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Saturday, May 26, 2012

#JewelWKLV - GIA Will Have a Full House at JCK Las Vegas

GIA Will Have a Full House at JCK Las Vegas
Debut of in-booth briefings, rare displays and more

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Attendees of the JCK Las Vegas show June 1-4 will have the opportunity to hear from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) experts on the latest developments in the industry and view stunning pieces from the GIA museum collection.

For the first time GIA will host a series of 20-minute in-booth briefings during the show, in addition to two education seminars, show specials on GIA Instruments and Gems & Gemology, and alumni networking opportunities. More details about GIA at the 2012 JCKLas Vegas show include:

GIA In-Booth Briefings
Free briefings on recent gemological discoveries, research, design, retail, industry analyses and GIA support tools will take place at GIA’s booth L99. A full schedule can be found on the website; below is a sampling of topics: 

·         Who’s watching the Global Diamond and Gemstone Industry?” Russell Shor, GIA senior industry analyst.
·         Breaking the Jewelry Code: What Jewelry Design Tells Us about Us,” Terri Ottaway, curator of the GIA museum.
·         The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds,” Dr. James Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow.
·         Behind the Scenes at GIA Labs,” Phil Yantzer, GIA vice president of Carlsbad laboratory services.

GIA Museum Exhibits
GIA will showcase three inspirational displays at its booth L99, June 1-4. All images are copyright © GIA:

19th Century Tiara and Lorgnette
The Victorian era Fleur de Lis Tiara features old European-cut diamonds set in silver and gold. The American Art Nouveau lorgnette resembles a single peacock feather when closed, yet reveals a hand-held pair of reading glasses when unfolded.

The Enchanting Red Egg
This music box features enamel, precious gems and metals. When the ruby on top is pressed, the egg reveals a carousel of exotic animals that revolve and move up and down to music, using mechanisms adopted from mid-19th century Swiss musical snuff boxes.

Artifacts from 9/11
The diamond brooch, two petite silver mesh clutches and a pocket watch were recovered from a safety deposit box following 9/11. The majority of the contents in the vault were reduced to ash, yet the diamonds in the 1950s-era white gold brooch remain intact.

GIA Seminars
GIA will host two seminars at Banyan B at the Mandalay Bay. Tuition for each is $145. Previous gemological training and/or experience is recommended and pre-enrollment is required. To enroll, call 800-421-7250, ext. 4001 or email   

Loupe Grading
Thursday, May 31, 9 to 11 a.m.
Attendees will learn loupe grading techniques used by professionals worldwide. They will identify, grade and separate natural diamonds from imitations using a 10x loupe and a grading light.

Identifying Ruby Treatments
Thursday, May 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
During this lecture and hands-on lab, attendees will learn which ruby treatments can be identified with standard gemological equipment and how to detect their identifying characteristics. Treatments covered include heat treatment, glass-filling, composite rubies, flux-assisted healed fractures and beryllium diffusion.

GIA Alumni Hours
Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
An excellent opportunity for GIA alumni to network at booth L99. Donna Baker, GIA president and CEO, will join the group on June 3.

For more information about GIA in Las Vegas, visit the website.

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit   

"On This Day" New from Sylvie Collection

Sylvie Collection Launches “On This Day,” an Affordable Bridal Jewelry Collection for Brides to Wear on Their Special Day

Bridal jewelry designer Sylvie Levine, of Sylvie Collection, has created a new jewelry collection “On This Day,” designed specifically for women to wear on their wedding day and decades of celebrations to come.

