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Saturday, May 25, 2013

#JWLV - Education - Sourcing Issues and Gems & Gem Treatment

If you follow any of my blogs you know that I love to learn! Trade Shows offer you the opportunity to learn from people who are experts in their field - you are saving dramatically the cost of personal time and consultation.  This is the first in a series of three posts on the Seminars I recommend...

  1. Education - Sourcing Issues and Gems & Gem Treatment
  2. Education - Metals & NEW Alloys, Made In The USA and Cool Bridal!
  3. Education - Digital, Social and Marketing to NextGEN Buyers

So get your "Student" cap on and lets go!!!!  

Ruby Treatment Identification #301
Date: Thursday, May 30
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Shane McClure
This presentation will discuss the common treatments to ruby that can be found on the market today and their detection.
Colored Gemstone Jewelry: Stepping Stones to Success in the Coming Season #302
Date: Thursday, May 30
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Doug Hucker
Colored gemstone jewelry is rapidly evolving from just a fashion staple to one of the primary sources of growth in revenue and margins in the retail industry. Attend this seminar with Douglas K. Hucker, CEO American Gem Trade Association he looks at the marketplace, the trends and the issues that are impacting your success with this exciting and challenging product.
How to Run a Roundtable to Sell Colored Gems, Satisfy Your Clients, and Generate Ongoing Custom Work #304
Date: Thursday, May 30
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
What enhances a client’s desire to purchase? Experience shows us that desire is greatly elevated after they touch and hold in their hands over 100 gems in a single evening. When clients trust their jeweler to create a beautiful custom design for their magnificent gem, they become enthusiastic collectors and repeat clients. Learn how well planned, well-scheduled, well-executed colored gemstone roundtables can help you sell colored gems, satisfy your clients, and generate on-going custom work.
Tanzanite: Facts, Fairytales and Fakes #305
Date: Thursday, May 30
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Hayley Henning
An educational seminar discussing Tanzanite and The Story Behind The Stone, and feature guest speaker Jeffery Bergman, GIA, discussing his findings on gemological rumors in the industry. Hayley will also cover the work of The Tanzanite Foundation, and what it can do for the retailer at store level.

Doing Good is GOOD Business #G02
Date: Friday, May 31
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Tradewinds EF
Consumers in today’s connected world expect companies to do well and to do ‘good’. They research and reward companies who have a social purpose as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts. This seminar will explain what this means for the diamond industry, how to identify your social profile, and how to communicate this to your customers.

Protect Your Bottom-Line With the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol #422

Date: Saturday, June 1
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Tradewinds C
In today’s global marketplace, there’s increased pressure from the public, human rights groups and governments to bring greater transparency and accountability to supply chains. In this session, Jewelers of America, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America will present information on the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol, a new voluntary approach to inventory management they developed to help individual businesses begin to work with their suppliers toward a higher level of assurance with regard to diamond sourcing. Learn about the Protocol and how you can begin using it in your business.

Responsible Gold Sourcing – Industry efforts that support gold supply chain due diligence and chain-of-custody #223

Date: Saturday, June 1
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds A
The jewelry supply chain is increasingly asked about responsible sourcing of gold. This session features a sector-wide panel of experts from mine to retail that will share their efforts and experiences to address gold sourcing. Issues covered will include – i) the RJC Chain-of-Custody standard: how it addresses both conflict sensitive sourcing and responsible business practices through the supply chain ii) why conflict-sensitive sourcing is essential iii) synergy between industry initiatives iv) implementation experiences.

Ethical Facets in Diamond Sourcing #425

Date: Saturday, June 1
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds C
Did you know that about 15% of global gem quality rough diamonds come from artisanal sources? To protect your industry’s reputation, DDI is working with these sources to ensure ethical production of diamonds in some of the most vulnerable areas. Come and hear about DDI’s work and why DDI is supported by companies from mining to retail, such as, BHP Billiton, Brilliant Earth, Cartier International, De Beers, Rio Tinto Diamonds, Rubel & Menache as well as trade associations like Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America, International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), JCK Industry Fund, Jewelers of America, Responsible Jewellery Council and by the Kimberley Process, including governments and civil society. DDI is a leading development-focused, conflict prevention initiative, which brings together NGOs, governments, the private sector and NGOs in a concerted effort to help formalize and improve socio-economic conditions in the ADM sector. After DDI’s inception in December 2006, heads of state meeting at the G8 Summit in June 2007 noted that their support for the organization. "…encourage support for the ... multistakeholder Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), which emerged from the Kimberley Process to strengthen the developmental impacts associated with artisanal diamond mining in Africa".

