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Allison Kaufman Fine Jewelry Joins GemFind’s JewelCloud

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Newport Beach, CA — GemFind, a technology provider to the jewelry industry, is welcoming Allison Kaufman as the newest vendor to add their collections to the social product network.

With JewelCloud, Allison Kaufman can reach their retailers and feed products straight to retail websites, and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers.

You may now request Allison Kaufman’s inventory on JewelCloud, a lineup of tools including Diamond Link, Ring Builder, Stud Builder, Pendant Builder and various Facebook APPs.

Visit gemfind.com for more information on JewelCloud and allisonkaufman.com for more information about Allison Kaufman.

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R&B Legends The O’jays to Headline 2019 24 Karat Club Banquet

They are led by Levert and Williams, the original lead singers.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Twenty-Four Karat Club of the City of New York announces that R&B and pop music legends The O’Jays will perform at the 117th Grand Banquet, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening’s entertainment is being sponsored by Bulova Timepieces, a Citizen Watch America brand.

The O’Jays got their start in 1963 when Walter Williams and Eddie Levert formed a band with William Powell, Bobby Massey, and Bill Isles. Over the years, several band members have changed, but Levert and Williams, the original lead singers, continue to front the group, renowned for such chart-topping hits as “Backstabbers,” “Love Train,” “I Love Music,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” The O’Jays were the first black vocal group to perform in arenas throughout America during the 1970s and 1980s.

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The O’Jays are a particularly appropriate choice for the Twenty-Four Karat Club, which deeply values friendship and tradition. Levert and Williams have been friends and partners for over 65 years, since childhood. “We still appreciate our friendship, dedication to each other and the group, and our love for good music,” says Williams.

“The evening promises to be spectacular,” says Club Banquet chair Myriam Gumuchian. “In response to members’ feedback, we’re hosting both the pre- and post-party in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, which is right outside the ballroom at the Hilton.” There also will be a lounge area nearby for guests to mingle as well.

Following the dinner and the O’Jays performance, the Club will host its annual after-party Bash, featuring high-energy dance music, open bar and, back by popular demand, the chocolate fountain. For those who prefer a slightly quieter environment after the dinner, a new “Sip ‘n Chill” bar and lounge will be set up in the West Promenade.

The Twenty-Four Karat Club Banquet is the industry’s premier and most prestigious black-tie event, with more than 1,000 guests in attendance each year. In 2015, the Club broke with its longstanding tradition of keeping the entertainment a secret until the evening of the Banquet. Club chairman Jeffrey Fischer says the decision to announce the entertainment in advance has been well received by both members and the industry at large.

The decision to announce the entertainment in advance went hand in hand with the biggest change for the Club in more than a century: moving its banquet from the storied Waldorf-Astoria—closed for a three-year renovation—to the Hilton last year. Members were understandably nervous about the change, but the move proved to be a huge success. Members and guests alike praised the Hilton’s layout, allowing for easier movement between the various rooms and suites where different cocktail receptions and after-dinner events take place.

Cocktails begin at 5:30; doors to the Banquet open at 7:00 p.m.

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New E-Commerce Pure Player Sparkle Cut Diamonds Launches, Promising the Most Sparkle at the Best Price

It pioneers new technology coupled with a direct-to-consumer e-commerce pure play.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SAN FRANCISCO — Meet Sparkle Cut Diamonds, a new diamond brand poised to disrupt the traditional diamond industry by offering consumers what they want above all else — a diamond with optimum sparkle. Pioneering new technology coupled with a direct-to-consumer e-commerce pure play, marks the launch of this new voice in the engagement ring and diamond jewelry category.

Launching in November 2018, Sparkle Cut Diamonds is the first brand of its kind in the diamond industry rooted in technology, value, transparency and a consumer-centric business model. The e-commerce platform will offer a highly customizable, service-oriented, buying experience for engagement rings and diamond jewelry, featuring an exclusive diamond cut called The Sparkle Cut. The brand promise: a superior diamond at an accessible price.

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Sparkle Cut Diamonds brings to market a proprietary precision technology typically used in the semiconductor and biotech industries. The exclusive diamond cutting technology yields diamonds with 50%-100% more sparkle when compared to those without it. Sparkle Cut Diamonds optimizes the inner light released within a diamond while ensuring zero impact on the structural integrity of the stone. This is accomplished by utilizing technology at the atomic level to re-direct beams of light, keeping it from escaping through the bottom of the diamond and redirecting it back up through the table, or top, where the light – or sparkle – meets the eye. These incredibly small, but impactful, nano-cuts are 1/50th the size of a human hair and are not visible even under high magnification. The properties of the diamond are not modified through the process, only the light performance is greatly enhanced – a brilliant outcome.

Leveraging multiple years of technical research + development and extensive consumer research, Sparkle Cut Diamonds is challenging the traditional standard in diamond value assessment [the four C’s] and introducing a new value assessment — the three S’s — rooted in attributes most important to consumers: Sparkle, Size and Shape. Traditionally, consumers have been conditioned that they should pay more for diamond attributes not detectable to the naked eye such as color and clarity; Sparkle Cut Diamonds prioritizes the attributes consumers care most about – sparkle and size – enabling them to offer much greater sparkle and more size for the price.

“The launch of Sparkle Cut Diamonds represents a paradigm shift in a very traditional industry,” stated Jo Lawson, chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer of Sparkle Cut Diamonds. Adding, “It’s an exciting time to bring a consumer-centric brand to market, offering a product and service that we know millennial consumers are going to love.” “Our goal from the onset was to give customers access to diamonds with more sparkle and more size for a great price. It’s as simple as that,” added Lawson.

Personalization is key to the Sparkle Cut Diamonds promise. SparkleCut.com will feature over 50 styles and 1,300 different ring and diamond jewelry combinations across size, setting and metal. Also first in the category – a consumer-centric service model – which ensures fully insured deliveries and a 40-day return policy, no questions asked. In addition, customers receive the exact diamond they view and purchase from the site, and all Sparkle Cut Diamonds have a lifetime warranty and are graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or International Gemological Institute (IGI).

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Rembrandt Charms Is Now an RJO Supplier

It is effective Nov. 19, 2018.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WILLIAMSVILLE, NY — Rembrandt Charms announces its acceptance into the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) as an approved Supplier, effective November 19, 2018.

“We are thrilled to join an organization committed to service, quality and integrity in the jewelry industry,” states Eric Lux, vice president, Rembrandt Charms. “Our membership into RJO positions Rembrandt Charms as the premier charm manufacturer of the group.”

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We look forward to meeting RJO members at up-coming trade-shows and exceeding our customer expectations during a market where the demand for our traditional charm bracelets continues to increase across the nation.

Rembrandt Charms Business Building Charm Program enables retail jewelers, like you, to save time, increase sales and develop new and loyal customers. Program benefits include retail locator listing, inventory-controlled displays with the best-selling charms by region, stock balancing, marketing support and much more. Just like watches or diamonds, you must show charms to sell them.

It’s not just about selling charms…. It’s about cultivating loyal customers by learning their stories and building relationships that will last for generations. Help your customers find the perfect charms, at their perfect price points, for every occasion.

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