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Wholesale: Strong Buying Continues
U.S. wholesalers say that select retailers are beginning to buy diamonds with cash to avoid further price increases down the road, which the entire industry is anticipating. “Everyone needs goods right now — from retailers to wholesaler dealers to jewelry manufacturers,” said Atit Mehta, vice president...
Polished Markets Apr 01, 2011 Denise Romano
Bonhams & Butterfields
Bonhams & Butterfields to Hold Tony Duquette Auction
Bonhams & Butterfields will hold the Tony Duquette “Talismans of Power” auction on April 18 in Los Angeles. The sale will feature 135 lots of jewelry designed and created by the famed Tony Duquette. The collection...
Technology Mar 18, 2011 Denise Romano
Vicenzaoro
Vicenzaoro Italian Club Prepares for JCK Las Vegas
The Vicenzaoro Italian Club will be presenting fine jewelry at JCK Las Vegas incorporated into four trends: Nature, The New Gold, “Silver”; Diamonds are Forever and Colored Stones. All of these categories feature...
Gemstones Mar 18, 2011 Denise Romano
Verragio iPhone App
Verragio Debuts New iPhone App
Fine jeweler Verragio released the Verragio 2.0 application for the iPhone, which serves as an extension to the already existing engagement ring and wedding band website, Verragio.com. The free tool is available to download on iTunes...
Technology Mar 17, 2011 Denise Romano
Knud Hostrup
Hostrup to Head National Sales for KGK Jewelry
Knud Hostrop rejoined KGK Jewelry LLC as national sales director for North America and the Caribbean. Hostrop brings with him 30 years of experience in corporate sales at KGK and has been an instrumental force in bringing...
Manufacturing Mar 17, 2011 Denise Romano
GIA New
GIA Career Fair Debuts in India
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), along with the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), hosted its first GIA Career Fair in India on March 14 at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The event...
Gemstones Mar 17, 2011 Denise Romano
GIA New
GIA Thailand Gemstone Gathering on March 23
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced that "Spinel: The Great Impostor" will be the topic at the Institute's 44th Gemstone Gathering to be held on March 23 in Bangkok. Thailand-based gem experts Jeffery Bergman and Ubolwan (Ann)...
Gemstones Mar 16, 2011 Denise Romano
Fossil logo
Michael Kors and Fossil to Debut Jewelry Collection
Fossil and Michael Kors will together debut the Michael Kors Fall 2011 jewelry collection, comprised of women's earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.Michael Kors first partnered with Fossil in the third quarter of 2004...
Retail Mar 16, 2011 Denise Romano
Lucara Diamond
Mothae Diamond to Tender 8,500cts. in Antwerp
Mothae Diamonds, a subsidiary of Lucara Diamond, will hold its first diamond sale from March 21 through March 28 in Antwerp. Mothae Diamonds will offer about 8,500 carats of rough diamonds that were produced from bulk...
Rough Markets Mar 16, 2011 Denise Romano
Gottlieb & Sons
Gottlieb & Sons Website Caters to Millennials
Gottlieb & Sons is launching a new website in support of its advertising campaign begun in 2010. The website features interactive and social media functions and is specifically designed to meet the needs of millenials who are planning...
Retail Mar 16, 2011 Denise Romano
Kimberley Process
Kimberley Process Annual Reports Due April 1
The U.S. State Department requires that rough diamond importers and exporters file an annual report with the Office of the Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds at the U.S. Department of State each year on April...
Fair Trade Mar 16, 2011 Denise Romano
GIA New
GIA to Offer Courses at University of Witwatersrand
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) partnered with the Wits Commercial Enterprise, a private company owned by the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to offer diamond, colored gemstone and jewelry arts education....
Gemstones Mar 14, 2011 Denise Romano
Couture Jewelry
Couture Design Awards Competition Underway
The Couture Design Awards competition will again be held this year during the Couture show at Wynn Las Vegas. This year’s competition will be a juried event, led by a panel of jewelry designers, Cornerstone retailers, jewelry...
Marketing Mar 14, 2011 Denise Romano
ArtCarved engagement ring
Houston ArtCarved Scavenger Hunt Draws Strong Crowd
Thomas Markel Jewelers partnered with ArtCarved Bridal to hold a recent SCVNGR (pronounced scavenger) event in The Woodlands area of Houston. More than 2,000 couples registered — making it the largest ArtCarved Bridal co-sponsored event in two...
Marketing Mar 14, 2011 Denise Romano
Shore Gold
Shore Gold Confirms High-Value Rough at Star, Orion
Shore Gold completed its diamond parcel valuation from the Star and Orion south kimberlites in Saskatchewan, Canada. Parcel and modeled prices were determined by WWW International Diamond Consultants Limited. The highest value...
Mining Mar 10, 2011 Denise Romano
Rick Harrison "pawn star"
Pawn Star Rick Harrison to Speak at GIA’s Symposium
Rick Harrison of the History Channel’s series “Pawn Stars” will be a speaker at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)’s Symposium 2011: Advancing the Science and Business of Gems, which will take place from May 29 to May...
Marketing Mar 10, 2011 Denise Romano
LJ International
LJ Intl. to Present at ROTH Growth Stock Conference
Jewelry manufacturer and retailer LJ International, parent company of the ENZO jewelry chain, will present to investors during the ROTH 23rd Annual O.C. Growth Stock Conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Dana Point, California,...
Financial-Legal Mar 09, 2011 Denise Romano
Gloria Swanson's 5ct ring
Christie’s Paris to Auction Gloria Swanson’s 5ct. Diamond Ring
Christie’s Paris will auction legendary actress Gloria Swanson’s 5.1-carat, rectangular cut diamond ring on May 23. The beautifully crafted ring has a presale estimate of $97,377 to $139,110. Swanson was a Hollywood actress and silent...
Gemstones Mar 08, 2011 Denise Romano
Gold bars
Ross-Simons Gives High Marks to Refinement Services
The Ross-Simons Gold Exchange has been running on Refinement Services’ web-based platform for about six months and as a result, the retailer concluded that the gold buying experience ranked very well with customers....
Technology Mar 08, 2011 Denise Romano
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Brands Succeed with 'Friend-get-a-friend' Promotions
We already know that consumers are researching brands and products through social media, but just how is a given brand using those same tools to attract new customers? In the latest report on affluent consumer trends...
Marketing Mar 08, 2011 Denise Romano
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