Supplier News: Week of April 13

White Pine Trading Opens Office in India

White Pine Trading is celebrating the opening of its office in Mumbai, India, its fourth office in total, with a series of recycled-diamond auctions.

The company has already held two diamond auctions, with at least two additional auctions to follow throughout the year.

The new office will facilitate daily brokerage of the company’s recycled diamonds and supply from third-party clients in the United States and Europe.

“We are excited to be increasing our activity in India, a country where diamond buyers are eager to connect with our vast network of suppliers from across North America,” said Myles Schakler, White Pine’s vice president of diamond sales. “Based on the high level of interest we have already witnessed among Indian buyers, we anticipate an unprecedented turnout for our upcoming auctions.”

For more information, visit whitepinediamonds.com.

 

Chrysmela Introduces Infinity Earring Jackets

Chrysmela Infinity earring jacketsChrysmela has introduced a new line of earring jackets with locks to keep earrings secure.

The Infinity line features pearl earring jackets that can be paired with studs and used with the Chrysmela Catch to keep earrings in place.

The Infinity earring jackets retail for $75–$80 and are available for purchase on Joyus.com.

For more information, visit chrysme.la.

 

Gumuchian Sponsors Beekeeping Event

Gumuchian sponsored an urban beekeeping symposium and workshop in collaboration with nonprofit HoneyLove on March 29 at the Grow Native Nursery in Los Angeles.  

The workshop taught attendees how to create a swarm box to help save the feral bee population, as well as other methods of bee protection.

The workshop was part of an ongoing collaboration between HoneyLove and Gumuchian, which includes the B collection of bee-inspired jewelry. Gumuchian will exhibit the collection at the COUTURE show in Las Vegas, May 28–June 1.

For more information, visit gumuchian.com.

 

Jewelry Designer Releases First Mystery Novel

Vengeance by Leecy Madison

Jewelry designer Leecy Madison has released her first mystery novel, entitled Vengeance.

Vengeance is an intriguing Southern mystery,” said New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell. “Family, secrets, lies, and, of course, murder. Juicy reading.”

Vengeance is available in paperback on amazon.com.

 

Luvente Announces New Jewelry Line

Luvente has announced that it will debut its new luxury jewelry line at the JCK LUXURY Las Vegas show, May 26–June 1.

The line is a collaboration with Michael and Daniel Dabakarov, of their namesake jewelry brand.

“With the unveiling of our new jewelry line, we are establishing an exciting lifestyle brand designed to resonate emotionally,” Daniel said. 

To register for JCK LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas, visit jckonline.com/shows.

 

Elena Kriegner Introduces Line of Adjustable Rings

Elena Kriegner adjustable ringNew York jewelry designer Elena Kriegner has introduced a new collection of adjustable rings that eliminate the need for resizing.

The Voyage collection of adjustable rings, in a variety of gemstones, is made from separate components, allowing rings to be adjusted to any size. Each of the gemstone decorative components can also be worn as a pendant.

“It’s a win-win situation for both the stores and the customers, because when you fall in love with a ring and they don’t have it in your size, it is disappointing,” Kriegner said. “For a store, if you don’t have the right size, you could lose the customer who has their heart set on one piece of jewelry. With Voyage, size doesn’t matter, and as a bonus you get more variety when choosing whether to wear your piece as a ring or a pendant.”

For more information, visit elenakriegner.com.

 

Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association to Hold Annual Gala

The Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association will celebrate its 31st annual gala on May 29, during the JCK Las Vegas show.

The event will feature a cocktail reception, business networking event, and awards ceremony, during which several influential industry members will be honored.

For more information, visit idcany.org.