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More Las Vegas Trade Fairs Canceled
Emerald Expositions has canceled its Couture and Antique Jewelry & Watch shows amid restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The organizer scrapped the two events due to a government shutdown of unnecessary business operations, a moratorium...
Polished Markets Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Couture Awards
Jade Trau Wins Couture’s Best in Bridal
Designer Jade Lustig of Jade Trau won the top Couture prizefor her double-banded diamond engagement ring on Saturday in Las Vegas. The jeweler received the Best in Bridal accolade at theCouture Design Awards. Fifteen awards...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Rapaport News
WTF?! Couture Honors the Best of the Worst
Taking a break from the self-adulation typical of awards ceremonies, the Couture show has invited exhibitors to showcase the worst piece of jewelry they’ve ever designed. The WTF?! Awards will see applicants describe their...
Polished Markets May 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast 7
Podcast: What Happened in Vegas
The Rapaport editorial team analyzes De Beers’ synthetics launch, Martin Rapaport’s criticism of the miner’s disclosure rules, and other surprises from the Las Vegas shows.Rapaport’s reporters, fresh from their visit to the shows,reflect...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Mike Joseph
Armenian Designer Secures Second Couture Prize
Designer Mike Saatji of Mike Joseph Jewellery won theCouture prize for high-end diamond jewelry on Sunday in Las Vegas — his second award in the competition to date. The Armenian-born jeweler received the Best inDiamonds Above...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Fernando Jorge Couture award
Brazilian Designer Takes Couture Prize
A designer producing his first diamond-focused collection won the Coutureaward for high-end diamond jewelry on Sunday in Las Vegas. Brazilian-born Fernando Jorge received the accolade for the“Best in Diamonds Above $20,000” category at the Couture...
Retail Jun 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Couture Jewelry
Couture Selects Winners of Design Awards
The winners of the 2015 Couture Design Awards were announced during the Couture show in Las Vegas. Gannon Brousseau, the show director, said, “When we cut through all of the pageantry and ceremony of Couture,...
Marketing Jun 05, 2015 Jeff Miller
JCK Las Vegas 2015
Raising the Mood in Vegas
The JCK Las Vegas show that ended on Monday met the low expectations of the diamond trade. Polished diamond suppliers were reassured about the strength and stability of the U.S. market, even if sales...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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Hearts On Fire to Launch New Bridal, Fashion Designs at Couture
Hearts On Fire will debut more than 60 new fashion and bridal designs at the 2015 Couture Show in Las Vegas. The new designs bring the total of new collections from the brand's director of design,...
Marketing May 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
Las Vegas Strip
Dealing with Vegas
Expectations are rising for next week’s Las Vegas shows. The various diamond and jewelry trade events that take place each year toward the end of May tend to signal the mood of the...
Polished Markets May 22, 2015 Avi Krawitz
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America Acquires National Jeweler
Jewelers of America (JA) acquired National Jeweler from Emerald Expositions, which owns the JA New York shows and Couture. JA’s board approved the acquisition today without disclosing the deal's financial terms and...
Marketing Jan 09, 2015 Jeff Miller
Kingswood Introduces Its Non-Chemical Natural Jewelry Cleaner
Press Release: The Kingswood Company, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality, private-label jewelry care products, has announced the addition of a new cleaning formula to their line. The Kingswood Company’s Natural Jewelry Cleaner is an all-biological...
Marketing May 23, 2014 Kingswood Company
The Courtney Collection is First to Offer Csarite in the U.S.
Press Release: Milenyum Mining Limited (MML) is excited to announce that The Courtney Collection®, a new division of Erica Courtney Inc., is the first authorized distributor of Csarite™ in the U.S. A rare and unique gemstone, Csarite is the...
Gemstones Jan 27, 2014 Erica Courtney Inc.
Carnet de Mode
Carnet de Mode Launches North American Site
Paris-based Carnet de Mode, an international online marketplace for emerging couture, jewelry, handbag and shoe designers, launched its new website in an effort to expand retail activities in North America.New features on the website include one page...
Retail Jan 26, 2014 Deena Taylor
Miami Beach Antique Jewelry Show
Onex Expands Jewelry Trade Show Offerings With GLM Acquisition
The Onex Corporation will acquire George Little Management LLC (GLM) through its subsidiary Emerald Expositions for $335 million, subject to certain adjustments at closing. In June, the company's private equity fund, Onex Partners...
Marketing Dec 27, 2013 Jeff Miller
Couture Jewelry
Couture Announces Design Award Winners for 2013
Finalists and winners of this year’s Couture Design Awards were announced to an enthusiastic crowd of nearly a thousand designers, retailers and editors in Las Vegas on June 2. Eleven categories of jewelry and four categories of watches were awarded,...
Marketing Jun 03, 2013 Rapaport News
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Madstone Debuts the Mythology Collection
Kerri Halpern, owner of Madstone, has always embraced her dark side: from an all-black uniform to living above a cemetery, she loves skulls, super heroes, cowboys and rock and roll. A self-described minimalist with a substantial...
Manufacturing Jun 03, 2013 Rapaport News
jewelry show
Onex Agrees to Buy Nielsen's Expo Business for $950M
Private equity firm Onex Corporation agreed to purchase Nielsen Expositions from its parent company, Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is the parent of JA New York, Special Delivery, the...
Marketing May 06, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Gebrüder Schaffrath Debuts Zoom, Cielo Tri-Set Diamond Collections
Gebrüder Schaffrath defines the ''soul of a piece of jewelry'' as the diamond. The Germany-based manufacturer debuted its Vendetta ''Cielo Tri-Set'' diamond collection, which incorporates a red corundum insert, at the Couture show in Las Vegas. The...
Manufacturing Jun 05, 2012 Rapaport News
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TW Steel Debuts Watch Collection at Couture
Dutch watchmaker TW Steel debuted its line of watches for the U.S. market at Couture show in Las Vegas. The company's chief executive, Jordy Cobelens, describes the collection and discusses how the line is being...
Watches Jun 05, 2012 Rapaport News
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