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Bernard Reller adds Holiday Beads to Charm Bead Collection

Holiday Beads are the latest addition to Bernard Reller's Charm Bead Collection and are compatible with all popular bead bracelets. The new designs celebrate the season with traditional symbols from various faiths.

After a local Gainesville Jewelers asked Bernard to design a collection of University of Florida Gator beads he quickly saw a niche in the market for destination beads celebrating tourists' memories of seaside resorts and islands of the Caribbean.

Silverman Jewelers Consultants to manage Whitehall Jewelers liquidation sale

Whitehall Jewelers Holdings, Inc., which operates 373 specialty jewelry retail stores, is conducting a court-ordered bankruptcy liquidation sale which began August 11, 2008. The sale was ordered by the bankruptcy court as a result of Whitehall’s Chapter 11 filing in June.

Silverman Jewelers Consultants is managing the liquidation along with Hudson Capital Partners, LLC, Great American Group, LLC, and Gordon Brothers Group, LLC.

“Your Couture, Design your own Ring™” by Timeless Designs wins 2008 Golden Apple award at JA New York

A Golden Apple Award at the JA New York Summer Show was presented to Timeless Designs, for their “Your Couture, Design your own Ring™” program. Each exhibitor’s submission was evaluated for innovation, integration of self-promotion and participation at JA New York.

Timeless-Oct“Your Couture, Design your own Ring™”, by Timeless Designs’ campaign consists of an online program where consumers can design their own engagement ring, and a private website, via secure log in, where vendors can instantly price the custom design for their customer. This allows vendors to capture those precious moments of excitement right after seeing their creation, and capture the sale. The “Your Couture” marketing campaign is supported by the “Your Couture” in-house team who can supply you with custom billboards, consumer ads, threefolds, mini brochures, and more.

Jewelers Mutual earns national acclaim for employee benefits

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is one of the 2008 winners of The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. It is a prestigious award reserved for growing companies that excel, particularly through employee benefits, at contributing to their employees’ financial futures and sense of financial security in everything from retirement plans to benefit education.

C&A Diamonds merges into Simon Golub and Sons, Inc.

Simon Golub & Sons (SGS), manufacturer and importer of fine jewelry for independent retailers since 1922, has announced that they have completed their merger with C&A Diamonds International of Youngstown, Ohio.

C&A, founded in 1990 by Matt Carlozzi, is the Branded Bridal and Loose Diamond division of a major DTC sight holder and Mr. Carlozzi will continue in his role as President of C&A in addition to assuming the role of President of the Independent division for SGS. All C&A Diamonds operations are now being handled at the headquarters of Simon Golub and Sons.

“We are very excited about the synergy created between our companies and equally excited to be joining such a highly respected organization as Simon Golub and Sons,” said Mr. Carlozzi.

Solidscape T76 System awarded “Best of Show” and “Coolest Tech Product” by JCK Magazine

Solidscape, Inc. has announced that they have been awarded “Best of Show” and “Coolest Tech Product” by JCK Magazine for the showing of the innovative Solidscape T76 three dimensional wax model printer at the Las Vegas JCK Show.

“We are extremely honored for the recognition that JCK Magazine has given the Solidscape T76 system and the innovation that it brings to the industry,” said Mike Varanka, Solidscape’s President. “For people who investment cast fine jewelry requiring an outstanding surface finish, and incorporating fine feature detail, the Solidscape T76 is the only solution to consider. With new technology that further expands our ease-of-use, we are moving closer to true plug-and-play solutions for the jewelry manufacturer, custom retailer and studio jeweler.”

SJTA announces 2008-2009 Officers and Directors

The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) announced its 2008-2009 Executive Board and Directors during the recent August 9-11 Atlanta Jewelry Show. Comprised of jewelry industry vendors and independent sales representatives, the Executive Board and Directors work closely with the SJTA management team to develop and fine-tune programs and strategies designed to strengthen the Atlanta Jewelry Show, as well as other services the association provides to independent jewelers and representatives throughout the Southeast region.