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

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Fire Polish’s technology helps the manufacturer’s diamonds exceed the sparkle
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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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New York Jeweler Picks Wilkerson for Their GOB Sale

Jan Rose of Rose Jewelers, located in Long Island's famous Hamptons beach district, explains how she chose Wilkerson for her closing sale. Jan's suggestions: reach out to jewelers who have been in similar situations to find out what worked for them, and look for a company with experience in going-out-of-business sales. Once you've done that, the final step is to move ahead and trust the process.

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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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New Show Dates and More Service News for January

More than ready for 2019!

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Hayes at the Helm

Congratulations to Richard Hayes, the new president of Wilkerson! Wilkerson is the nation’s largest national independent jewelry liquidators by volume; it has successfully overseen more than 6,000 jewelry store sales over the past 48 years. wilkersons.com

Legendary Learning

The 6th annual Jewelry History Series, an expert lineup of lectures, will be held just before The Original Miami Beach Antique Show in January 2019 and includes show passes. originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com

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Select Schedule

The Select Jewelry Show has announced its 2019 dates and locations, including Dallas (Sept. 8-9); Washington, DC (Sept. 15-16); and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut (Sept. 22-2). selectjewelryshow.com

Geometry of Growth

A new strategic partnership between Polygon and Gemfind means Gemfind clients save on Polygon memberships and Polygon members can save on digital services through Gemfind. polygon.net, gemfind.com

Enter the Matrix

Gemvision has launched MatrixGold Essentials, a new CAD software sure to delight users seeking improved usability, flexibility, and advance rendering. Gemvision is a Stuller Company. gemvision.com/matrixgold

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A Roger Dery Charity Worth Supporting, Appraisal Scholarship and More November Service News

Plus expert jewelry advisory services from SimplexDiam.

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Dream Team

SimplexDiam, Inc. and Eaton Hudson Jewelry have joined forces to offer to a larger client base than ever before. This dream team offers guidance and assistance to store owners in times of transition, whether they are seeking to turn around a business, sell off unwanted inventory, or even liquidate an entire store.

simplexdiam.com, eatonhudson.com

Shining Legacy

Roger Dery’s nonprofit firm, Gem Legacy, aims to support East African development.

Renowned gem cutter Roger Dery’s new nonprofit, Gem Legacy, allows people to support education, vocational training and local economies in East African mining communities.

gemlegacy.org

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With the Band

In honor of engagement season, Tacori is offering a special incentive: the “Wedding Band Welcome.” For a limited time, customers who purchase a Tacori engagement ring will be welcomed into the Tacori family with savings on a Tacori wedding band.

tacori.com

Aspire to Appraise

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) will award a scholarship for one lucky student to attend their winter conference. The 51st Annual ACE It Winter Educational Conference will be held Feb. 3-4, 2019, in Tucson, AZ.

najaappraisers.com

Red Hot

Connoisseurs Products Corporation has redesigned the classic red package of its jewelry cleaners. The new packaging is just as eye-catching as the original, but features bolder graphics, easier-to-read instructions and large visual indicators to help hurried consumers choose the right product.

connoisseurs.com

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