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Industry News: Canadian Diamonds To Double; JFC Joins Ebola Fight; MJSA Offers Learning Conference

Jewelers for Children Donates Towards Ebola Fight

New York, NY—Jewelers for Children has made a $ 100,000 donation to Save the Children’s Ebola Children’s Relief Fund, to support efforts in fighting the deadly disease. JFC received pledges from donors including Sterling Jewelers, Pandora,...

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Boom! How Not To Lose Your Best Customers

Merrick, NY—In 1996, two seismic demographic events occurred: the first wave of Baby Boomers turned 50, and the first wave of Millennials turned 18. 2011 was another landmark, when the first wave of Boomers turned 65. But perhaps the most overlooked demographic event is occurring even as you are...

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Affluents To Spend $31 Billion For Holiday Gifts in 2014

Alpharetta, GA—Affluent consumers are feeling fairly positive about their own future, but recent events in the world (ebola, Ukraine, etc.) that are rocking the stock market also are rocking some of their confidence, leaving them with an unsettled feeling.

According to the latest study by the...

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Is Click To Mortar The Next Big Threat For Jewelers?

Merrick, NY—Now that e-tail behemoths like Amazon and Piperlime (a Gap company) are opening physical locations, will clicks-to-bricks be the next frontier for retail? More importantly, does it mean that just as jewelers learned to compete with Blue Nile online, they will have to compete with a...

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As Gold Comes Down, Will It Crash Below $1,000?

London, United Kingdom—Gold has been on a downward slide for most of 2014, and the bear market is predicted to continue. But will it break the all-important $1,000 barrier and return to prices of three digits instead of four?

According to the latest metals report from London-based Natixis,...

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Retail News: Neimans’ Jewelry VP To Receive GEM Award; Signet CEO Steps Down; More

Neiman Marcus Exec Pelzel To Receive GEM Award

New York, NY—Larry Pelzel, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of Precious Jewels of Neiman Marcus, will be the recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 13th annual GEM Awards on January 9, 2015, at Cipriani 42nd St...

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Develop A Holiday Plan For Social Media Now

Merrick, NY—Once you get busy with the holiday season, it’s easy to think you can skip over social media. Really, who would notice? Perhaps none of your customers would actually think, "Hmmmm, my Favorite Jeweler isn't posting/tweeting/pinning much." What's actually missing is another layer of...

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Spring Fashion Forecast: Maximalists Rejoice!

Merrick, NY—Whether it’s a reflection of recent consumer optimism that the economy finally has turned a corner, or just the eternal fashion pendulum swinging, the results of Fashion Month (a week of shows each in New York, London, Milan, Paris) are pretty consistent: for spring/summer 2015, more...

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Ritani To Offer Selected Designer Luxury Jewelry Brands On Its E-Commerce Platform

New York, NY—Ritani is expanding its bricks-and-clicks platform beyond its own bridal brand, and has invited selected well-known luxury jewelry designers to sell on its website and through its partner stores. It also has introduced a selection of jewelry created exclusively for Ritani from...

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Are You A Boss Or A Leader?

Merrick, NY—Managers dictate, leaders inspire.

It’s no secret that the tone of a workplace is set at the top. To build a culture of accountability throughout the organization, the senior leader must first set the example and be personally accountable. Without it, the organization devolves into...

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How Do You Know When It’s Time For A Website Redesign?

Merrick, NY--The Centurion Newsletter talks to a lot of luxury jewelers. One comment we hear over and over is "My website is being redesigned.......It's being updated.......it's under construction," and so forth. It makes sense, especially in a luxury, fashion-centric business like ours. 

But...

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A Timely Perspective: Report From The Luxury Watches & Wonders Show In Hong Kong

Hong Kong—Watches & Wonders, the new haute horlogerie exhibition for Asia, was held last week in Hong Kong. On display at the second annual event were luxury timepieces from classic Swiss brands such as IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and more, as well as other top brands from...

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Classified: Rahaminov Seeks Sales Executive; Diamond Buyer Seeks Position; More

Rahaminov Seeks Senior Sales Executive

Los Angeles, CA—Rahaminov Diamonds is a family owned diamond house and manufacturer of luxurious fine jewelry located in downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for a self-motivated and ambitious Senior Sales Executive with excellent marketing skills to...

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Brand News: Oscar Heyman Supports Cancer Research; Forevermark Fall Promise Campaign Kicks Off; More

Oscar Heyman Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

New York, NY—As part of the celebration of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Oscar Heyman will donate a percentage of proceeds from the sale of any pink sapphire jewelry to the American Cancer Society during the month of October....

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Industry News: AJDC Exhibit At Kent State; Does Higher Diamond Cost Shorten The Marriage; More

AJDC “Variations On A Theme” Exhibition Heads To Kent State University Museum s

New York, NY—After a seven-month run at the Forbes Galleries in New York City, the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) exhibition, “Variations on a Theme,” travels to Kent State University Museum in Ohio, opening...

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Celebrity News From Le Vian, Doves, Vahan, And Penny Preville

J. Lo, Elizabeth Hurley, Cassi Thomson In Le Vian

Beverly Hills, CA—Jennifer Lopez wore five Le Vian diamond rings and three diamond tennis bracelets while attending The Fosters press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 30.  

Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley wore Le Vian Plaid...

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Industry News: Help For Using The JBT App; How To Appraise Amid Lab Discrepancies; Gem-A Conference

JBT Offers Help With Mobile App

Warwick, RI—The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) announces a new 'How To' video for users to learn about the online Red Book Mobile App before purchase, or ensure they are getting the most out of it after purchase. The app, for both Android and Apple platforms,...

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Modern Day Selling: Lessons Learned While Fishing, Part III

Tallahassee, FL—In our last installment, we discussed the importance of finding the right location, or hot spot, when it comes to both fishing and sales. Next, we will examine the importance of using the right equipment—which in the case of sales are both your selling skills and knowledge.

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Brand News: Sloane Street Brand Bows; Tips For Safe Travel; GIA Lowers Melee Screening Price; More

Frances Gadbois Announces Launch of Sloane Street Collection

Newport Beach, CA--Frances Gadbois, formerly half of the design duo JudeFrances, has teamed up with her daughter, Charlotte, and former knitwear executive Susan Bush of St. John, to launch a new line of jewelry called Sloane Street.

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