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Industry Update: Jessica Simpson to Debut Fine Jewelry Collection

When Jessica Simpson stepped onto the scene in the late 90’s as one of the day’s pop-starlets, not too many people would have guessed that a decade later she’d be at the helm of a fashion empire.

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The blonde beauty has turned her Jessica Simpson Collection company into a billion-dollar firm, encompassing clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Her denim line is sold in more than 650 department stores, and apparently consumers truly cannot get enough of the J. Simps brand.

Zales announced earlier this week that in October 2011 it will debut a collaboration with Jessica Simpson and Firestar Diamonds called “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

“Jessica Simpson is viewed as the girl next door, and our guest is a midmarket guest and we believe she is someone that they can identify with. She has great reach and great power across a number of different categories, so doing a diamond fashion collection made perfect sense,” Zales’ CEO Theo Killion tells Women’s Wear Daily.

The line will feature pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings, and bangles in gold, silver and diamonds, and prices range from $79.99 to $999, making the line easily accessible to Simpson’s enormous fan base.

White gold and diamond heart pendant from Simpson's collection

Jess tells Woman’s Wear Daily: ““I love that a piece of fine jewelry can be passed down from generation to generation. I cherish the pieces that were given to me, so it is really special to be able to design my own.”

RLJ readers, are you excited to see this line of fine jewelry? Are you a fan of Jessica Simpson’s fashion empire?

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IWJG: The International Watch & Jewelry Guild embarks on the LARGEST show ever in NY! July 27th and 28th at the Metro Pavilion

Sold Out IWJG Show in NY

International Watch & Jewelry Guild

Beginning today, IWJG (The International Watch and Jewelry Guild) hosts its largest show in New York… ever! From July 27th – 28th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, NY.  The best of the best in fine vintage jewellery, luxury timepieces and diamonds have gathered from all around the world for the sold-out show.

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The sold-out IWJG Show has attracted jewelers from all around the world, as we heard from our VP yesterday, who chatted with a few other exhibitors who had flown from Asia to be part of the incredible event. While the event coordinators provided exhibitors with their badge and security essentials yesterday, visitors crowded around in an apparent foreshadowing of the record-breaking turnout!

Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Largest IWJG in NY Show... Ever!

Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Largest IWJG in NY Show... Ever!

From the expert, himself…

We predict the hottest items at this show will be Patek Philippe watches, Rolex Watches, loose diamonds and signed designer jewelry.Lee Josephson, Vice President

About the International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG)

Since 1985, the IWJG has been conducting 12 annual cash and carry trade show events throughout the US. The members only shows are supported by over 5,200 of the world’s foremost professional watch and jewelry dealers from 57 countries. The IWJG members and shows stake claim to billions of dollars in watch and jewelry inventory. For general questions or information on becoming a member visit our website www.IWJG.com or call toll free 800-554-4992.

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Rapaport Reports on Jewelry Industry Inflation and Diamond Trading Trending

Rapaport Reporting: Jewelry Industry Inflation

From: rapaportgroup  | Jun 23, 2011  | 95 views
RAPAPORT…
Jewelry inflation in the U.S. continues as the price of precious metals and diamonds climb. According to comScore, the popularity of online video and the ever-changing habits of viewers present an opportunity to advertise your brand.
A report from Rice Universityassociate professor of management, Utpal Dholakia, businesses can gain traction using “daily deals” websites, but there are many elements a brand must consider. Over the next few years, it is likely that daily deal sites will have to settle for lower shares of revenues from businesses compared with their current levels, and it will be harder and more expensive for them to find viable candidates to fill their pipelines of daily deals, according to Dholakia. In his third study – the most exhaustive study done to date on the daily deals industry – Dholakia found that there is very little difference between companies in the ever-expanding competition for consumer dollars, and it will be difficult for any one site to stand out from the others.”

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Check out what Rapaport Reported on the Success of the

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair!!!

See Video HERE: 2011 JUNE HONG KONG JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show wrapped up this week on an extremely positive note with a new record of 37,000 total attendees. The show attracted more than 2,800 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions — making it the largest for this show’s history. The number of buyers increased by 16 percent overall and the number of overseas buyers increased by 23 percent, led by Hong Kong’s three major export markets for fine jewelry — buyers from the U.S. rose 22 percent; buyers from France increased by 30 percent and buyers from Switzerland rose 6 percent. Buyers from emerging markets increased as well. Buyers from the Chinese mainland rose 33 percent, buyers from India rose 41 percent, Russian buyers in attendance increased 27 percent, Brazilian buyers rose 29 percent and there were 16 percent more buyers from Japan at this year’s show.

The Diamond Trading Company opened its 2012-contract period sightholder process this week. Those intending to register for this first round for sights in London, Botswana and Canada must submit audited financial information and a meet certain requirements regarding minimum revenue stream and rough utilization during each of the past three years. Applicants for sights in South Africa and Namibia have lower minimum requirements. All applicants must prove that they adhere to De Beers best practice principles and guarantee that they never traded diamonds outside of the Kimberley Process. The next phase of the sightholder application begins on April 18.  More information is available here.

