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Celebrity News From Le Vian And Doves

Four Celebrities Choose Le Vian

Las Vegas, NV—Meghan Trainor wore three Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds rings to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, while Giuliana Rancic wore Le Vian Exotics and Le Vian Chocolatier rings to the Billboard Music Awards.

Separately,...

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Industry News: Competitions Spark Design Ideas At AJDC, MJSA, GEM Awards

American Jewelry Design Council's "FIRE" Collection Debuts At Couture

Hermitage, PA—The newest collection from the American Jewelry Design Council's (AJDC) 2015 Annual Design Project, "FIRE," will have its inaugural exhibition at the Couture Show, May 28-June 1, 2015, at the Wynn Resort in Las...

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Las Vegas Announcements From Imagine, Sethi Couture, Kirk Kara, Doves, WR Cobb Online

Imagine Bridal Announces New Digital Co-Op Program

Great Neck, NY—Imagine Bridal has developed a new co-op program, offering digital exposure to Imagine Bridal retailers around the country.

“The new digital co-op program will allow our retailers to tap into a solid, integrated digital media...

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Brand News From Vibhor Gems, Hearts On Fire, Fope, Jewelers Mutual, More

Peter Smith Named President Of Vibhor Gems 

New York, NY—Vibhor Gems has tapped Peter Smith, industry veteran and author of Hiring Squirrels as its new president. Smith, left, whose career includes executive stints with Hearts On Fire and Leo Schachter, joins Vibhor in time for market week in Las...

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Classified: Experienced Rep Seeks Position In Northeast, Mid-Atlantic Region

Merrick, NY—Experienced sales representative with excellent relationships with independent retailers is seeking to represent manufacturer of fine jewelry in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions. Please contact me at sandstime41@gmail.com

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If Millennials Are Frustrating, What Comes Next? Meet Generation Z!

New York, NY—While marketers are obsessing over Millennial consumers, their younger siblings—also known as Generation Z (for now)—is quietly growing up and becoming its own force in the market.

Who is Generation Z? JWT Intelligence, a division of J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, describes...

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One Great Thing I Did Last Year: Design A Locally Relevant, Salable Jewelry Collection

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 really well. This week, Kathleen Hay of Croghan’s Jewel Box in Charleston, SC, shares her...

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Top Hollywood Stylist Micaela Erlanger On The Dos, Don’ts, And Must-Have Jewelry Picks Of The Season

New York, NY—Uber-stylist Micaela Erlanger was named as a 2014 Power Stylist by Hollywood Reporter magazine. Among the highly sought-after red carpet clients she’s dressed are Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey fame, actress Olivia Munn, and her famous Prada dress pick for Lupita Nyong’o launched...

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One Great Thing I Did Last Year (That You Can Do This Year):  Help Your Community Celebrate Holidays

Beaumont, TX—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 really well. This week, Brian Alter of Alter’s Gem Jewelry shares his insight.

“We are...

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Celebrity News: Doves On DWTS; Why J. Lo Is The New Jewelry Icon; More

DWTS Star In Doves

Los Angeles, CA—Carrie Ann Inaba wore Doves by Doron Paloma earrings and a ring on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The earrings, from the brand’s Angel Hair collection, feature green agate and rutilated quartz set in 18k yellow gold, while the espresso pearl ring features smoky...

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Industry News: AGS Names Circle Of Distinction Honorees: Platinum Prices Drop; More

AGS Announces 2015 Circle of Distinction Honorees

Las Vegas, NV—The American Gem Society will recognize three leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distinction dinner, set for July 28 at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City.

John Green, CGA, president and CEO of...

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Brand News From Fope, Richline, Rahaminov, Scott Kay, More

Fope "Love Nest" Collection Makes U.S. Debut In Las Vegas

Vicenza, Italy—Italian goldsmith and international jewelry brand Fope will debut the Love Nest collection for the first time in the United States next week. Made of 18k gold with white diamonds,  Love Nest is the latest of the brand’s...

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Annual Survey Of Affluence And Wealth Shows The Who, What, And Where Of Luxury Spending

New York, NY—Luxury spending among affluent and wealthy households in the U.S. will increase by approximately 6.6% over the next year—more than twice the projected increase in the U.S. GDP—driven in large part by increased spending among both Millennials and the proverbial “one-percenters.” These...

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Classified: Marco Moore Seeks Traveling Rep; Mastoloni Needs Northeast Rep; More

Marco Moore Seeks Rep With Non-Competing Lines

New York, NY—Marco Moore is seeking an on-the-road salesperson with at least 10 years of experience, who carries non-competing lines and caters to top independent stores.  Please send resume along with the list of other brands you carry to...

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Save The Date: Memorial Service For Karen Jordan Good Set For July 27

New York, NY—Members of the jewelry industry are invited to a special memorial service to celebrate the life of Karen Good, wife of designer Michael Good and mother of Avi Good. Good died January 23 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

The service will be held Monday, July 27, 2015, from 10...

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Centurion To Sponsor Café At Prestige

Las Vegas, NV—Buyers at the JCK Show are invited to come and relax with a cup of complimentary coffee at the Centurion Café in the Prestige pavilion. (Artist rendering shown at left). While there, be sure to pick up a copy of The Centurion's 2015 Las Vegas Preview Book. The Preview book also will...

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One Great Thing I Did Last Year: Fundraising For Your Local Community

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 really well. This week, Andrea Riso of Talisman Collection in El Dorado Hills, CA, shares her...

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Product News From Charles Garnier, Roberto Demeglio, Doves, and Le Vian

Charles Garnier To Raffle Off 18K Gold Apple Watch in Las Vegas

Los Angeles, CA—Charles Garnier will raffle an 18k yellow gold Apple Watch Edition ($10,000) at the JCK Las Vegas Show. The watch is the grand prize of a special Charles Garnier promotion. Two other Apple Watches also will be raffled...

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Brand News From Uneek, Rahaminov, Ritani, GemFind, Pandora, Blue Nile, More

Rob Phillips Joins Uneek By Benjamin Javaheri; Bridal Catalog Launches

Los Angeles, CA—Uneek Fine Jewelry Collections, by Benjamin Javaheri, announces the appointment of Rob Phillips (left) as regional sales manager for the Midwest states.

Industry veteran Phillips has been instrumental in...

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