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2016_5_26_KwiatAshoka1

Product And Service News From Kwiat, Leo Schachter, Rina Limor, and GemFind

Kwiat, William Goldberg Create Alliance For ASHOKA Collection

New York, NY—Kwiat and William Goldberg have joined in a strategic alliance to distribute William Goldberg’s proprietary diamond brand, the ASHOKA. Kwiat has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor, and will be designing and producing...

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2016_5_26_KnotCenturion

Join The Knot And Centurion’s Celebration In Las Vegas

Merrick, NY—It’s a night to celebrate during the JCK Show as The Knot and Centurion host their beloved annual Friday night party at Hyde at Bellagio. Join us in a special toast to our anniversaries and to award The Knot Best In Bridal winners, Friday, June 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde at...

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2016_5_26_VegasWatchThief

Industry News: JSA Wants Watch Thieves, JBT’s Mini Red Book, AGS Labs To Suss Out Synthetics, More

JSA Offers $10K Reward For Vegas Watch Thieves

Las Vegas, NV—Five men carried out a violent smash-and-grab robbery at the Rolex store in the Caesars Forum Shops on May 19, making out with approximately 20 to 30 watches, according to a local news report.

In a Crime Alert released last week, the...

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2016_5_26_KylieJenner

Grill It!

New York, NY—It’s grillz season. No, we’re not talking about throwing steaks on the Weber, we mean grillz, aka gold (and sometimes diamond) tooth jewelry.

Grillz, which started as a hip-hop fashion trend, were spotted recently on celebrities such as Kylie Jenner (left), Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Katy...

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2016_5_26_FirePolish

Brand News From Fire Polish, Uneek, Simon G., Rahaminov, Frederick Goldman, More

Fire Polish Reopens With New Technology, New Factory, New Marketing Campaign

New York, NY—Fire Polish Diamonds announces its grand reopening June 1. The brand has a new factory, and is debuting a new marketing campaign for its stones.

Fire Polish is a revolutionary new cutting technique, the...

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60+ Exhibitors, Hot New E-Commerce Conference To Highlight Centurion South Beach, October 13-17

Miami Beach, FL—CENTURION SOUTH BEACH soars into year seven with more than 60 exciting designers and manufacturers (see list below). The 2016 show runs from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 17, and will be  capped off with the hot new 25 IN 5 E-Commerce Conference for better fine...

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Classified: Fana Seeks Customer Service Manager

Fort Lee, NJ—Fana is seeking an experienced customer service manager for an in-house position, based in Fort Lee, NJ. Candidates should have experience handling special orders, specifically for high-end engagement rings. Ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, organized, personable, and have a...

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2016_5_17_RyanAucoin

In Memoriam: Ryan Aucoin, Aucoin Hart Jewelers

Metairie, LA—Ryan Aucoin died Sunday evening after a two-year battle with T-cell lymphoma, an extremely rare blood cancer, and leukemia. He was 38.

Aucoin was a principal in the family business, Aucoin Hart Jewelers, He was passionate about diamonds and handled creative advertising, diamond buying...

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2016_5_19_ZendayaRoyal

Celebrity News From Royal Jewelry, Rahaminov, Le Vian, Doves, Harry Kotlar, Forevermark

Three Celebrities In Royal Jewelry

New York, NY—Zendaya (left, doing a duck-face selfie) wore a Royal Jewelry stud earring and white gold and diamond ring (below right) to the 'Fresh Faces' party, hosted by Marie Claire magazine. Image: David Livingston for Getty Images. Actress Krysten Ritter...

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2016_5_19_A._Jaffe

The Personal (Read: Dainty) Jewelry Trend

Merrick, NY—You read it here first: very dainty, delicate jewelry is back in vogue. Whether it’s budget-friendly engagement rings or the rise of super-affordable fashion-meets-fine brands like Dogeared, tiny, subtle jewelry is the counter-trend to statement jewelry. The nice thing about tiny...

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2016_5_17_KennyJoe

Brand News From KC Designs, Pe Jay Creations, Nanis, Forevermark, More

KC Designs Celebrates 30 Years of Sparkle During Las Vegas

New York, NY—In celebration of its 30th anniversary and anticipating its next 30 years of business, KC Designs invites all attendees at the JCK and Luxury Shows to stop by for a glass of champagne at its booth, P-40 in Prestige.

KC...

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2016_5_17_NicolaDEF1

Industry News: Mark Patterson’s New DEF Bracelet; Swarovski Gets Into Synthetic Diamonds; More

Designer Mark Patterson Creates D.E.F.’s New Green Bracelet

New York, NY—Mark Patterson of Corona Del Mar, CA, has created The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F)’s new design for its iconic Green Bracelet. The original Green Bracelet, with its malachite beads and rough diamond charm accent, was...

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2016_5_19_PreviewBook

Find Your Favorite Centurion Exhibitors In Las Vegas

Merrick, NY—With the Las Vegas jewelry shows almost upon us, once again Centurion brings you its annual guide to finding your favorite Centurion exhibitors at the shows.

Our 2016 Centurion Las Vegas Preview also celebrates the winners of this year’s Centurion Design Competition and the Vendors’...

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2016_5_17_RInaLimor1

Product News: Rina Limor’s New Essentials Gold; Scott West’s “Magnificent 8” Color Diamond Bracelet

Rina Limor’s ‘New Essentials’ Gold Collection Offers Comfortable Luxury

New York, NY—As the legendary Coco Chanel once said, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. ” Jewelry designer Rina Limor was inspired by this sentiment to create her New Essentials gold collection, which...

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2016_5_19_Four_Seasons_Chicago

Select By Centurion Midwest Show Set For Sept. 25-26 At Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel

Chicago, IL—SELECT BY CENTURION’S Midwest show launched in 2015 to serve one of the nation’s most important markets with its well-known hosted-retailer approach. The show features approximately 50 top-level exhibitors in one of this city’s most exclusive venues. Following its solid launch, the 2016...

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Classified: Jayden Star Seeks Multiple Reps; Recruiter Taking Resumes

Jayden Star Needs Multiple Sales Reps

Los Angeles, CA—Jayden Star is looking for seasoned, aggressive sales representatives to carry our Sterling Silver Brands. We will also be introducing Stella Luci (Italian made Sterling Silver) at the upcoming JCK Show. With over 100 appointments already...

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2016_5_12_Foxwoods

Grand Pequot At Foxwoods Is New Home For Select By Centurion, Sept. 18-19

Ledyard, CT—The Grand Pequot Ballroom and Tower is the new home at Foxwoods Resort Casino for SELECT BY CENTURION’S 2016 New England Show, taking place for its fourth consecutive year at Foxwoods on September 18-19.

The spacious ballroom will present retailer attendees with some 60 top-level fine...

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2016_5_12_HJAIridescent

Industry News From Hawaii Jewelers Association, Blue Nile, Elite Traveler, More

Hawaii Jewelers Association Celebrates 67th Banquet and Design Competition Winners 

Oahu, HI—The 2016 Hawaii Jewelers Association design competition winners were announced at the group’s annual banquet April 30 at the Oahu Country Club. Each entry was an original piece designed by an HJA member,...

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2016_5_12_PrinceHarry

Real Men Do Wear Jewelry

New York, NY—What do Prince Harry, music festivals, Jay-Z, Lance Armstrong and Instagram have in common?

All play a role in the growing popularity of men’s jewelry, which has seen a 31% increase in online searches in the last year alone, according to the latest research from Karus Chains. Research...

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