Supplier News: Week of March 11

Scott Kay and FIT Announce Winner of Annual Jewelry Design Contest

Scott Kay and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have announced the winner of their annual design contest, now in its third year. The competition, which asks its student entrants to design a bridal jewelry set evocative of the Scott Kay brand, is under the supervision of FIT jewelry design faculty member Alison Nagasue.

The entrants submitted their ideas for an engagement ring along with a choice of two other pieces—a bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings—through detailed inspiration boards, technical drawings, measurement details, materials, and color options.

Submissions went through two rounds of judging by a panel composed of Melissa Rose Bernardo, managing editor of JCK magazine; Kayla Hayes, fashion and beauty editor of Bridal Guide magazine; and David Gaynes, vice president of corporate product development at Signet Jewelers. Representing Frederick Goldman, owner of the Scott Kay brand, were CEO Jonathan Goldman and executive vice president of sales Rich Makover.

The winner was announced during a dinner that played host to the five finalists on Feb. 5 in New York City. Hyelin Lee took the top prize of $3,000 for her presentation. Monetary awards were presented to the remaining four entrants as well.

For more information, visit scottkay.com.

Rembrandt Charms Sponsoring IndyCar Series Entry

Rembrandt Charms IndyCar sponsor

Rembrandt Charms has announced its sponsorship of DragonSpeed, an entry in the NTT IndyCar Series. The team will be piloted by driver Ben Hanley in five rounds of America’s premier open-wheel series this year.

“Rembrandt Charms is consistently voted a top-selling, hot brand by retail jewelers,” said its marketing director, Susan Wojcik, in a press release. “The IndyCar boost to our consumer advertising and promotional campaign will directly support the thousands of retail jewelers that carry our charm collection.”

For more information, visit rembrantcharms.com, and for the full racing schedule, visit indycar.com.

Top, from left: Frederick Goldman brand manager Stephanie Pageler; Scott Kay/FIT contest winner Hyelin Lee; and Frederick Goldman CEO Jonathan Goldman