Registration Opens For CIBJO Congress 2013

March 1, 2013

Registration opens for CIBJO Congress 2013 in Tel Aviv,dedicated website launched   MILAN, ITALY: FEBRUARY 26, 2013 – Registration is now open for the 2013 annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation.  A dedicat…

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KPC Numbers of Diamonds From Brussels Airport Robbery

March 1, 2013

EU releases Kimberley Process Certificate numbersof diamond stolen in armed robbery at Brussels airportThe European Union has released the Kimberley Process certificate numbers for parcels of rough diamonds that were stolen by gunmen fro…

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Support CPAA & Win A Chance To Visit An Exotic Pearl Farm

February 28, 2013

The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announces a major fund raising event that will provide a unique opportunity for its members and non-members alike to provide a chance of a lifetime to a privileged customer, a friend, a family member or yourself.

Win a trip for two to “Flower Island” in the Philippines. Lavish in the sun and tour a Golden South Sea cultured pearl farm. 

See things that few have ever experienced.  You will be dazzled by the beauty of the region and the once in a lifetime chance to visit a working pearl farm.
All The DEETS!
The Cultured Pearl Association of America and Jewelmer of the Philippines have joined together to provide this wonderful opportunity to you.

Ticket sales started at the AGTA show in Tucson (over 1000 sold) and will end at the JCK Show in Las Vegas in June of 2013. The winner will be drawn at the end of the show. You need not be present to win. 

But remember – there is a LIMITED number of tickets!  We only have 5,000 tickets!

Ticket Price:

$10.00 each ticket

Member SPECIAL 6 tickets for $50.00 
(Buy FIVE and keep ONE for you.)

Tickets are printed on thick, glossy paper and are worthy as a souvenir by themselves. 


All you have to do is send via email or phone 401-432-9990 and the tickets will be sent to you along with instructions. $10.00 a ticket or as a special to you as a member 6 tickets for only $50.00. Please order at least two tickets to help defray cost of mailing.  Accepting Cash, Check or Credit Cards for payment. 

We will send the tickets to you. We will fill them out as to your instructions or you can have them sent to you and then send in the ticket stub.

This is a HUGE opportunity for CPAA.  This donation by Jewelmer of this once in a lifetime trip will enable the CPAA to realize our goals and the day to day working expenses of the organization. 

Remember only 5,000 tickets will be sold. 

The odds of winning are better than any lottery in the world.
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L.A. Jewelry District to Host L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show!

February 26, 2013

Nation’s Largest Jewelry District to Host L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
Major Producer of Antique Shows Brings Latest Event to Los Angeles 
March 22-24, 2013

U.S. Antique Shows, a major producer of antique shows in North America, announced today that the L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show will be held March 22-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The Show is expected to draw hundreds of connoisseurs to more than 100 of the top, industry-leading dealers in the antique jewelry business.
The Show is a must-attend for anyone with an interest in the most coveted antique and estate jewelry in the world. Some of the collections that will be presented at the Show include rare and unique jewelry and watches from famous brands including Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Suzanne Belperron, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef & Arpels to name a few. Signed pieces previously owned by celebrities and royalty will also be presented as well as cameos, rings, decorative necklaces, brooches, gemstones and pendants represented by all eras of jewelry history from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring together dealers and antique jewelry enthusiasts in the market that boasts the largest jewelry district in the country,” said Dan Darby, group fair director. “For more than 50 years, our shows have been well received in some of the most vibrant cities in the United States, so it only made sense for us to bring our show to Los Angeles. We look forward to introducing local antique collectors to some of the most unique pieces ever offered on the West Coast.”

