Supplier News: Week of Oct. 23

Forevermark and Local Jewelers Give Back to Fairfield County Community

As part of its commitment to giving back to the communities in which it operates, Forevermark recently hosted its second annual day of service in Fairfield County, Conn. Bringing together Forevermark employees and staff from David Harvey Jewelers, J. Albert Johnson Jewelers, and Nagi Jewelers (all Forevermark authorized jewelers), the team of 30 volunteers joined with environmental education nonprofit SoundWaters to clean up Stamford’s Cove Island Park, collecting 135 pounds of trash in the process.

“Our passion for diamonds is matched by our deep sense of connection with the natural world,” said Forevermark US president Charles Stanley, in a press release. “By working together with our local Fairfield County jewelers and our staff to clean our waterfront, we are able to preserve Long Island Sound for future generations.”

For more information, visit forevermark.com.

Overnight Mountings Releases Two New Catalogs

Jewelry supply company Overnight Mountings announced the release of two new catalogs, shipping to retailers throughout the month of October.

The first, a bridal-focused book, features over 650 pages of engagement rings and wedding bands, available for overnight delivery. The catalog expands on Overnight’s selection of 18,000 styles, including best-sellers and basics, as well as new designs.

The second catalog, a new collection of finished jewelry, “provides a designer look without the designer price” with Overnight’s Couture collection. Lines include a contemporary gold collection, vintage-inspired gemstone collection, and updated diamond classics, to name a few.

To receive a catalog, call (888) 731-1111, or visit overnightmountings.com.

IAC Announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference

The Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC) announced it will hold its 19th annual Fashion + Design Conference at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center on November 10 and 11, 2017.

The theme for this year’s conference focuses on the color white, stating that “as the color of beginnings, white becomes a potent symbol for social and environmental responsibility and ethical clarity, and for a better future and world.”

Presentations are set to include jewelry designers Wendy Brandes and Paula Crevoshay, photographer Harry Benson, jewelry historian Jack Ogden, president of Shinola Jacques Panis, and many more. For information and to register, visit the conference’s Eventbrite page.

Istanbul Jewelry Show Sees Increase in International Visitors

The Istanbul International Jewelry, Watch, and Equipment Fair, held this year from October 12–15, announced that its international attendance increased by 18 percent over last year.

The October show, which showcased over 800 brands, was reportedly the destination of 15,514 local and international visitors from 109 countries, 30 of which were newly represented this year.

The next Istanbul Jewelry show will be held at the Istanbul Fair Center from March 22–25, 2018. For more information, visit istanbuljewelryshow.com.

Tacori Takes Over AT&T Stadium for Power Player Dinner

Marie Claire Power Trip dinner 2017

Fine jeweler Tacori, joining forces with Marie Claire magazine, recently took over AT&T Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants, to host the Power Player dinner. The event was part of Marie Claire‘s second annual Power Trip summit, which coincides with the magazine’s November issue featuring 50 of “today’s forward-marching women who are making an impact and redefining how we measure power.”

Attendees included celebrities like Taraji P. Henson, Priyanka Chopra, and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as Instagram COO Marne Levine, and more, in celebration of female game-changers from all industries.

“We are a company that places women at the center of our business,” said Tacori COO and design director Nadine Tacorian, in a press release. “We care about being part of women’s lives, and care about making a difference.”

For more information, visit tacori.com and marieclaire.com.

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