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Saturday, September 7, 2013

IJL London: Memorandum of Understanding Struck Between CIBJO and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)

CIBJO and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
announce Memorandum of Understanding at IJL London

Gaetano Cavalieri (left), President of CIBJO, and
James Courage, Chairman of RJC, following
 the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
 at the International Jewellery London Show.
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the International Jewellery London Show (IJL).  The MOU will work to further advance responsible business practices among all sectors of the jewellery supply chain, and will include the use of CSR education programmes developed by CIBJO, in collaboration with the United Nations, and chain of custody certification programmes developed by RJC. 

The MOU reflects the willingness of both organisations to collaborate on efforts to entrench a solid understanding and commitment from the jewellery industry, to improve its performance in the crucial areas of human rights, social and environmental performance and ethical business practices.

Among the key components of the MOU is the establishment of a MoU Working Group to oversee the execution of the agreement. The group will be headed by
Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO President, and James Courage, RJC Chairman. They will appoint two industry representatives from their respective organisations to address the synergies inherent in the cooperation between these two global groups.

"Our goal is to address proper business practise in the very broadest sense, and together CIBJO and RJC are able to provide comprehensive solutions," said Dr. Cavalieri. "The prime beneficiaries of this agreement need to be the greater jewellery industry, jewellery consumers and all of our stakeholders to the very grass-roots level."
"I am personally very pleased to be working with CIBJO and its President Gaetano Cavalieri and to be part of the MOU working group. I am sure there will be positive outcomes from this collaboration for the jewellery industry," said Mr. Courage.  

About CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation
CIBJO is an international confederation of national jewellery trade organisations with the purpose to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry, and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide. Foremost among these is to protect consumer confidence in the industry.
CIBJO relies upon the initiative of its member national organizations to support and implement its decisions and to protect the public's trust in the jewellery industry.
CIBJO's affiliated foundation (World Jewellery Confederation Educational Foundation) has as its mission is to "conceptualise, develop and finance training manuals, courses, studies and working papers, educational and didactic tools, and other educational means to promote, increase and improve knowledge of social and economic corporate responsibility in the international jewellery industry and trade, within the scope of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals."
CIBJO is the first and only organisation in the diamond, gemstone and jewellery sectors ever to receive official consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, and in this capacity committed its membership to promoting the fulfilment the UN's Millennium Development Goals. CIBJO is also a member of the UN Global Compact, and is committed to promoting its better business principles.
For more details please visit:

About RJC
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together more than 440 member companies.  RJC and its Members are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from mine to retail. This commitment aims to reinforce consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery products. The RJC has developed the RJC Member Certification system which applies to all Members' businesses that contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery supply chain. All Certified Members of the RJC are audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC's Code of Practices. A voluntary Chain-of-Custody Standard has also been developed for gold and platinum group metals.

The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance - the global association for sustainability standards.  For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please

Friday, September 6, 2013

Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report from Pantone Ready For Download

Pantone Announces Fashion Color Report 
Spring 2014
A Modern Twist on the Traditional Creates a Colorful Equilibrium

...and the Pantone Color Of The Year For 2014 is Dazzling Blue!

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today unveiled the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, a comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. Released to coincide with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report features the top 10 colors for women’s and men’s fashion for spring 2014, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots.

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

Women’s Color Palette
Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad, and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.

Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue, a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

They even include some great previews of the colors from this season's NYFW...see how your favorite Designer is using this dynamic collection of Nature's hues - for more download the entire report at

This season's MUST haves - from the Designers at #NYFW:

A jumpsuit with a dinner jacket in Precious Amber.

A boxy top done in different fabrics from eyelets to printed poplins. It’s modern, yet playful. Perfect for a fresh take on a classic t-shirt shape.

A fabric-mixed sweatshirt.

An easy shirt-dress in Chambray Blue or White.

A shoe that comes in Black and White, with tassels that are Vibrant Sun and Rich Tangerine. It’s a fun shoe that you can’t help but want to put on immediately once you see it!

A Flamingo and Candy Pink t-shirt dress with a beaded front is a must have for any occasion.

It's not ALL about the girls, they thought of the guys too...

Men’s Color Palette
Light and airy Placid Blue is a perfect background color for spring, offering another alternative to the classic neutrals. Pair it with Comfrey, a more masculine take on the softer Hemlock green from the women’s palette, to create a fresh, seasonally inspired look. For a modernized vintage feel, pair Purple Haze, a deeper, stronger version of Violet Tulip, with Paloma, a confident and adaptable gray.

