Jennifer Lopez launches Endless Jewelry line in US

Jennifer Lopez and Endless Jewelry have agreed to a long-term partnership to introduce a special exclusive collection of bracelets and charms bearing the Jennifer Lopez trademark in the U.S.

Endless Jewelry is known for its colorful bracelets in quality leather and a wide range of classic and modern charms which has swept through the markets in Europe and North America.

Endless and Jennifer Lopez are joining forces to introduce a brand new collection of fine jewelry, unique bracelets and charms, all reflecting the glamour of Jennifer Lopez and the quality of Endless Jewelry.

The collection is available exclusively in fine jewelry stores across the United States and Canada.

Jennifer Lopez said “My exclusive collection with Endless Jewelry embraces the attitude of being fun and elegant at the same time. It is also about letting each woman express her personality through her jewelry. The collection will let women celebrate what is unique and beautiful about themselves.”

CEO and Founder of Endless Jewelry, Jesper Nielsen, is equally thrilled about the agreement, “Endless Jewelry is all about being yourself, positivity and daring to show your colors whether you wish to be elegant, discrete or stand out. We offer women a way to personalize her jewelry by letting her mix and match classic and modern charms with her choice of color or colors of the day.

“It’s simple yet unique, and Jennifer Lopez’s extraordinary style and charisma perfectly represent the new collection. We are proud and delighted to be in this long-term relationship with Jennifer Lopez.”

Endless Jewelry and Hannoush Jewelers are pleased to announce a new brand relationship, placing Endless Jewelry's colorful collections of leather bracelets and modern charms into more than 60 Hannoush and Giftology retail stores throughout the East Coast and Midwest.

"We are extremely proud to enter a partnership with Hannoush Jewelers and I believe that it will be a win-win for our brand and the prestigious Hannoush stores," said CEO and Founder of Endless Jewelry Jesper Nielsen.

"Endless has gone through a speedy and massive growth in Europe over the past year, and our collections have been extremely well received in the US market, as well as with retailers. 

Hannoush is important to our brand growth with their regional and geographical reach and our shared commitment to deliver high quality product, service and focus on the individual customer."

Hannoush Jewelers' Camile Hannoush agrees, "To say that Hannoush Jewelers is excited about Endless Jewelry is an understatement. Our consumers are always looking for the latest trends in fashion jewelry and the impressive line from Endless Jewelry presents an entirely new concept to customers looking for something different - with both fashion and edge- in a market flooded with copycats."

The Endless Jewelry collection features a range of colorful leather wrap bracelets and hundreds of unique, hand-made charms created especially for the line and appealing to today's modern woman.  Designs are created to appeal more to a mindset than a particular age and are trendsetting, not following. The charms are forged in sterling silver, some of which are plated with 18K yellow and rose gold.

"This line really creates an affordable luxury designed to cater to today's women and their multitude of fashion lifestyles," said Hannoush.

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GIA Delegation Travels to Malawi Mine

In 1958, a ruby and sapphire deposit was discovered about 145 kilometers south of Malawi’s capital of Lilongwe on Chimwadzulu Hill.

Although this is one of the oldest known gemstone deposits on the African continent, very little has been published about its production in recent years.

In late September, GIA Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu, videographer Didier Gruel and expedition guest Stanislas Detroyat journeyed to Malawi to collect samples for GIA research activities, and to document and share their findings from the deposit.

During the expedition, the team learned that rubies from the Chimwadzulu deposit are associated with amphibole, mica and feldspar.

“We discovered that this deposit shares a very similar metasomatic type geological environment with the Montepuez ruby deposit located in nearby in Mozambique, as well as Winza, Tanzania and Didy, Madagascar,” said Pardieu. While the Chimwadzulu deposit is known for its rubies and orange sapphires, it produces mostly pale green, blue and yellow sapphires.

In 2008, Nyala Mines Ltd. began to work the deposit, while Colombia Gem House Inc. took charge of cutting, marketing and selling of the stones.

In 2013, Malawian national Abdul Mahomed acquired of 80 percent of the mining operation. According to Mahomed, the acquisition process is expected to be completed soon and the Malawi government and a local consortium will hold the remaining 20 percent.

Since then, the mining operation has been renovated and the areas originally worked in 1958 have been further explored. Production is expected to begin in 2015.

In an effort to support the local community, Columbia Gem House has set up the Dzonze District Development Fund and is supporting two villages near the mine through a school at Kandoma and a hospital in Katsekera.

In keeping with its mission to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry, GIA regularly conducts research field trips to important gem and jewelry centers around the globe, incorporating findings into research practices and education programs and providing information to the trade and public. GIA appreciates the access and information provided during these visits; however, they should not be taken as or used as a commercial endorsement.

Findings from the Malawi field trip will be featured in an upcoming issue of G&G, as well as in field reports and video documentaries on www.gia.edu.

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The IDEX Online Polished Price Report for November 20

For the second consecutive week, there was an increase in the number of price changes in round diamonds, with the vast majority being negative, according to the weekly IDEX Online Price Report.

Thin price change activity again in fancy shape stones, with most being negative.

The following are some of the changes in this week's IDEX Online Diamond Price Report.

To receive a free copy of the full IDEX Online Diamond Price Report, please email us at prices@idexonline.com.

