Supplier News: Week of Jan. 27

Csarite to Introduce New Collections in Tucson

Csarite gemstones in the rough |JCK Supplier News

While Csarite gems are reportedly rarer than ever before, thanks to a single active—and costly to operate—mine, Milenyum Mining, the only supplier of Csarite gems, has announced its plans to showcase new designs featuring the Turkish gems. On display at the GJX show in Tucson will be one-of-a-kind designs created by names like Jennifer Dawes, Erica Courtney, Graziela Gems, Alex Soldier, Karin Jamieson, and more. New collections from Bijules, Nak Armstrong, and Parulina are also expected.

“Each gem tells a unique story, and expressing that story in a three-dimensional form is my challenge as a designer,” said Ana-Katarina Dervisevic, a new addition to Csarite’s designer program, in a press release.

Designer Pamela Froman also has a new collection featuring Csarite gems, which she will debut at JCK Tucson. “After having some Csarite gemstones cut specifically for me, I am now more excited than ever to design a collection that will be debuting at the JCK Tucson show!” said the designer in a press release. “I am inspired by Csarite’s unique color change, and set them in my signature Ombre collection. I am looking forward to unveiling this unique collection to selected retail stores and the press!”

For more information on the gemstone, visit csarite.com. Also visit gjxusa.com and jckonline.com/tucson for more on the upcoming jewelry shows.

Rahaminov Takes Inspiration From the Next Generation

Diamond house Rahaminov plans to unveil new designs at the upcoming Centurion Show in Phoenix this weekend that feature an array of modern designs inspired by a younger generation, including choker necklaces, stackable bangles, hoop earrings, and minimized stud earrings. The new pieces retain Rahaminov’s commitment to quality and craftmanship, while appealing to a modern, youthful customer base.

“The new pieces are still within the essence of Rahaminov, but they are designed with a younger clientele in mind,” explained second-generation designer for the brand Nicol Goldfiner Barlev, who joined the family business two years ago, in a press release. “[The customer] is someone who understands the value and appreciates craftmanship but wants something slightly different from her mother when building her own collection.”

This latest collection comes on the heels of the successful Movál collection, which made its mark at last year’s JCK Las Vegas. “We look to continue that success at Centurion with a sneak peek of the more design-focused collection, to be fully presented at JCK Las Vegas this June,” said cofounder Amir Goldfiner in a press release.

Visit rahaminov.com, and for more information on the Centurion Show, which runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, visit centurionjewelry.com.

Alor’s New Bridal Collection, Down the Aisle

California-based brand Alor has announced the introduction of its new bridal collection, which features over 50 new styles. Dubbed Down the Aisle, the new line is a collaboration with Ema Jewelry and incorporates Alor’s signature cable detailing and accessible price point. Down the Aisle made its selective debut early this week at the Continental Buying Group (CBG) trade show in Orlando, Fla., and is expected to have a full launch at JCK Las Vegas and Couture in the spring. Alor and Ema will work together to distribute and market the collection.

“We are excited to partner with such a great company to launch our newest addition to the Alor family,” said Alor copresident Tal Zemer in a press release. “With similar family histories and both companies being second-generation, the Ema family shares the same core values as Alor, and we are delighted to work with Eddie [Weiss, owner], David [Kestenbaum, president], and their team in offering the Down the Aisle bridal collection in jewelry stores around the country.”

For more information, visit alor.com and emajewelry.com.


Supplier News: Week of Jan. 27

Whitney Port Shares Her “Promise” With Tacori

Whitney Port wears Tacori's Promise braceletRecently, former reality star Whitney Port of The Hills publicly proclaimed her #tacoripromise via Instagram.

The fashion designer posted a photo of herself wearing the California-based company’s yellow gold and silver Promise bracelet and included the caption, “New year, new you. I promise to be more patient.” According to Tacori’s website, the intertwining of the two metals symbolizes “two unique individuals uniting through a promise.”

Designed in collaboration with fashion blogger Wendy Nguyen, the bracelet must be locked with a Tacori key to represent the promise. The yellow gold chain connects both parts of the piece to symbolize the significance of the connection.

See more information on the bracelet here.

Leibish & Co.’s Colorful Creations Will Play Cupid This Valentine’s Day

International colored-diamond jeweler Leibish & Co. is focused on making this Valentine’s Day more memorable with its new “10 Ways to Say I Love You” pendant.

For men diligently searching for the perfect gift for their queens, the jeweler is bestowing women with the royal title certification of her choice along with the purchase of one of their heart-shape colored diamonds. If the jewel and the title aren’t enough, the colored diamond connoisseurs are also offering 15 percent off all heart-shape diamonds and jewelry pieces.

“Make this the best Valentine’s Day she has ever had with the glamour and excitement of a Leibish & Co. jewelry gift,” the company explains in a press release. “Whether she is the world’s biggest fan of this holiday or prefers to keep it low key, every woman loves a romantic night for two and a beautiful symbol of your love for her!”

Peruse Leibish’s plethora of multicolored pendants online at fancydiamonds.net.

Jewelers for Children Receives Jewelry Donation From Charles Garnier Paris

Fine jeweler Charles Garnier Paris will donate 17 pieces of its new Britannia 958 Heritage Collection at Jewelers for Charles Garnier Heritage collectionChildren’s silent auction at the Centurion Jewelry Show in Scottsdale, Ariz. The show runs Feb. 1–5.

The assortment of jewels features nickel-free, hypoallergenic silver that contains 95.8 percent pure silver. Profits from the auction will help Jewelers for Children with its mission of supporting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, and neglect.

“We’re so excited to have the donation from Charles Garnier,” said Jewelers for Children executive director, David Rocha. “We’ve never had a company donate an entire new line for a silent auction. Along with the donations from other Centurion exhibitors, the silent auction will certainly be a destination for participants.”

Find out more about the charity at jewelersforchildren.org.

GemFind Partners With California Coast Designs for Ring Builder Program

Online jewelry marketing company GemFind recently teamed up with jewelry makers California Coast Designs to launch GemFind’s new Ring Builder application.

Equipped with sample guides of jewelry designs and high-quality graphics and video capabilities from California Coast Designs, the Ring Builder app allows users to create their own customized rings.

“We’re very pleased to add California Coast Designs as a fulfillment provider because they bring so much in terms of creative jewelry designing, as well as the technology to make online customization an incredible experience for users with exceptional quality visuals,” said Alex Fetanat, CEO and founder of GemFind.

The image quality of the modified jewelry gives the creators a detailed, two-dimensional view of the ring. Moreover, the video capability provides a three-dimensional view of the ring from all its sparkling sides.

For more information on GemFind’s innovative app, visit gemfind.com.

Ziva Jewels Unveils New Online Shopping Strategy

Fine jeweler Ziva Jewels announced its latest confidence-boosting game plan for online shoppers.

“I’m Ready to Buy,” allows a customer to browse online prior to coming in to make a purchase. The new strategy coincides with the company’s commitment to enhancing the customer experience. Upon choosing a piece, customers can make an appointment to see it at a nearby store and also request an advanced price quote.

“The customer must feel comfortable when buying such a sentimental object,” said Ziva president Robert Ahdoot. “Our ‘I’m Ready to Buy’ service is just one more way we cater to our customers’ happiness.”  

Take a look at Ziva’s engagement rings, vintage earrings, and pendants at zivajewels.com.