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Ania Haie Opens US Showroom

It will be located in Dallas Market Center.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Ania Haie announces the opening of its US-based office. The new showroom will be located in one of the industry’s premier venues, Dallas Market Center, and will be home to all US and Canada sales, customer service and shipping operations.

“We are fast-tracking the opening of the showroom – scheduled for March 15, 2019 – to better serve all our new clients in North America. This will also coordinate with our targeted US marketing campaign that kicks off in March as well,” says Alisa Bunger, US director of sales.

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Bunger continues, “We’ve experienced tremendous growth since we launched in early 2018, necessitating a US office location that can more quickly respond to the Ania Haie retailer portfolio. Ania Haie has been the number one brand seller for many of our retail partners which is fantastic news. Shop-in-shops and expanded showcase footprints are common conversations with those customers. Coordinating sales and distribution from the US will provide even better services that will help the retailers continue their success.”

“Ania Haie is a hot selling brand which is why we’re excited to be adding a shop-in-shop! They’ve been a great brand partner and our customers are loving how the designs keep up with fashion’s ever-changing trends,” says Sheila Olesky with A Silver Breeze in New York.

Norman Braverman, owner of Angel Haven in Connecticut, says, “We are one of the lucky shops to pick up Ania Haie in the US in its very early stages. Our customers of all ages are attracted to the collection. The turns are amazing. Reorders are steady and shipments arrive quickly. No doubt a winning collection. I’m tickled we’re in on the ground floor of a line that will only continue to grow.”

Retailers will be able to see Ania Haie on display weekdays at the new showroom, Dallas Market Center #7537, when it opens in March. Outside of Dallas, TX, Ania Haie will be exhibiting at the JCK Las Vegas show, Bridge section, Booth 19130. Brand inquiries can be directed to sales@aniahaie.com or 866.256.6151.

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GSI Announces EIAC Accreditation

It’s valid in all UAE.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Gemological Science International (GSI) a leading laboratory of America announced its EIAC accreditation. The accreditation is valid not only in Dubai where the GSI laboratory is located but in all seven United Arab Emirates.

GSI is the first and the only international gemological laboratory to achieve this accreditation in UAE. This accreditation upholds GSI’s commitment to professional integrity, transparency, and forward-looking processes and procedures.

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Parcel Pro Launches Partnership with MJSA

This provides MJSA Premier-level members with exclusive rates for insured transportation.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Parcel Pro, a UPS Capital company, announced a partnership with Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) that provides MJSA Premier Members access to innovative technology and insured shipping at a time when the industry is experiencing rapid e-commerce growth.

Online sales of luxury goods continue to flourish with growth of 24% in 20171. According to the 2018 Luxury E-commerce Report, six out of 10 of the fastest growing luxury websites surveyed were jewelry and watch companies. Jewelry represented 13.4% of the 130 companies’ online sales.

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Additionally, consumers continue to express an interest in custom-designed jewelry. In fact, custom now represents 40% of the $10 billion bridal market2. With jewelers selling more online goods, the need for reliable, insured transportation is crucial to meeting customer demand.

“E-commerce retail revenue is expected to top $4.88 trillion by 20213, so it is no surprise we are seeing more luxury goods shipments,” said Parcel Pro President Manuel Valdez. “Our solutions and capabilities will help MJSA members meet the growing needs of their customers whether they’re shipping $1 million or $500 million in goods a year.”

“Our members require safe, secure shipping options—particularly given the high value of jewelry shipments—and MJSA is excited to be partnering with Parcel Pro to meet that need,” said David W. Cochran, MJSA president/CEO. “Parcel Pro’s international reach their tools to reduce risk, and their commitment to customer service have earned them a world-class reputation.”

Parcel Pro offers:

  • Secure pickup and delivery in key jewelry markets including New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.
  • Proactive package monitoring and carrier communications to minimize delivery delays and risks.
  • Myriad technology resources, including web tools for shipping, tracking, APIs, a mobile app, and integration with a Magento store.
  • Loss and damage protection for commercial shipments valued up to $150,000 in the U.S. and $100,000 to select countries and territories.

Parcel Pro makes it less risky to transport high-value goods. The company’s risk management and shipping procedures have been proven to reduce losses.

By endorsing Parcel Pro, MJSA provides Premier-level members with exclusive rates for insured transportation. “All of those members rely on us to provide the support and resources needed to help them to grow and to run their businesses efficiently and profitably,” said Cochran.

Parcel Pro is part of the MJSA Member Protection Package, a portfolio of leading business providers offering a spectrum of best-in-class services.

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Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider Wins 40th Spectrum Award

His philosophy of jewelry is to create designs as wearable art.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Mark Schneider, American award-winning fine jewelry designer, recently returned from the Spectrum Awards Gala at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show where he was awarded his 40th AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) Spectrum Award for 2nd Place in the Men’s Wear division.

Each year a panel of experts at AGTA honors designers based upon the merits of their innovative designs. Having won 40 Spectrum Awards in divisions such as Men’s Wear, Business Day Wear, Bridal Wear, and Objects of Art, Schneider is one of the most recognized American designers of our time. He has had many of his pieces on display in museums throughout the country.

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Best known for his contemporary engagement rings, unique colored gemstone jewelry, and custom jewelry designs, his jewelry creations are known for their simplicity and clean, fluid lines. Schneider’s philosophy of jewelry is to create designs as wearable art. His out of the box thinking and skilled craftsmanship makes him a highly sought-after custom jewelry designer. Schneider’s designs are handcrafted on-site in his design studio in Long Beach, California.

From his bold color pieces to his unique bridal designs, Schneider pushes the conventional ideas of jewelry design and constantly strives to challenge himself in creating unique jewelry and designing with his customers in mind. His distinct perspective on jewelry making has earned him some of the most coveted design awards and honors within the jewelry industry. View his designs on his website at www.MarkSchneiderDesign.com.

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