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Supplier News: Week of March 1


Christopher Designs Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The New York City–based Christopher Designs is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021. To mark the momentous occasion, the jeweler, well-known for its signature Crisscut diamond, will unveil a L’Amour Crisscut Classic diamond necklace. The necklace features 24 cts. t.w. of collection color and near flawless clarity diamonds.

Founded by Christopher Slowinski and his wife, Ewa, in 1981, the Manhattan jeweler now employs more than 60 people, including craftsmen that work right in the brand’s midtown workshop.

After apprenticing under master jewelry craftsmen in his native Poland, Slowinski began his pursuit of redefining the round diamond, and was approved for his first patent in 1991, for an invisible setting method. Christopher Designs currently has eight proprietary diamond cuts, and the jeweler has no plans to stop there.

“I have loved every stage of growing my business and I’m so proud of my team’s work,” said Slowinski in a statement.

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Sylvie Collection Now a Member of AGS

The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced it has accepted bridal jeweler Sylvie Collection as its newest Supplier Firm member.

“We are proud to have Sylvie Collection join our organization,” said Michael Richards, president of the AGS board of directors, in a statement. “Sylvie Collection shares the American Gem Society’s commitment to consumer protection through ongoing gemological education and a high standard of business ethics.”

As a Supplier Firm member, Sylvie Collection commits to follow a strict code of ethics, including maintaining its educational requirements and staying abreast of trends in the jewelry industry, as well as maintaining ethical practices so retailers can buy from a trusted source.

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Rembrandt Charms Fighting Counterfeit and Copyright Infringement

Rembrandt Charms has announced its latest measures in the fight against counterfeiting and copyright infringement, as jewelry sales continue to grow.

“Copyright infringement severely damages brand owners and consumers alike,” said Rembrandt Charms vice president Eric Lux in a statement. “As more and more consumers turn to online shopping, now more than ever, it is important for all of us to remain vigilant and to make every effort to stop these fraudulent practices in our industry. We take counterfeiting very seriously and have gone after numerous companies and individuals that have violated our rights, and we will continue to do so.”

The brand continues to monitor the marketplace, taking action—demanding monetary damages, surrender of counterfeit items, disclosure of the names of manufacturers and related parties, and court injunctions—when necessary.

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Top: Christopher Designs’ necklace designs for its 40th anniversary, featuring 24 cts. t.w. L’Amour Crisscut Classic diamonds

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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