Supplier News

PRESTON FOY TEAMS UP WITH SOUTH AFRICAN GEMS

Preston Foy, president of importer Allure Designs Ltd., has formed an alliance with De Beers sightholder South African Gems. Foy will serve as vice president of marketing for the Johannesburg-based company while continuing his day-to-day responsibilities with Allure Designs.

Foy can be reached at 67 E. Madison Ave., Suite 1816, Chicago, IL 60603; (800) 344-6605 or (312) 372-0506, fax (312) 372-3924.

WAIF NECKLACES DEBUT FROM AAURA

Aaura Inc. has introduced its Waif collection of necklaces made from nylon cord that’s practically invisible on the neck. Targeted toward younger consumers, the 25 styles in the collection are priced from $20 to $120 keystone. The collection includes both 14k and 18k gold in various colors.

Aaura has also launched an electronic newsletter for retailers, “The Aaura Adviser,” containing industry and general information.

Aaura Inc., 67 E. Madison, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 641-0001, fax (312) 641-6520, info@Aaura.com.

PETER STONE CO. INTRODUCES CHAINS

Peter Stone Co. has added Italian sterling silver chains to its existing line of more than 1,600 items. The chains, made from .925 silver, come in 29 styles ranging in length from 7 in. to 36 in. and in gauges from 35 to 220. Peter Stone Co., 11073 Cathell Rd., Suite 2E, Berlin, MD 21811; (410) 641-8787, fax (410) 641-8144, www.peterstone.com.

UNO A ERRE LAUNCHES PLATINUM COLLECTION

Italian manufacturer Uno A Erre, long renowned for its gold jewelry, has introduced a new collection of platinum chains. The Arezzo firm’s line initially includes 10 basic models and is distributed by prestige wholesalers and dealers throughout the world. For information, call (39-0575) 925873.

CAS-KER ACQUIRES HERR & KLINE

Cincinnati-based Cas-Ker Co. has acquired the assets of Herr & Kline Inc. of Norfolk, Va. Orders for watch parts, tools and supplies, findings, watch straps, and batteries can be placed through Cas-Ker’s Cincinnati distribution center.

Cas-Ker Co., 2121 Spring Grove Ave., P.O. Box 14069, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0069; (800) 487-0408 or (513) 241-7073, fax (513) 241-5848.

Items from the Platinum Investments collection by Fuller Fine Jewelry

FULLER FINE JEWELRY EXPANDS PRODUCT LINES

The Platinum Investments collection from Fuller Fine Jewelry of Pawtucket, R.I., featuring platinum coins from around the world, includes some new products for men. Among the men’s items in the collection are cufflinks, money clips, and traditional signet-style rings set in 14k gold. The women’s collection includes 14k classic pendants, matching 14k rings, and delicate ensembles accented in diamonds. Fuller Fine Jewelry, 151 Exchange St., P.O. Box 620, Pawtucket, RI 02860; (800) 237-0043 or (401) 722-6530, fax (401) 723-1720, http://www.fullerfinejewelry.com.