Kim Kardashian: Bride to Be Flaunts $2 Million Engagement Ring Designed by Lorraine Schwartz, Announces Plans To Wed Kris Humphries in Alexander McQueen

Kim Kardashian: Jewelry, Love and Fashion

Kim Kardashian in Monaco with Fiance, Kris Humphries, Flashing Her New $2 Million Engagement Ring designed by Lorraine Shwartz. Kardashian’s Engagement Ring sparkles with a 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone, flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids, with a total weight of 20.5 carats.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in Monaco

While the media isn’t giving this couple too much credibility, it seems that there are some tell tale signs that we are seeing a true love story as opposed to the claims that the Sports Star was paid to marry Kim Kardashian, or that the new Bride purchased the ring herself. (Which she could have, and more power to her just for that ability!) Kardashian never flaunted Kris Humphries around like arm candy, not was she exceedingly public with their romance or obsessed with his appearance publicly.

That shows a great deal of respect for the relationship and for Kris Humphries, as this gal is no stranger to spouting off with comments about possible suitors that may have been considered… demanding or expectant. With Kris Humphries, I see a sweeter, more genuine person in Kim Kardashian. If this relationship has brought that happiness of a content existence into the young beauties life, the tabloids may be eating some crow for proclaiming this marriage didn’t ‘stand a chance.’

Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring

Kim Kardashian‘s stunning 20.5-carat engagement ring is obviously big. It’s so big, in fact, that husband-to-be Kris Humphries was able to include several inscriptions on the inside of the sparkler. “It’s engraved, with two things from the Bible,” Humphries tells PEOPLE. “There’s one verse [Proverbs 31: 10-31] about the perfect godly woman,” he explains. “The other, [1 John 3:18] is about love. It took me … a few days to pick them out and research the perfect ones.” In the middle of the two passages is a third inscription, “K [hearts] K,”standing, of course, for Kris and Kim.

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Loans: Loans on Jewelry

Loans on Jewelry

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Raymond Lee Jewelers is located in Boca Raton, Florida. They’ve been in business since 1983. They are one of the nations biggest estate buyers. Raymond Lee Jewelers offer their clients more than one option on what to do with the valuables they have. As well as being a leading jewelry buyer, Raymond Lee Jewelers is also a leading jewelry collateral lender. A collateral loan is an item that is given in exchange for cash. This loan is advantageous because you can retrieve your property at the end of the loan period. For example, you would give an engagement ring  as collateral in exchange for cash. It’s better to get a loan because you’re not permanently losing your property. Raymond Lee and LoansOnJewelry.com understand that in this economy, people need all the help they can get. It’s not necessary to sell posessions you can’t replace anymore, because collateral loans are available.

LoansOnJewelry.com is a collateral lender. The collateral loan process is easy and completely confidential. These collateral loans are available on the following items including, but not limited to jewelry, luxury watches, diamonds, precious metals, property, automobiles, aircraft, and boats. While your belongings are in Raymond Lee’s care, they are fully insured by Jewelers Mutual Insurance. All jewelry is kept in a vault, monitored 24 hours a day. You can count on Raymond Lee Jewelers to keep your things safe!

By: Jaimee at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Diamonds More Popular 2010 than 2009: Florida Diamond

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The holiday is the most popular time to buy a gift for your special someone. The popular gifts to give this year are diamonds. The percentage of diamonds bought this year for gifts is thirteen percent higher than last year. Last year the popular gifts were household items, but this year you have to go out and buy diamonds! A great place to buy diamonds is Raymond Lee Jewelers, Florida Diamond.

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” has been proven to be a strongly used statement. You don’t have to be someone famous to be able to afford diamonds, there are many jewelry stores that have affordable diamonds. Although some say the economy will affect their budget for the holiday, others disagree. Get your special someone a diamond for the holiday!

By: Jaimee at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Florida Diamond: CEO of De Beers Stepping Down

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Florida Diamond News July 24th:

It has been noted recently that the Chief Executive Officer of giant diamond supplier De Beers is going to leave the company.  This will end a five year reign at the helm of the worlds most powerful companies.  Mr. Penny had to navigate the company through an economic recession that rocked the world’s business of luxury (and diamonds).

Surprisingly, this years financial data is more positive than expected.  The first half of this year, which ended on June 30th, saw a 74.1% jump in sales to almost $3 billion.  Noted was the increase in production in both China and India.  Much of the credit was given to Penny for this great half.

Penny worked at De Beers for 22 years.  All rumors about Penny point to him being a great leader and CEO.   He  helped bring them out of the toughest global economic recession in years.  It has not been decided who will replace Penny for the long term, however in the short term the CFO and CCO will act as a pair of CEO’s.

by Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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