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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


from Press Release

JCK Tucson

JCK's Inspiring New Design Concept 
for Tucson Event

Supported by Newly Appointed Advisory Board of Industry Luminaries

As JCK embarks upon its third year in Tucson February 3-7, 2016 it comes with a revised concept befitting to the environment at the picturesque JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa and unlike any other in the jewelry industry. The natural beauty of the AAA four-diamond resort will serve as the jewelry industry’s winter oasis, open to all qualified retailers and featuring a new hosted buyer program. Offering a relaxing yet productive environment for business and networking, that is expected from a JCK Event, infused with the inspiration and imagination of Tucson Gem Week.

As in years past JCK Tucson will be open to all qualified jewelry retailers, complemented by an all new hosted buyer program. In 2016, hosted retailers will include qualified elite design, boutique and gallery buyers who will receive a complimentary hotel stay along with personalized vendor matchmaking and special amenities.

"We've listened to the jewelry community and what they want out of their Tucson experience,” said Katie Dominesey, Vice President for JCK Events. “We recognize that JCK needs to celebrate the eclectic and fun of Tucson while adding some finishing touches both on and off the show floor. Business days start with a morning hike, continue with treasure hunting for the best baubles, and end by the fire pit with colleagues—a truly well rounded business experience.”

The event takes place during Tucson Gem Week which includes events happening at over 40 sites around the city. JCK will offer improved and expanded transportation services providing a convenient, quick ride to/ from the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa to other events downtown. 

JCK Tucson’s new concept is reinforced by the distinguished members of its newly appointed Advisory Board including: Aaron Faber Gallery, Z Folio, Jack Lewis Jewelers, Alishan, Atelier Zobel, Michael Jensen Design and more.

“I’m delighted to join the JCK Tucson Advisory Board. Edward Faber and I fell in love with the JCK Tucson show this past February. It’s the sunsets on the terrace, the sunny blue skies all day and the relaxed atmosphere in which to do business. We were able to buy designer jewelry at the show in the luxurious JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, meet new designers and friends at sunrise meditation or evening cocktails on the terrace, and still source gemstones from the many gem shows, all in a non-frantic atmosphere. We are looking forward to 2016 and the new designers and new lines that will be at the show, as well as good friends and gallery anchors,” said Patricia Kiley Faber, Aaron Faber Gallery.

JCK Tucson’s 2016 festivities will kick off on Tuesday (February 2) on the JW Marriott’s golf course, pairing together jewelry retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals for a scramble tournament benefiting Children’s Health Fund.

To inquire about attending or exhibiting at JCK Tucson visit

About JCK:

JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education, and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing, or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK Magazine - the leading industry publication in print & online - JCK offers a suite of tools and events to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities, and essential information. For more information on JCK Events, visit

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Uneek Introduces the Amore Collection - Features Two Tone Metals & Surprise Diamonds!

From Company Release

Presenting New Engagement Ring Styles from
Uneek's Amore Collection

See what retailers have been buzzing about at this year's LUXURY/JCK shows! We have turned the romanticism up a notch by infusing our filigree accents with some expressionistic inspiration, and by adding more "surprise diamonds" for that extra sparkle!

Case in point: the beyond charming and absolutely gorgeous "La Notte Stellata" engagement ring, which took inspiration from Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, as evident in the whimsical expressionistic swirls, and the dreamily scattered accent diamonds on each side of the profile!

These styles stand out from their elder counterparts in the Amore Collection in that they feature rose gold filigree that not only dances under the head and stays there, but extends to become the lower shank, so now the rings becomes half white and half rose, for a true blue two-tone look! 

Visit the Uneek Website to learn more about these new styles!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

#DesignerSpotlight on Nada G Fine Jewelry #TheDailyJewel

Just a quick note - I fell in love with this collection from Nada G when I saw it on the Julers Row Blog - click the link to see Julie's fabulous Interview with the designer!

Contact Info for Nada G Fine Jewelry:







Friday, June 19, 2015

Responsible Jewelry Council Announces Certification Of Five New Brands

From Press Release


Responsible Jewelry Council is delighted to announce that the following members have achieved Certification by meeting the highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC. 

To view the company’s press release please click on its name:
Which brings the current count to...

Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation. It has more than 600 Member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit.

The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards.

