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JCK Magazine: January 2012

JCK Magazine: January 2012

1. GemstonesWhat better way to celebrate autumn than with a room full of extraordinary colored-stone jewelry and exceptional gemstones? On Oct. 25, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of its 28th annual Spectrum Awards. The AGTA received 454 entries for its 10 categories, which...
The email invitation arrived without fanfare. "OMEGA invites you to a private dinner at The Stahl House, the midcentury architectural icon." I quickly scanned the details—Nov. 30, 1635 Woods Drive, Los Angeles—starred the message, and carried on with my work. A few days passed before it hit me:...
I really need to begin this month's letter with a big congratulations to our editorial team. Each year, publishing trades such as Media Industry Newsletter and Folio: honor magazines such as ours, and the first full year of the "new" JCK was recognized in a big way! In total, our magazine won 14...
The battle over sales-tax fairness is gaining steam, with bipartisan bills mandating Internet companies to collect sales tax recently introduced in the House and the Senate.The two bills differ in certain respects, but both provide two options for states to collect sales tax from consumers who...
The battle over sales-tax fairness is gaining steam, with bipartisan bills mandating Internet companies to collect sales tax recently introduced in the House and the Senate.The two bills differ in certain respects, but both provide two options for states to collect sales tax from consumers who...
1. Hearts On Fire has dismissed its case against De Beers Diamond Jewelers. The case, launched Aug. 3, claimed De Beers' retail chain had infringed on its Sublime mark.2. Richemont, owner of Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and IWC, has sued TheFinestWatches.com, charging the San Francisco jeweler/...
On Nov. 14, legendary designer Henry Dunay lost a court battle with the new owners of the Henry Dunay company, and now faces severe restrictions on how he uses his name on social networks and the Internet.Dunay's former company went bankrupt in June 2009; its intellectual property was purchased by...
Joe Kalish, owner of Grayson Jewelers in Grayson, Ga., recently made the lives of a few lucky residents much easier by paying their mortgage or rent for a month.All Grayson residents can enter the drawing, even if they have never purchased anything in the store. They only need to drop their...
Bob Taylor, longtime head of Maui Divers Jewelry, the Honolulu-based 56-store chain, announced he is retiring at the end of 2011 after 35 years with the company.Mary Beth Brenner, the current executive vice president, will succeed Taylor as president and CEO. Taylor will continue to serve as a...
Rio Tinto Diamonds recently announced nine winners of its Global Design Competition, awarded by a panel of eight judges including JCK's Jennifer Heebner and style expert Michael O'Connor. The winners will have their pieces showcased in a suite at the 2012 Academy Awards.Winners, who were named in...
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