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2015_4_23_Tappers

How To Keep Your Store Relevant To New Luxury Shoppers

New York, NY—What kind of jewelry goes with yoga pants and a tattoo?

If you’re catering to Millennials, that’s what they’ll want to know, because they have their own unique fashion sensibility that’s vastly different from their Boomer or Gen-X parents. Luxury these days has a brand-new style, says...

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2015_4_23_BradCampbellSarine

Brand And Industry News From Sarine, Chimento, Ritmo Mundo, Mark Patterson, SMART Show, More

Brad Campbell Named VP Of Sales For Sarine North America

New York, NY—Sarine North America, Inc. has named Brad Campbell (left) vice president of sales. Campbell has over 35 years of executive level experience in the diamond jewelry industry, primarily at Morgan Jewelers, where he ultimately...

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2015_4_23_MarkMoeller

One Great Thing I Did Last Year (That You Can Do This Year): ‘Your Repair is Ready’ Phone Calls

Merrick, NY—In our ongoing series titled One Great Thing I Did Last Year (That You Can Do This Year)," The Centurion asks retailers to tell us about one outstanding thing they did in 2014 that turned out to be hugely successful in boosting sales, profits, or efficiency. This week, Mark Moeller of...

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2015_4_23_DallasSkyline

Select By Centurion Coming To Dallas Ritz Carlton, August 30-31, 2015

Dallas, TX—The SELECT BY CENTURION show returns for its sixth consecutive year to the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dallas for its annual show, Timed to coincide perfectly with the final holiday buying needs of mainstream better fine jewelry stores, this invitation only show will take place...

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2015_4_23_FoxwoodsFront

Select By Centurion Foxwoods Announces Fifth Annual New England Show

Ledyard, CT—The SELECT BY CENTURION show returns for its fifth consecutive year to New England at the beautiful Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Timed to coincide perfectly with the final holiday buying needs of mainstream better fine jewelry stores, this invitation only show will take place...

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2014_8_14_CorinneExterior

Retail News: Corinne Jewelers; Tourneau Both Host Student Competitions

Corinne Jewelers Hosts Junior Jeweler Design Contest For Mother’s Day

Toms River, NJ—Corinne Jewelers, The Diamond Source, is sponsoring a Junior Jeweler competition at a local elementary school. The contest, open to fourth-grade students at North Dover Elementary School in Toms River, encourages...

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Classified: Retail Sales Opportunity At Upscale NJ Jeweler

Cranford, NJ—Career opportunity in sales at one of New Jersey's finest, upscale, independent jewelry retailers for experienced jewelry professional with unquestionable integrity and people skills. Requires overall knowledge of fine jewelry and prestige watches; diamond knowledge a must. Absolutely...

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2015_4_16_CarrieAnnInaba

Celebrity News From Le Vian, Penny Preville, Sylvie Collection, Norman Silverman, And Doves

“Mad” Woman Christina Hendricks And Others In Le Vian

New York, NY—Christina Hendricks wore Le Vian rings to the New York special screening of Mad Men at The Museum of Modern Art on March 22. Carrie Ann Inaba (left) wore a Le Vian Exotics Blackberry Diamonds flower ring to Dancing with the...

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2015_4_16_ForRentSign

For Rent! A Taste Of Luxury Now Can Build Long-Term Customers Later

Merrick, NY—In the fashion world, three’s a trend. Even such tony publications as Harpers’ Bazaar and the New York Times admit that once you see a particular style three times, it’s a bona-fide trend. So when you see it more than three times—especially many more—you can bank on it.

Therefore, it’s...

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2015_4_15_Khouri_Diamond_Lola_Bracelet_rough_emeral_and_gold_cuff

Designing For Millennials: Three Success Strategies

New York, NY—One minute they want a $10,000 engagement ring, the next you can’t sell them a $300 bracelet. If there’s any customer sure to frustrate a luxury jeweler, it’s a Millennial.

