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GABRIEL & CO. has introduced more than 265 pieces to its Boutique Silver Division, a collection inspired by world travel and designed with fashion-forward women in mind. Each piece is handcrafted using high quality silver with 18K gold accenting. Many also feature enamel.
Former supermodel Carol Alt and VERIGOLD JEWELRY are launching a line of fine jewelry this fall called TRUE HARMONY BY CAROL ALT.
INFORMATION: (212) 986-7287
[h4]FUTURE OF DESIGN CONTEST ANNOUNCED[/h4]
JEWELER’S RESOURCE BUREAU is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering a Future of Design contest with a prize of more than $250,000 worth of business services and mentoring from jewelry industry companies. Jewelry-designer applicants must supply information about their business plans as well as examples of their work. Three finalists will be flown to New York for the final judging during the MJSA show on March 13, 2012. The application deadline is midnight Dec. 1. INFORMATION: www.futureofdesigncontest.com.
[h4]RIO TINTO DIAMONDS DESIGN CONTEST[/h4]
RIO TINTO DIAMONDS has launched a diamond jewelry design competition with two levels of entry: “Rising Star” and “Master Craftsman.” Application deadline is Oct.
26, with judging on Nov. 2. The eight winning designs will be showcased at a suite at the 2012 Oscars.
JEWELERS OF AMERICA announces the launch of Cracking the Code: A Guide to Jewelers of America’s Code of Professional Practices. It is a guide that shows JA Members how to use JA’s code to build their business and increase profitability, customer satisfaction and customer retention.
[h4]ASHI INTEGRATES MARKETING[/h4]
ASHI DIAMONDS’ Holiday Collection of bridal and fashion jewelry comes with a free print and digital marketing program. The website and mobile-ready website are branded with store information, product images, wish list, shopping cart with online payment options, and an integrated e-mail system. Also included are three holiday fliers and a Valentine’s Day 2012 flier.
INFORMATION: (800) 622-ASHI or www.ashidiamonds.com
[span class=note]This story is from the October 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]