JUST IN CASE

Hasenfeld-Stein has created a new showcase display for retailers offering its FireCushion and FireMark diamonds. Retailer feedback at the 2016 LUXURY show led to the addition of magnetic elements that make daily setup and storage of the display a breeze. hasenfeld-stein.com


 

CONTEST WITH A KAY

Scott Kay and the Fashion Institute of Technology are partnering to launch a contest open to second-year jewelry design students. The challenge is to design a set of bridal jewelry that includes three pieces from a set of four — ring, bracelet, necklace and/or earrings. Entrants must develop and present drawings, measurement details, materials and color options using the brand’s original design codes. The winner will receive $3,000, a trip to Las Vegas for the JCK/LUXURY shows and the chance to negotiate a separate agreement with Scott Kay to produce and sell the winner’s design.  scottkay.com


NOW, EVEN MORE NEW

The JA New York Show's New Designer Gallery will be expanded to both the spring and summer JA New York shows. Now in its 40th year, the New Designer Gallery is a venue for the best and brightest new designers who have never before exhibited in a fine jewelry show. ja-newyork.com


TRACKED MELEE

Stuller is partnering with Dominion Diamond to become the first supplier to bring CanadaMark melee diamonds to the U.S. market. Stuller has always offered melee diamonds, but with the introduction of the certified CanadaMark melee, customers will now have the option to choose ethically sourced melee diamonds that have been tracked from mining to polishing. stuller.com/ canadiandiamondsinfo


MEET YOUR MENTOR

The American Gem Society has announced the launch of a mentoring program, an extension of its Young Titleholders program. The program matches prospective mentees with mentors who have the appropriate experience to foster younger members’ growth and confidence. The program gives new members a way to increase their professional networks and work toward achieving their career goals. americangemsociety.org


NOT A TRADE SHOW

Metal & Smith, the one-day wholesale jewelry buying event that brands itself the “#NotATradeShow,” will be holding its second event on Jan. 9 in New York City. The curated event of 50 brands seeks to bring luxury and intimacy to the typical trade show experience. The first event was held in September and featured brands such as Margery Hirschey, Anabel Higgins and Kataoka. metalandsmith.com


This article originally appeared in the December 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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