Supplier News: Week of Dec. 9

Riva Jewelry Manufacturing Offering Managerial Positions

Brooklyn’s world-class jewelry manufacturer Riva recently announced a lineup of jewelry-related job openings. Candidates who have a good eye for gems and a record of providing superb customer service are encouraged to apply.

Two-plus years of experience in jewelry inspection as well as a recommended GIA certification are requested for two available positions as a quality control inspector. The employees would ensure the highest levels of product quality via training and auditing, and interact with the product development and operations team to expedite samples for new accounts.

Multiple positions are open for expert diamond setters who are also familiar with working with platinum. Equipped with five-plus years of microscope experience, only setters with prong, micro-pavé channel, bezel, and burnish will be considered.

Two sales manager positions are open, and employees would be responsible for sales budgets and act as attentive process stewards. Each candidate must be a true people person, excellent communicator, and organized sales-performance reporter. Additionally,  employees must be willing to travel one week per month to prospect, present, and close business to increase top-line growth.

Riva is also in search of two inventory-control specialists with top-notch managerial and organizational skills. A computer wiz with two-plus years of experience in the jewelry trade and a familiarity with Excel and ERP systems will suffice.

Do you have pristine knowledge of metal prices and jewelry cost-accounting skills? If so, Riva’s estimator position is the job for you. Approximately three-plus years of customer service, writing, telephone, and computer skills are a must.

Finally, two project managers are desired to transform customers’ concepts into reliable production designs. The employees will work with all departments, coordinate timetables, drive initiatives, and deliver high-quality results. Riva seeks seasoned jewelry veterans with five-plus years of experience in a jewelry-manufacturing environment for these positions.

Email Riva’s human resources manager, Joseph Mendicino, with your credentials at or visit


Kelly Clarkson Visits Ellen Wearing Earrings From BellarriKelly Clarkson wears BELLARRI earrings on Ellen

American Idol superstar Kelly Clarkson paid a visit to Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show last week, promoting her new holiday album, Wrapped in Red. The singer sizzled in a red lace dress and topped off the look with a pair of red rhodolite and diamond earrings from Bellarri’s award-winning Marquesa collection.

See more from Clarkson’s appearance on Ellen here, and visit for more from the jewelry designer.


Red Herring’s Top 100 Global List Counts Tageos Among Best New Companies

RFID label designer Tageos recently announced it was awarded a spot on the Red Herring Top 100 Global list. Red Herring’s editors present this distinction to promising new companies and entrepreneurs following a qualitative and quantitative criteria evaluation. Tageos’ breakthrough, 100-percent paper-based RFID labels caught the eye of Red Herring, which it hails as a talented, private technology company.

“We believe Tageos embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring in a press release.“Tageos should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

Some of the company’s standout achievements this year include sponsoring “RFID Journal Live!” (the world’s largest RFID trade show) as well as adding three new premier European apparel retailers to its client list.

For more facts on the top-tier business of Tageos, take a look at


Ziamond diamond shape t-shirtsZiamond’s New T-Shirt Collection Is a Girl’s Best Friend

High-quality cubic zirconia jewelry company Ziamond upped the ante by launching a new diamond-, gem-, and jewelry-themed women’s apparel line. The first in what will become a series of trendy designs is the Diamond Shapes T-shirt Collection. Released just in time for the holiday season and decked in high-resolution images, the collection lets women show off their favorite diamond cut, from heart shape to emerald.

“Our clients love jewelry and they love fashion, so apparel that is jewelry themed is only a natural and organic product development of our business,” said Scott Cummings, COO of Ziamond.

The Diamond Shapes T-shirt Collection is sold exclusively on Ziamond’s website with diamond shapes available on white or black, 100-percent soft-cotton ladies’ fit shirts.

Browse the collection at


CIBJO Sets Its Sights on Moscow for Annual Congress

The World Jewellry Confederation (CIBJO) will assemble in Moscow for its annual congress, hosted by the Russian Jewellers’ Guild. Members of national jewelry and gemstone associations from around the world will gather at the Hotel Metropol from May 19 to 21 to discuss everything from diamonds to precious metals.

“Russia represents the length and breadth of our industry, with massive supplies of raw minerals, diamonds, and colored gemstones, a fast-developing jewelery industry, and one of the world’s most exciting jewelery markets,” said Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO. “The congress will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the new frontiers it offers our business and also to visit this fascinating city and country.”

Until the CIBJO Congress 2014 informational site launches in the coming weeks, visit to get the scoop on the jewelry confederation.

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