A roundup of the latest manufacturer announcements and press releases to hit our inbox here at JCK Marketplace, the jewelry industry’s essential sourcing site.
Rina Limor Introduces Three New Collections
Designer Rina Limor is introducing new jewelry, which can be previewed on the show floor at JCK Las Vegas 2012. The new additions include the Sapphire Fantasy Collection, an expansion of the Moonlight Treasures line, and a handmade collection of diamond bands.
The Sapphire Fantasy Collection features multicolored sapphire slices and 18k gold with accents of diamonds and colored gemstones. Retailers will find earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. “The beauty of these slice sapphires has a natural appeal in itself that inspired me to create one-of-a-kind, cool gems that are both rough and refined, imperfect and yet polished,” says Limor.
In response to overwhelming customer demand, the popular Moonlight Treasures collection will get an update. The new 18k gold and silver designs, including dramatic cuff bracelets, earrings, and pendants, are set with moonstones and contrasting gemstones like turquoise, spinel, and black diamonds.
New to the already best-selling Rina Limor bridal line are handmade diamond bands made with platinum or 18k gold and a variety of diamond shapes. The diamonds are cut in Israel and are available with GIA certificates and laser-engraved cert numbers.
TanzaniteOne Mining Hosts Guests of the Arusha International Gem Fair
A few lucky members of the industry paid a visit to the TanzaniteOne Mining operation in Merelani, Tanzania, to see firsthand how tanzanite is mined at one of the world’s most sophisticated colored gemstone operations. The guests—including Doug Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association; Robert Weldon of GIA; and Steve Bennett of GemsTV—attended the Arusha International Gem, Jewelry, and Minerals Fair.
As guests of TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd. and the Tanzanite Foundation, the international delegation visited the underground operation, plant, and sorthouse, as well as the Tanzanite Foundation Community Projects. “We were delighted to have an opportunity to visit the TanzaniteOne operation while attending the Arusha International Gem, Jewelry, and Minerals Fair. Our trip into the mine was an experience that helped us appreciate what it takes to coax these magnificent treasures from the earth. I was especially gratified to see the work that was being done in local communities to improve the living conditions of Tanzanian children,” said Hucker.
For more details on TanzaniteOne Mining and its operations, visit tanzaniteone.com.
The Kingswood Company Launches New Products
The Kingswood Company, a leading supplier of fine jewelry care products, is launching two additions to its private-label jewelry care line. Beginning June 1, customers can order Royal Purple Fine Jewelry Cleaner and the new Luxury Polishing Cloth. The two new products will be available at JCK Las Vegas.
The new, rich purple color option for Kingswood’s fine jewelry cleaner is only the fourth new color to be developed in the company’s more than 55-year existence, and stems from years of requests and thoughtful consideration. “We approach the addition of new products to our line with deliberation,” explains Kristie Nicolos, president and CEO of the Kingswood Company. “The decision to add Royal Purple was prompted by many requests we have received over the years from our customers. We know that our customers appreciate the ability to customize their products, so when they asked, we responded.”
New Deluxe Jewelry Catalog From Midas Chain
Premier jewelry manufacturer Midas Chain has released an all-new, 200-page catalog, a user-friendly selling tool for jewelers. The company has offered a wide array of unique gold and sterling jewelry styles for more than 25 years.
The catalog features earrings, bracelets, chains, rings, and exclusive collections, such as Bon bracelets, Chatty Charms, and more. “We keep everything in stock to make sure that our customers have exactly what they need when they need it. This new wholesale jewelry catalog will make selling a breeze for jewelers around the country,” says Roy Merlucci, sales manager of Midas Chain.
Hot Diamonds Looks to Appoint North American Distributor
UK-based Hot Diamonds, a silver and diamond jewelry brand, is seeking a distributor to promote, manage, and maintain the brand in North America. The growing company has 700 active retailers already on board throughout the United States and hopes to expand distribution to its existing retail network. The company will be speaking with interested parties at JCK Las Vegas.
For more information and to arrange a meeting, please refer to the contact information below.
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