Sand, a warm, agreeable neutral, can be coupled with more daring colors in the palette – making them less intimidating. Both Paloma and Sand are perfect complements to fiery Cayenne red, and help harness the powerful energy that intense Freesia yellow brings to the spectrum. Accessories, including shoes, in bold colors, like Cayenne, Freesia and Celosia Orange, are becoming more popular for men this season, adding a touch of gusto to neutral formal attire.

As the temperatures rise, we are also seeing a lot of vibrant patterning that combines bold and tropical colors in many sectors of menswear. Create a magnetic look by mixing Magenta Purple, a more robust version of Radiant Orchid, with the higher voltage colors in the palette, like Celosia Orange and Dazzling Blue. These three energetic yet versatile hues are sure to be a hit in spring 2014.

The colors featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report are culled from the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system in the world. Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, which serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world’s color authority, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. This year, Pantone celebrates its 50th anniversary. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

PANTONE®…The color of ideas.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

JCK’s Second Annual LUXURY Privé Panama Brings Sparkle to South America

JCK’s Second Annual LUXURY Privé Panama 
Brings Sparkle to South America
Show Matches Top-tier South American, Latin American and Caribbean 
Retailers with the Finest Suppliers

Congratulations to JCK Events on the success of their 2nd annual LUXURY Privé Panama show last week at the Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City. The intimate, relaxed event provided numerous opportunities for Latin American, outh American, and Caribbean retailers and over 30 exhibiting brands to get to know one-another and explore business opportunities together. At show’s end, many new partnerships and friendships were well established.

Part of JCK’s portfolio, LUXURY Privé Panama offers an exclusive and private atmosphere for retailers to meet new rands and manufacturers of finished fine jewelry in a one-to-one setting. Indeed, the show has become a must-attend affair for those retailers located in the Latin American region, which has seen demand for fine jewelry sky-rocket in recent years.

"The relaxed and welcoming vibe of the show allows for the perfect mix of business and pleasure. The show does not feel like a typical trade show; the pace allows for comprehensive introductions to new brands and the luxurious surroundings are a pleasant backdrop to conducting meetings,” shared Marcelo Mery Aguirre of Mery Satt Joyas Disenos in Santiago, Chile.

This year’s show featured an impressive roster of brands, returning powerhouses Bapalal Keshavlal, Breuning, Mikimoto, Simon G., and Sutra among them, and 22 new exhibitors including A&D Gem Corp, A&P Afarin, Almor Designs Inc., American Gem Society, Ariha Diamonds, B.A. Gold Enterprises Inc., Emsaru, Forever Jewels, Honora, Hulchi Belluni, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Italian Design srl, Lovelinks America, Ogi Tech, Paramount Gems, R&S Design Creation, Stroili Italian Jewels, Tasha R LLC, Trance Jewels, Trio of NY, and Zeghani by Simon.

With each looking to establish contacts and grow business within the Latin American market, LUXURY Privé Panama proved the place to be at summer’s end with the 4th quarter and holiday 2013 fast approaching.

“With demand for luxury jewelry increasing in this part of the world and our confidence in the LUXURY Privé model, it's been a no-brainer to exhibit in Panama. We've met some wonderful new partners and are looking forward to continuing relationships with them,” commented Lies Vervaele of Hulchi Belluni.

While the focus of all JCK Events productions is jewelry - LUXURY Privé Panama saw top-notch quality and exquisite designs featuring no shortage of vibrant color - the LUXURY Privé model is meant to foster relationship building and community. With this goal in mind, the show hosted numerous networking events, Monday morning’s ‘Meet the Designer/Meet the Retailer’ speed dating-style event, facilitated personal introductions, and orchestrated matched seating at evening affairs. On Tuesday, providing networking and relationship advice, Aida Alvarez of CD Peacock delivered an insightful keynote on best practices to establishing fruitful partnerships with suppliers. In addition, each night of the show brought an opportunity to mix and mingle with festive cocktail, dinner, and gala events, including the swanky ‘White Party.’

"The show has been great for connecting with new retailers, both on the show floor and at the various networking sessions and high-energy evening events. We've really gotten to know the new stores and understand their businesses; it's the perfect way to start a strong, lasting partnership," remarked Parag Jain of Paramount Gems.

At close of show Wednesday afternoon, attendees left feeling energized from three days of relaxed yet productive business and fun after-hours events. Plans for building on the connections made at the event will continue throughout the year.

