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Dec. 11 Is Deadline to File Proofs of Claim Against Firestar and Affiliates

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered the order.

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[The following is a claims bar date notice related to the bankruptcy case of Firestar Diamond Inc. and certain of its affiliates.] 

JENNER & BLOCK LLP
Marc Hankin
Carl Wedoff
919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 891-1600

Angela Allen (admitted pro hac vice)
353 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 222-9350
Counsel for the Chapter 11 Trustee

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

In re:

FIRESTAR DIAMOND, INC., et al.,

Debtors.

Chapter 11

No. 18-10509 (SHL)
(Jointly Administered)

NOTICE OF DEADLINE FOR FILING OF PROOFS OF CLAIM: ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 11, 2018

TO: ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES WITH CLAIMS AGAINST FIRESTAR DIAMOND, INC., OLD AJ, INC. (f/k/a A. JAFFE, INC.), OR FANTASY, INC.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has entered an Order establishing December 11, 2018 (the “Bar Date”) as the last date for each person or entity (including individuals, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, trusts, and governmental units) to file a proof of claim against any of the above-captioned debtors (the “Debtors”).

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The Bar Date and the procedures set forth below for filing proofs of claim apply to all claims against the Debtors that arose before February 26, 2018 (the “Filing Date”), the date on which the Debtors commenced these cases under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, except for claims listed in Section 4 below that are specifically excluded from the Bar Date filing requirement.

1. WHO MUST FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM

You MUST file a proof of claim to vote on a chapter 11 plan or to share in distributions from the Debtors’ bankruptcy estates if you assert a claim that arose before the Filing Date, and the claim is not one of the types of claim described in Section 4 below. The Bar Date applies to a claim based on an act or omission of a Debtor that occurred before the Filing Date, even if the claim is not now fixed, liquidated, or certain or did not mature or become fixed, liquidated, or certain before the Filing Date. Claims under Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code must also be filed by the Bar Date.
Under Section 101(5) of the Bankruptcy Code and as used in this Notice, the word “claim” means: (a) a right to payment, whether or not such right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured; or (b) a right to an equitable remedy for breach of performance if such breach gives rise to a right to payment, whether or not such right to an equitable remedy is reduced to judgment, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, secured, or unsecured.

2. WHAT TO FILE

Your filed proof of claim must conform substantially to Official Form No. 410; a case- specific proof of claim form accompanies this notice. The Trustee is enclosing a proof of claim form for use in these cases; if your claim has been scheduled by the Debtors, the form also sets forth the amount of your claim as scheduled, the specific Debtor against which the claim is scheduled, and whether the claim is scheduled as disputed, contingent, or unliquidated. You will receive a different proof of claim form for each claim scheduled in your name by the Debtors. You may utilize the proof of claim form(s) provided by the Trustee to file your claim. Additional proofs of claim forms may be obtained at www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms.

All proof of claim forms must be signed by the claimant or, if the claimant is not an individual, by an authorized agent of the claimant. It must be written in English and be denominated in United States currency. You should attach to your completed proof of claim any documents on which the claim is based (if voluminous, attach a summary) or an explanation as to why the documents are not available.

Your proof of claim form must not contain complete social security numbers or taxpayer identification numbers (only the last four digits), a complete birth date (only the year), the name of a minor (only the minor’s initials), or a financial institution account number (only the last four digits of such financial institution account).
Any holder of a claim against more than one Debtor must file a separate proof of claim with respect to each such Debtor and must identify on the proof of claim the specific Debtor against which the claim is asserted and the case number of that Debtor’s bankruptcy case. A list of the names of the Debtors and their case numbers is set forth in the footnote to the case caption above.

3. WHEN AND WHERE TO FILE

A proof of claim may be filed by sending it by U.S. mail, overnight delivery, or hand delivery to the following address:

Firestar Diamond, Inc. Claims Processing
c/o Omni Management Group
5955 De Soto Ave., Suite 100
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

or by hand delivery to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, Room 534, New York, NY 10004. A proof of claim is deemed filed only when received at one of the addresses listed above or filed with the Court electronically on the PACER system. A proof of claim may not be delivered by facsimile, telecopy, or electronic mail transmission.