Find Le Vian NOW on GemFind's JewelCloud App

from Press Release

Le Vian Joins GemFind’s 

Social Product Network JewelCloud

Authorized retailers can now easily access Le Vian’s product feed and digital assets in GemFind’s responsive JewelCloud® tool.  GemFind, the leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, welcomes fine jewelry designer Le Vian, the newest vendor to add their products to the industry’s fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud. 
Popular for their Chocolate Diamonds and "on trend" designs, Le Vian can now quickly update retailers nationwide and feed products straight to retail websites and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers. 
Le Vian’s innovative products join more than 100,000 products from hundreds of the most trusted vendors in the industry. GemFind is proud to feature Le Vian’s quality brands including Le Vian Chocolatier®, Le Vian Red Carpet®, Chocolate™ by Petite Le Vian,  LeVian Bridal® and Le Vian Exotics®.Visit for more information about Le Vian.
“If you are an authorized Le Vian retailer, it is very important to have Le Vian on your website and to update it regularly as we update our assortments. GemFind has an approved live feed of the most up to date assortments and will allow our retailers that use GemFind to seamlessly keep their Le Vian section updated and maintained by Le Vian,” said Jonathan LeVian of the Le Vian family.
JewelCloud is part of an innovative lineup of tools including Retail Locator, Jewelry Link App, Diamond Link®, Ring Builder®, Stud Builder® and Pendant Builder®.
Visit for more information on JewelCloud®

About GemFind: For more than 15 years, GemFind has successfully united the jewelry industry as the leading comprehensive technology solution provider in the digital marketing age. From complete ecommerce and custom designed websites to POS integration, digital marketing and responsive online marketing tools, GemFind offers complete solutions for jewelry manufacturers, diamond dealers, designers, and retailers.

Monday, June 15, 2015

#JWLV India Glitters at "Diamonds in the Sky" Gala for Diamond Empowerment Fund During Jewelry Week Las Vegas

India Shines at Diamond Empowerment Fund Gala, "Diamonds in the Sky"

Featured Performance by Kelly Rowland

Amidst the festive and sensationally colored backdrop of the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom, Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India received the Diamond Empowerment
Fund’s (D.E.F) highest recognition last night, the 2015 Global Empowerment Salute. 

Presented for India’s global leadership and contributions to democracy, development and the growth and expansion of the international diamond industry, the Gala celebrated diamonds and the positive impact made by the diamond industry worldwide. 

Taking center stage were student scholars representing D.E.F.’s “Diamonds Do Good” mission of developing the next generation of leaders in diamond communities around the world through access to higher education. 

Chantal Uwiringiyimana, one of D.E.F.’s scholars from the African Leadership Academy and currently a University of Arizona undergraduate, said “Having grown up in a poor Rwandan community, education has been the key to opportunity...I am now on track to become one of the few African female engineers.” 

Ashna Mehta, student ambassador for Veerayatan—a D.E.F. beneficiary based in India—said “Without access to education, the cycle of poverty is perpetuated and difficult to break free from...Veerayatan enables youth to reach their full potential and become leaders and change-makers in their communities.”

De Beers Group CEO Philippe Mellier, a co-founder of the Diamond Empowerment Fund, stated, “A diamond is a rare and powerful symbol for both those who give and receive one. A diamond is also a powerful symbol for those who work with them. Our diamond communities are committed to furthering the building blocks for long-term prosperity through healthcare, infrastructure, access to education, and employment. De Beers thanks D.E.F for helping make diamond moments by showing the world how ‘Diamonds Do Good.”

Accepting D.E.F’s Global Salute was Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh who said “It is good to know that the Diamond Empowerment Fund is actively working to help create education programs for children and for people working in the diamond industry in India”. 

D.E.F. co-founder Russell Simmons helped introduce a live auction of four exclusive experiences that brought the evening’s total amount raised to close to one million dollars. These funds will support D.E.F.’s beneficiaries.

Dignitaries present included David Ramsay, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment for Canada’s Northwest Territories; Peter Vician, Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment for Canada’s Northwest Territories; Robert Bouchard, Minister Legislative Assembly for Canada’s Northwest Territories, Nkoloi Nkoloi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations; and Masego Nkgomotsang, First Secretary of Economic Affairs for the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Washington, DC.  

Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland, who rocketed to fame as part of Destiny’s Child, helped close out the evening with her performance. Says Phyllis Bergman, D.E.F.’s President and CEO of Mercury Ring, “We are thrilled with the success of the evening and look forward to growing D.E.F.’s mission”. 

Joining Premier Presenting Sponsors Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, Inc., De Beers Group of Companies, Rio Tinto Diamonds, and Signet Jewelers Limited (Kays Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Zales Jewelers) were Partner Sponsor Rosy Blue Group, Patron Sponsor Le Vian Group, Benefactor Sponsor KP Sanghvi and Empowerment Circle Partners Forevermark, Asian Star, Exelco, and Leo Schachter. 

About the Diamond Empowerment Fund: 
The Diamond Empowerment Fund is a global non-profit based in New York City and co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007 to empower
diamond communities around the world. 

Its beneficiaries include: CIDA City Campus, South Africa’s first non-profit university to offer a four-year business degree. CIDA has an 80% employment rate among graduates; the African Leadership Academy, a university preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to sustainable development on the continent and drawing students from all 54 countries in Africa; Botswana Top Achievers program that provides the top high school students countrywide the opportunity to study at a university of their choice worldwide then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic, social and political development; and Veerayatan, a model for encouraging the development of responsible citizens who are educated, have strong integrity, and a motivation to give back to their community. 

D.E.F supports students attending the Colleges of Pharmacy, Engineering and Business Administration.  You can find more information at:


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