Supplier News: Week of March 9

GIA to offer on-site stone services at Baselworld, and other news

GIA to Offer On-site Colored Stone Services at Baselworld

GIA has announced it will offer access to its colored gem identification and country-of-origin reports during the upcoming Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, from March 23 to March 30 during show hours. The service is intended to ensure buyer confidence by verifying the authenticity and characteristics of gemstones at the show.

GIA will accept gemstones at Hall 3, A37 of the Messe Basel exhibition hall in Switzerland Thursday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Temporary reports will be offered on-site, with permanent reports being sent after the close of the show.

For more information, visit gia.edu and baselworld.com.

GJEPC Hosts India Pavilions in Hong Kong

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the India Pavilion, featuring Indian jewelry manufacturers and retailers, for both the 2017 Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem, and Pearl Show, held Feb. 28–March 4 at AsiaWorld-Expo, and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, held March 2–6 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

“The Hong Kong Jewellery Show is one of the finest in the industry that caters to the key markets of Asia,” said GJEPC chairman Praveenshankar Pandya in a press release. “India Pavilion has the best companies handpicked by the council who will showcase India’s capabilities in terms of best diamond cuts and jewelry design.”

GJEPC has played a large role in promoting India’s exports through various initiatives and programs, and these pavilions are no exception. For more information, about the pavilions and the council, visit gjepc.org.

 

White Pine Introduces Its First Jewelry Brand

Diamond trading company White Pine has announced the introduction of its very first jewelry brand, Cadova. Through the new line, the company plans to offer a limited selection of jewelry using a combination of gemstones and diamonds sourced through White Pine’s channels, with one-of-a-kind pieces ranging in price from $5,000 to $100,000.

“Colored diamonds have been one of the most notable categories in fine jewelry recently, yet these beloved pieces can be extremely hard to come by,” said White Pine Trading president Andrew Brown in a press release. “White Pine is both proud and excited to bring them to the market in an exceptional, new way.”

The collection’s first releases will include a platinum pendant featuring a 1.69 ct. fancy purple-pink heart-shape diamond; a platinum and 18k rose gold ring featuring a 1.01 ct. fancy deep brownish orange pink radiant-cut diamond; and a platinum and 18k yellow gold ring set with a 3.16 ct. fancy vivid yellow IF cushion-cut diamond. According to White Pine, the collection will make its debut over the course of the 2017 trade show season, starting with the recent Atlanta Jewelry Show, held on March 4.

For more information, visit whitepinediamonds.com.


Supplier News: Week of March 9

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015

DEF Diamonds in the Sky 2015The Diamond Empowerment Fund will kick off JCK Las Vegas 2015 with its Diamonds in the Sky Gala on May 28, celebrating diamonds and the influence of the diamond industry across the world.

The Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 2015 Global Empowerment Award honors those who have made valuable contributions to the international diamond industry. The 2015 Award will be given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government of the Republic of India.

“We are thrilled to honor India at Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015,” said Diamond Empowerment Fund president Phyllis Bergman.

At last year’s event, the Global Empowerment Award was presented to President Ian Khama of Botswana. More than $1 million was raised for the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s global Diamonds Do Good campaign to support education initiatives for people from diamond communities.

For more information, visit diamondempowerment.org.  

 

Auctionata Holds Diamond Jewelry and Watches Sale

Online auction house Auctionata completed its first Diamond Jewelry and Watches sale in its Midtown Manhattan studios on Feb. 26.

More than 200 bidders from 28 countries viewed the selection of vintage watches and rings; 15 lots were sold, for a total sales value of $53,000. A Cartier Ballon Bleu timepiece sold for $18,000, making it the highest-selling item of the evening.

“Diamonds have a certain draw that adds to the timelessness in value and appeal of any watch or jewelry piece,” said Katherine Palmiter, head of sale and jewelry specialist at Auctionata. “The top lots of the auction are testament to that, from the drop earrings that are almost a century old to the ring by Loree Rodkin, who is a designer favored by celebrities today.”

For more information, visit auctionata.com.

 

Endless Jewelry Displays Entire Collection on JewelCloud

Endless Jewelry is featuring its entire collection on GemFind’s JewelCloud Web platform, allowing vendors to display their products on authorized retailers’ websites and Facebook pages.

With the application, vendors can manage product photos and details and digital assets, as well as automate price changes, among other features. They can also use the online tool to connect with stores and sales representatives.

“JewelCloud is a great tool for connecting with existing retailers as well as for finding new prospects,” said Endless Jewelry marketing manager Meghan Pearson. “It is a very user-friendly system, easily updated as new lines are introduced, ensuring that our customers have access to all current collections. Best of all, our customers truly enjoy having an interface that allows them to begin easily and quickly selling online.”

Learn more about JewelCloud here.

 

Rembrandt Charms Debuts New Charm for Mother’s DayRembrandt Charms Love You More circle charm

Rembrandt Charms has debuted its Love You More charm in time for the Mother’s Day selling season. The tag-style charm features a cutout heart and back that can be engraved for customers to add their own personal messages.

“The Love You More charm is a must-have for the Mother’s Day selling season,” said Rembrandt Charms marketing director Melanie Busch. “This charm makes a perfect gift for a mother from her child, a wife from her husband, or a daughter from a parent to celebrate the joy of becoming a new mom.”

For more information, visit rembrandtcharms.com.

 

Pinshape and ELLE Jewelry Partner for Design Contest

ELLE Jewelry and 3-D printing community marketplace Pinshape and have partnered for a contest inviting designers to create 3-D jewelry prototypes of ring, pendant, and bracelet designs.

The winning designs have the potential to be manufactured and sold by ELLE Jewelry, and the winning designers will have the chance to interview for a position at ELLE.

“Jewelry lends itself to 3-D printing very well, thanks to its intricacies and customizable qualities,” said Pinshape CEO Lucas Matheson. “We hope that this contest will provide a chance for 3-D designers with jewelry-making capabilities who might not have had the incentive to jump into the jewelry field to realize the potential that this type of design has for them, and jewelry companies like ELLE to find some of the hidden design talent within the 3-D printing community.”

The contest runs through April 15.

Learn more about the contest here.

 

Arch Crown Voyager scannerArch Crown Releases New Honeywell Voyager Barcode Scanner

Arch Crown has released Honeywell’s Voyager barcode scanner, which features battery-free, wireless Bluetooth technology.

The Voyager can scan poor-quality or damaged barcodes. The device can be fully charged in less than 20 seconds with a wall power adapter and provides short-term power for at least 100 wireless scans. A paging function allows retailers to locate the scanner if lost.

The Voyager scanner retails for a suggested price of $513.