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Saturday, August 27, 2011


RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong presence in the arts, with a direct tie to music. A sponsor for the last four years of Brit Awards and a supporter of American Idol, RAYMOND WEIL takes pride in the support of new and emerging artists within the music industry. Sponsoring the VH1 Save The Music Foundation was the ideal partnership with not only a strong non-profit organization, but musical ambassadors, that all hold the same core beliefs.

RAYMOND WEIL will support The VH1 Save The Music Foundation throughout the fourth quarter with a combination of sales promotions and special events, including the third installment of the Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series on September 22nd in Los Angeles.

The Songwriters Music Series will be held at a local, exclusive venue and features some of today’s most celebrated artists, including headliner and Grammy Award Winner, Colbie Caillat, performing hit songs while also sharing personal stories behind the music in front of a live audience.

Additionally, RAYMOND WEIL, in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will launch a sales promotion with the new maestro collection, where a portion of the sales of any purchased maestro time piece will go to support the foundation. Prior to the Songwriters Music Series, RAYMOND WEIL and VH1 Save The Music Foundation will co-host an intimate cocktail and shopping event at a local retailer to kick-off the sales promotion.

“Music has always been at the heart of my family,” says Elie Bernheim, Director of RAYMOND WEIL and head of global Marketing for the Brand. “My grandfather, Mr. Raymond Weil, instilled music into the DNA of the Brand when he created it back in 1976. After 35 years, we continue this passion by giving back to the community who has supported us throughout the years. VH1 Save The Music Foundation is an organization that selflessly devotes it’s resources to ensuring music education continues with each generation, and we are proud to support such a great cause.”

The Swiss family-owned Compagny, founded in Geneva in 1976, enjoys a special position in the exclusive world of luxury watch making. Independence is the essential value of RAYMOND WEIL Genève’s state of mind. 

RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong presence in the arts, with a direct tie to music and opera through sponsorship and naming of their collections. RAYMOND WEIL prides itself in aestheticism, watch making know-how and creativity, the core values that consolidate the basis of the brand’s philosophy.

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children. The 2012 Ambassador Class - dedicated to raising awareness and funds to benefit The Foundation - includes: Amber Riley, Ciara, Jewel, John Legend, John Mayer, Jordan Sparks, Kristin Chenoweth, Lifehouse and Sara Bareilles. Get involved at and follow us on twitter @vh1savethemusic.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Integrity Pearls Lives Again!

A few months ago Jewelry Makers got a notice from the popular Integrity Pearls owner Doug Anderson that he was moving on and the he would be closing Integrity Pearls.  The news was met with sadness of losing a friend...and cries of where will we find this quality at these prices!

Well today the following message came:


A little while ago, I sadly informed our many valued customers that, because of my new full-time role directing an international charitable organization, I would no longer be able to continue with Integrity Pearls, providing "quality pearls at great prices." There was an avalanche of disappointed yet supportive email messages... including one that really caught my attention, from Sharon McConnell.

Sharon has been a long-time customer - in many ways typical of most of our customers - using our pearls to create awesome jewelry for her small business. She expressed a keen interest in taking over theIntegrity Pearls business and continuing to offer the same quality and service. As we communicated, it was clear that this was a perfect fit. In fact, I am totally convinced that in her hands, Integrity Pearls will become better than ever!

I have invested many long hours and days working with Sharon, turning over every aspect of the business, sharing my secrets about first-class customer service, pearl quality and value pricing... and telling all my stories about how wonderful our customers are.

So it is without hesitation that I present to you...
Integrity Pearls reborn!

And from the new proprietor:

Thank you, Doug, for that wonderful introduction, and greetings to all my fellow Beaders and Designers! I want to personally thank all our great customers for your past loyalty and support. As the new owner of Integrity Pearls I will do my best to continue the high standards of Quality - Value - Beauty for all your pearl needs.

I have been designing, making, and selling my own jewelry for many years, so I understand how important it is to have a consistent source of beautiful pearls for your designs. My pledge is that Integrity Pearlswill be here for you, as your best source of pearls; providing quality you can count on!
We are just days away from re-opening the new Web Store, so be watching for the next email with all the exciting details, including an OPENING DAY SALE!

