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A New Way to Display Diamonds, and More Services for December

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JUST IN CASE

Hasenfeld-Stein has created a new showcase display for retailers offering its FireCushion and FireMark diamonds. Retailer feedback at the 2016 LUXURY show led to the addition of magnetic elements that make daily setup and storage of the display a breeze. hasenfeld-stein.com


 

CONTEST WITH A KAY

Scott Kay and the Fashion Institute of Technology are partnering to launch a contest open to second-year jewelry design students. The challenge is to design a set of bridal jewelry that includes three pieces from a set of four — ring, bracelet, necklace and/or earrings. Entrants must develop and present drawings, measurement details, materials and color options using the brand’s original design codes. The winner will receive $3,000, a trip to Las Vegas for the JCK/LUXURY shows and the chance to negotiate a separate agreement with Scott Kay to produce and sell the winner’s design.  scottkay.com


NOW, EVEN MORE NEW

The JA New York Show’s New Designer Gallery will be expanded to both the spring and summer JA New York shows. Now in its 40th year, the New Designer Gallery is a venue for the best and brightest new designers who have never before exhibited in a fine jewelry show. ja-newyork.com

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TRACKED MELEE

Stuller is partnering with Dominion Diamond to become the first supplier to bring CanadaMark melee diamonds to the U.S. market. Stuller has always offered melee diamonds, but with the introduction of the certified CanadaMark melee, customers will now have the option to choose ethically sourced melee diamonds that have been tracked from mining to polishing. stuller.com/ canadiandiamondsinfo


MEET YOUR MENTOR

The American Gem Society has announced the launch of a mentoring program, an extension of its Young Titleholders program. The program matches prospective mentees with mentors who have the appropriate experience to foster younger members’ growth and confidence. The program gives new members a way to increase their professional networks and work toward achieving their career goals. americangemsociety.org


NOT A TRADE SHOW

Metal & Smith, the one-day wholesale jewelry buying event that brands itself the “#NotATradeShow,” will be holding its second event on Jan. 9 in New York City. The curated event of 50 brands seeks to bring luxury and intimacy to the typical trade show experience. The first event was held in September and featured brands such as Margery Hirschey, Anabel Higgins and Kataoka. metalandsmith.com


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

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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

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

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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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