Supplier News: Week of Aug. 26

Trollbeads Announces Winner of People’s Bead Contest

The Trollbeads’ People’s Bead competition, in its 11th year, has announced the winning design.

The contest, which asks fans to design a bead, starts with thousands of submissions before narrowing it down to a selection of finalists—there were 24 in this instance—to be voted on by the brand’s fans.

The winning design (pictured) comes from Giada Manfredi, a fan from Italy who is passionate about drawing. The bead, featuring a turtle topped with a flower, has been brought to life by Trollbeads in sterling silver and is now available for purchase on the company’s website.

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EMD Diamonds Offering Free Social Media Presentation on Facebook

EMD Diamonds has announced its live Facebook presentation, which aired earlier today and has been made available for later viewing on its private Facebook page.

The presentation, given by EMD account executive Brian Plante, offers jewelers tips and hacks on how to succeed on social media. The Facebook group, Jewelers Conquering the Digital World, is described by the company as “a safe place for jewelers to come and network with other jewelers about all things social.” Interested parties must request access to the page, and no vendors are allowed to join.

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Sarine Technologies Offers Advanced Lab Services for BDB Members

Sarine Technologies recently introduced Sarine Lab Services at Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), an exclusive offering for BDB members. With it, members may obtain pregrading services to ascertain light and cut grade using Sarine’s tools (the Sarine Light system and Sarine DiaMension HD system, respectively), free of charge. If a report is required, it may be done so with an additional fee.

“We are thrilled to open the new lab services center at the BDB, making the lab experience accessible to members,” said company CEO David Block in a press release. “Our partnership with the BDB committee and members is a source of pride for Sarine, as we work together to advance the industry into the 21st century.”

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Top: The Turtle Flower bead, Giada Manfredi’s winning design in the 2019 Trollbeads People’s Bead design competition, $72 (photo courtesy of Trollbeads)

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