Zenith Hosts LA Party with Russell Westbrook

Aldo Magada- CEO of Zenith Watches and Russell Westbrook

Zenith Timepieces CEO Aldo Magada recently premiered the latest Zenith timepieces and celebrated the opening of the new Zenith shop-in-shop at the Westime Boutique in West Hollywood.

NBA All-Star and Zenith Brand Ambassador Russell Westbrook was there for the debut of the Russell Westbrook Limited Edition Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar. The watch is available exclusively at Westime.

Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Tribute to Russell Westbrook, $11,900

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SmartWork Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards

SmartWork Media won seven Tabbie Awards in the 2014 competition, bringing its 11-year total of editorial and design awards to 66.

In addition to recognition for the editorial and design work in individual articles, SmartWork Media also claimed two top-25 spots for the best single issue, including wins for the May 2013 edition of INDESIGN magazine and the Sep./Oct. edition of INVISION, a magazine for eyecare professionals that launched last year.

"Our first goal is always to provide American businesses with the most useful, most interesting publications possible," says SmartWork Media's group editorial director David Squires. "But recognition for our terrific staff is always welcome. I think this year's TABPI success is a pretty good sign that we're doing the right things to get our readers a publication they will continue to value."

SmartWork Media's magazines have also been recognized by the Folio Awards, min's Editorial & Design Awards, Jewelry Information Center, and the Jesse H. Neal Awards.

SmartWork Media won the following 2014 Tabbie Awards:

  • Best Single Issue - Top 25 (16th): INVISION, Sep/Oct 2013
  • Best Single Issue - Top 25 (22nd): INDESIGN, May 2013
  • Feature Article - Top 25 (8th): INSTORE, February 2013, "Pay Day" by Eileen McClelland
  • Focus/Profile - Honorable Mention: INSTORE, April 2013, "Fun on the Plains" by Eileen McClelland
  • How-To Article - Honorable Mention: INSTORE, July 2013, "100 Things a Jewelry Salesperson Should Never Do" by Josh Wimmer
  • Feature Design - Bronze: INSTORE, July 2013, "100 Things a Jewelry Salesperson Should Never Do" by Karla Durangparang & Victor Cantal
  • Opening Page or Spread - Silver: INSTORE, November 2013, "Many Thanks" by Victor Cantal

The 2014 Tabbie Awards featured more than 450 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

Presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), this editorial and design competition was open to English-language B2B publications worldwide, published at least quarterly.

Complete results, along with selected comments from the judges and samples of the winning entries, are available at www.tabpi.org.

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Indian Institute Graduates Show Designs

The opening show on Day Three at the India International Jewellery Week 2014 presented by Nazraana in association with P C Jeweller, featured talented graduates from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, presented by Derewala World Jewellery, Jaipur.

The “Astitva” collection, presented by the 21 designers who showed one ornament each from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, was in two segments.

The first was a tribute to architecture from the various regions of the country.

Side-ribbed cuff with gold chains, the modern question mark design for earrings, South Indian motifs for pendants and the pink silk tassel edged in gold caps hanging on a thread were interpretations of the theme.

A peacock-inspired pendant had a contemporary touch, and the 3D flower creation, as well as the coral and gold necklace, revealed how creatively the students had given vent to their ideas.

The second sequence was an ode to the beauty of City Palace Jaipur and its architecture.

Minarets appeared on armlets, and danglers had intricate shields. Kadas had a raised dome structure, while necklaces had palace carvings. Pearl trellis earrings, lacy kada, chandbalis with streamers of pearls and a kandeel pendant on a string of beads all recreated the grandeur of the palace.

The Indian and fusion outfits seen during the show were designed by Muni and Girija.


Walking the ramp after the show were Mr Pramod Derewala, Chairman, IIGJ Jaipur; Mr Rajiv Jain, Vice Chairman, IIGJ Jaipur; Mr Vijay Choradia, Secretary, IIGJ Jaipur, Mr Anish Kappil, Asst Prof, IIGJ Jaipur; and the designers of the lovely garments Muni and Girija.

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Kama Schachter Shows Diamond Collection at Mumbai Show

Kama Schachter, one of Asia’s leading diamond exporters and jewelry manufacturers, unveiled a diamond jewelry collection at the 31st edition of the India International Jewelry Show in Mumbai.

This new selection of exceptional fine jewelry is meticulously designed by talented designers at Kama and is adorned with vibrant colored gemstones and natural white diamonds. Each jewel from this collection unfolds a story and the collection is trendy, classy and versatile.

The modern rendition of Haath Phool, or hand flower, set in diamonds, is assembled to suit modern buyers. Dramatic dangler earrings feature rubies and emeralds.

This new collection by Kama Jewellery offers a variety of spectacular designs in variety of settings, metal colors and diamond sizes.  


Each piece in this collection showcases white and yellow gold. Modern, traditional and contemporary designs are encrusted with GSI-certified brilliant diamonds and sparkling colored stones and are backed by lifetime guarantee. 

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Industry’s Largest Recruiting Event Coming to NYC This Month

The jewelry industry’s largest recruiting event – with opportunities ranging from design and manufacturing to marketing and sales – will take place On Monday, July 28, at the Javits Center in New York. 

Nearly 50 world-renowned gem and jewelry companies, including David Yurman, Helzberg Diamonds, New York Loan Company, Paolo Costagli Inc. and Sterling Jewelers Inc., will be looking to fill hundreds of professional positions at every career stage during the GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair. 

GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 28 at the Javits Center. 

Recruiters will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This leading industry event is free and open to the public; anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

JA New York is a major sponsor of the event.

“Career Fair is an excellent opportunity not only to connect with recruiters looking to fill hundreds of positions, but to network with some of the most successful and entrepreneurial personalities in the gem and jewelry industry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA vice president and chief marketing officer, and founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair.

“You may even discover a career path you hadn’t thought of previously. This is a once-a-year opportunity in New York and I encourage everyone with a passion for jewelry to stop by and see what it’s about.”

In addition to meeting with recruiters and receiving one-on-one career coaching, attendees will hear from prominent industry figures during the opening panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market,” which begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Mercedes Abramo, president and CEO of Cartier North America; Ashley Chan of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers; Andrea Hansen, partner of Luxe Intelligence and president of the Women’s Jewelry Association; Douglas K. Hucker, CEO of AGTA; and Steven Lagos, founder and chief creative director of LAGOS Jewelry, will tell the stories of their unique journeys to success and offer practical advice for aspiring gem and jewelry professionals.

For a full list of companies participating, visit GIA’s website at www.gia.edu/career-fair.     

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