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White Pine Trading ramps up India operations with new Mumbai office and auctions

(MUMBAI) - White Pine Trading LLC, one of the world’s largest recycled diamond and jewelry companies, is ramping up its Indian operations with the launch of a new office in Mumbai, its fourth globally. 

In conjunction with the office opening, White Pine India’s 2015 diamond auction program commenced in February at the Trident Hotel BKC. “Over 160 companies attended the event, translating into extremely positive results,” said Myles Schakler, White Pine’s Vice President of Diamond Sales. The company’s next India event was held in April at the same location. At least two additional sales are slated for later this year.


ASHI Diamonds appoints Douglas Diamond to represent Midwest Region

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing over 1,000 of the finest independent retail jewelers in North America for over 30 years. A fully integrated jewelry company with manufacturing facilities in the USA, China and India, ASHI provides exceptional value to its retail partners and offers comprehensive merchandising and marketing programs designed to increase retail jewelers’ sales, market share and profitability.

Rio Grande wins “ADDY” Award for campaign celebrating jewelry makers

Rio Grande took home gold at the 2015 New Mexico American Advertising Awards (also known as the ADDYS). Held at Case Escencia in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March, the awards ceremony recognizes outstanding print, digital and integrated advertising and marketing campaigns from across the state. 

Rio Grande was presented with a Gold ADDY award in the Business-to-Business category for the “For the Love of Jewelers” campaign, which celebrates the work of independent jewelers and metalsmiths. A Gold American Advertising Award is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence. This is the first year Rio Grande has submitted work to the competition.

Chris Glaser forms CAD/CAM consultancy

Chris Glaser is proud to announce the formation of his new company, Glaser Cad Cam Advisers, LLC. The new company began operation in February serving both retail and manufacturing jewelers’ CAD/CAM needs, providing revolutionary design software, EnvisionTec 3D Printing solutions and state-of-the-art Rexcan 3D Scanning technology to the industry.

Jewel-Craft, Inc. announces acquisition of LogoArt®

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Jewel-Craft, Inc. announced it has officially acquired the thriving licensed jewelry manufacturer, LogoArt®, returning the brand to its original birthplace. The family-owned and operated full-service jewelry repair and manufacturing trade shop enters the licensed jewelry market with the help of some of the original founders of the LogoArt product line.

Jewelers of America Political Action Committee announces new Chair – Jenny Caro, Jewelry By Design

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC), the only PAC that supports the fine jewelry industry in Washington, D.C., has elected Jenny Caro, owner of Jewelry By Design, Woodbridge, VA, as JAPAC Board Chair. Through JAPAC, individual Jewelers of America members can join with other jewelry businesses in contributing to candidates for office at the federal level, who understand the interests of the jewelry industry.

Richline Group to acquire Chrysalis brand

Richline Group, Inc. announced in February that they had reached an agreement to acquire Chrysalis, a worldwide brand focused on creating stackable bangle bracelets adorned with talismans, good luck charms, and spiritual symbols.

Established in 2007, the Chrysalis brand was born of founders Andy and David Maine’s mutual love of jewelry and travel. What began as a chance meeting in London’s Portobello Market rapidly evolved into a spiritually-infused collection of expandable, bangles that make it easy and affordable for women to share and express their favorite memories.

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