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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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Cleaning House for a New Generation

At Komara Jewelers in Canfield, Ohio, Wilkerson handled all the aspects of its retirement sale just as owner Bob Komara’s children took over day-to-day operations of the business. They’d used other companies before, says Brianna Komara-Pridon, but they didn’t compare. “If we had used Wilkerson then, it would have been so much better.”

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Personalized Display Tray, A Glamorous Tea Strainer and More Jewelry Pro Gear for March

Stephen Webster’s new tea strainer is a must-have.

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A Display for Today

You can fill your store with the most beautiful jewelry in the world, but your customers will have a hard time falling in love with it if it’s not displayed properly. This chic, minimalist display would flatter any number of styles.

$42

uniqdisplay.com

The Prettiest Planter

This Modern Mud Planter isn’t shaped precisely like a gemstone, but something about its unusual beauty calls to mind the treasures of the earth. If you don’t have a green thumb, this vessel would also make a gorgeous catchall.

$92

modernmudstudio.com

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Wood You Hold My Jewelry?

This unforgettable ring box from The Family Joolz is lined in velvet and lovingly handcrafted from a genuine wood burl. Burls like this one occur naturally and cannot be forced; this design is as unique as it gets.

$139.99

thefamilyjoolz.com

Terrific Tray

This lovely marble tray by Wanderweg comes in walnut, oak, or maple and can be personalized with either the name of a special customer or maybe the name of your store? Beautiful for displays or gifts!

$11

etsy.com/shop/wanderweg

Tea Time

We’re swooning over this glamorous tea strainer from jeweler Stephen Webster’s new homewares collection! Sure, it’s over the top … but aren’t we all a little extra sometimes?

$95

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Concrete Diamonds, Custom Ring Dishes and More Jewelry Pro Gear for February

These items add more jewelry flair to your store.

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Timeless Tray

You’ve gotta put your store’s rings in something — why not make it something artisanal? This ring tray by Gifted Shop Works is handmade and features beautiful weathered wood with a textured burlap or linen ring roll insert. Instagram-worthy.

$23.95

giftedshopworks.etsy.com

Pretty Personal

Any ring dish can have a pretty scene on it, but what if the pretty scene was of your storefront or town? With the custom landscape ring dish from The Painted Press, your customers can keep their trinkets on any landscape they (or you) choose!

$35

etsy.com/shop/ThePaintedPress

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Industrial Elegance

This gorgeous glass box by Leosklo is perfect for any number of purposes: jazzy jewelry storage, elegant cutter consolidation, or a rockin’ business card repository. You can even leave the box empty: it’s so gorgeous, you’ll still be glad it’s there.

$69

leosklo.etsy.com

Rockin’ Rocks

These concrete diamonds by Craft Monkees would be great in a window display, around the office, or even in a jewelry showcase. An edgy take on the classic shape we all know and love.

$48 for three medium diamonds

etsy.com/shop/CraftMonkees

Paula in Print

The new book, The Art Of The Jewel, is a triumphant tribute to the jewelry art of legendary color queen Paula Crevoshay. A glorious 232-page celebration of beauty, art, and nature sure to delight any jewelry lover.

$69.99

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Tucson, Product Debuts and More February News

Find out what Watchbox has for you.

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Opening the Box

WatchBox has announced the launch of its Authorized Dealer network. Partners will offer clients comprehensive services and consultation for watch trading and buying, as well as access to WatchBox’s global inventory of certified pre-owned watches.

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Opportunities Galore

The New York GIA Career Fair is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at the Javitz Center in New York City. This is conveniently held in conjunction with the JA New York Show and shortly before the MJSA Expo (March 10-12).

gia.edu/career-fair

Casting Company Catalog

Adwar Casting Company Ltd. has announced the release of a new 500-page hard cover catalog. This new volume includes over 11,000 Adwar styles in both 14K and 18K gold in white, yellow and pink, as well as platinum.

adwar.com

Tag Along

Jewelry Tag Solutions has debuted an innovative line of tamper-proof rat-tail labels. Available in a wide range of size configurations, the labels are ultrasonic-safe and designed to fracture once removed, eliminating the opportunity for consumers to reapply the tag and return a piece after wearing it.

jewelrytagsolutions.com

Tucson Turns It Up

JCK Tucson, to be held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa from Feb. 6-9, has added several new education and networking opportunities, including a Women’s Jewelry Association Pavilion and the American Gem Society (AGS) Board Meeting.

jcktucson2019.com

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