Bridal jewelry designer Sylvie Levine, of Sylvie Collection, has created a new jewelry collection “On This Day,” designed specifically for women to wear on their wedding day and decades of celebrations to come. Sensitive to brides’ budgets and today’s volatile economy, Sylvie focuses on keeping diamond carat weights low while maintaining the special details and design elements that brides have come to expect and love from Sylvie Collection. Specifically, hand-engraving, milgrain work and pavĂ© diamonds are just some of the details one will find in each of these wedding day jewelry staples.
Quote startI want to give brides the opportunity to invest in a piece of jewelry that can be worn on their special day as well as years to come.Quote end
“On This Day,” comprised of drop earrings, pendant necklaces and “won’t-snag-the-dress” bracelets will launch in retail stores this summer just in time for wedding season. Sylvie Levine, known for her fearless mixing of diamond cuts and shapes couples marquee with pear-shaped, brilliant with princess cut diamonds in this collection. For the first time Sylvie Collection will debut diamond hoops, small stud earrings as well as pendant and earring sets in 18K white, yellow or rose gold.
“I want to give brides the opportunity to invest in a piece of jewelry that can be worn on their special day as well as years to come,” states Levine. “It was the perfect time to create a collection of affordablediamond jewelry that was equally rich in sentiment and style.”
To date, Sylvie Collection boasts more than 1,000 customizable styles of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Sylvie Levine is committed to designing diamond jewelry that is timeless, versatile and sophisticated. Sylvie Collection uses the highest quality materials including: pristinely cut center stones, hand-carved milgrain, full-cut side stones, fancy-colored diamonds and sapphires as well as platinum,18K yellow, rose and white gold. The Sylvie Collection is available at fine jewelers nationwide. For more information visit



New York, NY--SELECT SHOW, LLC and CENTURION JEWELRY BY INVITATION ONLY, LLC have created a new partnership to jointly produce the SELECT shows, beginning with the events in Dallas at the Ritz Carlton (September 9-10, 2012) and in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun (September 23-24, 2012). The new name for the shows will be "SELECT by CENTURION".

"This partnership has been forged as a result of the shared philosophies and outstanding reputations of the SELECT and CENTURION shows," said Joe Carullo and Bryan Cohen, founders of SELECT. "We believe very strongly in producing events that help better fine jewelry vendors present their merchandise to their customers in safe, elegant and intimate venues at reasonable rates."

CENTURION likewise has always partnered with its exhibitors, who were given half the shares in the company by its founder Howard Hauben when the show was launched in 2001.

"We believe not only in partnering but in creating uncommon value for our exhibitors and retail attendees alike," said Hauben. "CENTURION SCOTTSDALE has been a strong success with that philosophy for the past 11 years. When we reintroduced CENTURION SOUTH BEACH this year, we lowered exhibit fees substantially so we could establish a long-term success together with our exhibitors and the result was a quick sell-out with a bright future."

The SELECT by CENTURION shows will continue the hallmarks of the successful SELECT shows, launched in 2010, with 40-50 exclusive exhibitors, breakfasts, seminars, lunches and evening receptions. The company will be overseen by Carullo, Cohen and Hauben, and CENTURION will act as day-to-day management beginning after the 2012 shows.

For further information on SELECT, visit the web site at

Friday, May 25, 2012

Martin Flyer Announces Expansion of Fashion Jewelry Division

Martin Flyer Launches New Fashion Jewelry Division.
New York, NY: Since 1945 Martin Flyer has been providing the jewelry industry with the highest quality of products backed by first –class service. Martin Flyer introduced their FlyerFIt® Bridal Brand to the industry 7 years ago and today FlyerFit® is one of the leading American Designer Bridal Brands. Martin Flyer has always been known for high quality, Classic Diamond Product. Today, Martin Flyer enters a new category in the jewelry industry and is proud to announce a new Fashion Jewelry Division to expand its distribution as well as its products into the American independent retailer.

“Martin Flyer is a very well-respected Brand in the jewelry industry and the perfect partner to represent the KGK Group in America.” states Sanjay Kothari, President of KGK Global.

"There is a demand in America for well-made and well serviced value based jewelry", states Joshua Kaufman, CEO of Martin Flyer. "The expansion of our Fashion Division and revolutionary in-store Marketing Program will allow Martin Flyer to continue to distinguish ourselves as a leader of branded diamond jewelry in America."

Martin Flyer has named Knud Hostrup previously from PANDORA as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company and named Richie Freilich Vice President of Customer Relations.

