Supplier News: Week of Dec. 22

Simplex Wins Inventory Assets of Martin Ross Group

Diamond and jewelry liquidation and asset recovery specialist SimplexDiam has been selected the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of the inventory assets of the Martin Ross Group.

The inventory, valued at about $5 million at wholesale prices, includes 6,000 cts. of diamonds. SimplexDiam will redistribute the diamond inventory to retailers and wholesalers at trade shows and in its New York office.

Learn more about SimplexDiam’s products and services here.

 

RDI Diamonds' Sara LajuettRochester Jeweler Named Registered Supplier by American Gem Society

Sara Lajuett (pictured left) of RDI Diamonds in Rochester, N.Y., has been named a Registered Supplier by the American Gem Society for demonstrating a commitment to professional education and ethical business practices in the jewelry industry.

The title is given to a member of the wholesale jewelry industry who is affiliated with an American Gem Society firm, has met a high standard of business conduct, and has completed formal gemological studies.

Learn more about AGS member classifications here.

 

EZIO to Debut New Smartwatch Collections at Consumer Electronics Show

Smartwear line EZIO will debut two new smartwatch collections at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show January 6–9 in Las Vegas.  

Claiming to be the only smartwatches with true Swiss movement, EZIO’s devices are Android and iOS compatible, waterproof to 165 feet, and powered by low Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Users can also choose traditional or connected operating modes.

Website coming soon, but visit eziosmartwear.com for inquiries.

 

Rona Fisher Named 2015 NICHE Awards Finalist Rona Fisher Wild River cuff bracelet

Rona Fisher of Rona Fisher Jewelry Design in Philadelphia has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 NICHE Awards for her pieces entitled Wild River Cuff (pictured) and Open Pond, Half Full.

The awards program, sponsored by NICHE magazine, recognizes the achievements of American craft artists who produce work for galleries and retail stores.

“It’s an honor to have my work be among the many exquisite pieces that are up for the awards this year,” Fisher said. “These two entries embody my design direction—openwork, mixed metals, the pebbles motif, and a rustic yet finished look that I see as organic with an urban edge.”

Winners of the 2015 NICHE Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 17 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with the American Made Show.

For more information, visit NICHEAwards.com.