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2016_4_28_RitzLaguna

Select By Centurion California Debuts At Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel August 28-29

Dana Point, CA—The beautiful Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel sets the stage for the Select By Centurion show’s Southern California debut this August 28-29.

Known for its high-quality exhibitors (see list below), top hotel venues, laid back and elegant vibe, delicious food and various hosting options...

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2016_4_28_DeBeersChart

Despite Dire Predictions, US Diamond Demand Leaps To New Record

London, UK--Diamond jewelry demand in the United States hit a record level of US $39 billion last year, according to data published Tuesday by the De Beers Group of Companies

Diamond jewelry demand by U.S. consumers increased 5% in 2015 over 2014 levels, thanks to sustained economic recovery,...

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2016_4_28_PhilipBosen

Expand Your Bridal Market Reach By Connecting With The LGBT Community

Merrick, NY—Bridal is generally regarded as a solid product category—a good thing, since it comprises a significant portion of business for most jewelers. But it also can be somewhat dependent on demographics for growth. In theory, the more people there are of marriageable age, the more bridal...

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2016_4_28_Fope

Product And Service News: Paid2Post Offers Jewelers Free Online Stores; New Additions From Fope

Fope Adds New Designs To Popular Collections

Milan, Italy—The popularity of Fope’s Solo and Vendôme collections has prompted the brand to add new style variations. The Solo rondels have been redesigned so the surface is divided into two separate zones of light. The new rondel is available in white...

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2016_4_28_DovesAbbieFace

Celebrity News: Abbie Cornish in Doves; Ariana Grande In Harry Kotlar

Abbie Cornish In Doves

New York, NY—Actress Abbie Cornish (left) wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings (below right) to the premiere of Lavender during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas in New York City. 

 

Ariana Grande In Harry Kotlar

New York, NY—Actress Ariana Grande...

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2016_3_17_DorfmanFront

The Month In Review: April

Merrick, NY—April brought news of yet another luxury jeweler closing a store, while one of the country’s top luxury jewelers spoke candidly about how much the market has changed and yet more articles addressed the future of luxury jewelry retailing. But there is a good future for those who adapt...

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2016_4_28_SewSketchy

Sew Sketchy Sees Jewelry From A Fashion’s Eye View

New York, NY—Sew Sketchy is a twenty-something fashionista born into the Gumuchian family, with a swift pen and a strong opinion about the role of fine jewelry in a woman’s life. The Centurion recently caught up with her for an exclusive interview about jewelry, women, fashion, and getting dressed...

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2016_4_28_AJA2

Industry News From GIA, Arkansas Jewelers Association, Jewelers For Children; More

GIA’s Scholarship Application Deadline Is April 30

Carlsbad, CA—The deadline for prospective GIA students to apply for more than 125 scholarships is Saturday, April 30. The scholarships, totaling more than $500,000, can be applied to gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, courses and...

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Classified: Reps Needed For New Designer Jewelry Brand and Global Manufacturing Brand

New Jewelry Brand Seeks Independent Rep in South Florida

Miami Beach, FL—Clementine Fine Jewelry is looking for an independent sales representative who has experience and established contacts with fine jewelers throughout South Florida.  This is an exciting opportunity to market new collections,...

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2016_4_21_Fruchtmanlogo

Targeted Marketing with Geofencing

Merrick, NY--Remember the ads in 2002’s Minority Report movie? Tom Cruise enters the mall and the ads, specifically targeted to him, begin appearing. Today geofencing, a type of digital ad, is not that far off from the future imagined in that movie.

According to Fruchtman Marketing, ‘geofencing is...

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2016_4_21_KAT_STANDING_square_2

Celebrity News From Doves, Norman Silverman, Meira T, and Le Vian

Kat Graham in Doves

Beverly Hills, CA—Actress Kat Graham (left) wore a Doves by Doron Paloma ring from the Lunar Eclipse collection to the 23rd Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

 

Jennifer Lawrence, More Celebrities In MeiraT

Las Vegas, NV--Jennifer Lawrence wore a...

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2016_4_21_ChristianSiriano

Start Planning Now! Your Guide To Key 2017 (Yes, 2017) Bridal Fashion Trends

Merrick, NY—While engagement and wedding band trends are evolutionary, wedding gown trends track a little closer to fashion runways. Jewelers hoping to sell more wedding-day jewelry for the bride therefore need to know what’s coming down the proverbial aisle--or in this case, catwalk--for bridal...

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2016_4_21_JonathanDorfman

Exclusive! Q&A With Jonathan Dorfman, On The Luxury Market And Why Dorfman Jewelers Closed Its Doors

Boston, MA—When third-generation überluxury jeweler Dorfman announced its closing barely a year after undergoing extensive—and expensive—remodeling of its tony Newberry Street location, the high-end jewelry industry experienced another collective shudder as the already-shrinking number of...

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2016_4_21_KCA

Product And Service News From KC Designs, Fope, Gurhan, Mastoloni, More

KC Designs Launches “Something Blue” Diamond Collection

New York, NY—14 gold initial necklaces with blue diamonds are from the new "Something Blue" collection by KC Designs. As an example, the “A” necklace (left) has 12 blue diamonds, 0.10 ctw and measures 3/8" length and width. All are available...

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2016_4_21_Ruth_Batson

Industry News From AGS Conclave; Fake Kimberley Cert Found; JA Offers Stock Balancing; More

Ruth Batson, Others Receive Awards From AGS During 2016 Conclave

Washington, DC—Ruth Batson, RJ, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories (left), was honored by her own organization with AGS’s most prestigious honor, the Robert M. Shipley Award. AGS members presented her with the...

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2016_4_21_ReenaAhluwalia

Survey Of Synthetic Diamond Sales Numbers Show Surprising Results

Tel Aviv, Israel—A just-released report by Edahn Golan Diamond Research shows the penetration of lab-grown diamonds into the U.S. market is still relatively small. Based on just-released data from NPD Group’s Diamond Tracker, sales of loose lab-grown diamonds are about 0.5% of the total loose...

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2016_4_21_LauraBicego

Brand News: Nanis Celebrates Graffiti, Rahaminov Wins Prize; More

Rahaminov Ring Wins Jewelers' Choice Grand Prize 

Los Angeles, CA--Rahaminov Diamonds' Rosé ring won the grand prize in JCK’s 2016 annual Jewelers' Choice Awards. The ring features a 2.32-ct. fancy pink GIA oval center stone showcased to maximize its beauty, shape, color, and clarity.

“The...

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2016_4_14_LevianArianaGrande

Celebrity News From The MTV Music Awards, ‘American Idol’ Finale, More

Who Wore What To The MTV Movie Awards

Burbank, CA—Ariana Grande (left) wore a Le Vian diamond necklace and Harry Kotlar diamond earrings to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, held April 9 at Warner Bros. Studios. Model Gigi Hadid also wore Le Vian and Harry Kotlar pieces, and added jewelry from Doves by...

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2015_3_12_DoyleEntry

The Future Of Retail: Two’s Company, Three’s A Trend

Merrick, NY—Two articles popped up this week—or should we say two more articles—addressing the future of retail jewelry stores and how the formula needs to change to keep Millennials engaged. Of course, The Centurion Newsletter frequently has discussed the future of jewelry retailing and the new...

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