About Martin Flyer
Martin Flyer began in the Bowery district of New York City more than 65 years ago and has become one of the most recognizable names in the fine jewelry industry known for Quality and Service. In 2009 the company merged with a prestigious DTC sight holder, The KGK Group, utilizing their resources and global market strength. A name synonymous with timeless, elegant designs, Martin Flyer continues to offer a broad range of bridal and fashion jewelry— made available in all precious metals — with its Classic Martin Flyer and FlyerFit® collections. Martin Flyer’s headquarters are still located in Manhattan which includes a high quality production facility. Martin Flyer remains a sound institution in the jewelry industry, able to meet the growing needs of its customers from the design to the manufacturing stages. For more information, please

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Diamond Empowerment Fund at JCK Las Vegas!

For the first time ever,  Diamond Empowerment Fund  will have a booth at U.S. jewelry trade show, and will be raffling off a 51-inch Samsung television. 

Visitors to the DEF booth also will have an opportunity to meet Nicola Breytenbach-Steiner, the renowned international model who is a DEF Angel Ambassador, and meet Joseph Munyambanza, a graduate of the African Leadership Academy and recipient of a DEF scholarship that helped him complete his studies.

        Diamond Empowerment Fund Unveils Retailer Merchandising Kit; Announces First Time Exhibiting at JCK Show
New pop-up booth will feature raffle for a 51-inch Samsung TV, plus a chance to meet one of the student recipients of a DEF scholarship to the African Leadership Academy

Support DEF Shop the Empowerment Green Bracelet at:
New York, May 15, 2012—The Diamond Empowerment Fund is excited to announce its first-ever booth at a U.S. jewelry trade show, and a preview of merchandising support materials to accompany DEF Empowerment Jewelry product.

In the DEF booth, #L-200, located in the Shoreline Lobby Level 2 just outside the area encompassing LUXURY by JCK, will be two flat-screen televisions, one of which will feature video from students attending DEF-funded schools in Africa, and the other—a Samsung 51-inch plasma TV—to raise money to support DEF’s mission of funding education initiatives in African diamond-producing nations. The raffle winner will be chosen on June 4 at 11:15am at the booth.

Empowerment Charm offered by Richline Group
DEF also will be introducing a preview of new sales support materials to accompany its upcoming lineup of DEF-benefit products, including the Empowerment Charm, a collector’s edition charm uniquely crafted in sterling silver with genuine Swarovski Elements offered by the Richline Group; the Empowerment Green Bracelet, an updated version of the original green malachite beaded bracelet with diamond accents on the bezel offered by Simmons Jewelry Company; and Empowerment Rings part of Royal Asscher’s Stars of Africa and Shining Stars Collection where diamonds are encased in a fluid-filled natural sapphire dome allowing them to flow freely like snowflakes in a snow globe . Retailers are encouraged to give feedback and suggestions on the sales support materials for the final versions, which will be produced in time for the fall selling season.
Stars of Africa Series from Royal Asscher Diamonds celebrates the efforts of the DEF

On Friday, June 1 at 3:00 p.m., DEF will host “Conversation with Joseph,” featuring Joseph Munyambanza, a graduate of the African Leadership Academy, which receives funding from DEF. Munyambanza will be at the booth throughout the day to meet industry leaders and greet visitors, and will be part of the Diamonds For Good panel discussion taking place on Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Also on Saturday, June 2 from 11am – 3pm., visitors are invited to meet International Model of the Year and DEF Angel Ambassador Flaviana from Tanzania, and Angel Ambassador and Top Model Nicola Breytenbach-Steiner from South Africa. Both are committed to the importance of DEF’s mission to Africa and actively advocate on DEF’s behalf.

DEF’s mission is to raise money to fund education initiatives in African diamond-producing nations. Its beneficiaries include: CIDA City Campus, South Africa’s first non-profit university to offer a four-year business degree, boasting an 80% employment rate among graduates.  The second is 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, emphasizing leadership skills, African History, and entrepreneurial skills. DEF provides scholarships to all students from diamond-producing nations.  The third beneficiary is the Botswana Top Achievers program that selects the top high school students countrywide in Botswana, and affords them the opportunity to study at a university of their choice anywhere in the world. Graduates then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic, social and political development. 