Friday, May 24, 2013

#JWLV - Watching With Ritmo Mundo...REFLEX

As you know I rarely cover watches on The Daily Jewel - but last year at the JCK Show I fell hard for Ritmo Mundo's REFLEX Watch! 

For 2013 the REFLEX is back in new colors and NEW is a watch called Quantum! Comprised of just 3 materials, carbon fiber, steel and aluminum, these models were the talk of Basel.

FUN and Innovative? need this ultra cool slap watch with running lights!

Scott Kay Promotes Daughter Tiffany To VP Merchandising & International Relations

               Scott Kay Appoints Daughter With Executive Promotion                                   
Bridal and Fine Fashion Divisions are Strengthened by Continued Evolution

Scott Kay proudly announces the promotion of daughter, Tiffany Kay, as Vice President of Merchandising and International Relations of Scott Kay, Inc.

Tiffany Kay has been with Scott Kay, Inc. for over seven years and continues to work closely with her father in all facets of brand development.  While continuing to manage and cultivate a select few of Scott Kay’s key independent retailers within the US, her expertise in all aspects of the brand’s designs and knowledge of sales and distribution align her perfectly in her new role as VP of Merchandising and International Relations.  Tiffany will oversee all of the brand’s merchandising as well as the company’s international growth.  Her laser sharp focus has proven to be a significant factor in geographical expansion as well as substantial added advancements for the company.
“Tiffany has been an employee of Scott Kay Inc. for almost eight years now, and as an employee she has exceeded my expectations with her determination and passion for this company.  She exudes leadership and shares the same values, ethics, and most importantly, drive, as I do.  And one last thing-- Ownership in the sense that she is accountable to always overachieve her goal,” stated Scott Kay, CEO.

“With this, I am very proud as the CEO of Scott Kay Inc. to announce my daughter Tiffany Kay as Vice President of Merchandising and International Relations.” Scott Kay concluded.

About Scott Kay
 Known for his pioneering spirit, Scott Kay resurrected Platinum in the United States. He was named international spokesperson for the re-birth of Palladium, elected spokesperson by De Beers for their Millennium Diamond launch and the driving force behind men’s and ladies fine fashion jewelry. Scott Kay is a highly sought after industry educator and the most celebrated artisan within the jewelry industry.  He has appeared on international magazine cover and countless national television programs. He is often referred to as the gatekeeper to the fine jewelry industry due to his craft precision and his unconventional methods of unrestricted communication.  Scott Kay fine bridal and fashion designs are available at thousands of fine retail locations and select online avenues and growing. For more information, please visit  

#JWLV - World Trade Jewelers - Candy, Games and a World Preview!!!

Has FUN been missing from your store?  World Trade Jewelers brings you fun!
You already know their Hershey Kiss Jewelry and the recent Sweethearts!!!
Now - the ALL NEW Scrabble line!!!
This is one Booth you don't want to miss - Booth S12449 at the JCK Show!!!
(clicking the booth number takes you to the floor plan!)

You know how popular initial jewelry is...with Scrabble Jewelry you not only get your initial, you get the letter value...don't you wish YOUR name was Xavier?  how many points is "X"?

...and one more thing, to prove that World Trade Jewelers isn't just about candy and games this is an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at a stunning new Diamond line 
that will be introduced on Friday!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

#JWLV - Asher's Vibrant Colored Diamond Collection Comes With A Perk!


Preview our Award Winning Collections 
Receive a Complementary Ipad Mini 
($10,000 Purchase Required)

Asher Jewelry: JCK Las Vegas Booth #S10637 

(Shoreline Level 2 - CLOSED SATURDAY

For appointments please email us at
Asher Jewelry
Asher Jewelry | 48 W 48th St. Frnt 3 | New York, NY 10036

#JWLV - AGA Explores Fancy Colored Diamonds at Las Vegas Conference

AGA Las Vegas Conference 

- Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 

A Brilliant Exploration of Today's World of Fancy-Color Diamonds ...

Fancy color diamonds are all the rage. Designers are showcasing luscious "chocolate" shades and creating new "classics" in black and white. Celebrities are focusing the spotlight on rare treasures in pink and blue! Clearly, fancy color diamonds have moved center stage, and we are now seeing more colors and shades of color than ever before, some rare and costly, others very affordable. But today's market also includes fancy colors that are the result of various treatments, and there are even lab-created diamonds in a range of fancy colors, as well as the rare coveted natural stones.
Whether you're a retailer, designer, appraiser, or gemologist collector, there is a lot to know, and the AGA conference will provide insights that are up-to-the-minute. You will also have an opportunity to see and compare products in the hands-on session following the presentations.


