- Category: Shine News
- 12 Dec
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Hollywood’s leading ladies were out on December 11th to celebrate The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Women in Entertainment: Power 100’ in Los Angeles, California.
This year jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, sponsored the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award which was received by Oprah Winfrey.
The Sherry Lansing Award, which recognizes a woman in the entertainment industry who is a pioneer and leader in the industry, was presented to Oprah by journalist and activist Maria Shriver.
Designed by Roberto Coin, the award was made of sterling silver and an 18K gold plate with a diamond detail on top that is a replica of his signature 100 faceted Cento diamond.
At the event, Oprah wore four white gold bracelets from the Primavera Collection with three white gold bracelets from the new Pois Moi Collection.
Other celebrities in attendance wearing Roberto Coin included Maria Shriver wearing a ring and earrings from the Cocktail Collection. Editors from The Hollywood Reporter also wore Roberto Coin including the Editor in Chief, Janice Min, who wore a pair of earrings from the Cocktail Collection.
Other guest’s at this year’s breakfast included: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, Jane Fonda, Sherry Lansing, Gayle King, Angie Herman, Molly Sims, Judy Greer, Allison Williams, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Lachey, Amber Valletta and Geena Davis, among others.Add a comment
- Category: Shine News
- 12 Dec
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By the end of 2013, platinum purchases by the jewelry trade are expected to have grown by 11 percent, according to Johnson Matthey’s Platinum 2013 Interim review.
The results reveal a healthy platinum jewelry market in North America with the greatest contributing factor being the sale of platinum bridal jewelry at lower price points. This makes platinum one of the fastest growing categories in North American jewelry in 2013, indexing above the expected 7 percent growth for total jewelry.
In the past two years, the gap between the price of platinum and gold has shrunk significantly and as a result, platinum is more accessible for many consumers. Known for its naturally white color, platinum will never need to be re-dipped or plated and requires less maintenance, making platinum a better value purchase over a lifetime of wear.
“Platinum engagement settings are starting as low as $1,500 and we continue to see a progression in the selection of extraordinary design-focused rings at much lower price points,” says Platinum Guild International U.S. President Huw Daniel. “This tremendous growth in platinum jewelry sales can be attributed to a growing appreciation of platinum’s unique qualities among savvy millennial consumers, and wider availability of platinum rings in varying price points.”
Maren Rosen, Executive Director of Merchandising at Stuller, sees an increased focus on platinum at retail first hand. “In response to increased demand for platinum from our independent retail customers, the design and merchandising teams at Stuller have expanded our collection of platinum bridal products at price points accessible to most consumers,” she says. “There are so many benefits to buying platinum, but the number one business reason is the fact that platinum is more profitable. Our most successful customers are seizing this opportunity every day.”
“When it comes to bridal jewelry, platinum is the way to go,” says designer Phyllis Bergman of Mercury Ring. “We are seeing a surge in customers who do their research and understand the value that platinum represents. The current price difference between a platinum and gold ring is negligible, especially when you consider the maintenance required for a white gold ring. Platinum is the ideal metal in which to create delicate engagement settings that are lower in price yet still beautiful, unique and everlasting.”
PGI USA offers extensive support in manufacturing, retail, education and marketing. To learn more about these programs and gain an advantage in the platinum jewelry market, see www.platinumguild.com.Add a comment
The SMART Jewelry Show is seeking applicants to compete in its INSTORE Bench Pressure Challenge competition held on April 5 – 7 at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Sponsored by Stuller, these head-to-head battles see the best bench jewelers in the country face off against each other — and the clock — in a series of timed events.
The SMART Show is looking for artists based in North America to compete in its two competition categories, the All-Around Challenge and the CAD Challenge. In total, eight bench jewelers will receive.
In a SMART Show first, the CAD Challenge competitors will be designing a wedding ring for an actual engaged couple.
On Friday, April 4, our four contestants will meet with the couple (selected from online entries hosted by The Knot) to find out what they like, who they are, and what they're looking for. The artists will each sketch several designs, and on Saturday, the couple will choose one design from each contestant.
Our CAD masters will develop their design using own software and computer, then the winning "Couple's Choice" design will be created in platinum supplied by Stuller. A "Judge's Choice" award will also be selected, and designs will be grown by EnvisionTEC using their 3D printer.
