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Nano-Prisms Are Secret Behind Fire Polish’s Sparkle, and More Products and Services

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Sparkling Success

All things being equal, most customers will choose the diamond with the most sparkle, especially when contemplating wedding and engagement jewelry. Fire Polish developed technology that exceeds the sparkle achieved by traditionally faceted stones. The company places thousands of nano-prisms — each far smaller than a human hair — along the pavilion of a diamond to release a spectrum of rainbow colored light. And now there’s a New York-based factory dedicated to creating a supply of those special diamonds, so that they’re an option for anyone. firepolishdiamonds.com


Stone Study

If you want to understand how to sell to clients, it’s a good idea to know the diamonds and jewelry that reflect their tastes. White PinE, whose services include purchasing diamonds, jewelry and watches from retailers, conducted America’s Diamond and Jewelry Ranking, a report that analyzes ownership across the country. It touches on data like the popularity of various diamond cuts in every state and the locations with the biggest diamonds (Texans go bigger than Virginians, but don’t top Alaskans). The report provides information that helps make smart buying decisions and cocktail party conversation. wpdiamonds.com


Millennial Maker

Matthew Ego’s family has included artisans for more than a century. He’s building on that legacy with his venture Guild+Facet, a fine jewelry manufacturing facility in New Jersey that caters to independent retailers. The 16,000-square-foot space provides real-time feeds that track pieces during production, diamond and gemstone services, three-day turn-around and immediately available products including bridal rings and diamond studs and solitaires. (201) 758-5368


The Studio System

Diamond importer and jewelry manufacturer Star Gems is now making only custom designs with the help of its app, Custom Studio. The app permits clients to make adjustments to details like the shape and size of center stones or metal selections on their mobile devices or desktop and will gradually add thousands of different designs to the subscription-based service. stargems.com


Happily Ever After

Bridal buying has gotten easier thanks to a partnership between Stuller’s Ever&Ever wedding and engagement jewelry program and its Red Box Diamond brand. With the purchase of the Ever&Ever Red Box Diamond, customers receive benefits that include the option of free laser inscription, special Ever&Ever packaging, yearlong complimentary insurance against loss, theft or damage, and individual grading with an accompanying report. The perks make it easier to feel ready for a long-term commitment. stuller.com

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Getting Stranded

Assouline has dedicated an entire volume to pearl necklaces. Written by jewelry historian Vivienne Becker, The Pearl Necklace investigates the symbolism, style and celebrity influencers that are associated with its story, and the lavishly illustrated volume provides inspiration aplenty for brides-to-be. assouline.com

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

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Gene the Jeweler Gets Kicked Out of the Studio

In the latest episode (#42) of Gene the Jeweler, Gene is going about his business, recording a new episode. But that doesn’t last long. Four-time NFL Pro Bowl leading rusher Ahman Green walks in, and Gene finds that his time in the studio is over — whether he likes it or not. (See more Gene the Jeweler episodes at instoremag.com/gene.)

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A Magnetic Ring Builder, An Innovative Ring Remover and More Jewelry Pro Gear for September

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Diamond Detective

Lab-grown diamonds are all the buzz in the industry right now. Do you have the technology you need to tell lab-grown stones from natural gems? The Dia Screen X could be exactly what you need.

$5,800

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I Do, with Neil

Jewelry industry legend Neil Lane’s first book, Style Your Wedding With Neil Lane, hits shelves in early October. The gorgeous volume offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration on all things wedding, from developing an aesthetic to putting together the reception of your dreams.

$40

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Instant Attraction

Stuller’s new Magnetic Ring Builder gives customers the opportunity to experience custom design for themselves, thanks to the 800-plus mix-and-match possibilities that this interactive display system offers.

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#Clutchgoals

Can you even with this super cute Annalee clutch from Don Lucas? This fine white Italian leather bag is adorned with a gorgeous amber stone pendant. Custom stone color and cluster combinations available.

$1,000

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To the Rescue

The RingRescue Ring Remover set from Gesswein was designed by a team of doctors and engineers with one goal: to remove stuck rings from swollen fingers without a blade. This innovative device is easy to use and protects both ring and finger! You’ll be your customers’ hero.

$299

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A 3-D Metal Printer, A Gem Popsocket and More Pro Gear for Jewelers

And don’t miss this fascinating Peruvian mineral specimen.

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Spa Day

The GEMORO combination ultrasonic and high-pressure steam cleaner for jewelry is a compact powerhouse that will keep your sparklies sparkling with its two-step cleaning process. It’s small but mighty.

$169.95

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Sweet Statement

This lovely little clay dish from The Painted Press features a hand-painted state of your choice on a white background rimmed with gold.

$20

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Blues Rock

If you want a truly unique décor item and talking point for your store, you can’t do better than an exquisite mineral specimen like this jaw-dropping quartz over chrysocolla from Peru.

$7,500

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Print It Out

Designer Christian Tse and 3-D printing pioneer Desktop Metal have joined forces to bring metal 3-D printing to the jewelry industry. The complete Formula 3D Studio System is available for lease or purchase.

$160,000

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Rockin’ Socket

A true bling aficionado might already have a sparkly phone case, but what about a Popsocket that looks like a giant gemstone? We’re betting some of you will order one of these babies before you get to the end of this sentence.

$15

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New Tucson Event and More Service News for July-August

See what else is new for July and August.

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Time to Care

For every charity watch sold, BERING Time donates $15 to Polar Bears International to support their Maternal Den Research Project. This ongoing fundraising effort recently led to a major donation of $28,624. beringtime.com

Tucson Selected

The Select Jewelry Show has announced the addition of a Tucson event next year! The Tucson Select Show will take place at the luxurious Westin La Paloma Resort on February 2-3, 2020. Mark your calendars now.
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Step Right Up

Podium, the leading interaction management platform for local businesses, has announced an innovative new tool. Teamchat, often described as “similar to Slack for local/offline businesses,” is a great new way for local businesses to facilitate centralized communication. podium.com

Struck by Lightning

John Ford has launched an exclusive Mine Provenance Portfolio of loose gem-quality Lightning Ridge black opals with a transparent chain of custody to the mine of origin in Lightning Ridge, Australia. lightningridgecollection.com

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