Supplier News: Week of Sept. 18

Midas Chain Releases 2017-18 Catalog

Retail supplier Midas Chain has announced the release of its latest catalog for 2017-2018. Featuring thousands of styles in gold and sterling silver, jewelers can get their copy by visiting midaschain.com.

 

Charles & Colvard Expands Its Forever One Moissanite Collection

Moissanite source Charles & Colvard recently announced the expansion of its Forever One line, adding to it a selection of loose gemstones ranging from 6 to 15.5 cts., in emerald, oval, pear, and radiant cuts, in a collection called Exotic Gems. The line’s additions also include heart, marquise, and trillion-cut stones.

“Our new Exotic Gems are redefining luxury,” said president and CEO Suzanne Miglucci, in a press release. “These bespoke gemstones emphasize the revolutionary brilliance of moissanite and offer fine jewelry enthusiasts the unprecedented opportunity to create extravagant custom designs to add to their collections. We’re making aspirational more attainable.”

These additions bring Charles & Colvard’s offerings to a total of 14 available shapes, with newly expanded sizes. Loose stones are available to distributors and retail partners through the company’s wholesale division and to consumers through the company’s e-commerce site, charlesandcolvard.com.

 

Pranda Group Introduces Pranda Avenue Concept and More Brand News

Thailand-based jewelry manufacturer Pranda Group has introduced Pranda Avenue, debuting at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show, which began on Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 19. The collective concept will work to highlight its extensive list of brands to potential business partners, traders, and retailers.

Ring from King line of Gringoire Joaillier GEM collection

A ring from the King line of Gringoire Joaillier’s new GEM collection

In addition, a number of Pranda-owned brands are making news. Gringoire Joaillier, a Parisian company founded in 1880 but acquired by Pranda in 1992, has announced a new collection in collaboration with Siberian gem cutter Victor Tuzlukov, GEM. The collection is Art Deco–inspired, featuring a new stone cut by Tuzlukov, which reportedly resembles a “lion’s head, or a hatching rose.”

Earrings in sterling silver and CZ from Mierii Starlight collection

Earrings in sterling silver and CZ from Mierii’s Starlight collection

Mierii, a sterling silver brand distributed by Pranda Group, has also unveiled a new collection, said to be “an everyday celebration of women.” Dubbed the Starlight collection, the line features cubic zirconia designs inspired by the constellations.

Piece from Orchid Oralia collection

A piece from the Orchid Oralia collection, part of Prima Gold’s Precious Moments line

And finally, Prima Gold, yet another of Pranda’s brands, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new offering, Precious Moments. Made in 24k gold, the concept, which features a number of collections, is detailed with gemstones including rubies, sapphires, amethysts, and more.

For more information on these brands and more from Pranda, visit pranda.com.