Rounds

  • 0.18-0.22 cts D-I / SI1 decreases of 4-5%

  • 0.23-0.29 cts H-I / SI2 increases in excess of 4%

  • 0.30-0.39 cts many decreases in top colors/medium clarities

  • 0.40-0.44 cts just two changes, both downwards

  • 0.45-0.49 cts D / VS1 -2.8% to $3,450 p/c

  • 0.50-0.69 cts just one change, downwards

  • 0.70-0.79 cts F-H / I3 rises of more than 4%

  • 0.80-0.89 cts declining

  • 0.90-0.99 cts several declines in top colors/clarities

  • 1.00-1.24 cts decreases in range of colors/clarities

  • 1.25-1.49 cts D-H / VVS1-VS1 many decliners

  • 2 cts I-M / I1 declines of up to 2-3%

  • 3 cts range of decreases

  • 4 cts L / VVS1 -2.7% to $14,500 p/c

  • 5 cts several declines in lower colors/mid-clarities



Fancy Cuts

 

  • 0.18-0.22 cts unchanged

  • 0.23-0.29 cts just one change, downwards

  • 0.30-0.39 cts F / VS1 -2.8% to $1,750 p/c

  • 0.40-0.44 cts no changes

  • 0.45-0.49 cts G / I1 +4.8% to $1,100 p/c

  • 0.50-0.69 cts unchanged

  • 0.70-0.79 cts just two changes, one up and one down

  • 0.80-0.89 cts one decliner

  • 0.90-0.99 cts I / VVS1 -2.3% to $4,200 p/c

  • 1.00-1.24 cts declining

  • 1.50-1.99 cts I-J / SI3-I2 declines of up to 5%

  • 2 cts unchanged

  • 3 cts rising

  • 4 cts no changes

  • 5 cts D-F/ VS2-SI1 decreasing by up to 3%

To receive a full free copy of the IDEX Online Diamond Price Report, please email prices@idexonline.com.

Albert Robinson is Editor-in-Chief of IDEX Online, heading an international team of writers that covers global industry related events and issues. He writes about rough and polished diamond prices, publishes industry analysis articles and a popular weekly opinion column. In recent years, Albert has advised a number of leading diamond firms, industry bodies and governmental agencies. He writes research papers on topics ranging from provenance analysis of fancy color diamonds to diamond's contribution to local economies, often contributing or writing the diamond chapters for leading research organizations such as KPMG and Bain & Co.

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Kameleon Jewelry Reaches Social Media Milestone

Kameleon Jewelry reached an exciting social media milestone in October of 2015, reaching 50,000 fans on Facebook.

Kameleon Jewelry also recently added to their social media presence with an Instagram account; @kameleonjewelry where followers can share images of their collections and enjoy an inside peek at Kameleon Jewelry.

 

For more information visit www.kameleonjewelry.com email info@jewelpop.com or on social media Facebook - /kameleonjewelry Twitter & Instagram @kameleonjewelry and on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/jewelpopinc.

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Forevermark Celebrates Hand-Holding

 

Coco Rocha and her husband James Conran.

Forevermark has embarked on a new project to explore and celebrate the rich symbolic meanings of holding hands. 

The #HoldMyHandForever exhibit was unveiled at an event party on Monday, November 17 at Highline Stages in New York City.  

Among those who came out to celebrate, a glowing and pregnant Coco Rocha dressed in Forevermark diamonds, and her husband James Conran. The soon-to-be parents snapped photos looking oh-so-in-love, and Coco shared on her Instagram with #HOLDMYHANDFOREVER.

New parents Kevin and Danielle Jonas had a parents night out and gushed about their new addition seven-month-old Alena Rose. Kevin and Danielle ran into fashion photographer and TV Personality Nigel Barker and his wife Cristen, and Kevin immediately took out his phone to show off photos of baby Alena Rose. Danielle also hinted to Kevin that a Forevermark diamond bracelet is on her holiday wishlist. 

Other guests in attendance included models Shaun Ross and Diandra Forrest who struck a pose at the social media station. Newlyweds HollywoodLife reporter and TV personality Chloe Melas and restauranteur Brian Mazza were also in attendance as well as model and Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon.  

Throughout time, holding hands has remained one of the most instinctual and powerful ways of communicating positive emotion and reflects a unique and intimate promise. Forevermark believes in the power of promises; from its promise of beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds, to the unspoken promise that connects two people when they hold hands. 

In an exhibition curated by Wendy Perron, author of “Through the Eyes of a Dancer” and former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine, the project features dance artists who are partners on and offstage in photographic stories that illustrate their personal and artistic interpretations of holding hands. 

The featured artists include Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild (principals at New York City Ballet), photographed by Matthew Karas; postmodern icons David Gordon and Valda Setterfield, photographed by Paula Court; New York City’s premier hip-hop couple Kwikstep and Rokafella, photographed by Julieta Cervantes; and Kirven Douthit-Boyd and Antonio Douthit-Boyd (leading dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), photographed by Matthew Karas.

“As a leader in the diamond industry, Forevermark believes strongly in supporting experts in their own field,” said Forevermark US President Charles Stanley. “Following a successful collaboration with Liam Scarlett and his Promise pas-de-deux last year, we are excited to continue supporting the dance community and exploring the meaningful ways in which they interpret hand holding.”

Also on display at the event, was a social media gallery of user generated content. The cornerstone of the gallery included photographs of New York City couples: Actor Brady Corbett and filmmaker Mona Fastvold; Artists Todd DiCiurcio and Megan DiCiurcio; and Broadway actor Wesley Taylor and Gregg Wiggans. 

 

The evening also included a presentation of the Forevemark Exceptional Diamond Collection, a selection of some of the most exquisite diamonds in the world.

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