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Time to Wind

Orbita, the world’s largest purveyor of luxury watchwinders, has partnered with Gerstner & Sons, a maker of fine wooden tool chests, to create exquisite new watch winders for the discerning timepiece enthusiast. Available in several sizes and woods.

$2,495

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Master Metal

Metal Jewelry Workshop, by experienced metalsmith Helen Driggs, is a fantastic option for aspiring creators. The book features eight practice exercises and twelve beautiful projects with easy to follow instructions and step-by-step photos.

$17.99

foxchapelpublishing.com
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Heart’s Desire

These octagonal ring boxes by Voeu Du Coeur are an irresistibly geometric new take on the velvet ring box! They’re sweet as candy and available in a rainbow of colors and styles, as well as larger versions for use as display trays.

$77

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it’s a Snap

Gabby Shapiro was only 17 when she invented the innovative Oh Snap! earring back. This brilliant little product uses silicone cubes and magnets to revamp the traditional earring back in a way that keeps earring pairs together, on and off the ear.

$5

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I Need a Hero

Your Ring Hero is saving the day with their new solution to the age-old question: how do you keep your rings safe? This clever zippered wristband keeps your jewels on hand and your fingers free. Wholesale pricing available.

$19.99

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Lifestyle Photography, Effective Sales Training and More Service News This Month

Plus solutions to preventing and/or reducing property damage and business interruption loss.

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Pearl Publicity

The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has released new lifestyle photography and videos for its membership to use on signage, blog posts, websites, postcards, and more — all carefully styled to show the beauty of pearls worn in a modern, on-trend context. cpaa.org

Train with Chris

Christopher Designs has launched an interactive online training program for sales associates that provides cutting edge insight into today’s bridal customer and sales theory — and offers a commission incentive for sales made after passing the training. christopherdesigns.com

Better Gold

Non-profit organization Mercury Free Mining (MFM) is coordinating scientific testing of the efficient and potentially safer GOLDROP gold separation process with the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Ghana. To learn more or support the endeavor, visit MFM’s website. mercuryfreemining.org

Mutual Protection

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group recently created an alliance with Hartford Steam Boiler to offer additional technology solutions to Jewelers Mutual commercial policyholders with the goal of preventing and/or reducing property damage and business interruption loss from water and frozen pipes. jewelersmutual.com

NAJA Know-How

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) released an updated online Appraisal Studies course. Available to NAJA members and nonmembers, it offers a range of individual lessons, interactive sessions, and supplemental videos. najaappraisers.com

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Jewelry Pro Gear

From Gold-Leaf Truffles to Locking Earring Backs, Here Is the Latest Gear for Jewelry Pros

And don’t miss this DIY jewelry book … a nice gift for aspiring jewelers.

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Gilded Goodies

These oh-so-tempting opera cake truffles by legendary pastry chef Melanie Moss are topped with actual gold leaf! Such décor makes these decadent darlings almost too beautiful to eat — almost.

$35

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Keeping It 100

The Gemlogis VISTA Natural Diamond Segregator uses proprietary UV reflection technology to identify lab-grown diamonds, even in closed-back mountings. This remarkable tool achieved a 100 percent lab-grown diamond referral rate when tested by Project ASSURE.

$599

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Penspiration

These brightly colored pens from Sweetwater Décor are a joy to behold. Their boldly color-blocked bodies bear inspirational messages for those days when you need a little something extra from your writing utensil.

$14.99

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DIY Treasure Trove

The recently released Making Wow Jewelry: Techniques And Projects For Making A Statement, by jewelry artist Gay Isber, is a fantastic recommendation for crafting enthusiasts who are dreaming of learning how to make their own pretties at home.

$19.99

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Pop and Lock

These clever Locking Earring Backs from Connoisseurs are the perfect little item to have on hand to recommend to your customers who are worried about earring security. Hypo-allergenic and available in both silver and gold.

$19.95

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From Bees and Elephants to Confetti-Themed Jewelry, Here Are the Latest Collections

Plus a Greek interpretation on the classic triangle motif.

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Three-Sided Delight

Greek designer Anastazio Kotsopoulos’ latest collection, Amazing Triangles, is a spectacular combination of classical Greek aesthetics and irresistibly subtle modern sophistication. The triangle motif is an homage to
creativity, harmony, manifestation, integration and change.

anastazio-jewellery.com

$780

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14K rose gold earrings with rutilated quartz (34.00 TCW).

Rocking Rutile

Sustainability enthusiast and passionately ethical metalsmith Niki Grandics of EnJI Studio Jewelry has a penchant for interesting stones. Her work with large, gorgeously cut rutilated quartz in recycled gold is striking and unique. These are true showpieces any collector will be eager to appreciate.

enjistudiojewelry.com

$2,105

Sterling silver, brass, and pyrite pendant.

Bee Charmed

The delightful Bee Saved collection from Waxing Poetic is dedicated to the conservation of two vital endangered species: honeybees and elephants. Bee Saved features bees and elephants as an irresistible motif through the collection, and a percentage of its proceeds go to conservation efforts.

waxingpoetic.com

$225

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18K rose-gold-plated sterling silver earrings with crystal.

Italian Elegance

TI SENTO-Milano offers iconic Italian style translated into fresh, chic pieces that any fashion-forward customer will be eager to acquire. The brand’s latest collection, Under the Mediterranean Sun, offers a variety of timeless, memorable designs sure to make any wearer shine.

tisento-milano.com

$109

14K yellow gold earrings with moonstone and diamonds.

A Portable Party

Loriann Jewelry’s new Confetti collection is aptly named, with iridescent moonstones and tiny sparkling diamonds arrayed in joyful, exuberant shapes. With neutral colorways and a celebratory vibe, these designs are the perfect way for your customers to add a little extra joy to their everyday lives.

loriannjewelry.com

$3,100

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