobile School For Diamond Diggers’ Children Opens

Kankala, Democratic Republic of Congo—A mobile school for children of artisanal diamond diggers, sponsored by the Diamond Empowerment Fund has been opened in the Kankala mining community of the Kasai-Occidental in the DRC. The Diamond...

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2015_8_27_VacheronHarmony

Cartier, Hublot, Vacheron Constantin Named Among Top Luxury Campaigns

New York, NY—Cartier and Vacheron Constantin were named among Luxury Daily’s Top 10 Luxury Brand Digital Campaigns of the second quarter.

Cartier was lauded for its campaign in partnership with fashion site Refinery 29, highlighting professional women following their dreams. The Dream Catchers...

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2015_7_9_FourSeasons

Exhibitors, Retailers See Long-Term Success For Select By Centurion Chicago

Chicago, IL--The Select By Centurion show's recent debut at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago met with solid exhibitor and retailer optimism for a long-term success.

"With 80 great stores attending the first year, we are right on track for this show to equal or surpass the success of our more...

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2015_8_27_OHBHummingbird

The Brooch Is Back!

Merrick, NY—If there’s one product designers love and jewelers hate, it’s the brooch. Designers love them because a brooch is the perfect canvas to express their creative passion, but jewelers don’t like to stock them because they don’t always sell.

This season, that will change. Cue Elton...

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2015_8_27_DemeglioBracelets

New Product News: Rahaminov’s Emerald-Cut Three-Stone Ring; Roberto Demeglio’s Aura Collection

Roberto Demeglio’s Aura Collection Blends Affordable Fashion And Fine Jewelry

New York, NY—Designer Roberto Demeglio is positioning his Aura collection as a leader in high fashion jewelry. The collection blends comfort and engineering with luxury, offering affordable fashion jewelry with the look...

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2015_8_27_LesothoPromise

De Beers Returns To Generic Diamond Advertising; Mega-Stones Hold Their Value Amid Price Plunges

Gaborone, Botswana—With diamond sales lagging around the world and prices on the decline, De Beers announced Tuesday that it will return to generic diamond advertising this fall, something it once said needed to be a shared effort across the industry.

But after De Beers stopped generic...

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2015_8_27_Esperanza

Made In America: Native Diamond’s Journey Involves AGS At Every Step

North Little Rock, AR—With more and more consumers seeking products “Made In America,” one Arkansas jeweler will have the privilege of offering something extremely rare: a native diamond. The 8.52 carat “Esperanza” diamond—found at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park in June by Colorado...

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2015_8_25_CRM

A CRM System Helps Manage Your Customer Relationships To Better Sales

Merrick, NY—CRM. For some better jewelers, those three letters and the processes and information around it have become second nature. For others, they remain a task-not-yet-started or a project stalled along the way.

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. Generally it involves tracking...

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2015_8_20_EfvaAttling

Video: Efva Attling

Las Vegas, NV--Efva Attling, the renowned designer of jewelry, accessories, and eyewear and part of the ViewPoint Showroom, shows her latest jewelry collections at Couture. Click here to watch.

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2015_8_20_KarlaAntunes

Video: Karla Antunes, Vianna Brasil

Las Vegas, NV--Karla Antunes, marketing and creative director of Vianna Brasil, introduces the colored gem jewelry brand's latest pieces at the JCK Show. Click here to watch.

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2015_8_20_KrisJenner

Celebrity News From Supreme, Royal, Doves, Le Vian And Michael John

Kris Jenner in Supreme Jewelry

Los Angeles, CA—Kris Jenner, “momager” and matriarch of the Kardashian clan, and mother to models Kendall and Kylie Jenner, was seen in Haute Living magazine wearing an 18K white gold and rose gold diamond knot ring from Supreme Jewelry.

 

Sanaa Lathan in Doves...

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2015_8_20_Mark_Henry2

New Product News: New Designers Laura Medine and Mark Henry Debut In South Beach

Merrick, NY—New designers Laura Medine and Mark Henry will debut their collections at the Centurion South Beach show, October 14-16 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Miami, FL.

Medine and Henry are not only bonded through jewelry and a shared love of Alexandrite, but also through marriage, though they...

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2015_8_20_Blumlux_Building

Where Is The Luxury Jewelry Market Going And Where Do You Fit In? Part III: Winning The Millennials

Merrick, NY— Millennials, the massive cohort of consumers born between 1980 and 2000, are keeping the jewelry industry up at night. Everything jewelers have learned and relied on to sell jewelry isn’t resonating with these consumers.

In The Centurion’s ongoing series “Where Is The Luxury Jewelry...

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2015_8_20_London-AppleEmail

The Apple Watch Makes Its Jewelry Store Debut And We Road-Test The Watch In Action

Manhasset, NY—Remember when your mobile phone was just a phone? Then it also enabled texting. Then there were games and apps: so many of them! Then came tablets—technology that many were not sure they needed or would ever use, but today can’t live without.

With that kind of track record, wearable...

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2015_8_20_GG

Brand And Industry News: G&G Features Inclusions; AGS Launches Game App; Blue Nile Sales Up; More

AGS Launches Gamification Applications To Website

Las Vegas, NV—The American Gem Society (AGS) has launched its first gamification application. Gamification is the process of applying game mechanics (e.g., levels, timing etc.) to non-game contexts, such as a website.

The feature includes five...

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Chinese Counterfeiting Continues To Plague Luxury Brands

Merrick, NY—Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s also the scourge of luxury brands, including jewelry and watches. It’s nothing new, but counterfeiters have found a wealth of opportunity in China, and the situation isn’t improving very much, says a recent article in Luxury...

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2015_8_20_amazon-logo

Amazon Well Positioned To Enter Luxury Market, Expert Says

New York, NY—Amazon has been eyeing the luxury market for some time, and with good reason: research shows that both affluent consumers (HHI starting at $75,000) and very affluent consumers (HHI from $250,000) already shop the site frequently and won’t hesitate to buy luxury products there.

In an...

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Classified: Carelle Seeks Customer Service/Office Operations Manager; Rep Phillips Seeks New Line

New York, NY—Carelle Brand is looking for an experienced individual to fill the role of Customer Service/Office Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will have experienced working for a jewelry manufacturer or jewelry brand. This position will provide administrative support to the president of...

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