On Sunday and Monday (April 6 and 7), four different bench pros will go hands-on in the INSTORE Bench Pressure All-Around Challenge. The three contests will stretch the bounds of their creativity as they demonstrate their skill in setting and engraving, as well as show their skills in a special freestyle challenge sponsored by Stuller. At the conclusion of the three challenges, an overall winner will be crowned.
Taking place on the floor of the jewelry show, this competition highlights the expertise and craftsmanship required to turn basic ideas into brilliant finished pieces. With overhead monitors giving the audience an up-close view of the action at each bench workstation, as well as Mark Loren — an award-winning designer and owner of one of INSTORE’s America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores — hosting the activities, these competitions are fun and informative for store owners and bench jewelers at every level.
Contestants will be selected based on their education, experience and past work.
Bench jewelers interested in participating can apply online before February 1 at: smartjewelryshow.com/pressure.
INSTORE's Bench Pressure Challenge is sponsored by Stuller. The CAD portion of the contest is also sponsored by Gemvision and EnvisionTEC.Add a comment
A fixture in New York nightlife, DJ M.O.S. has emerged as one of the most sought after DJs in the world and can be regularly heard playing at exclusive clubs in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Oslo and Tokyo.
On January 9th, 2014 DJ M.O.S. will spin his celebrated music at the Empire Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth during the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 3rd Annual GOOD Awards.
DJ M.O.S’ celebrity clients include Bill Clinton and Kanye West. He has been featured in a breadth of national publications including New York Post, Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Star Magazine, New York Daily News, and Gotham Magazine and was recently on ABC’s Good Morning America.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund established the GOOD Awards in 2012 to recognize individuals and corporations in the diamond and jewelry industry for outstanding leadership in the areas of good corporate citizenship, sustainability, and promoting opportunity in Africa.
Forevermark, JCK and Fred Meyer Jewelers will be honored at this year’s event.
GOOD Award Sponsors include Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, JCK, Jewelex Group and Fred Meyer Jewelers.
Get your tickets while they last and place your order for journal ads today at www.goodawards.org.Add a comment
What was once regarded as a classical trade fair, Baselworld has developed over the course of the past ten years into the benchmark and most important platform for the watch and jewelry industry.
The world's most significant watch and jewelry show has been skilfully moulded by MCH Group into the most important event for what is today a highly successful and globally operating industry.
It is hardly doing this world event justice to still refer to it as a “trade fair”. Instead, Baselworld has developed into the sector’s trendsetting hub, and constitutes the most comprehensive show, the most significant trading arena and the most important trend barometer all in one.
Every year, some 1400 exhibitors meet up. They include the most innovative and the most successful players, the world brands of the watch and jewelry sector and representatives of the supplier industry and related sectors.
The complete picture the industry presents of itself in Basel is unrivalled anywhere else in the world and is accompanied on every occasion by more than 100 000 visitors. Wherever the spotlight falls on luxury goods, brands and lifestyle, professional communication is growing increasingly important all the time in the international context.
In line with this trend, more and more media are accredited at Baselworld every year. In 2013, more than 3600 media representatives attended the event in Switzerland.
There is nowhere else in the world where it is possible to witness the latest products, trends and developments live in one single place and to be able to assess them. It is here that the watch and jewelry sector first presents its innovations to the market and assimilates reactions to its new products and collections.
The interaction over these eight days between watch and jewelry companies, purchasers and media representatives is unique by international comparison. That makes Baselworld doubtlessly the most important date in the year for every watch and jewellery professional, wherever in the world they may practise their craft.
It is not, however, only watch and jewelry professionals who attend Baselworld. Increasing numbers of designers, architects, artists and trend scouts are visiting what must surely be the most luxurious show in the watch and jewelry world.
The meticulously and spectacularly designed multi-storey pavilions are transformed into settings for brand worlds, which bring the watches, jewelry items and accessories displayed to life, so that they can be experienced with all the senses. The innovations presented at Baselworld become the trend barometer for other luxury goods bought and sold throughout the world. The use of new materials and shapes and their innovative processing, for instance, thus sets the tone for the luxury articles of tomorrow. It is no wonder that specialists from all corners of the globe feel their hearts beating faster at Baselworld.