Supplier News: Week of March 4

Leibish & Co. Presents the Leibish Pink Promise

Leibish Pink PromiseIsrael’s Leibish & Co. has announced the addition of a rare 2.02 ct. fancy vivid purplish pink cushion-cut diamond with an SI2 GIA clarity: the Leibish Pink Promise. The company plans to present the stone for the first time at this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, and the stone is now available to the public for purchase.

“Given the impressive price performance of both the important diamonds sold in the auction houses as well as smaller diamonds traded among the general public, colored diamonds are becoming much sought after investment options,” said Yossi Ponlauer, CEO of Leibish & Co., in a press release.

While a large percentage of the world’s pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine, Leibish Pink Promise roughthis stone originated in the KAO mine in South Africa. The stone was won in a Fusion Tender of the KAO mine by Shmulik Polnauer, Leibish & Co.’s GIA-graduated gemologist and chief diamond buyer.  

“This diamond is of the finest bubble gum color, with some fresh reddish flashes in the face up,” said company president Leibish Polnauer. “We spent over three and a half months assessing and then polishing this 4.96 carat rough pink diamond. We saw an enormous amount of potential and wanted to ensure the world appreciates the outcome.”

Visit Leibish at the HKTDC show at booth 3FD07 to see the diamond, and see more from Leibish & Co. on JCK Marketplace.

Nomination Italy in 2013 Oscars Gift Bags

Nominees and presenters at the 85th annual Academy Awards who attended the 2013 Red Carpet Celebrity Gift Bag Nomination Oscarsevent found a special something in their gift bags from Nomination Italy: select pieces from the brand’s Sorrento and YouCool collections.

The annual A-list charity event, which took place this year on Feb. 23 (the day before the Oscar ceremony) at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel, is organized exclusively for Academy Award nominees and presenters. Nomination’s YouCool bracelets went to actors including Robert De Niro and Daniel Day-Lewis, while lovely ladies such as Anne Hathaway and Naomi Watts were gifted Sorrento collection necklaces.

To see more pieces from Nomination Italy, visit JCK Marketplace.

Charles & Colvard Named Jewelry Television 2012 Vendor of the Year

Moissanite manufacturer Charles & Colvard received the annual Jewelry Television (JTV) Vendor of the Year award, given to suppliers who have been an outstanding partner in all aspects of business.

“In addition to the core product, the company partnered to introduce new concepts and colors, and has dedicated resources in the form of a sales team and guest hosts to ensure the success of this business. We are excited to have them as a business partner and look forward to much more success in our future,” said Thomas J. Ahles, director of Gemstone GBU-Jewelry Television in a press release.  

“Receiving this prestigious recognition from a top customer says a great deal about the marketability and desirability of our moissanite gem to consumers throughout the nation,” said Charles & Colvard CEO Randy N. McCullough in a press release. “My thanks go to our entire Charles & Colvard team for their continued commitment to outstanding performance. JTV is one of our most valued customers, and we are proud to be able to bring our broad portfolio of jewelry styles to help them better serve their customers.”

For more information visit charlesandcolvard.com and jtv.com.

Celebs Accessorized at StyleLab’s Academy Awards Jewelry Event

A range of celebrities snagged appointments at StyleLab’s Jewelry Preview for the 85th Academy Awards, which offered the opportunity for guests to borrow pieces from more than $30 million of jewelry for the year’s largest award show and related events.

Stars including CSI: Miami’s Sofia Milos, Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Levy Easterly, The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder, and Olympic gold medalist Carol Rodriguez selected jewels from designers such as Alex Soldier, Jeffrey Daniels Unique Designs for Gem Platinum, J&Y Rocks, Taka, and the Argyle Diamond Collection, to name just a few.

Jewelry brands wishing to participate in an upcoming awards event should contact michael@styleandsubstance.com or call 917-903-0735.

Kameleon Jewelry Announces New Product Release Schedule

JewelPop releaseMarch 2013 marketed the beginning of a new product release schedule for Kameleon Jewelry, popular for its interchangeable jewelry lines. While the current June and January releases will continue, Kameleon has announced additional “mini releases,” slated to move forward in March and September. All March items are now available for delivery.

Each mini release will consist of two new pieces plus a dozen new JewelPops, the brand’s interchangeable parts. The March release contains, among others, a new pendant and ring, along with new JewelPops christened with monikers by the company’s Facebook fans. (Among the new names: Raspberry Martini and Snow White.) The release also includes three new KarmaPops, a new charitable series, which donates $5 from each purchase to KLEO, an organization dedicated to empowering young people in Northern Thailand through education.

For more information on the new release, visit jewelpop.com, and visit kleosupportgroup.com for more on the charitable organization.