Supplier News, April 30: Assael, AGS Laboratories, and Les Georgettes

Assael Adds Responsibly Sourced Coral 

Assael, the New York–based supplier of South Sea and akoya pearls, has added an extensive collection of responsibly sourced coral to its brand. The company says it has acquired the vintage Angel Skin collection, which was originally harvested before the 1980s. The collection was ethically and legally imported and is now available in a limited collection featuring more than two dozen newly designed styles, from the the palest pink to a creamy salmon hue. Thera necklaces, earrings, and bracelets range in price from $10,000 to $500,000 and up. The Sardinian gem collection features coral growing at great depths in the ocean where it is plentiful and healthy. The collection featurees crimson coral in strands, drop earrings, bracelets, and more, set with 18k yellow gold and sprinkled with diamond accents and ranges in price from $3,500 to $500,000 and up. Assael CEO Christina Lang Assael said, “Assael has an unsurpassed collection of the most magnificent pieces of Mediterranean coral available today.” For more information, visit Assael.

Angel Skin coral necklace

Angel Skin coral necklace with 2 cts t.w. diamonds and 18k gold, price on request


AGS Laboratories Offers Independent Diamond-Cutting Services

AGS Laboratories has retained Advanced Diamonds, a Las Vegas diamond- cutting service to support the needs of clients and AGS members and will offer laser-inscription removal and recutting services. “AGS Laboratories saw a need to establish a professional relationship with a well-respected diamond cutter with a local presence,” said Jason Quick, laboratory director of AGS Laboratories. “This service will further support our clients, AGS members, and the industry by reducing the time and expense of getting merchandise to market.” Advanced Diamonds will operate independently of AGS Laboratories and is headed up by master diamond cutter Karl Kruger. Kruger also specializes in AGS Ideal® Cut and AGS Triple Zero® diamonds. For more information, visit AGS Laboratories.

Les Georgettes by Altesse Expands Global Presence

Paris-based Les Georgettes by Altesse, which combines fine custom jewelry with interchangeable and reversible colored bands, says it has established 3,000 retail partners worldwide. In just three years since its creation, Les Georgettes by Altesse announced it has established more than 3,000 retail partners worldwide. Its largest markets include France, North America (now in 500 doors, including Bloomingdale’s), the United Kingdom, and Germany.   “The success of Les Georgettes since its creation in 2015 has been simply staggering,” said Eric Lefranc, CEO. “We have a really innovative concept: mixing personalized jewelry with interchangeable elements, which allows every individual to express their own unique style. The pieces are competitively priced and a true demonstration of high-quality French craftsmanship. Our presence in North America is very much building, and we will soon look to secure further retail partners for other areas of the U.S.” For more information, visit Les Georgettes by Altesse.

Les Georgettes by Altesse

Les Georgettes by Altesse custom-made pieces

Top: Sardinian coral drop clip-back earrings in 18k white gold with 9 cts. t.w. diamonds and Sardinian coral brooch in 18k white gold with 10 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Assael

Kristin Young is writing the On Your Market blog while Brittany Siminitz is on maternity leave.

Kristin Young

JCK Magazine Contributor