BIG DEALS IN THE BIG APPLE
The Diamond and Jewelry Industries Development Corp., a new partnership between the New York City government and several industry associations, has introduced Jewelers’ New York, a year-round travel service open to all jewelry professionals. The program offers substantial savings on airfares, restaurants and entertainment. Through an arrangement with the Fashion Center Business Improvement District, discounts of up to 40% are now available on some airfares and at New York hotels, including the Grand Hyatt, the Royalton and the St. Moritz.
Every visiting buyer who participates will get a Fashion Card entitling him or her to 10% to 20% off prices at various restaurants. To join the program, contact Carol Summers at the Fashion Center Travel Service Program, (800) 776-1116 or (212) 532-3400.
NOW DIAMONDS EARN MILEAGE
American Diamond Syndicate, New York, has introduced a program called “Diamond Mileage” which rewards customers by giving them free frequent flier mileage for their diamond purchases. The more diamonds purchased, the greater the mileage. Interested buyers can sign up by Aug. 1, 1995, by contacting Kerri at ADS, (800) 223-0641.
ADS REINTRODUCE WATCH
Renowned artist Leroy Neiman will be featured in a series of print ads wearing a Universal Geneve Golden Janus watch, to reintroduce the brand in North America. The ads will use the campaign theme “For Those Who View the World Differently.”
SUPPLIERS ON THE GROW
Lou Atkin Castings Inc. was named exclusive caster of the Novell Designer Collective line of engagement rings for Novell, The Wedding Ring Co., New York, N.Y.
Colibri Corp., Providence, current owner of Linden Clocks, has reached an agreement with LaSalle Capital for the use and eventual acquisition of Verichon trademarks on clocks and timepieces. The agreement provides Linden with the exclusive use of the Verichon trademark.
Paul Klecka has relocated to larger premises at 8 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60603; (312) 726-0225. The move consolidates three companies owned by Klecka – Paul Klecka Inc., AlphaCube Inc. and Mirage Inc.
The new address for the U.S. office of Maurice Lacroix, maker of Swiss watches, is 1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 220, Los Angeles, Cal. 90025: (800) 794-7736 and (310) 312-5500. Robert Sears Siragusa is its president.
Aaura Inc. relocated its corporate office and showroom to the Mallers Building in Chicago. The move marks the second time in four years that the firm has doubled its space; the new offices measure 5,000 sq. ft. Aaura’s new address: 67 E. Madison St., Suite 1900, Chicago Ill. 60602. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.