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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Now & Next: Pomerantz Joins Diamond World

Asia ’s oldest Jewelry & Gem Publisher, International Journal House has partnered with Howard M. Pomerantz, Roving Ambassador for the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). Mr. Pomerantz will be writing "Technology and You" a feature column on the latest technological trends and developments in the diamond industry for their international magazine Diamond World.

The “NOW and NEXT” column intends to discuss trends in technology NOW and what should be considered for your business. “NOW and NEXT “ will endeavor to lead you to innovative technology that will help you set your own technology goals.

Speaking about the association, Diamond World’s editor Mr. Alok Kala said, “Competing in the International diamond trade makes it imperative for the Indian diamond fraternity to be aware of the latest technological advancements in the industry worldwide. Diamond World magazine has always endeavoured to make its readers up-to-date in their knowledge about the industry. At this moment, we are honoured to be associated with such an eminent person as Mr. Pomerantz and his articles would be of immense value to our readers.”

Howard Pomerantz says, “Since 1974, I have been associated with the Jewellery industry in India . My association with Diamond World magazine as a columnist will bring me closer to the Indian diamond fraternity.”

About Howard Pomerantz:
Born and raised in a retail diamond business family, Pomerantz holds a Presidential/Key Executive Masters Degree in International Marketing from Pepperdines’ prestigious Graduate School of Business. His fortes lies in international business dynamics as it relates to market change strategies. As past Executive Director of Gemological Institute of America Instruments (GIA), he designed and patented the digital GIA Gemmological Microscope. Pomerantz is known as the “Brand Father” of the GIA Facetware™.

Currently Mr. Pomerantz is president of Premier Diamond Technologies, advisors to multinational corporations on “Change Strategies”. He is also involved in numerous industry associations or has held board positions including the Manufacturing Jewellers and Suppliers of America (MJSA), the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the Jewellers 24kt Club in Southern California . In 2006, Avi Paz bestowed an honorary title, “Ambassador to the United States ” from the Israel Diamond Exchange. Previously, he has given lectures on the new GIA Cut grade to the Indian diamond cutting fraternity.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rio Tinto Design Contest - Winners Announced!

Photo: The Butterfly Drop earrings by Edney, Santa Barbara, Calif., took third place.

Reported by JCKOnline:

Rio Tinto Diamonds announced winners in the four categories of its Champagne Diamond Design Competition. Unveiled in May, the competition tasked entrants to create original champagne diamond jewelry designs in white or yellow gold, featuring stones in a range of sizes, clarities, and colors—from a light champagne color to a deep cognac hue.

...for more see the full story and pictures of the winning entries.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Modern Jeweler Suspends Publication

This item was posted on the Modern Jeweler blog:

After 108 years of serving the jewelry industry, Modern Jeweler is suspending publication. We’d like to thank all the people who worked hard over the years to make every issue worth reading. We’d also like to thank the retailers and manufacturers who shared their time and expertise with our readers each month. We hope to find a buyer who believes in the future of the jewelry industry as much as we do. But even if we don’t and the August issue of Modern Jeweler is truly the last, we are sure that the jewelry industry’s strong community and generosity of spirit will ensure its recovery is swift and its future is bright. We’ll certainly miss being there to cover it.

- Tim Murphy, Publisher, and Cheryl Kremkow, Editor-in-Chief

This is indeed a sad day in the Industry - Modern Jeweler was one of a handful of beautifully presented magazines to the trade. The quality of the publication is evident in the above cover from their last edition. The did justice to the pieces that graced their pages and Cheryl Kremkow had gathered a talented group of writers...they will be missed.


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