Supplier News: Week of Sept. 24

Gemvision Releases New Design Software

Stuller-owned company Gemvision has announced the release ofMatrixGold Essentials, its new software for custom jewelry design.

The software runs on the Rhinoceros 6 CAD engine and offers users a simplified interface with intuitive design, workflow, and rendering, as well as parametric history-powered builders and GPU or CPU rendering to make the most of any computer system.

“With the speed of technology improvements in today’s world, we know we have to continue to stay at the forefront of software development,” said Stuller CEO Bryan Morgan, in a press release. “This new software will provide our customers with a powerful new tool they can use for customization and design creation.”

For more information, call (800) 357-6272, or visit gemvision.com/matrixgold.

JFC Hosts Annual Jewelers on the Fairway Golf Tournament

Jewelers for Children (JFC) hosted its annual Jewelers on the Fairway Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 24, at the Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in New York City’s Bronx.

Co-chaired by Larry Gordon of Shreeju Jewelry and Samir Mehta of Paras Diamond, and sponsored by JCK Events, the benefit raised over $40,000 for the Hope and Heroes Cancer Fund, which is dedicated to helping children and families of children being treated for pediatric cancer.

The winning team was comprised of Samuel B’s Matthew Behnam, along with Gold Star’s Michael and Steven Lerche (the former is president of the Plumb Club).

For more information and future events, visit jewelersforchildren.org.

Forevermark Partners with Diamonds International Honduras to Rebuild Children’s School

Forevermark volunteers in Honduras
A group of volunteers from Forevermark US; exterior of Escuela Luis Bogran

In a five-week effort, over 60 volunteers from Forevermark US and Diamonds International Honduras partnered to rebuild, improve, and expand a school for children in Roatán, Honduras.

“After witnessing the commitment Diamonds International continually provides to their community, we wanted to support their efforts as if they were in our own backyard,” said Michael Rousso, director of business development for Forevermark. “The vision and spirit of the community and volunteers coming together to build something lasting were so inspiring and we are proud to have been a part of it.”

In its original state, the schoolhouse required over 40 children in seven grades to share two small, rundown classrooms. With the work done by the volunteers, the school’s capacity has more than doubled and includes four new classrooms and a library for nearly 100 children.

“I am so thankful to Diamonds International and Forevermark for rebuilding our school,” said Señora Norma, school director at Escuela Luis Bogran and a driving force in the local community. “The parents and I will be forever grateful for the support we received when we needed it most.”