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4. CLAIMS FOR WHICH A PROOF OF CLAIM NEED NOT BE FILED

You do not need to file a proof of claim on behalf of a claim on or before the Bar Date if the claim falls into one or more of the following categories:

(a) Any claim that has already been asserted in a proof of claim filed with the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in a form substantially similar to Official Bankruptcy Form No. 410 (unless you wish to assert the claim against a Debtor not mentioned in the prior proof of claim, in which case an additional proof of claim must be filed);

(b) Any claim that is listed on the Schedules filed by the Debtors provided that (i) the claim is not scheduled as “disputed,” “contingent,” or “unliquidated;” (ii) the claimant does not disagree with the amount, nature, and priority of the claim as set forth in the Schedules; and (iii) the claimant does not dispute that the claim is an obligation only of the specific Debtor against which the claim is listed in the Schedules;

(c) Any claim that previously been allowed by Order of the Court;

(d) Any claim that has been paid in full by any of the Debtors;

(e) Any claim for which a different deadline has previously been fixed by this Court;

(f) Any claim by one Debtor against another Debtor; and

(g) Any claim allowable under § 503(b) and § 507(a) (2) of the Bankruptcy Code as an expense of administration of the Debtor’s estates.

(h) Any claim of a current employee of the Debtors, but only to the extent that such claim is solely for reimbursement of ordinary course business expenses or outstanding wages, base salary, commissions, benefits, bonuses, or other ordinary course compensation; but any employee of a Debtor who wishes to assert a claim against a Debtor that is not based solely on reimbursement of ordinary course business expenses or outstanding wages, base salary, commissions, benefits, bonuses, or other ordinary course compensation must file a proof of claim for such claim on or before the General Bar Date.

(i) The Debtors’ pre-petition lenders (Israel Discount Bank of New York and HSBC Bank USA, National Association).

If you are a holder of an equity interest in the Debtors, you need not file a proof of interest with respect to the ownership of such equity interest at this time. However, if you assert a claim against a Debtor, including a claim relating to such equity interest or the purchase or sale of such interest, a proof of such claim must be filed on or before the Bar Date pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Notice.

This Notice is being sent to many persons and entities that have had some relationship with or have done business with the Debtors but might not have an unpaid claim against the Debtors. The fact that you have received this Notice does not mean that you have a claim or that the Debtors, the Trustee, or the Court believe that you have a claim against the Debtors.

5. EXECUTORY CONTRACTS AND UNEXPIRED LEASES

If you have a claim arising out of the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease as to which the order authorizing such rejection is dated on or before October 5, 2018, the date of entry of the Bar Order, you must file a proof of claim by the Bar Date. Any person or entity that has a claim arising from the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease, as to which the order is dated after the date of entry of the Bar Order, you must file a proof of claim with respect to such claim so as to be received by the date fixed by the Court in the applicable order authorizing rejection of such contract or lease.

6. CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM BY THE BAR DATE ANY HOLDER OF A CLAIM THAT IS NOT EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ORDER, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 4 ABOVE, AND THAT FAILS TO TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM IN THE APPROPRIATE FORM SHALL NOT BE TREATED AS A CREDITOR WITH RESPECT TO SUCH CLAIM FOR THE PURPOSES OF VOTING ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION FILED IN THESE CASES OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY DISTRIBUTION IN THE DEBTORS’ CASES ON ACCOUNT OF SUCH CLAIM.

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7. THE DEBTORS’ SCHEDULES AND ACCESS THERETO

You may be listed as the holder of a claim against one or more of the Debtors in the Debtors’ Schedules of Assets and Liabilities and/or Schedules of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (collectively, the “Schedules”). To determine if and how you are listed on the Schedules, please refer to the descriptions set forth on the enclosed proof of claim forms regarding the nature, amount, and status of your claim(s). If you received post-petition payments from the Debtors (as authorized by the Court) on account of your claim, the enclosed proof of claim form will reflect the net amount of your claims. If the Trustee believes that you might hold a claim against more than one Debtor, you should receive multiple proof of claim forms, each of which should reflect the nature and amount of your claim against one Debtor as listed in the Schedules.
If you rely on the Debtors’ Schedules, it is your responsibility to determine that the claim is accurately listed in the Schedules. However, you may rely on the enclosed form, which lists your claim as scheduled, identifies the Debtor against which it is scheduled, and specifies whether the claim is disputed, contingent, or unliquidated.
As set forth above, if you accept the nature, amount, and status of your claim as listed in the Schedules, and if you accept that your claim is only against the Debtor specified in the Schedules, and if your claim is not described as “disputed,” “contingent,” or “unliquidated,” you need not file a proof of claim. Otherwise, or if you decide to file a proof of claim, you must do so before the Bar Date in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Notice.

