Supplier News: Week of Aug. 15

New this week: LovePendants and Simon Rainer’s consulting firm

Color Story’s Robert Leser Debuts LovePendants

LovePendants ad | JCK Supplier News

In response to the increased demand by young consumers for more personalized jewelry options, award-winning jeweler Robert Leser has created LovePendants, an engraved gemstone division of his Color Story brand.

LovePendants’ website allows customers to personalized their jewelry by engraving topaz, amethyst, green quartz, or citrine with a symbol, letter, or word. Those gemstones are then set into the customers’ metal of choice (including vermeil, sterling silver, or 14k gold), in the form of a necklace, bracelet, or charm. Through its new affiliate program, retailers can offer their customers this service through their own website, allowing in-store or online customers to design their own LovePendants jewelry. The brand will then ship the finished product directly to the consumer, while sharing the profits with the retailer.

“Millennial shoppers are proving to be a group that wants a sense of collaboration and customization in the things they buy,” said Leser in a press release. “Our new affiliate program offers retailers the ability to meet their demands by offering them a new 21st-century way of selling to them on their own terms.”

For more information on participating in the affiliate program, visit


Simon Rainer Announces Jewelry Consulting Firm

Simon Rainer, former CEO of the British Jewellers’ Association, has announced his newest venture Simon Rainer Consulting. Using his network of contacts and influencers—legislators, international jewelry organizations, manufacturers, designers, distributors, third-party suppliers, recruiters, trade press, retailers, metal suppliers, and stone dealers—Rainer plans to help clients grow their businesses.

Services offered include the definition of business objectives, leading to the research, development, and implementation of a viable business strategy, or developing individual business functions such as product and brand development creating commercial synergy with existing businesses and crafting communications strategies.

To find out more about Simon Rainer Consulting, email


Arch Crown Introduces New Jewelry Tags

Arch Crown new Poly-Lam computer tags | JCK Supplier News

Industry provider Arch Crown has introduced its new Clear Tail Pol-Lam computer tags, featuring a clear, adhesive-free tail and high-gloss finish. Its lam material, which is stronger than polyester or Kimdura, can withstand ultrasonic cleaning—neither text nor bar code will rub off in the process. The computer tags are available in gold, silver, and white, though custom colors are available with smaller minimum runs.

For more information on the made-in-the-USA product, visit, or ask for a free sample by calling 800-526-8353.

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