Endless Jewelry Implements GemFind's JewelCloud Catalog Web Application

Endless Jewelry is now offering its entire collection on JewelCloud.

This allows Endless Jewelry to expand their brand presence by letting existing retailers easily integrate the product line within their own website.

It also helps Endless Jewelry keep in touch with retailers through JewelCloud’s user-friendly dashboard interface that is easily kept updated with the latest product lines. Endless Jewelry joins other manufacturers and designers who are presently part of the JewelCloud, such as Tacori, Hearts on Fire, Simon G, Gem Platinum, Martin Flyer, Gemsone Corporation, KC Designs, Stuller and many others.

“JewelCloud is a great tool for connecting with existing retailers as well as for finding new prospects,” said Meghan Pearson, Endless Jewelry’s Marketing Manager. “It is a very user-friendly system, easily updated as new lines are introduced, ensuring that our customers have access to all current collections. Best of all, our customers truly enjoy having an interface that allows them to begin easily and quickly selling online,” concluded Pearson.

“The JewelCloud catalog web application installs into the retailer’s current website” Said Alex Fetanat, CEO of GemFind. “Product photos and details are streamed and all can be changed in real-time. Enjoying multiple benefits, vendors like Endless Jewelry control how digital assets are shared, automate price changes, invite stores to connect to them and invite sales reps to manage leads and make appointments”, concluded Fetanat.

Visit www.gemfind.com for more information on GemFind’s JewelCloud Catalog. Visit www.endlessjewelry.us for more information on Endless Jewelry.

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Giorelli Names Jeff Koch to Sales Post

The Gioielli Group, which recently presented the Pesavento product line at the Centurion show in Scottsdale, AZ, has announced that Jeff Koch will be the National Sales Director. Jeff's 15 years of experience in the jewelry industry combined with his vast experience gained while in leadership positions at David Yurman and Judith Ripka will make him an invaluable asset to the Gioielli Group team. Jeff Koch will be supported by dedicated sales training and merchandising experts as well as our internal marketing team.

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GIA and De Beers Will Speak on Synthetic Diamonds

Leading research scientists from Gemological Institute of America and De Beers Technologies UK will speak on the topic of synthetic diamonds during GIA GemFest Basel 2015 on Sunday, March 22 at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland.

Tom Moses, executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA, will moderate the discussion with Dr. Simon Lawson, head of technologies UK for De Beers and Dr. Wuyi Wang, director of research and development for GIA. The free event will commence at 5 p.m. in the Montreal Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

The technology for creating synthetic diamond has improved significantly over the last decade and, as a result, gem-quality synthetic diamonds have appeared in greater quantities and received wider media exposure.

Reports of synthetics being presented as natural, however, have raised concerns within the industry. GIA and De Beers have applied years of research to identifying these laboratory-grown diamonds, resulting in devices and methods that effectively distinguish them from natural diamonds – from the smallest melee to stones of significant size.

GIA’s Wang and De Beers’ Lawson will speak at GemFest Basel about the latest research on synthetic diamonds and their identification, and how GIA and De Beers are working to meet the on-going challenges posed by potential non-disclosure. A question and answer session will immediately follow the moderated discussion.

Lawson has 20 years of experience with De Beers researching the growth and characterization of synthetic diamonds. He has held a key role at De Beers since 1995 in the strategy and development of the various De Beers verification instruments used to identify synthetic and treated diamonds.

Prior to joining De Beers, Lawson was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship and spent four years at the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials in Japan. He holds a doctorate in optical spectroscopy of diamond from King’s College in London and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics.

Wang joined GIA in 2000 and has more than 20 years of expertise in diamond geochemistry and the treatments of diamond and other gem material. He holds a doctorate in geology from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Beijing University in China. He is widely published in gemological and geological journals, and is recognized with numerous honors including the AGS Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Award and Dr. Edward J. Gübelin Most Valuable Article Award from Gems & Gemology.

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Movado Presents Photo Exhibition by Joel Sternfeld

Movado Group is celebrating the opening of Baselworld 2015 with a special exhibition of art works by the American photographer Joel Sternfeld. His pictures will be on display in MGI’s spectacular exhibition space in Hall 1.0 South at the Basel Exhibition Center in Switzerland, from March 19 through 26.

On view will be a selection of nine photographs from the seminal body of work “American Prospects”, along with 7 photographs from the more recently released "First Pictures."

Taken during the ‘70s and ‘80s in locations throughout the United States, these evocative color pictures depict America, its inhabitants and the traces left by people on the landscape. With a penchant for subtle irony and a unique color sensibility, Sternfeld offers images of daily life in America with all its sublime contradictions and tragic comedy.

“We are excited to share the extraordinary work of acclaimed photographer Joel Sternfeld at Baselworld this year,” stated Efraim Grinberg, Chairman & CEO, Movado Group. “This marks the second year we have occupied our exceptional new exhibition space. We could not be more pleased with its success from a both a business and design perspective – it affords us a unique opportunity to host exciting, innovative artistic and cultural exhibits that expand and enhance the Movado Group experience.”

Joel Sternfeld was born in New York in 1944. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1965 and began making color photographs in the 1970s. At its foundation his practice has a distinct set of conceptual strategies: the building of narrative, use of humor and irony, and an examination of society and the environment. He also developed a unique set of formal strategies: painterly use of color and deliberate compositional structures, which serve to emphasize the picture's message. Because of these innovations, Sternfeld is considered a pioneer in art photography and his work has been highly influential.

Sternfeld has exhibited his photographs internationally and his pictures can be found in many important public and private collections.

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