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Matthew Laurenza of MCL Design: Exclusive Video

Las Vegas, NV--The Centurion Newsletter visits with Matthew Laurenza, a renowned international designer who focuses on fashion-forward and edgy designs in sterling silver and enamel. Click here to watch.

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Kara Ross At Couture 2014: Special Video

Las Vegas, NV--Jewelry designer Kara Ross, whose fashion-focused collection spans ultra-high-end gemstone jewelry to handbags, introduces her latest fine jewelry pieces and jewelry-inspired handbags for fall at the Couture show in Las Vegas. Click here to watch.

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Color Update: Combinations Matter As Much As Hues; JCOC Says Consumers Want Color In Jewelry

Merrick, NY—Both Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, and Emerald, the institute’s choice for 2013, were a boon for jewelers. Both are easy to find in gemstones, and both hues are easy to wear for many women. Orange and yellow tones like Tangerine Tango (2012), Mimosa (2009), or...

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Exclusive Video Interview: Michael O’Connor, Celebrity Stylist, On The Top Trends For Fall

Las Vegas, NV--What are the key jewelry trends that consumers will love this fall? Michael O'Connor, a renowned celebrity stylist and fashion commentator, gives The Centurion Newsletter an exclusive recap of what he spotted in Vegas and what he thinks will be important for fall. Click here to...

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How To Help Your Customers Find And Wear The Right Earrings

Merrick, NY—Earrings are a wardrobe staple for most women and you, as a sales associate, are perfectly positioned to help them find the right earrings. Earrings they will wear, not ones that will sit in a drawer! Following is a short excerpt from Jewelry Savvy: What Every Jewelry Wearer Should...

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Earring Trend Alert! Climbers Are The New Must-Haves

Merrick, NY—Forget the debate between matchsticks and chandeliers, hoops and drops. The newest trend in earrings is looking up, so to speak: sparklers that start at the lobe and creep upward along the outer edge of the ear.

As most jewelry trends do, this one began with celebrities. Established...

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Industry News: Pebble Mine Shot Down Again; Rap Tech Conference Set; JA Show Changes Dates; More

First RapNet Symposium to be held in Ft. Lauderdale; Focus Is On Technology

New York, NY—The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network,will host the first RapNet Symposium at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on September 7-8, 2014. The symposium will focus on how the jewelry trade can use new...

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Classified: Seasoned Rep Seek New Opportunities; Gordon Co. Seeks Special Event Coordinators

Rep Seeks New Opportunities

Anaheim, CA—Experienced fine jewelry representative is seeking a position to work with jewelers in TOLA and/or West Coast.  Please contact me at 714-299-7778 or vtynedale@hotmail.com

 

The Gordon Company Seeks Special Events Coordinators 

Miami, FL—The Gordon...

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Brand And Retail News: Borsheims’ Red-Carpet Ready Night; Tiffany CEO Kowalski To Retire; More

Borsheims Helps Customers Get Their Glam On

Omaha, NE—It was a glam night at Borsheims Fine Jewelry And Gifts last week at its annual Red Carpet Ready event, presented by Borsheims and the organizers of Omaha Fashion Week.

This is the third year for Red Carpet Ready at Borsheims, with the...

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Building The Big 33

Santa Barbara, CA—Armed with her love of jewelry, her grandfather's jewelry store address (33), and inspiration to create an amazing jewelry store, Diane Garmendia of 33 Jewels at El Paseo (left) dazzles her customers daily.

33 Jewels is one of about 70 stores selling some kind of jewelry...

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Fifth Centurion South Beach Show Welcomes Guest Speaker Shane Decker

Miami Beach, FL--The 5th Centurion South Beach jewelry show, taking place October 12-14, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Hotel, is pleased to announce Shane Decker (left) as its opening speaker.  

This year the show offers a record 80+ booths of top designers, manufacturers and service...

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Exciting Select By Centurion Show Education and More Coming in September

Merrick, NY—The Select By Centurion Shows have announced their exciting September 2014 Educational line-ups for retail jewelry store attendees. The schedule, in date order, is as follows:

Dallas, TX, Ritz Carlton, Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9-10 AM:

TITLE: From Zero to $10 Million in 20...

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Industry News: Hundreds of Jobs At GIA Career Fair; PGI’s New Partnership; WDC Seeks Director; More

PGI Partners With Award Winning Costume Designer Lyn Paolo

New York, NY—Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) announces its latest partnership, with two-time Emmy Award winning costume designer Lyn Paolo. Paolo is currently working on the hit ABC series Scandal, starring Kerry Washington...

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View From The Bridge, Part II: 25 Tips For Better Brand Building And More Effective Advertising

Lafayette, LA—What’s the difference between a brand name and a brand?

One identifies a product, and the other evokes a feeling, says Ashley Brown, executive director of marketing and public relations for Lafayette, LA-based Stuller.

Speaking as part of Stuller’s Bridge conference series,...

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Which Gets Better Results For Jewelers’ Ads: Facebook or Google?

Merrick, NY—One of the biggest challenges of pay-per-click advertising online is getting the most value for your investment.

The two biggest players in that space are Google’s AdWords and Facebook. But what works better for a luxury jeweler? We already know from L2 ThinkTank research that...

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Exclusive Video: New Vintage-Inspired Bridal Jewelry From The Sylvie Collection

Las Vegas, NV--Sylvie Levine, the design mastermind behind the award-winning Sylvie Collection of bridal jewelry, introduces her newest designs at Luxury by JCK. The new pieces for 2014 feature an emphasis on vintage styling with fine millgrain detailing. Click here to watch the video and see the...

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Heather Moore Introduces Special Jewelry Customizer: Video

Las Vegas, NV--Heather Moore, the designer renowned for her jewelry featuring secret messages and customized touches, debuted her new "jewelry customizer" and additions to her bridal line at Couture 2014. Watch an exclusive interview here.

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Classified: Lazare Kaplan International Seeks Account Rep

New York, NY—Lazare Kaplan International (LKI) seeks a sales account representative to work from its NY office and travel to select retailers around the country. The company is looking for a self-motivated, team player to maintain and manage existing accounts and help build new customer...

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Andrea Hill On How To Take Your Brand To The Next Level

Las Vegas, NV--Success is a continuously moving target, and even a market-leading luxury jeweler needs to keep thinking about ways to take their brand to the next level. Andrea Hill, a top renowned management consultant in both the fine jewelry and high-tech industries, offers some simple tips on...

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