BREAKING NEWS: Elsa Peretti In Talks To Break With Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany In Talks To Buy Elsa Peretti's Intellectual Property Rights

Elsa Peretti's Sevillana Collection
via Fay Cullen website
( - Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. (TIF) said it has made a firm offer to buy jewelry designer Elsa Peretti's intellectual property rights, but both parties are yet to reach a deal.
Since 1974, Tiffany has been the sole licensee for these rights necessary to make and sell Peretti-designed products under Peretti's trademarks.
As per a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing made by Tiffany on Wednesday, Peretti has warned that she may terminate the license agreement if both parties fail to agree on terms regarding the deal price.
A termination of the license agreement could adversely affect Tiffany's operating results. As per the filing, the designs of Peretti accounted for 10 percent of Tiffany's net sales in 2009, 2010 and 2011, while Peretti receives a royalty.
Peretti recently had expressed interest to sever her relationship with Tiffany, following which her advisors initiated negotiations for the transaction.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jewelry Week Las Vegas: Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Show Venue: Paris Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV

Show Date: May 31 - June 3, 2012
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-4
Admission: $15 Valid for all 4 Days,  trade only

Leading Antique Dealers Showcase Latest Trends in Watches and Diamonds at the 17th Annual Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
-The Largest Antique, Trade-Only Event in US Returns to The Paris Hotel-

U.S. Antique Shows, a major producer of antique shows in North America, announced it will host its 17th Annual Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show at The Paris Hotel May 31 – June 3, 2012. This unique “trade only” event houses collections from the largest selection
of rare and unique antique jewelry, watches and gemstone items from all over the world. 

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show runs concurrently with the JCK show, opening one day before. “U.S. Antique Shows is overjoyed to be able to connect the trade community with today’s latest trends,” said Andrea Canady, Show Director. “This season’s selections are amongst the rarest and unique collections we’ve seen, and we are excited to have more than 400 exhibitors fill the hall this year.”

In its 17th year, the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show continues to present an abundance of exquisite antiques to exhibitors and collectors committed to this thriving industry. The Show is a must attend for serious jewelry buyers and collectors that are interested in one-of-a-kind pieces impossible to obtain anywhere else. Items range from antique watches, diamonds and necklaces from various time periods including Renaissance, Baroque and Edwardian periods to the Modern and Art Deco.

Show times are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 31st – June 2nd 
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 3rd.

Please note that this is a trade only event. Business cards w/valid photo ID required 

About the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is produced by GLM®. GLM is a leading producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as giftware, home furnishings, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture, personal care, antiques, jewelry, art, surf, skate, water sports, swim and resorts. GLM also manages business expositions and conferences on behalf of others, within the hospitality industry. Additional information about GLM is available online at  For additional information, visit

Information, vendor list, and more at:

For more information about the show, or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit: 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Jewelry Week Las Vegas: GLDA Las Vegas Mirage Gem & Jewelry Show

GLDA Las Vegas Mirage Gem & Jewelry Show

Show Venue: MIRAGE RESORT & CASINO HOTEL at The Mirage Event Center
3400 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada

Show Date:  May 28-31, 2012Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-4pm

What you'll find at this year's GLDA Las Vegas Mirage Gem & Jewelry Show:  The Gem & Lapidary Dealer’s Association (G.L.D.A) attracts jewelry and gemstone buyers from across the country and all over the world.  The show features hundreds of booths representing jewelry from every part of the world.  Our international and domestic exhibitors will display their award winning jewelry designs. Every imaginable gemstone will be represented.  Buyers will find estate jewelry, accessories and products for everyone - from the rock hounds to the amateur jeweler. Deep discounts and the infinite variety will attract dealers from every corner of the world This is a Cash & Carry Show.

Information, location, vendors and more at:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jewelry Week Las Vegas: Las Vegas Bead Renaissance Show

Las Vegas Bead Renaissance Show

June 1- 3, 2012Friday - Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5

At the Palace Station Hotel / Casino2411 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

What you'll find at this year's Las Vegas Bead Renaissance Show:  

The Bead Renaissance show is a shopping experience for anyone who wishes to explore their creative side. Shop for finished jewelry and jewelry findings. The annual Las Vegas show will feature vendors selling beads of vintage Lucite, silver and gold, semi precious and precious stone, crystal, and glass lampwork artists.
There is no better way to spend part of the weekend with family or friends together at the Bead Renaissance Show. Visit the web site for more details:

Information, Vendor List and Links at:


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