featured articles

2014_11_30_ThankYouNote

The Easiest Almost Free Way To Make Yourself Unforgettable

Merrick, NY—In this era of super-cluttered marketing bombardment, how do you make a memorable, lasting, and positive impression on your clients?

The answer is right there on your desk: it takes one pen, one note card, five minutes, and a first-class stamp.

According to renowned blogger and...

Read more...
2014_11_30_Rihanna

Celebrity News From Norman Silverman, KC Designs, Le Vian, Doves, And David Mor

Rihanna in KC Designs

New York, NY—Pop star Rihanna (left) wore KC Designs’ jewelry to the MAC AIDS Fund “It’s Not Over” Premiere.

 

J. Lo, Olivia Munn In Norman Silverman

Los Angeles, CA—Jennifer Lopez (left) and Olivia Munn both chose Norman Silverman diamond jewelry to wear to the 2014...

Read more...
Credit_Cards

Revolving Credit Picks Up

San Francisco, CA—Consumers are whipping out the plastic again. According to the most recent report from Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group, consumer credit gained some ground in September vs. a year ago, though it fell slightly short of expectations. Non-revolving credit (such as auto loans...

Read more...
2014_11_30_PinkDiamond

Brand And Retail News: Corinne Jewelers’ $170K Pink Diamond; Frederique Constant For Kids; More

Corinne Jewelers Sells $170,000 Pink Diamond

Toms River, NY—A 50th anniversary traditionally is celebrated with gold, but at Corinne Jewelers, The Diamond Source, it’s a diamond jubilee. On November 4, the jeweler sold a 1.64-ct. natural fancy pink radiant diamond for $170,000, and is currently in...

Read more...
2014_11_30_TeaService

Editorial: An Inspired Promotion Idea

Merrick, NY—They say necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, it’s also the mother of potential promotion ideas, and here’s one that can help your customers reduce their holiday stress while it brings them into your store twice at a time of year that might be a bit slow: Host a “Let Us...

Read more...
2014_11_30_Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Merrick, NY—The staff of The Centurion Newsletter and Centurion Shows wishes you and yours a happy, delicious, and fun-filled Thanksgiving, and a profitable and successful holiday selling season. The Centurion Newsletter returns to its usual Thursday morning time next week.

Image: dateandtime.com... Read more...

cartier-necklace

Denver Art Museum Hosts Cartier Exhibit

Denver, CO—250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier are now on display at the Denver Art Museum, part of the Brilliant: Cartier In The 20th Century exhibit that debuted November 16 and runs through March 15.

The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900...

Read more...

Classified: Gurhan Is Expanding And Has Openings For Account Executives

New York, NY--GURHAN is expanding and has openings for Account Executives in both the Northeast and West Coast territories. Industry experience is required. Please contact Mark Morin, mark@gurhan.com, 516-220-7686

Read more...
NATALIE_DORMER_SQUARE

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

Natalie Dormer In Doves

Great Neck, NY—Doves by Doron Paloma was featured in the New York Post’s Alexa magazine. Actress Natalie Dormer (left) wore a pair of earrings from the Doves Mocha Mosaic collection, featuring 18k rose gold with champagne, black, and white diamonds. Dormer stars in the...

Read more...
Williamsburg-Store-Front

Goodman & Sons: Building Lifetime Relationships For Three Generations

Hampton, VA—"I love my sons and you will, too," says Lena Goodman on the Goodman & Sons website.

Founder Stanley Goodman and Lena, his wife, began building the company in 1947. Second-generation jewelers and brothers Eric, Stuart, and Ned continued on with the family tradition. Today, Goodman &...

Read more...
MarleeMatlin

Marlee Matlin and Henry Winkler To Open Education At Centurion 2015; Focus on Success Over Adversity

Merrick, NY--Each year, Centurion offers interesting and relevant education to its attendees and the 2015 Show is no exception. Centurion welcomes award-winning actors Marlee Matlin (left) and Henry Winkler to the stage where they will tell their inspiring stories of triumph over adversity.

... Read more...
analysisparalysis

Analysis Paralysis? Focus On The Marketing Data That Matters Most To You

Merrick, NY—The ability to slice and dice data down to the most micro-targeted level is one of the greatest advantages of digital media. But just because all that data is available to you doesn’t mean it’s all relevant—or even helpful—in achieving your marketing goals.

Digital media is all...

Read more...
A.Link_

Brand News From A. Link, Spark Creations, Kirk Kara, Mark Patterson, Alpina, Allison Neumann, More

New Product Introductions From A. Link And Andrea Candela

New York, NY—A. Link’s Petit Lattice bands are set in the company’s classic U-Prong setting, for a feminine, delicate look at an affordable price point. Available in three different carat weights, set in platinum, for these suggested...

Read more...
DougGollan1

Industry News: Doug Gollan Launches Online Luxury Forum; MJSA Learning Webinars Available; More

Luxury Expert Doug Gollan Launches Online Forum

New York, NY—Doug Gollan, publisher of the Elite Traveler magazine group and a well-known expert in marketing and selling to luxury consumers, has launched a LinkedIn group dedicated to those involved in making, selling, servicing, or marketing...

Read more...
Trunkshow

Security Reminders For Trunk Show Season

Fair Lawn, NJ—With trunk show season in full swing, Jewelers unBLOCKed and ISPS, a global jewelry security training and risk prevention firm, remind jewelers that trunk shows are a frequent target for criminals.

“Trunk shows are an excellent way for designers and premier jewelers to showcase...

Read more...
Coco_Rocha

Forevermark Presents #HoldMyHandForever Social Media Project

New York, NY—Forevermark has launched a new project to explore and celebrate the rich symbolic meanings of holding hands.  The brand’s #HoldMyHandForever exhibit was unveiled November 17 at a party at Highline Stages in New York City, and was open to the public on November 18.

Throughout time,...

Read more...
AttleboroJewelers

Retail News: Attleboro Jewelers Named Business Of The Year; Independents’ Appeal Grows For Malls

Attleboro Jewelers Named 2014 Business Of The Year

Attleboro, MA—Attleboro Jewelers is the recipient of the 2014 Business of the Year Award, given by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts. Each year, the Chamber chooses one company within the 16 communities they serve, to be...

Read more...
JVCBook

Industry News: JVC’s New Book; Preferred Jewelers Grows; Beware Phishing Scams; More

JVC Introduces New Handbook for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers

New York, NY—The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has released its latest publication, Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers.

The...

Read more...
Neighbors

Stop! Don’t Treat Employees Like Family, Says Harvard Business Review

Merrick, NY—Do you pride yourself on treating your employees as if they were part of your family? While it seems like the formula for a great place to work, it may in fact be counterproductive and keeping you from reaching the next level of sales or growth.

In a blog post in the Harvard...

Read more...