Misahara Jewelry Comes to Neiman Marcus
The budding jewelry brand Misahara is launching its pieces in select Neiman Marcus stores this fall. Using gold, diamonds, and gemstones inspired by the shimmering colors of the Mediterranean, Misahara’s collection will feature earrings, cocktail rings (like the one pictured above), cuff bracelets, and necklaces. Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, founder of Misahara, is excited to share her designs, which she hopes will invoke confidence and beauty.
“I created Misahara fine jewelry in 2013 for women like myself who have the confidence and artistic flair to wear unique pieces of jewelry,” Said Galeb-Roskopp. “Each piece channels my bicultural background and begins as a feeling or something that I’ve seen.” Retail prices will range from $5,450 to $89,000.
For more information, visit misahara.com.
Pease & Curren Debuts Appraisal Service
Pease & Curren, the precious metals refiner and recycler, has announced its new Choice Diamond Service, a free appraisal service for customers who use its Premium Stone Removal Process. The no-obligation, third-party appraisal and purchase program uses a secure, blind bid system that the company claims will make the entire process simpler and more streamlined.
“You will be amazed at the quality bids that are offered on the stones,” said Ray Farnsworth, vice president of Pease & Curren. “Customers have commented on the time the service saves them and the return they wouldn’t normally get from marketing the stones on their own.”
For more information about the Choice Diamond Service, visit peaseandcurren.com.
Rembrandt Charms’ New Holiday Pieces
Rembrandt Charms has added three Christmas-themed charms for the 2015 holiday season. Two tags, one inscribed with “Merry Christmas” and the other Naughty/Nice (pictured right), as well as a nutcracker charm, will join Rembrandt’s line.
“The new styles make a great addition to our hugely popular holiday collection,” said Melanie Busch, Rembrandt Charms’ marketing director. “We offer something for everyone, from candy canes to menorahs.” All three charms will be engravable with personal messages on the back.
For more on Rembrandt’s holiday line, visit rembrandtcharms.com.
Executive Director of AGS Laboratories Awarded Lifetime Service Award
Peter Yantzer, above, executive director of AGS Laboratories, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Service Award at the 24 Karat Club’s 71st annual dinner dance and gala. The first member of the 24 Karat Club of Southern California to be presented with this honor, the award recognized Yantzer’s significant contributions to the jewelry industry.
“Peter has been a tremendous contributor to our industry, helping pioneer many achievements in diamond grading and exemplifying a high standard of professionalism, business ethics, and a commitment to excellence,” said Niveet Nagpal, the club’s president.
Jewelers Mark Schneider of Mark Schneider Designs and Steve Weiss of Kirk Jewelers were also honored with the Excellence in Service Award for “social responsibility, integrity and honor.”
For more information on the honorees or the 24 Karat Club of Southern California, visit jewelers24kclub.com.
Hoover & Strong Brings 3-D Images to Website
Manufacturer Hoover & Strong will offer customers fully interactive 3-D modules of their diamonds on their online auction site starting November, according to a press release. The DiaCam360, a small, portable scanner that takes high-quality photos and 360-degree videos, makes this new addition possible. “As Harmony Diamond Auctions gains momentum, we found it crucial to offer our buyers a comprehensive and interactive view of the diamonds offered,” said Torry Hoover, president of Hoover & Strong. “We believe the interactive views will encourage many new buyers to come on board.” To learn more about the Harmony Diamond Auctions, visit hooverandstrong.com/diamond-auctions.