Dealers from across the country will present their top-selling selections, including:
• Raymond Lee Jewelers features a collection of diamonds and gemstones, including a 12-carat internally flawless fancy yellow ring, an 18 karat unheated Ceylon sapphire and diamond platinum cocktail ring, and a vintage Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. diamond ring. Rare and vintage luxury watches round out an impressive selection.
• Jerome Heidenreich Inc. introduces a vast collection of vintage bridal rings from their new division, Trumpet & Horn, as well as rare Art Deco diamond bracelets and jewelry.
• J.S. Fearnley unveils a variety of platinum pieces set with various precious gems, including an Art Deco platinum and diamond pendant by Tiffany & Co., as well as a large selection of antique rings.
“We are excited to be part of the L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show and see this opportunity as another chance for us to increase our visibility in the industry,” said Jerome Heidenreich, owner of Jerome Heidenreich, Inc. “U.S. Antique Shows has done a tremendous job in bringing a variety of the latest antiques to key markets at each and every show and we look forward to future shows.”
The L.A. Antique Jewelry and Watch Show will provide unprecedented exposure to exhibitors and collectors dedicated to this thriving industry. Show times are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on March 22 – 23 and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on March 24. Admission is $20 to attend all three days. For more information about the show, or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit 
About US Antique Shows
A division of GLM Shows, US Antique Shows is the nation’s leading producer of antique and antique jewelry and watch shows for the consumer and trade markets. With shows in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, US Antique Shows draw annually more than 1,500 dealers exhibiting merchandise to more than 28,000 consumers. Additional information is available online at
About GLM Shows
The L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is produced by GLM®. GLM is a leading producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as antiques, jewelry, art, giftware, home furnishings, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture, personal care, surf, skate, water sports, swim and resorts. Additional information about GLM is available online at For additional information, visit
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February 25, 2013

Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) in conjunction with JCK Las Vegas announces a call for entries for the third annual JCK 2013 Platinum Innovation Awards, held at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, May 31 through June 3, 2013. The deadline to submit design images is April 10, 2013 and final product submissions are due April 25, 2013. Exhibitors from JCK, as well as the LUXURY, Elite Enclave and AGTA Shows are welcome to submit designs. The competition acknowledges innovation and skill in platinum design in both bridal and fashion jewelry and will designate awards in the following categories:
  • Platinum Engagement Ring
  • Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (semi-mounts under $2500 retail)
  • Platinum Wedding Band
  • Platinum Men’s Jewelry
  • Entry Platinum Fashion Jewelry (under $3500 retail)
  • Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
  • Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry
The call to entry coincides with the relaunch of PGI’s trade-facing website:

The revamped site offers a more enticing new look and user-friendly navigation.  

On, visitors can browse platinum news and press,  marketing materials and sales support. Entrants for the Platinum Innovation Awards can log on to the site at to submit.   

Entrants are welcome to submit one product per category and will instantly become “nominees” into this year’s competition. All nominees will have their designs professionally photographed and featured on PGI-USA’s consumer website,, and press website,, as they await the chance to win the Platinum Innovation Awards’ prize package. Awards will be granted twice in each category, based on one Editor’s Choice and one Buyer’s Choice Award.  One special Best in Show Award will be given as a culmination from all votes. Judging will begin on May 7th at an exclusive Editor Preview Event in New York City. Editor’s choices will not be revealed until after the buyers have voted at the shows.
“The Platinum Innovation Awards have created an infectious buzz within the platinum jewelry industry for the past three years,” says PGI-USA CEO Huw Daniel. “With each contest, we see innovation in design reach a new level, highlighting the extraordinary versatility of platinum. We anticipate that this year will raise the bar even higher.”
Winners in each of the seven categories will be announced on June 2, 2013, and will receive a generous promotional benefits package.
For complete details and to submit your best platinum designs, please visit  The deadline for all entries is April 4, 2012. 

About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade.  PGI has offices in each of the world’s major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit
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Scott Kay to Join LUXURY & JCK Las Vegas 2013

