When Andie Weinman, co-founder of Preferred Jewelers International™, sets her mind to something, she is an unstoppable force of nature. Weinman, who, along with her husband, Joe Murphy, created Preferred Jewelers International™ to showcase a nationwide network of premiere, independently owned and operated jewelry stores, is passionate about the independent retailer, and it shows.
Andie spent the first 6 weeks of 2013 firmly guiding the group through the launch of a new website, a refocused mission, and the implementation of a wide variety of goals, strategies and tools created to give Preferred members unique advantages in the competitive marketplace. She then turned her attention toward finding a partner and a product that would help further define her group, and found her perfect match with Nehal Modi, Chairman and CEO of Phantom Luxury Group, LLC and the Phantom 105 Diamond, which is exclusive to Preferred Retailers.
After a four month pilot program, during which 40 hand-selected Preferred jewelers test-marketed the Phantom 105 Diamonds, Andie and Nehal knew they had a success on their hands. Exquisitely created and cut with 105 facets, the Phantom 105 consistently delivered the highest standards in brilliance, scintillation and fire. They decided to debut the Phantom 105 during the 2013 Las Vegas Jewelry Week.
More than 500 Preferred members, industry professionals, and investment bankers attended the exclusive, VIP nationwide launch party, held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Attendees sipped on Phantom 105 mojitos while they were entertained by the talents of world-renowned supernatural entertainment specialist Lior Suchard. Attendees were then introduced to the Phantom 105, and it’s features and benefits.
With the Phantom 105 launch off the ground, Andie is now looking forward to her next project, the “Preferred Institute Edutainment” cruise on the SS Preferred, from Miami to the Bahamas, scheduled for September 27 - 30, 2013. The cruise will feature the Afterburners, Inc., as the keynote speakers, and Preferred Jewelers’ own “Dr. Mark,” as the continuing Edutainment Specialist. This fun, family trip will also feature activities and surprises for everyone.