At last week’s Gold: Trends, Techniques, and Transparency conference sponsored by Initiatives in Art & Culture,...

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2015_4_16_EdwardLewand

Brand News: New Launches From CIRCA, Luvente, Baume & Mercier, And Mastoloni

CIRCA Launches New Professional Services Division Under Edward Lewand
 

New York, NYCIRCA announces the debut of its new Professional Services division, and has tapped Edward Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA (left) to head it.

A number of professionals such as appraisers, attorneys, executors of estates,...

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RingsofStrength

Industry News: Sponsors For JFC; JA Offers On-Site Certification Exam; Melee Prices Down; More

Sponsors Sign On For JFC’s Rings of Strength Tour

New York, NY—As of April 1, eight companies have signed on to sponsor Jewelers For Children’s annual Rings Of Strength tour, set for May 28 in Las Vegas. The event kicks off at 5:30 a.m. and features two bike routes (bikes are available for rent):...

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2015_4_16_ShirleySeymour

In Memoriam: Shirley Kulchinsky, Mayfair Jewelers’ Matriarch

Woodbury, NY—Shirley Kulchinsky, matriarch of Mayfair Jewelers, died April 4. She was 86.

Her father was a custom peddler who bought his jewelry from Seymour Kulchinsky's father, Sam, who owned a store on Canal Street in New York City. But after Seymour and Shirley Kulchinsky were married (shown...

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2015_4_16_Bulgari

A Timely Perspective: More From Basel

Basel, Switzerland-- This year’s BaselWorld Fair in Switzerland brought us an array of new designs and concepts. However, most notable — and talked about — at the fair was the trend towards watches that integrated with smart technology. And while Apple brought the hype of a connected and...

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2015_4_16_ChcagoSkyline

Four Seasons Chicago, August 16-17, Is Latest Five-Star Select By Centurion Venue

CHICAGO, IL—SELECT BY CENTURION is very proud to announce the launch of its latest Five Star show venue, The Four Seasons Hotel, in downtown Chicago. Timed to coincide perfectly with the final holiday buying needs of mainstream better fine jewelry stores, this invitation only show will take place...

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Classified: Mastoloni Pearls Seeks Regional Sales Manager, Northeast

New York, NY—Mastoloni Pearls is seeking representation in the Northeast territory. This represents a fabulous opportunity to join Mastoloni, a nationally-recognized and award-winning brand known throughout the US and Europe, in business for over 80 years. Mastoloni is proud of its reputation as...

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2015_4_9_Crisis

What’s The Biggest Threat To Independent Jewelers’ Survival? (Hint: It’s Not The Internet!)

Toronto, ON—Luxury jewelers are doing well so far, but as e-tailers like Blue Nile and Amazon expand their physical footprints and digitally-native Millennials take over the market from Boomers, could jewelers finally become obsolete, along with many other retailers we now take for granted?

Yes,...

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2015_4_9_J.Lo2

Celebrity News: J. Lo In Sylvie Collection: Gina Rodriguez In Doves; Lena Dunham In Gem Platinum; Mo

J. Lo In Sylvie Collection

Los Angeles, CA—Jennifer Lopez (left) wore rings from Sylvie Collection (below) and Michael John Jewelry on American Idol last week. She chose an 18K yellow gold with 4.15 ctw diamonds from Sylvie (retail, $6,855) and 18k yellow gold with 2.81ctw of diamonds from Michael...

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2015_4_9_CindiFace

How Cindi Earl, Nashville’s ‘Pearl Girl,’ Wins With Wearable Fashion Jewelry

Nashville, TN—Cindi Earl of Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry loves jewelry. All sorts of jewelry. But most of all, she loves pearls.

“Pearls are my favorite,” says Earl. “I’m a pearl girl; there’s not a pearl created that I don’t like. When I go off to a show, my sisters says, ‘Don’t buy any more pearls.’...

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