Copies of the Debtors’ Schedules are available for inspection at www.omnimgt.com/firestardiamond. Copies of the Schedules may also be examined between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) at the Office of the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, One Bowling Green, Room 534, New York, New York 10004-1408. Copies of the Debtors’ Schedules may also be obtained by written request at the following address and telephone number: Omni Management Group, 5955 De Soto Ave., Suite 100 , Woodland Hills, CA 91367, (818) 906-8300.

A holder of a possible claim against the Debtors should consult an attorney regarding any matters not covered by this notice, such as whether the holder should file a proof of claim.

Dated: ___________________ BY ORDER OF THE COURT
New York, New York

JENNER & BLOCK LLP

By:/s/ Marc Hankin
Marc Hankin
Carl Wedoff
919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 891-1600
mhankin@jenner.com
cwedoff@jenner.com

Angela Allen (admitted pro hac vice)
353 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 222-9350
aallen@jenner.com
Counsel for the Chapter 11 Trustee

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Citizen Commercial Features Iconic ‘I’m Late’ Song From Alice In Wonderland — Watch the Video

It features the famous White Rabbit along with several hidden references to the classic film.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Along with the unveiling of Citizen’s newly branded in-park clocks at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort as well as its Mickey Mouse timepiece launch, Citizen continues to emphasize time with the song choice for its first-ever commercial.

Paying homage to the Disney classic Alice in Wonderland, the commercial features a reworking of the iconic song “I’m Late” as sung by the White Rabbit.

The global television spot, the first in the brand’s alliance with Disney, features the famous White Rabbit along with several hidden references to the classic film. Brought to life by creative production partner Townhouse, the classic fairytale is reimagined into a modern wonderland with a combination of live action and CGI featuring Alice, the infamous Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and more.



The story opens with playful bunnies rushing a street lined with daisies. One of them is the White Rabbit in a race against time, but in today’s world. In the first scene, he’s late to a meeting with Alice and the Mad Hatter, both of whom are wearing their Citizen timepieces. In the second scenario, the White Rabbit is late to a showing of “Queen of Hearts” at the Kings Theatre. A modern-day Cheshire Cat checks his Citizen timepiece as he enters the theater on time, only to shut the door closed as the White Rabbit runs to enter, but is too late. Throughout the commercial, those around the White Rabbit, like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, are struck by his rushed persona, while the White Rabbit continues on his quest to be on time.

The commercial can be seen globally in two 15-second versions and two 30-second versions starting this fall and will air on select television networks, including ABC and FOX, as well as on Roku and in cinema with Screenvision.

Each year, Citizen will continue to celebrate its alliance with Disney by using an iconic Disney tune for advertising.

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Tiasuwan Receives JNA Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s one of the highest honors in the international jewelry and gemstone industry.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Mr. Prida Tiasuwan, Board chairman of Pranda Jewelry Public Company Limited received one of the highest honors in the international jewelry and gemstone industry this year – the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the JNA Awards organized by UBM Asia.

This award is considered the highest honor for individuals who contributed to the advancement of the jewelry industry by promoting the best business practices, leadership excellence and innovation. Mr. Prida is also known for nurturing new generations of artists who are preserving Thailand’s time-honored jewelry-making traditions. The event was held on September 17, 2018 at the Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair.

“I am truly honored and grateful to receive this international accolade from the JNA Awards. This industry has given me so much happiness in my life. I and top leaders around me have trained and developed thousands of people into becoming fine craftsmen, and I am extremely delighted to say that they are proud to create beautiful and exquisite jewelry pieces.  I feel that God has given us the duty to fulfill the needs of those who wish to celebrate meaningful occasions by offering special and unique jewelry to their loved ones. We have accomplished this task – and more – since we ensure that all our products are and will be produced in a socially responsible way,” Mr. Prida shared.

“I’m honored and I’m feeling happy to receive this award. Then I start to reflect after that moment onward and I realized that is this really the most important point?
Our industry has never really been admired properly. We had served the world or at least half of the world to make them happy, to make them feel confident. We use our two hands to cut to beautify the stones that nobody wants into a most beautiful thing and we do it with happiness.