Jordan Fine is Vice President of AMGAD, one of the world's foremost suppliers of natural color diamonds. 
John King, chief quality officer at the Gemological Institute of America
Gary Roskin FGA, GG (GIA) founder of the Roskin Gem News Report and former Gemstone Editor at JCK Magazine
Register for AGA's Vegas Conference on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Seating is limited

About the AGA Conference - May 30, 2013

Conference check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. Conference sessions run from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. followed by a no-host reception to 7:00 p.m.

Conference Fees

AGA & Gem-A Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

Register Now!


The Platinum Hotel
211 E. Flamingo Road at Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89169 
(702) 365-5000

Wednesday, May 22, 2013



In conjunction with his recent partnership with Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA), iconic wedding and event planner, design consultant and television personality Colin Cowie has hand-chosen a sample of platinum jewelry to complete a timeless wedding day look for a special online gallery. Naturally white, platinum is the perfect choice for bridal jewelry as it will never change color or fade.
The curated gallery, which consists of multiple engagement rings, men’s and women’s wedding bands and a selection of fashion items from earrings to cufflinks, lives on as well as the Platinum Jewelry Facebook

The gallery is the first in a series of platinum jewelry choices that Cowie will pick over the course of the partnership.

“Platinum jewelry is not only beautiful to look at, but its special characteristics ensure that it will last a lifetime,” says Cowie.  “I selected pieces that are timeless and unique and, because platinum is durable and unfading, will stand the test of time for any bride and groom for generations to come.”

About Platinum Guild International (PGI):
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry tradePGI has offices in the US, China, Japan, India and London, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit:
PGI-USA’s consumer site:
PGI-USA’s Facebook page:
PGI-USA’s Twitter page:

At GIA “Splendour and Science of Pearls” New Book Debuts

GIA Debuts “Splendour and Science of Pearls”
Book events held in Mumbai and Dubai, April 15 and 23

CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 13, 2013 – Pearls, symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years and among the best-loved gems of all time, are the focus of a new book published by GIA (Gemological Institute of America): “Splendour and Science of Pearls.” Decades of research, compelling photography and historical anecdotes have culminated in the lavishly illustrated, 149-page book that recently debuted in Mumbai at the Institute’s regional headquarters for India and the Middle East, and at GIA’s facility in Dubai.

On April 15, Dona Dirlam, director of GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center, and Robert Weldon, GIA’s manager of Photography and Visual Communications, formally presented the book to 70 GIA alumni and students in Mumbai. Dirlam and Weldon – who are among several co-authors and are the book’s principal editors – presented the book to Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and the Middle East, and Tom Moses, GIA senior vice president of laboratory and research.

Dirlam and Weldon then presented the pearl book to 40 GIA alumni and students, as well as GIA Board of Governors member Amit Dhamani, CEO and managing director of Dhamani Jewels Group, at the Institute’s facility in Dubai on April 23.

“India and the Middle East have a longstanding appreciation for pearls and other gems, and both are important markets for the gem and jewelry industry. We’re pleased to debut the pearl book in these historically prominent pearling regions,” Dirlam said. “For more than 60 years, GIA has worked to develop a comprehensive system for evaluating pearls, and to educate the public on this beautiful gem. This book is truly a testament to these dedicated efforts.”

“Splendour and Science of Pearls” book cover, featuring a pearl necklace, graduated both by size and color, containing 8.5 to 11 mm akoya, white South Sea, and black Tahitian cultured pearls. The matching earrings by Anil Maloo of Baggins, Inc., incorporate similarly graduated cultured pearls, and diamonds weighing a total of 2.5 carats. The earrings won first place in two categories of the AGTA Spectrum Awards (2013). Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.

In the book’s foreword, GIA President Donna Baker underscores how the Institute’s long involvement with pearl research and education is integral to GIA’s mission to serve the public trust. “Splendour and Science of Pearls” covers pearl history, natural and cultured pearl sources, pearls in fashion, GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™ (size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching) for evaluating pearl quality, and the future of pearls.

Produced in a limited quantity, the book will first be presented by GIA to stakeholders in the pearl business. Plans are underway to offer the book for sale through the GIA online store and many of the articles and photographs will be available on GIA’s website over the next several months. To learn more about GIA’s research on pearls or its pearl grading services, visit

#JWLV - Dian Malouf has SERIOUS love for the Men at JCK Las Vegas!!!

Some SERIOUS love for the Men!!!


JCK design center booth S10400

may 31 - june 3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

#JWLV - Jewelry With History and Consummate Craftsmanship

One of the things that really impresses me about "Old World" Craftsmen is their attention to detail - not content to design and realize an elaborate piece of fine jewelry, they often went one step farther and conceived a custom made box to cradle the item...

