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Uneek Designer Benjamin Javaheri Garners the Centurion Design Awards

This is Uneek’s 3rd Centurion Design Award.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LOS ANGELES – Uneek Jewelry’s designer, Benjamin Javaheri wins the Red-Carpet Design Category Award at the glittering gala in 2019 Centurion Scottsdale Show.
This is Uneek’s 3rd Centurion Design Award and the 17th Industry Accolade for the Most Awarded Designer, Benjamin Javaheri. “This recognition is quite an inspiring reward as we celebrate the 23rd year Anniversary of Uneek this week”, Benjamin’s comment.

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The award-winning piece which Benjamin calls “The HeartStrings Earrings” is a celebration piece and is the embodiment of everything unique (u-n-e-e-k). It features 31 carats of asymmetrical-shaped Cushion & Oval GRS certified Rhodolite Garnets and 5.83CTTW of multi-cut GIA certified White Diamonds on 18k White & Rose Gold backdrop. According to Benjamin, “The Heartstrings Earrings are visual metaphor of the flow of love and light in life. The design celebrates the lively center gem, the source of life, which is the heart and its connection onto the streaming rays of diamonds symbolizing life and light. The asymmetrical gems and diamonds in varying shapes and sizes are intricately joined together to achieve an adventurous balance between one another.”

Benjamin is also being honored at the 2019 AGTA Gemfair Spectrum Awards Gala in Tucson for his 2018 AGTA Spectrum – Platinum Honors Classical Award. AGTA Spectrum Awards is one of the most prestigious award-giving body in the industry recognizing the outstanding use of colored gemstone in jewelry. Benjamin’s winning piece is a Platinum Ring with 6.53 carats Oval Royal Blue Sapphire Highlighted by Diamond Halo and Diamond Epaulettes.

For more information and other styles from Uneek’s Fine Jewelry Collection, email info@uneekjewelry.com, or call (1‐888) BE‐UNEEK.

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NAJA Offers Scholarship for Gemology Students

Deadline for submission is November 1, 2019.

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The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces that it will award an ACE It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 53rd Annual ACE It Winter Educational Conference scheduled on February 2 – 3, 2020 in Tucson AZ.

This opportunity gives the gemology student a first hand experience of networking with appraisal professionals by attending the highly regarded NAJA educational experience during a time when Tucson devotes itself to gems, jewelry, and minerals. The scholarship, which covers the conference fee only, requires a resume, photo and an essay explaining the reason why the gemology student would choose to become a gems and jewelry appraiser. NAJA believes that becoming a gems and jewelry professional appraiser is a viable career option for gemological students.

Applications can be obtained at http://najaappraisers.com/ScholarshipApp2019.pdf. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2019 and the final selection by the NAJA Scholarship Advisory Board will be announced December 1, 2019.

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CIBJO Releases Marketing and Education Special Report, Analyzes ‘Next Great Jewelry-Buying Generation’

Generation Z ‘is coming to our markets very soon if it has not already arrived in reality.’

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(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, ITALY — With fewer than 10 weeks to go until the opening of the 2019 CIBJO Congress in Manama, Bahrain, on Nov. 18, the first of the CIBJO commissions’ Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the report returns to what has been defined as the next great jewelry-consuming group, Generation Z, providing a breakdown of what the industry needs to consider if it is to ensure that jewelry remains a favored purchase.

Generation Z refers to consumers who currently are 15 to 25 years of age.

“Gen Z is coming to our markets very soon if it has not already arrived in reality,” writes Kendall. “Its members are forecast to spend a whopping $143 billion this year alone. So we better get them on our side if we want to enjoy a rosy future. In fact, the future success of the jewelry industry will depend on our understanding the needs and wants of Generation Z. Get this right and we can all look forward to strong profitable years moving forward. Get it wrong and we could be destined for the scrap heap – not overnight maybe, but ultimately.”

Communicating largely via social media, Generation Z is more environmentally conscious and gender neutral than any generation that preceded it, studies show. It celebrates authenticity, diversity and human imperfection. It is more likely to heed the advice of a friend rather than a celebrity.

“Gen Z is prepared to splurge, but it must be worth it. The more added value the better, and that can come from its environmental credentials or its social value,” says Kendall.

To download a copy of the CIBJO Market & Education Commission’s special report, click here.

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Gem Legacy Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

It launched in September 2018.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ROYAL OAK, MI – Gem Legacy is celebrating the successes of its 1 year anniversary after launching in September 2018 by founder Roger Dery. Gem Legacy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting education, vocational training, and local economies in East African colored gemstone mining communities.

The first year has boasted many successes, thanks to industry partners and donors. Roger Dery, founder and executive director of Gem Legacy looks back on the first year: “Lives are deeply affected because we’re ensuring that a group of widowed miners will find Tsavorite Garnet, 28 orphans will get a full education, kids are getting full nights of sleep on new mattresses, and young adults are entering the gem industry with knowledge in gemology and gem faceting. They have hope because we, the jewelry industry, are saying ‘we see you and we believe in you.’”

Other highlights from Gem Legacy’s first year include the formation of its advisory board (Christina Clover-Field, Ben Smithee, and Monica Stephenson) and its Leadership Council (Omi Gems and Parle Jewelry Designs). The leadership council is growing to be a consortium of the industry’s top leaders dedicated to sharing Gem Legacy’s mission and activating a united industry-wide effort to support the mining communities in Africa.

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