I was very happy because every time when I look at my workers, I look at them like precious things. When I look at their faces, they are so happy to do what they are doing, but they never really been recognized properly. And now I feel that I am the extension of them to get something that they can feel proud of. Thanks JNA for lifting the spirit of the gems and jewelry industry and lifting the spirit of workers who has produced the thing that they love for the people that love beautiful things.” Mr. Prida said while receiving the award.

Mr. Prida known as one of Thailand’s visionary business leaders, is credited for transforming PRANDA Group into one of the world’s top jewelry manufacturers and exporters, and the Southeast Asian country’s flagship jewelry brand. Under Prida’s leadership, PRANDA mastered the mass-production of fine-quality jewellery, a feat which used to be the exclusive domain of highly skilled goldsmiths. This high-profile industry pioneer also champions Thailand-made jewellery globally, encouraging other home-grown manufacturers to explore and capture international markets.

Mr. Prida has devoted himself to the industry for more than four decades. He currently serves as vice president of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association, director of the Subcommittee on Marketing at The Gem & Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) and director of The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). He is also a member (5th Class) of The Most Noble Order of The Crown of Thailand for his outstanding service to the Kingdom of Thailand.


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Harry Kotlar Celebrates Grand Boutique Opening at Tiny Jewel Box and 70th Year Anniversary

Both Harry Kotlar and Tiny Jewel Box have decades-long histories.

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WASHINGTON – One of the world’s top jewelry design houses, Harry Kotlar, celebrated its 70th anniversary and the opening of its new boutique at Tiny Jewelry Box in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 8. 

“Both Harry Kotlar and Tiny Jewel Box have decades-long histories,” says David Wiener, Harry Kotlar’s president and head designer. “The opening of the Harry Kotlar boutique inside Tiny Jewel Box represents a confluence of those two histories. It’s also a tangible proof of our shared commitment to excellence and luxury.”

The focus of the event was the anniversary collection, which gathered seven key pieces — one for each decade of the brand’s existence. Each piece references popular design hallmarks of the time, but are nonetheless timeless.

Guests of the event, which included Kotlar collectors, jewelry enthusiasts, influencers and editors, witnessed the unveiling of the anniversary collection. Each of the pieces were curated and presented in museum-like vignettes with a unique Museum Audio Guide. Eighteen of Harry Kotlar’s collections were also presented in a museum-like environment. Guests also had an opportunity to create their own Harry Kotlar pieces with a Harry Kotlar Illustrator onsite. 

Viewed as a whole, the collections told the story of Harry Kotlar’s dedication to jewelry-making.

Now, About that Surprise Gold Kotlar Locket…

There was actually an eighth piece in the collection, and it caused quite a stir among attendees.

That piece was a golden locket, made in the image of Harry Kotlar’s personal golden pocket watch. During World War II, Harry used his own watch as an exchange to guarantee safe passage for his family. That sacrifice paved the way for his family’s bright future — and the future of the brand.

The locket was crafted with tthe high craftsmanship given to all pieces in the anniversary collection. At the center of the locket was a opal from Helen Kotlar’s personal collection. The front of the locket is adorned with a special Lily Artisan Pavé, a tribute to Harry’s wife Helen, who adored flowers. Re-envisioning Harry’s pocket watch as a locket allows its bearer to insert their own mementos and photographs, in effect making them become a part of the jewelry design house’s decades-long history.

An Exceptional Book & Film for An Exceptional History

Each of these pieces were featured within the pages of an exclusive coffee table book and fashion film, which was also released at the boutique opening. The book and two-minute film give the audience a first-hand look into the evolution of Harry Kotlar’s design philosophy and dedication to the craft.

Each chapter shows Harry Kotlar’s evolution of design and the inspiration behind each anniversary piece. One of the key fashion inspirations? The little black dress, which has proven to be a common element through all the decades.

“The little black dress, much like our jewelry, has also evolved through the years and remained classic and sophisticated — which is why I decided to dress the model in versions of the dress that epitomizes each decade,” says Czarah Cabrera, brand & creative director for Harry Kotlar. “Combining fine jewelry with fashion was intentional; most contemporary jewelry compositions look cold and impersonal. By adding a fashion element that visually tells a story — specifically, the evolution of the little black dress — we give the photographs and the film a keen sense of humanity while maintaining their timelessness, poetry and iconic status.”

The result is a book and film designed to serve as a tribute to the Harry Kotlar legacy. All the attendees took home one of these remarkable books for them to keep.

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