Supplier News: Week of April 3

Lighting4Diamonds Appoints VP of Marketing and Sales

Miami-based Lighting4Diamonds has announced it has named Joanne Slawitsky vice president of marketing and sales, responsible for the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies.

Slawitsky comes to the lighting solutions brand with 22 years’ experience in sales and executive roles and is also a recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association Award for Excellence. “Lighting4Diamonds is at the forefront of design lighting technology, and I’m delighted to be a part of this organization and continue their work as an industry leader,” Slawitsky said in a press release.

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GemFind Adds REPS to Its App Lineup

Technology-based marketing solutions company GemFind has partnered with ad agency Harmon Group to add Reliable Electronic Product Sales, or REPS, to its lineup of apps. By using REPS, a manufacturer can put its entire jewelry and product line on an iPad, which allows jewelers to make sales presentations while only having to carry an abbreviated line of products.

REPS promises to help streamline the sales process, simplify customer relationship management, eliminate mistakes, and increase order accuracy. Its ability to store and display an entire line in digital form helps to reduce product cost and can lower the need for insurance.

“We are exceptionally pleased to be partnering with GemFind for the distribution of REPS,” said Harmon Group CEO Rick Arnemann in a press release. “Both Harmon and GemFind share the same high level of integrity, with a focus on quality, innovation, and client synergy, making this the perfect integration of our marketing and presentation skills and their technical capabilities.”

To learn more about REPS, which complements GemFind’s JewelCloud application, visit GemFind will also be demonstrating the app at JCK LUXURY, June 2–8, at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, booth L203.

Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by GJEPC

The 2017 India Gem and Jewellery Awards, organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), were held in Mumbai on March 18. Among the honors presented was the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to Venus Jewel founder Shri Sevantilal Premchand Shah.

Venus Jewel, founded in 1969, does business globally, though its manufacturing facility is based in Surat, India. Founder Shah is a “living legend of the diamond industry, who, through his extraordinary foresightedness, has been instrumental not just in transforming the Indian diamond industry but exemplary also in leading it to the global position it commands today,” said a press release from the company.

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Senseon Wins Product Design Competition

The Senseon Secure Access Control System was named a winner in the Retail Technology Solutions category of this year’s GlobalShop Product Design Competition. The competition, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), recognizes product design advancements in innovation, function, and aesthetics for the retail industry. Winners were announced and celebrating during the annual exhibition in Las Vegas.

“This year’s winners exemplified cutting-edge product design innovation with an eye toward form and function,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst in a press release. “Product design is key to elevating retail environments and creating memorable customer experiences.”

The Senseon Secure Access Control System is a keyless, cabinet-level, electronic locking system that helps high-end retailers improve loss prevention. “We are proud to receive this prestigious award,” said Greg Rewers, marketing director for Senseon Solutions. “Our goal is to make Senseon the go-to choice for retailers needing to protect their high-value merchandise while also making these items easily available to employees and customers in sleek, elegant surroundings.”

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