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White Pine Trading Expands Consumer Buy-Back Program

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It will be available nationwide.

(Press Release) NEW YORK – White Pine Trading LLC has announced the expansion of its Consumer Buy-Back Program.

Under this expansion, the program will now be available to retailers nationwide. In addition, the company has streamlined how retailers can purchase diamonds, jewelry and luxury watches from their customers, eliminating contracts and creating a simple online submission process.

Andrew Brown, president and CFO of White Pine, said, “Our improved Consumer Buy-Back Program now offers a simple, yet powerful way for jewelers across the country to provide an invaluable service to their customers, while generating new business (through store credit) and a sales commission for themselves. We are confident that this revamped program will help increase customer relationships for participating partners and make the program more accessible to retailers across the country.”

The program works as follows:

  • Retailers fill out a dedicated form at retailer.whitepinediamonds.com, providing their store’s contact information, the customer’s contact information and details on the item(s) being sold along with an insurance value.
  • Once the form is submitted, a free and fully insured FedEx shipping label will be automatically emailed so the item(s) can be sent to WP Diamonds’ headquarters for delivery the next day. Once at WP Diamonds’ headquarters, the item(s) will be assessed and valued.
  • WP Diamonds will then submit an offer to the retailer using real-time industry pricing. If the offer is accepted, WP Diamonds will send a check to the store. If the offer is declined , WP Diamonds returns the item to the store free of charge.
  • In exchange for the service, the retailer receives a commission of 10 percent of the purchase price.

As part of the program, White Pine will donate $20 to Jewelers for Children for every transaction made through the new program.

To encourage participation and kick off the national launch, White Pine will be running a Summer Send-In Competition. The retailer who earns the greatest value of purchased send-ins between July 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2017, will win a diamond and ruby by the yard necklace (with an estimated $1,000 value).

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Retailers can participate in the program and find more information by visiting retailer.whitepinediamonds.com.

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Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance Simplifies Consumer Experience with Pypestream

It’s a two-way messaging to quickly guide consumers through the insurance process.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Getting personal jewelry insurance just got easier. Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance announces the launch of two-way messaging to quickly guide consumers through the insurance process.

“Lavalier partnered with Pypestream to incorporate artificial intelligence – AI – in our consumer application process for personal jewelry insurance,” explained Joseph Dowd, president of Berkley Asset Protection, Lavalier’s parent company. “This makes applying for insurance a snap.”

Lavalier chose Pypestream, a customer-engagement software firm that uses conversational AI, to create a more user-friendly, informed experience. The solution allows consumers to purchase and bind a policy directly within the conversational interface. When consumers request an insurance quote on Lavalier.com, the Lavalier Assistant guides them through each step of the process, providing real-time explanations for insurance terms and questions.

“As far as we can determine, Lavalier may be the first to use two-way messaging to quote and immediately bind insurance policies online,” said Marketing and Sales Vice President Melissa Becker. “We wanted the process to be easy, yet provide consumers with useful information throughout the process.”

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Ania Haie Introduces Spring/Summer 2020

Two new collections will be released in January 2020.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Ready to start the new year in style, Ania Haie is set to unveil two new collections in January 2020. Remaining true to their fashion-following roots, Chain Reaction will see the classic chain become a style favorite once again. A huge trend on the catwalks for Spring/Summer, statement chains are back in a big and bold way for 2020. From classic figaro and chunky curb chains through to ultra-modern mixed-link pieces, the Chain Reaction collection houses a selection of chain styles ready to layer up for a fashion-forward look.

Next up, Mother Nature’s finest work makes a triumphant return to the spotlight as turquoise and mother of pearl jewelry pieces are set to become hot fashion property for 2020. The Hidden Gem collection takes classic jewelry elements, turquoise and mother of pearl and reinvents them with a contemporary makeover by teaming them with statement chunky chains and bold signet rings. This modern take on classic jewelry pieces will have you carrying a slice of nature with you wherever you go.

Inspired by the latest fashion trends, Ania Haie is paving the way for affordable sterling silver jewelry that combines exquisitely made pieces without compromising on quality. With each collection inspired by key catwalk trends, Ania Haie is fast becoming the hottest destination for young style-savvy consumers. Each unique jewelry piece is designed to layer up to create your own individual look yet striking enough to wear as standalone pieces. Each piece of Ania Haie jewelry is delicately crafted from 925 sterling silver with rhodium or 14kt gold plating.

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New Governors Add Expertise to GIA Board

They will help steer the Institute’s mission and strategic initiatives.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CARLSBAD, CA – GIA (Gemological Institute of America) welcomed two new members to the Institute’s Board of Governors at its regularly scheduled meeting in Carlsbad, CA. The new Governors, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, research geologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and Tammy Storino, a finance and operations executive with experience in global consumer brands, will – with 15 other GIA Governors – help steer the Institute’s mission and strategic initiatives. The Board bid farewell to Governor Thomas T. Yang, managing director and partner at PrimeGenesis, who completed his term with nine years of service.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have these two dynamic leaders join the GIA Board of Governors. Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to GIA’s consumer protection mission, helping to ensure that the Institute remains a leader in research and innovation while delivering excellence in education and laboratory services,” said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO.

Dr. Post is the curator-in-charge for the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In addition, during his more than 35 years at the Smithsonian, he served as chairman of the department of mineral sciences and lead curator for the renovation of the geology, gems and minerals exhibit. Before joining the Smithsonian, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of geological sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Post’s many accolades include the Carnegie Mineralogical Award, Jewelers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and Mineralogical Society of America Public Service Medal.

Storino has extensive experience as a global operations and finance leader focused on growth and business results in global consumer brands. Her career spans more than 25 years with companies such as Walt Disney in California and Hong Kong, St. John Knits International Inc. and Too Faced Cosmetics. Storino is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.

The week before the Board meeting, nearly 60 experts – including GIA staff (more than 20 with doctoral degrees); GIA Governors Barbara Dutrow, Jeffrey Post and John Valley, who are all recognized for their academic research; and specialized outside experts – gathered at the Institute’s headquarters in Carlsbad, California, for the 13th annual research meeting. During the three-day meeting, researchers reviewed the latest discoveries in diamonds, colored stones, pearls, laboratory-grown diamonds and instruments. Topics included advances in diamond, colored stone and pearl identification; the scientific matching that supports GIA’s new Diamond Origin Report service; detection of advanced treatments and other aspects of GIA’s extensive research program.

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