About JCK: 
JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers, 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, the leading industry magazine in print & online, JCK offers a suite of tools, events, and information to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities, and essential information. Mark your calendars as JCK Events presents its portfolio of upcoming buying opportunities: -- JCK Tucson: February 3 - 8, 2014 - Tucson, JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort
-- LUXURY and Elite Enclave: May 27 - 29, 2014, by invitation only 
- opening to the 
   attendees of JCK Las Vegas May 30 - June 2, 2014 - Four Seasons, DELANO, Mandalay Bay 
-- Swiss Watch: May 30 - June 2, 2014 - Mandalay Bay, DELANO, Four Seasons & Mandarin 
-- JCK Las Vegas: May 30 - June 2, 2014 - Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
-- LUXURY Privé New York: July 27 - 29, 2014 - New York, Waldorf Astoria, Park Avenue

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sotheby's New York - Important Jewels To Be Auctioned September 24th

Important Jewels Auction at Sotheby’s New York

Triple Band Cuff Bracelet Suzanne Belperron
Platinum, Palladium and Diamond
Worn by Elisabeth Lewyt on her wedding day
Estimate $40 - 60,000
NEW YORK, 26 August 2013 – Sotheby’s first jewelry auction of the autumn auction season will be held in New York on 24 September 2013, with a public exhibition beginning 20 September in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries.

Gary Schuler, Director of Sotheby’s Jewelry department in New York, said: “The strength of our September sale lies in the remarkable breadth of property that is fresh-to-the-market, emerging from both estates and private collections. We are delighted to offer jewels from the collection of Alex & Elisabeth Lewyt, featuring custom-designed and period pieces by French jewelers such as Schlumberger, Suzanne Belperron and René Boivin. We also have pieces from the family of philanthropist George Rothman, whose collection is led by a beautiful 19.51 carat emerald-cut diamond ring from Harry Winston. This diamond – one of several important white diamonds on offer by private sellers this September – is the caliber of stone that is sure to generate early excitement in the global jewelry market this auction season.”

18K Blackened Gold, Colored Diamond,
Diamond, Citrine and Ruby Dog Brooch,
René Boivin   
Estimate $70/90,000


Following Sotheby’s spring sales of important Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art from the collection of Alex & Elisabeth Lewyt, the September auction will offer a selection of jewels from the collection by French designers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Schlumberger and Suzanne Belperron. The group also showcases the abstracted naturalistic designs of René Boivin, highlighted by a fully articulated Labrador Retriever brooch that is both charming and sophisticated.

Platinum and Diamond Ring, Harry Winston
19.51 carats, E color, VVS2 clarity, improvable, type IIa
Estimate $1.2/1.8 million

Jewels from the family of George Rothman, the successful real estate developer and philanthropist who created the Rothman Foundation, feature pieces signed by Bulgari, David Webb and Van Cleef & Arpels. The top lot of the collection is the Winston diamond ring, set with a beautifully-shaped, emerald-cut diamond of nearly 20 carats.

Property of a Lady, Texas
Platinum and Diamond Ring
9.77 carats, D color, Internally Flawless, type IIa
Estimate $800,000/1.2 million

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in eight different salesrooms, including New YorkLondonHong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view
Property from a New York Estate

Platinum and Diamond Ring
15.10 carats, D color, VVS2 clarity, potentially Internally Flawless, type IIa
Estimate $1.25/1.75 million
all auctions live online and place bids in real-time from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art department, as well as Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).

#JewelryJobs - GIA Jewelry Career Fair & Open House October 11th

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair & Open House Returns to Southern California
Hundreds of job opportunities on Oct. 11

 WHO:            GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

WHAT:          GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair & Open House, the industry’s preeminent recruiting event,   will return to the Institute’s world headquarters in Carlsbad on Oct. 11 with hundreds of  hiring opportunities in gems and jewelry; panels featuring industry leaders discussing design, creative careers and job success in today’s market; one-on-one career coaching; and classroom demonstrations.

Representatives from gem and jewelry companies, including marketing, sales, design and manufacturing firms, will be looking to hire skilled and motivated professionals at every career stage.

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is FREE and open to the public. This event marks the one time a year when GIA’s scenic Carlsbad campus is entirely open to the public. Attendees will be among the first to see Hollywood design legends Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson’s first-ever all-jewelry exhibit, “More is More: Tony Duquette - Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry,” which debuts the night prior.

WHEN:         Friday, Oct. 11
                        8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:       GIA World Headquarters
 5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008   
MORE:         GIA, creator of the famous 4Cs of diamond quality (Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) and the International Diamond Grading System™, has educated more than 325,000 gem and jewelry professionals worldwide.

The 82-year old nonprofit institution is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in diamonds, gemstones and pearls through education programs, laboratory services and research discoveries. GIA has graded some of the world’s most famous diamonds and gemstones, including the Hope Diamond, Taylor-Burton Diamond and Centenary Diamond.

GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewelry companies with future employees at more than 40 events in India, and in Las Vegas, New York and the GIA world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.

For more information, call (800) 421-7250 ext 4100, email or visit

Follow @GIANews #JewelryJobs for updates.


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