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Smart Pearls - Pearls of Wisdom

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Chi Galatea Huynh, 21st century Renaissance man

Jewelry is becoming smart and Galatea’s designer Chi Huynh is pioneering the path forward. From Apple’s soon to debut computer wristwatch to fitness tracker bracelets and pendants, jewelry is becoming intelligent and interactive. Galatea’s new Momento collection (www.galateausa.com) uses patent-pending NFC technology, embedding a tiny chip within a Tahitian pearl, which can store voice messages and even video clips. Tapping the pearl to your smartphone activates the chip bringing your memories alive. The possibilities are endless.


Chris Glaser forms CAD/CAM consultancy

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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®

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(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

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(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

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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.

Southern Gates® debuts new Spring Collection

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(CHARLESTON, S.C.) - The Southern Gates® 2015 Spring Collection is now available from The Cargo Hold, Inc. The 2015 Spring Collection includes more than twenty new sterling silver items inspired by the historic wrought iron gates found throughout legendary gardens and courtyards.

The new Spring Collection from the Charleston, SC-based manufacturer adds several jewelry items to their Courtyard Series; including popular spring blooms like dogwoods and azaleas, along with a new butterfly pendant and earring set.

Obaku introduces new styles for Spring/Summer 2015

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Obaku, makers of an exclusive collection of watches with a focus on simple, serene design, is pleased to introduce new styles for Spring/Summer 2015. Included are new styles in men’s watches with Super Luminous indexes and fully open designed dials in various sunray colors, including navy blue, gunmetal, and black. These new styles will feature titanium and stainless steel cases, in both a 3-hand version and a day/date multi-function version at 5atm water resistance. Their new ladies introductions include new elegant styles with brown mother of pearl dials, vibrant red colored leather straps for summer, and elegant Swarovski elements lining the bezel of classic Obaku case models to give a rich new eye catching look to classic cases. Also added - for the first time - are 2-tone watches with rose gold and stainless steel.

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