Supplier News: Week of Oct. 1

Kameleon Jewelry Introduces “Fall Harvest” Package

Kameleon fall harvestTaking inspiration from Pantone’s Color Report Fall 2013, Kameleon Jewelry has released an autumn-themed package for its retailers, complete with the on-trend color choices fashionable customers will be looking for. The company plans to continue its fashion trend releases, including upcoming packages for spring and summer 2014.

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Ben Mellen and Son Moving to International Gem Tower

New York City-based diamond company Ben Mellen and Son has announced that it is relocating to the International Gem Tower in the heart of New York’s history Diamond District, where it has purchased 7,400 square feet of office space in the southeast corner of the tower’s 21st floor. The company expects the space to be operational in early 2014. The Gem Tower is a prime location, noted for its panoramic views, state-of-the-art security, and modern design.

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Gemvara Names Janet Holian as CEO

Online jewelry retailer Gemvara has announced the appointment of Janet Holian to CEO,  converting her interim position to a permanent status.

“While serving as interim CEO, I came to the realization that I want to be a key leader in helping Gemvara grow and reach its potential for the long term,” Holian said in a press release. “I truly believe that our business model is game-changing in an industry that is ready for change.”

Holian comes to Gemvara after spending 11 years with Vistaprint, where she severed as president of Vistaprint’s European business and  as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vistaprint USA, among other positions. As CEO of Gemvara, she will focus on distinguishing the brand by following founder Matt Lauzon’s vision: to show consumers that jewelry customization leads to pieces that are uniquely personal and valued.

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Bright Box “Princess” Available to Jewelry RetailersBright Box Princess

Debuting in early February 2013, Bright Box, maker of patent-pending LED jewelry boxes, will be making its splash in the retail industry. The result of over 60 years of combined jewelry design, marketing, and manufacturing experience, the brand’s mission was to design, produce, and market the world’s finest solid wood illuminated ring box.

“The Princess,” asingle ring box that’s the smallest of its line, can hold rings from 2mm to 20mm and up to 30mm tall, and features the patent-pending “Focus Beam Technology,” meant to mimic the special lighting found in fine jewelry stores. The resulting presentation, an illuminating spotlight for the ring it holds inside the solid birch wood box, enhances both diamonds and colored gems.

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