Below you’ll find a roundup of the latest manufacturer announcements and press releases to hit our inbox here at JCK Marketplace, the jewelry industry’s essential sourcing site.
IGC Group Celebrates a Century
IGC Group is sure to enjoy 2012, as they will be celebrating 100 years in the diamond manufacturing business. The company, which has come a long way since 1912, will celebrate its centenary with a number of special projects. Says Wendy Peleman, marketing manager for IGC:
“The goal of these projects is to give our customers an even better idea about what IGC Group is standing for today. In the first half of this year we will launch a new corporate movie displaying our unique strength: tradition combined [with] high-tech precision. We will also develop an ‘IGC Group Picture Book’ showing the international character of our company and the beauty of our very professional staff.”
Peleman continues by saying that the IGC group will be moving into new, state-of-the-art offices by the end of the year, located in the middle of the Antwerp Diamond District, and that the building “expresses our belief in the future and our dedication to build an even brighter path together with our customers and partners.”
For more information on IGC Group, visit igcgroup.com.
VERANDA Rings in Silver Anniversary With Help From the Silver Promotion Service
In celebration of VERANDA magazine’s 25th year in publishing, the Silver Promotion Service (SPS) will launch the Silver Anniversary program on March 14 at VERANDA’s kick-off gala in New York. SPS will serve as the sponsor of the evening and plans to participate in multiple VERANDA Silver anniversary events throughout the year.
“One of our strategic objectives is to ‘brand’ any event having to do with 25 as a Silver Event. Being able to do so with such a prestigious magazine is truly a unique opportunity,” said SPS director Michael Barlerin.
The Silver Promotion Service is a marketing initiative introduced in 2008 by the Washington, D.C.–based Silver Institute. Its objective is to enhance the image of and stimulate demand for silver jewelry in major international markets through the development and implementation of special programs.
“For the luxury and design connoisseur, VERANDA is the authority on innovative sources and quality product. As a leader in the luxury category, Silver Promotion Service is the perfect partner to join us for this incredible milestone,” said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher and chief revenue officer for VERANDA.
For more information about the Silver Promotion Service, visit silverinstitute.org.
Arch Crown Offers New RFID Solution
Arch Crown, manufacturer of tags and labels for the jewelry business, is now supplying Gem-Where, a state-of-the-art RFID solution for the jewelry industry. The new product, which is designed to keep track of a store’s inventory, is portable and simple to use. The company is offering an RFID Solutions Package, which consists of Smart Tags, hardware and Gem-Where for marketing and inventory control. In a release, the company stated:
“Utilizing 900 MHz technology, Gem-Where is ultra-sensitive for dense tag environments around metal objects or in display cases. RFID Smart Tags are made of durable plastic and are reusable. The RG900 USB Reader links the Smart Tag to [a] jewelry item and delinks when the item is sold. The Radiant Wand captures your inventory by passing it over the display showcases. Smart View RFID Show Pad is used on the sales floor to display product details and track product interest. Gem-Where can be a ‘stand-alone’ software for basic inventory reporting or for detailed reports (inventory reconciliation and sales tracking) integrated with POS software.”
For more information about Gem-Where, visit archcrown.
GJEPC Participates in The India Show
The Gem & Jewellery Export Council (GJEPC) took part in The India Show, an event organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in Lahore, Pakistan. The show, which lasted from February 11-13, saw participation from India’s leading gem and jewelry exporters. A first of its kind, the initiative aimed at strenghthening the trade ties between the two countries, as well as leveraging the potential of the multibillion dollar trade in gems and jewelry.
Commenting on The India Show, Rajiv Jain, chairman of the GJEPC said, “The Indian GJI market is estimated to be worth $20 billion and Pakistan market is estimated to be around $10 billion. Besides certain inherent strengths of both nations, India has already been announced as most preferred nation by Pakistan and we believe it is the right time to break all trade barriers and sign FTA (free trade agreement) to further expand our bi-lateral trade.”
For more information about The India Show, please visit gjepc.org.