February 19, 2013

Acclaimed Bridal Designer Joins LUXURY & JCK Las Vegas Shows
Norwalk, CT (February 14, 2013) – JCK Events announced today that the LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas 2013 shows will welcome veteran bridal brand/designer Scott Kay to its roster of exhibitors. The addition of the industry icon will further enhance the impressive designer bridal portfolio. The LUXURY show is set to take place May 28th to June 3rd, JCK Las Vegas runs May 31st through June 3rd, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
Scott Kay, the eponymous bridal jewelry collection launched in 1984, has been a beacon of the bridal jewelry industry for nearly 30 years. Designer Scott Kay’s artisan quality craftsmanship, innovative design and forward-thinking use of metals has served as an inspiration for the category, including both men’s and women’s designs, and has paved the way for a successful fashion component as well. Scott Kay’s uncompromising design philosophy and the resulting collection have translated into marked success at the retail level and an impressive level of consumer awareness.
“We are extremely pleased that Scott Kay will be joining the JCK family,” says JCK’s Yancy Weinrich. “To add such an in-demand and noteworthy designer talent to our portfolio brings the LUXURY and JCK experience to another level for our attendees. Scott has been a bridal tour de force for years and given so much to this industry, that it is an honor to have him represented alongside our collective of remarkable brands.”
On the day of the announcement, by phone, Scott Kay added “I have decided to showcase our work at LUXURY and JCK for quite a few reasons, namely that JCK’s range of retailers and merchants fits the growing dynamics of where our industry is moving. Some of the best, most knowledgeable jewelers attend JCK for raw materials and these are the people I am trying to engage; those looking for the real, unique craft of jewelry. As a specialist in the bridal category, and as an artist, I love to push the envelope with my sculpture. My range (a 40,000 person audience) and JCK’s range makes this the appropriate stage for my brand and passion.  I joined JCK for the quality, audience and diversification. I also love the seven day format; the convenience for my clients played a big role is this decision.”
In addition to JCK’s and Scott Kay’s excitement over the announcement, some key jewelry insiders, from both retail and brand-side, weighed in:
Jennifer McCullough, of Smyth Jewelers and LUXURY advisory Board member remarked, “I can’t begin to share how excited I am that Scott Kay is joining LUXURY and JCK.  This will make it easier for me to see first-hand his new launches and designs in Las Vegas.  Scott Kay’s new bridal and fashion lines will supersede everyone’s expectations, including his existing accounts and people who are not yet familiar with his vision as a designer. I know retailers will feel he is a valuable addition to LUXURY and JCK.”

Joel Schecter, CEO of Honora, shared, “We were thrilled to learn that Scott Kay will show at LUXURY and JCK this year. The addition of Scott Kay the company, as well as Scott Kay the person—one of the few real artists in our industry—continues to validate and strengthen the LUXURY model as the most important branded high- end show in Las Vegas. Scott is the God Father of bridal jewelry and his passion for sculpture is second to none. Great move Scott.”

JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK, the leading industry magazine in print & online, JCK offers a suite of tools, events and information to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities and essential information. Mark your calendars as JCK Events presents its portfolio of upcoming buying opportunities:

LUXURY and Elite Enclave: May 28-30, 2013, by invitation only, and then continues as the events open their   

  doors to all JCK retailers May 31- June 3, 2013 – Four Seasons, THEhotel, Mandalay Bay
Swiss Watch: May 31 – June 3, 2013 – THEhotel, Mandalay Bay, Mandarin Oriental
JCK Las Vegas: May 31 – June 3, 2013 – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
LUXURY Privé New York: July 29-31, 2013 – New York, The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue
LUXURY Privé Panama: August 26-28, 2013- Panama City, Panama, Westin Playa Bonita
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One2Own – New Jewellery Website for Fashioistas