This is just one of the things I most look forward to at 

These Gorgeous Reminders of Days Past are available from 
Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry Booth 1041



#JWLV - DANHOV Previews Two Stunning New Offerings!

The LUXURY by JCK Show is a not to be missed corner inside the main JCK Show...and those familiar with the name Danhov probably already have an appointment to stop by.  But this is your opportunity to view this  premiere, award-winning line of designer bridal and engagement rings. 

Founded by Khajag “Jack” Hovsepian in 1984, Danhov has revolutionized the luxury jewelry category with its innovative design philosophy. This philosophy ensures every Danhov customer wears a unique ring that is an extension and statement of their discerning taste.

Please take a moment to experience these exquisite and stunning designs 
at LUXURY Pavilion Booth #1321
AE155 Abbraccio Engagement Ring
 CL140 Classico Solitaire Engagement Ring

#JWLV - AGTA Gemfair - Inside JCK Las Vegas!

It is getting closer - and did you know that AGTA 
opens one day earlier 
than JCK? See you there!

AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

May 30 - June 3, 2013

#JWLV - All Roads Lead To A Glittering Las Vegas!

It isn't just the twinkling neon that glitters over the Las Vegas strip following Memorial Day each Tucson in February, the Strip lights up with a Golden Glow and the Scintillating spark of Diamonds!!!!

...and there are so many diamonds and jewels at the GLDA LV Show!  if you are familiar with it's sister show in Tucson, then you already know what to expect!  this is a Trade ONLY show!

What?  you say you aren't really into "that whole diamond thing"?  (I used to be that person - until I saw QUALITY Diamond jewelry!)

BUT - if that IS you, then the far end of the Strip at The Palace Station is the Bead Renaissance Show - for established Artisans or beginning designers this show is great fun!

ALL SHOWS WILL HAVE A TWITTER FEED AT #JWLV - I am tweeting this one at: #BeadRenLV

Monday, May 20, 2013

#JWLV - A Century of Red Carpet Glamour - Oscar Heyman at Prestige Promenade


#JWLV - John Dyer's StarBrite™ Cuts Take Center Stage at AGTA Las Vegas at JCK

When you hear terms like "Ripple Top" and Zig Zag it may bring school yard bullies to mind (yes I was four eyes!).  Then you add "Super Trillion", "StarBrite" and "Light Weaver" and you realize that we are talking about Super Heroes!!!!   Gem Cutting Super Hero John Dyer to be specific!

Previewing just a few of the StarBrite™ cuts that will debut at the show!

See you at the AGTA Show inside JCK Las Vegas!  BTW - it opens one day before JCK!

12.21ct Square StarBrite™ Citrine

2.23ct UNHEATED Square StarBrite™ Tanzanite 

The Multiple International Award Winning Gem Cutter will be available at...

    AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show

May 30 - June 3, 2013

Booth #AGTA 1204

#JWLV - Two Magical Previews from Couture 2013

   Couture 2013 Preview-Highlights!

Ivanka Trump Takes us on a Journey
Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry is introducing the "Journey," a new series of collections inspired by Ivanka's passion for travel, architecture and design. Each collection is directly influenced by Ivanka’s favorite locations around the globe. The voyage begins with "Metropolis" – meaning “mother city"; a line of 18k yellow gold and diamond jewelry, inspired by 1920’s Art Deco architecture, in Ivanka’s favorite city, New York. Each piece in the Metropolis Collection is designed with an ‘IT’ motif, signifying the Greek key – a popular architectural design during the Art Deco period. Born and raised in NYC, Ivanka says, "It was important to me that Metropolis was the first collection in the Journey series...the culture and atmosphere of this city have always been a major source of creative inspiration." Chambertin II

Mauro Felter's Path of Flowers
Mauro Felter drew inspiration for his new collection, "The Path of Flowers," from a valley near his hometown in Northern Italy called Vallecamonica. There are two mountains in this valley, Concarena and Pizzo Badile, where there is a light refraction phenomenon known as the "Spirit of the Mountain" which slowly dissipates with the rising of the sun. The mystical aura of this place influenced Mauro's use of color in his latest collection. He uses 18k rose and yellow gold with a variety of gemstones such as fire opals, Australian boulder opals, paraiba tourmalines, green turquoise, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds (yellow, brown and colorless). The Path of Flowers was named after a mountain path surrounded by colorful flowers that takes you to the top of the highest mountain in the valley. Design Atelier Salon #15

See you at Couture - to Register:

#JWLV - Art Deco is the Hottest Trend Going It Is Strongest at Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show

on Thursday May 30th - Sunday June 2nd
at the Paris Las Vegas "in the middle of the strip" - I'll see you there!

- Vivid Diamonds and Jewelry Booth 1041 -


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