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Diamonds Do Good Announces 2022 Inaugural Next Gen Awards

Recipients to be recognized on the eve of the opening of JCK Las Vegas  Recognizing the next generation of leaders in the industry, global non-profit Diamonds Do Good® has tapped Feriel Zerouki, Kealeboga Pule, Kecia Caffie, and Alexis Padis, CGA, to be its inaugural award recipients.  The Next Gen Awards will be presented at Diamonds Do Good’s annual gala on June 9th at the Venetian Hotel, Palazzo Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV. “Our goal is to recognize leaders who represent the future for our industry. These individuals span the mining, manufacturing and retail sectors and we will highlight their accomplishments in

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Supplier Spotlight: ÉVOCATEUR

ÉVOCATEUR’s handmade designs combine art and jewelry into sophisticated and stunning heirloom pieces. The company is located in Norwalk, CT, and is 100% women-owned and operated. The name ÉVOCATEUR means “evocative” in French. More precisely, it means the person who is doing the evoking. Barbara Ross-Innamorati, ÉVOCATEUR’s Founder and President, found that whenever she wore their creations, it would evoke comments, connections, and stories. Barbara based the company on her passion for 22k gold leaf. She was especially inspired by the artwork of Gustav Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter, who used gold leaf in his paintings. “I am entirely self-taught,” says Barbara.

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Uneek’s “The Vision” Blue Sapphire Ring Wins Two AGTA Spectrum Awards

Adding to its list of industry accolades, Uneek received two recognitions from the recent American Gem Trade Association’s Spectrum Awards. Its winning entry, “The Vision,” garnered 2nd Place and Platinum Honors in the Bridal Wear category.  Set in the most precious platinum metal, the beautiful velvet blue sapphire cushion ring, known as “The Vision,” consists of a 11.58ct. GIA-certified (2201905807) sapphire center stone flanked by two, 8mm tapered baguettes with F in color and VVS in clarity. Highlighting the blue sapphire is 158 microset round brilliant cuts, all F-G in color and VS in clarity with a total weight of 0.84ctw. For

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Supplier Spotlight: Dilamani

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on AGS supplier member, Dilamani. We had the opportunity to ask William Dilamani,  CEO and GIA Graduate Gemologist, a few questions about his company, trends, and how their pieces have been chosen to be worn on The Bachelorette. For over four decades, Dilamani has created colorful designs that are timeless and on-trend. How did you get your start? Our amazing journey started with a great partnership with my brother, George. We started the business in 1980 as emerald, ruby, and sapphire gem dealers in San Francisco, CA, and within a few years, moved and expanded our

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Supplier Spotlight: Brevani

Based out of Los Angeles, CA, XO Jewels is a high-end jewelry designer and manufacturer with over 35 years of experience in making incomparable diamond and colored gemstone rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. XO Jewels is participating in the “My Jewelry Wish List” campaign that the American Gem Society (AGS) and Jewelers of America (JA) are running for consumers this holiday season. Below are a few pieces they’ve submitted for the campaign that make wonderful additions to anyone’s wish or gift list. Click on the images below for a larger view. AGS Suppliers, would you like your jewelry featured in a Supplier

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Supplier Spotlight: XO Jewels

Based out of Los Angeles, CA, XO Jewels is a high-end jewelry designer and manufacturer with over 35 years of experience in making incomparable diamond and colored gemstone rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. XO Jewels is participating in the “My Jewelry Wish List” campaign that the American Gem Society (AGS) and Jewelers of America (JA) are running for consumers this holiday season. Below are a few pieces they’ve submitted for the campaign that make wonderful additions to anyone’s wish or gift list. Click on the images below for a larger view. AGS Suppliers, would you like your jewelry featured in a Supplier

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Artistry, Ltd. Releases New Products for 2020

Artistry is excited to announce the release of a new products catalog for 2020. The 13-page supplement includes Artistry’s newest products in Precious Color, Semi-Precious Color, Diamond, Gold and Sterling Silver. The easy-to-use advertorial layout provides a quick and straight-forward way for customers to peruse the latest offerings. Priced to match Artistry’s 2020 catalog, the new products catalog can be used on the sales floor, as well. “We are so pleased to be able to present our retailers with this new catalog supplement,” said Susan Klemt Williams, Artistry’s Vice President. “All of our new products for 2020 are the perfect

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XO Jewels Introduces Bold Gold with Diamond Accents Line

XO Jewels is proud to present a new line of fine jewelry in yellow gold with diamond trims. Bold designs that make a big statement about the woman’s style and her discerning taste in fashion. Made for everyday wear, yet impossible to go unnoticed. Three styles are shown below and the entire collection is shown online here. Noteworthy features: Exclusive designs with superb craftsmanship Big, bold designs yet comfortable for everyday wear Hammered, satin and full-diamond surface finishes Manufactured and serviced in Los Angeles, CA Available in 14k and 18k yellow gold and platinum Retail prices start at $995 As Tina

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4 Tips for Shipping Jewelry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jewelers Mutual® Group Choosing the fastest, cheapest, and most secure option to ship jewelry could be challenging before the term “Coronavirus” became part of our everyday language. In a twist of fate, shipping has now become one of the most welcomed solutions for the jewelry industry. While retailers have been forced to close their showrooms, there’s still an opportunity to keep cash flowing by selling jewelry online and shipping it to customers. While this is great news, the risks of shipping jewelry during the COVID-19 pandemic are greater than ever. To keep you safe and your assets secure, here is

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Safely and Effectively Offering Financing While Navigating COVID-19

By Wells Fargo Retail Services During these unprecedented times, Wells Fargo is here to help you make purchases more convenient and safer for you and your customers with paperless applications and transactions, more financing options, and fraud protection. Enroll in Credit Connect for Paperless Applications, Authorizations, and Charges With our Credit Connect system, you’re able to process applications and authorizations/charges paperlessly! You can use any device, but a tablet often works best as the customer does need to be able to input their own information and sign electronically*. For a more touchless process, invest in a few stylus pens and

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