February 15, 2013

Recently established jewellery site One2Own is already causing a stir in fashion accessory circles due to the surprisingly excellent value of their superbly crafted collections.
Based in London, the boutique retailer stands out for the diverse range and outstanding quality of their jewellery on offer – each item is carefully selected for its appeal and craftsmanship, with nothing but the finest gemstones, metals and design creativity making the grade.
One2Own offers a wide range of exquisite jewellery, from bangles, bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces, to bargain bundle sets and designer watches. The retailer is also increasingly stocking luxurious scarves adorned with pendants and glamorously stylish clutch bags.
For avid collectors always on the hunt for something fresh, the website has a dedicated ‘New’ section so that customers can glean at a glance what the latest accessory trends are.
Our focus is on giving people uncompromisingly beautiful high-end jewellery that would normally be a stretch in terms of affordability.
Some of the newest bargain steals to cause a splash include a striking black diamond owl pendant for only £20, a gorgeous pear-shaped Swarovski crystal pendant with sterling silver chain for just £24.95, Austrian opal stud earrings for a mere £50 and an outstanding set of rectangular Zambian amethyst earrings plus pendant for £74.95, not to mention a designer white diamond bracelet, also for £74.95.
In addition, luxury jewellery connoisseurs will be surprised to find a stylish white diamond necklace for just £139.95, 1 carat black diamond stud earrings for as little as £225 and an unforgettable unique multi-sapphire bracelet for only £625.
When it comes to watches, One2Own carries some of the most stylish contemporary precision time pieces for both men and women. Examples include the Genoa snake bracelet watches for ladies in both silver and yellow gold for a mere £39.95, the DiveKing sports watch for £199.95, the unusual white Seiko watch for £200 and a stunning Monchic black watch for £255.
Across the board, jewellery fans will find a refreshing range of design styles to choose from – whether elegant, edgy, bold or classic – along with a wealth of different gemstones to suit their preferences.
Not only does this high end jewellery retailer wow with their exceptional jewellery collections at prices that are remarkably more affordable than what customers would expect for the level of quality, they also regularly run unmissable discount offers, such as their recent 30% off voucher code deal.
Another perk that the One2Own website provides is free standard delivery on all items to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Furthermore, if a ring has been purchased which needs resizing, they have an approved service provider on hand who will cost significantly less than High Street services.
Head of Ecommerce at One2Own, Robby Sur, commented on the rising popularity of their website: “Our focus is on giving people uncompromisingly beautiful high-end jewellery that would normally be a stretch in terms of affordability… Our collections range from £10 to over £600, but in all cases we are proud to be able to offer each item with a surprisingly affordable price tag, so there is sure to be that something extra special to suit every taste and budget.”
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Eli Izhakoff announces he will conclude term as WDC President

February 5, 2013

NEW YORK: JANUARY 30, 2012 – Eli Izhakoff has announced that he will conclude his term as President of the World Diamond Council on June 30, 2013, after 13 consecutive years at the head of the diamond and jewelry organization.Mr. Izhakof…

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SAG Awards Spark New Trends and Some We Hope Don’t Catch On…

January 28, 2013
SAG Awards Spark New Trends and Some We Hope Don’t Catch On…

Depending on who you follow the reports of trends change…I love to gather those trends and add a few of my own…

Jewelry Trend #1 - My friend Nikki Ostin over at the Platinum Guild sent a Trend Alert for Platinum Statement Necklaces…

Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Helen Hunt, and Jennifer Lawrence were spotted wearing major statement necklaces set in PLATINUM at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” tonight in Los Angeles.

Hollywood’s leading actresses choose to showcase their jewels in naturally white platinum settings that truly enhance the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones. Platinum is the ideal choice for life’s most unforgettable moments. 
Jennifer Lawrence in Chopard; Helen Hunt in Neil Lane; Jessica Chastain in Harry Winston and Marion Cotillard in Chopard
I want to call out another Platinum Necklace – Amanda Seyfried looked amazing in her long platinum pendant necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.  
I would call this a statement necklace…what do you think? 

BRAVA to Amanda and/or her Stylist for proving that long works with strapless!!!

…and of course we are all hoping for the Necklace Trend to continue!

Jewelry Trend #2 –  Jade – this one was called out by Cheryl Kremkow of Citrine Media, you may know her as @Kremkow…

Fashion Trend - The Fashion Editors are talking about the subtle shift from Black to Midnight Blue important to Jewelers – just think about all the Sapphire opportunities…

…other Fashion Trends like the high leg slit and corseted bodices continue – but this is not a Fashion blog.
So – are you wondering about the Trend “We Hope Doesn’t Catch On”?   take a good look at Jessica Chastain and Morena Baccarin, two of my favorite looks…almost.   Only one piece of jewelry?  SERIOUSLY?  …OK Morena did rock a great brooch in her hair but no earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings?

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Strong start to Fourth Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair

January 28, 2013

Strong start to Fourth Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair,as buyers arrive from China, Europe, Middle East, Russia and USAAntwerp, Belgium – January 27, 2013:The fourth edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair opened today in Antwerp, Belgium. With score…

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