We really look forward to the Opening Day Sale!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Collection Tour Schedule Announced!

We have all been waiting on this announcement and I want to give credit to Anthony on the Forbes blog for the information.

Christie's International unveils the tour of the Collection of the Iconic Elizabeth Taylor.  The tour begins in Moscow and visits many of the major cities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. before returning to New York for a final 10-day exhibition and the four-day sale at Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in December. The auction house will devote its entire gallery space to the exhibition and sale.

According to Christie's proceeds from the event and exhibition tickets will benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDs Foundation.

Moscow: September 15-16, GUM, Red Square 3
London: September 24-26, Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James’s
Los Angeles: October 13-16, Venue TBD
Dubai: October 23, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Geneva: November 11-12, Four Seasons Hotel, 33 quai des Bergues
Paris: November 16-17, Christie’s, 9 avenue Matignon
Hong Kong: November 24-27, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
New York: December 3-12, Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza
The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale, December 13
Jewelry (Sessions II & II), December 14
The Icon and her Haute Couture, Evening Sale, December 14
Fashion and Accessories (Sessions II, III & IV), December 15
Fine and Decorative Art & Film Memorabilia, December 16, including costumes

About Christie's:  Christie’s, the world's leading art business had global auction and private sales in 2010 that totaled £3.3 billion/$5.0 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sotheby's Brings In New World-Wide Head of Watches

Just in time for the upcoming event:

Important Watches

Hong Kong  | 
October 06 - 06, 2011
Sale: HK0356
Session 1:
06 Oct 2011 10:00 AM
Lots 3501 - 3800
Session 2:
06 Oct 2011 2:00 PM
Lots 3801 - 4020

Sotheby's announces:

Senior Director, China and Southeast Asia
Worldwide Head of Watches  

An internationally-recognised figure in the auction industry, Tim Bourne joined Sotheby’s as Worldwide Head of its Watches department in 2011, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the international market.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Bourne is responsible for driving the global business strategy of Sotheby’s watch division, overseeing Sotheby’s Asia’s watch auctions in addition to those in Geneva, New York and London.

Mr. Bourne endeavours to encourage “an innovative and forward-thinking team that can capture rapidly-growing market opportunities, as well as the shifting focus of watch auctions worldwide”.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

Platinum Guild Partners With - Win Platinum Wedding Bands!

Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA), the marketing arm for the platinum jewelry industry, and leading wedding planning website have launched the “Show Us Your Platinum” promotion. Together they’re challenging engaged Facebook fans to upload a photo of their platinum engagement ring for a chance to win a pair of enduring platinum wedding bands worth nearly $3,000. After all, platinum is the ideal choice for engagement rings and wedding bands; it won’t change color or fade, and it symbolizes a relationship that will last forever.

From August 15th through September 12th brides can post a photo of their platinum  engagement ring on’s Facebook wall with a caption that explains why their love will always endure and never fade, just like their platinum engagement ring.

To participate in “Show Us Your Platinum”, enter or share to win at

Brides, bloggers, and wedding vendors who share the “Show Us Your Platinum” promotion on Facebook, Twitter or their own blogs will be automatically entered to win a classic pair of platinum hoop earrings worth over $500.
"There are few events in life as joyous and important as marriage, and we are delighted to honor and celebrate that with breathtaking platinum jewelry from the ever-classy Platinum Guild International," says’s CEO John Scrofano. 
Everyone is eligible to win the platinum hoop earrings, including brides who enter to win the platinum wedding band set. Only brides-to-be with platinum engagement rings (or grooms-to-be who proposed with platinum) are eligible to win the platinum wedding band set.
“We want to hear directly from brides regarding the connection between their platinum engagement ring and their everlasting relationship,” says Huw Daniel, President of PGI-USA.

About Platinum Jewelry
Platinum is a great choice for engagement rings and wedding bands because it won’t change color or fade. It symbolizes a relationship that will endure. To learn more about platinum and its unique qualities that distinguish it from other precious metals, visit for information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry.

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