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PREMIER Summer 2019 and More Service News for August

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Italian Premiere

Emerald Exhibitions’ newest Las Vegas trade show — PREMIER — has announced that the Italian Exhibition Group will be joining them at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a significant pavilion showcasing Italian-made jewelry. PREMIER launches summer 2019. 

premiershow.com

Power Pros

Sy Kessler is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Kessler is a leading battery brand and Sony’s strategic partner for jewelry and watch batteries in the US and Canada. Sony batteries feature unequaled leak resistance and longer battery life, as well as many other benefits.

sykessler.com

Silver Soars

A study by the Silver Promotion Service has found that world demand for silver rose 2 percent in 2017, with a 12 percent rise in North America. The study found that 95 percent of silver jewelry sales were at price points below $500 and declared that silver is the ultimate female self-purchase item, particularly popular among 20-40 year old consumers.

silverinstitute.org

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Who Runs the World?

Kirk Kara’s family has been making bridal jewelry since 1890 and the company has just passed their reins to a new generation: daughters Angela Karaguezian Kassabian and Grace Karaguezian Terezian. Angela and Grace grew up in the industry and are proud to be helming Kirk Kara as a truly woman-led bridal brand.

kirkkara.com

In the Jewel Cloud

Centurion and its Centurion Freecom E-Commerce platform have joined forces with GEMFIND and its Jewelcloud E-Commerce platform to make more product images and related data from jewelry designers and manufacturers available to the retail jewelers using their systems. All Centurion exhibitor images and data on either platform will now be conveniently available on both platforms, subject to individual exhibitor approval.

gemfind.com

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Premier Peers, African School Campaign and More Service News for May

A trade show to help foster a sense of community…

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Premier Peers

Emerald Expositions’ new PREMIER Show, which will launch in Las Vegas this May, is already making its mark by fostering meet-ups across the country for participating designers. The goal is to not only have a great trade show, but also to help foster a sense of community. premiershow.com

African School Campaign

Gem Legacy, a nonprofit supporting gem mining communities, seeks $50,000 for the Arusha Gem Cutting School in Tanzania. Funds will be used to replace 30-year-old machines with new American-made Facetron machines, giving students the opportunity to learn the skills they need to find jobs. gemlegacy.org

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Future Perfect

When the time comes, will you be ready for retirement? The Edge Retail Academy’s Retirement Readiness Program is the perfect playbook for jewelry industry professionals who want to make sure they’re on track for the future. edgeretailacademy.com

Desert Select

The Select Jewelry Show has announced the launch of a Tucson show to take place on Feb. 2-3, 2020 at the Westin la Paloma Resort. The two-day event will host qualified buyers in an elegant yet fun and relaxed atmosphere. selectjewelryshow.com

Gems On Track

The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has launched GemTrack, a new service that links cut stones to the rough stones of their origins. GemTrack uses expert crystallographic, structural, chemical and microscopic analyses to allow for detailed and potentially unique characterization and fingerprinting of rough stones. ssef.ch/gemtrack

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Jewelry Pro Gear

From a Bracelet Fastener to an Elephant Ring Dish, Here’s Some Cool Stuff for Your Store

The cheese board and knives by Stephen Webster are not to be missed.

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Mouse in the House

There are many cheese boards in the world, but none quite as distinguished as this stunning mouse-themed set from renowned jeweler Stephen Webster. This is a mouse you’ll be glad to see in your cupboard.

$4,600

stephenwebster.com

Triple Decker

A beautiful ring box with the space to hold an entire three-ring wedding set! Made with luxurious velvet and grosgrain ribbon. Monogram available.

$74.99

thefamilyjoolz.com

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Pixie Perfect

The Bracelet Fastener from Fairy Fastener is exactly what you’re hoping it’ll be: an ergonomically weighted, ingeniously designed answer to the eternal question of how on earth anyone is supposed to fasten a bracelet clasp without help.

$19.95

fairyfastener.com

Twinkle Tunes

Give your jewels the home they deserve: this handmade Italian inlaid musical jewelry box will organize your treasures with the utmost luxury. Designed by Hedy Kegan for Splendid Music Box.

$449

splendidmusicbox.com

Elephantastic

Petite, pretty, and too precious for words, this painted pachyderm is perfectly poised to protect any pieces you place in its charge. With a gentle gleam of gold and teeny tiny trunk, this elephantine dish would brighten up any shelf or nightstand.

$14

thepaintedpress.etsy.com

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New Business Partnership, Year-Round Marketing Planner and More of April’s Service News

Don’t miss the newest program from Greenland Ruby.

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Green Land, Red Rubies

Greenland Ruby, Greenland’s only miner of ruby and pink sapphire, has launched its mine-to-market track-and-trace program. The program, endorsed by the Greenlandic government, provides numbered certificates of origin for Greenland Ruby and assures a transparent provenance chain.

greenlandruby.gl

These Tools Rule

Stuller’s new catalog is officially out!! Tools, Equipment and Metals 2019-2020 offers 750+ pages of fully tried-and-tested products from one of the jewelry industry’s most respected manufacturers, all meticulously organized for quick, efficient shopping.

stuller.com

Royal Tags

The Arch Crown 2019 Tag & Label Plus Bar Code Technology Catalog is hot off the press and filled with goodies! Check it out for over 100 styles of stock, pre-printed and custom printed tags and labels, plus a full line of bar code technology products.

archcrown.com

A Package Deal

Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) and Parcel Pro have announced a partnership to provide MJSA Premier Members with access to Parcel Pro’s insured shipping and innovative technology. At a time when the industry is experiencing rapid e-commerce growth, effective shipping solutions are imperative.

mjsa.org

Pret a Porte

Have you seen Porte Marketing’s Jewelry Store Market Planner? 72 pages of year-round marketing ideas, from store events to holiday tips to inventory reduction and more. With this valuable volume, you’ll be creating your own marketing plans in mere minutes.

portemarketing.com

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