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Students see their jewelry designs come to life in NC

Ellis Jewelers conducts Future Jewelry Designer Contest

(CONCORD, N.C.) - Throughout the month of May, Concord, NC based Ellis Jewelers accepted submissions in its inaugural Future Jewelry Designer Contest. After numerous submissions and careful judging, Ellis picked two winners and presented both with their custom-made pieces of jewelry in a special ceremony on Friday, May 27 at Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord.

Christopher’s Fine Jewelry

What happens when you mix an amazing architectural talent with a passion for jewelry? Try an award-winning retail store that’s become a landmark in its community.

Christopher’s Fine Jewelry, located in Pawley’s Island, SC combines the best of high-end retail merchandise with a custom designed store reflecting the look and feel of its seaside community, and the combination brought them national recognition. But what really makes this father/son team tick is the long-established personal relationships with their customers. These connections may be the very thing that keeps Chris and his dad going during the difficult times.

Excitement building for August 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) – Learn everything you can... Buy everything you need... Earn everything you want... From striking new jewelry designs to freshen up a store’s merchandise mix to entertaining and enlightening educational programs filled with ideas to boost the bottom line, the August 6-8, 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show offers retailers everything they need to maximize sales for the 3rd and  4th quarters and beyond.  Returning to the Cobb Galleria Centre, the August edition will bring together a number of new initiatives and show highlights, including  GIA’s Pearl Grading Lab Classes, the new Mobile VIP Club, new product introductions, a Winter-Wonderland themed gala and much more.

Energetic, optimistic attitudes fill new venue at JCK Las Vegas Show

(LAS VEGAS) - JCK Las Vegas opened the palatial doors of its new venue, Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center on June 3, 2011 to welcome thousands of excited jewelry buyers from around the globe. An optimistic mood and increased buying on the show floor indicated positive signs of market renewal for the holiday season.

Samuel Spil Company celebrates 50 years in business

Many of us in the jewelry industry know and appreciate the Samuel Spil Company. As a family-owned wholesale jewelry supplier based in North Carolina, the company has carved a niche in the industry for carrying a wide variety of women’s, men’s and children’s jewelry that they describe as the “bread and butter” pieces for retail jewelers.

Old world meets new in historic Williamsburg

In 1973 Lisa, a young English teacher out for adventure, took a faculty position at a boarding school in Istanbul, Turkey. Little did she know that during her first few months there one of her students would introduce her to her future husband, jewelry designer Reggie Akdogan, at the time a shop manager in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

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