Supplier News: Week of Oct. 6

Gel-Pak Announces Distribution Agreement With Stuller

Gel-Pak Gem-BoxManufacturer of device shipping and handling carriers Gel-Pak announced that it has reached an agreement with jewelry manufacturer and distributor Stuller Inc. to become the exclusive North American distibutor of Gel-Pak’s line of Gem-Box products.

“Our exclusive partnership with Stuller allows Gel-Pak to better serve customers in the gem and jewelry industry,” said vice president of sales and marketing for Delphon, in which Gel-Pak is a division of, in a press release. “Gel-Pak’s line of membrane boxes and gel-coated jewelry carries are designed to protect and display valuable gemstones and jewelry during shipping, handling, inspection, and cataloging.”

“We have used these cases in our own processes for a while, and they’ve always been a customer favorite,” added Stuller’s packaging and displays manager Sandi Babineaux in the press release. “Not only are they secure and efficient, but they also allow light to come in at 360 degrees, adding to each stone’s brilliance and shine.”

The gel-coated boxes are available in black and white and with or without gridlines. More information can be found at stuller.com.

Chrysmela High-Tech Earring Back Debuts on Joyus.com

The high-tech, patented earring backs from Chrysmela is now available on joyus.com, a video shopping site featuring curated products sold to consumers.

“We are thrilled to have discovered a product that solves a very common problem affecting more than 86 percent of women we surveyed: lost earrings,” said Joyus vice president of business development Guy Gal in a press release.

Chrysmela is new to the United States but has sold to nearly 200,000 customers in Japan since 2008, where its products are manufactured. The earring backs, which promise to lock securely in place, are available in platinum, 23k yellow gold, and rose gold. The mechanism is made of hypoallergenic stainless steel, and each pair comes in a gift box for $50 retail.

For more information, visit chrysme.la, and also visit joyus.com.

 

Sarine Announces New Developments in Diamond Imaging

Sarine Technologies presented its latest developments in polished diamond imaging at the recent Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in September.

The new diamond Real View, an addition to the Sarine Loupe, promises to add a clear, realistic perception of how a diamond looks, including the cut and clarity characteristics, enabling the buyer to make an informed decision when purchasing a diamond online.

“We are confident that the newly enhanced Sarine Loupe will enable online assessment of polished diamonds with altogether new and outstanding means, enabling buyers to ascertain both the beauty and quality of the offered polished diamonds with accurate and objective information,” said CEO Uzi Levami in a press release. “The inefficiencies that are currently part and parcel of the trading process will be rendered inconsequential, as we can now offer the industry the means to take trading into the 21st century, both for the B2B and the B2C markets.”

For more information on the Sarine Loupe, visit sarine.com.

 

Kameleon's Pink Ribbon JewelPops 2014Kameleon Jewelry Announces Poppin’ for the Cure Campaign

Kameleon Jewelry is gearing up for its annual Poppin’ for the Cure campaign during the month of October, where a portion of the proceeds of its Pink Ribbon JewelPops sales are donated to the fight against breast cancer.

A total of six styles are availabale for the Pink Ribbon JewelPops, including a new release dubbed Think Pink. Kameleon donates $2 from the sale of each piece and is also offering $1 for every new like its Facebook page receives during the month of October. Fans are encouraged to invite their friends to promote the offer. Finally, Kameleon is also offering a special Pink Ribbon JewelPop compact case, which may be offered as gift with purchase at retail stores.

For more information on the campaign, visit kameleonjewelry.com.

 

Lafonn Jewelry on Dancing With the StarsCarrie Ann Inaba wearing Lafonn Jewelry

Lafonn Jewelry recently made an appearance on ABC’s of Dancing With the Stars. Its sparkling cocktail ring, featuring 438 pavé-set, simulated diamonds, donned the hand of judge Carrie Ann Inaba on Monday night’s top-rated show. The ring retails for $400.

For more jewelry from Lafonn, visit JCK Marketplace and lafonn.com.