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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

centurionjewelry.com

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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

stephenwebster.com

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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

amazon.com

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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.

thewatchbox.com

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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