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Artistry, Ltd. Unveils New Jewelry & Catalog for Jewelry Retailers

Chicago, Sept. 9, 2020. Thirty-eight-year-old Artistry recently unveiled a catalog of new jewelry. The 13-page supplement includes pieces made in karat gold and sterling silver with diamonds and gemstones, including the new Honeycomb collection. Offerings allow jewelry store owners to shop the most in-demand price points and looks according to peers nationwide. Susan Klemt Williams, vice president, calls items a “perfect addition to any wardrobe.” Featured jewels hit price points that Artistry’s retailers call best-sellers. For more information, visit the Artistry website or contact Olivia Zale at olivia@artistrylimited.com.

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The Twenty-Four Karat Club of The City Of New York Cancels 2021 Annual Banquet

New York City. Sept. 8, 2020. Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is the Jan. 9, 2021, annual banquet organized by the Twenty-Four Karat Club of The City Of New York. This marks the third time in the affair’s 118-year history that it has been canceled.

“The Club’s board looked at a variety of options, including a scaled-back event, but it was clear that canceling it altogether was the only responsible choice,” said Jeffrey Fischer, club chairman, in a media release.

Because so many typically attend the event, the weekend of it grew to be quite special, with multiple organizations hosting meetings and celebrations around it. The Club previously canceled its event in 1918 and 1943 because of World Wars I and II. Its traditional spring and summer events were also canceled this year, and fall membership meetings will be held virtually, two more unfortunate firsts for the Club.

For more information, contact Hedda Schupak at heddaschupak@gmail.com.

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JIS Events Announce New Dates for First Show of 2021

Norwalk, Conn. Sept. 3, 2020. The 41-year-old Jewelers International Show (JIS) announced a major date change to its January 2021 Miami Beach show. The next edition will be held March 22–24, 2021, at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will reflect a combination of the size of the January event while incorporating the timing and the niche market found at its April event.

JIS March is scheduled to be one of the first major jewelry trade-only events for 2021 and is positioned to give jewelry retailers more time to restock after holiday seasons and plan for Mother’s Day inventory needs. 

“The JIS shows have always been timed based around the needs of jewelry retailers, and the move to March is reflective of those needs evolving,” says Jordan Tuchband, industry vice president, JIS Shows. “By moving the January show to March and combining it with the content from our April show, it immediately allows for a larger, more robust, and diversified event that is in a far better position to meet the needs of the modern jewelry industry.”

The focus of the event is to create the best experience for professionals to buy and sell product through top-notch health and safety protocols, personalized matchmaking services, and immediate at-show delivery. JIS is known for reaching thousands of trade-only jewelry attendees from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as others in the U.S.

For more information, contact Tuchband with questions at jtuchband@reedexpo.com.

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Rio Tinto Unveils Virtual Preview of Annual Argyle Pink, Red, Violet, and Blue Diamonds

Melbourne, Australia. Sept. 3, 2020. Miner Rio Tinto today announced a virtual preview, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, of rare pink, red, violet, and blue diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine. Other viewings will occur later in the year at the mine before the stones travel to Singapore and Antwerp. Bids will close on December 2, 2020.

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This year’s diamonds represent one of the last offerings that will ever be made to an exclusive group of collectors and luxury jewelry houses given that the legendary mine will close at the end of 2020 after nearly four decades of production. Because of the significance of this year’s offerings, the 2020 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is also being referred to as One Lifetime, One Encounter.

“We have seen, and continue to see, strong demand for these highly coveted diamonds, which, together with extremely limited global supply, supports the significant value appreciation for Argyle pink diamonds,” Arnaud Soirat, Rio Tinto chief executive of copper and diamonds, told the media.

The 2020 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender represents a collection of the rarest diamonds from a year’s production from the mine in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia. The 2020 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender collection has six hero stones selected for their unique beauty and named to ensure there is a permanent record of their contribution to the history of the world’s most significant diamonds. This year’s historic offerings comprise a total of 62 diamonds weighing 57.23 carats.

Hero stones are as follows:

Lot 1: Argyle Eternity, a 2.24 ct. round-brilliant Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond (this stone represents the largest Fancy Vivid round-brilliant diamond ever offered at the Tender)

Lot 1: Argyle Eternity, a 2.24 ct. round-brilliant Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond (this stone represents the largest Fancy Vivid round-brilliant diamond ever offered at the Tender)

Lot 2: Argyle Ethereal, a 2.45 ct. square-radiant-shape Fancy Intense Purple-Pink diamond

Lot 2: Argyle Ethereal, a 2.45 ct. square-radiant-shape Fancy Intense Purple-Pink diamond

Lot 3: Argyle Sakura, a 1.84 ct. pear-shape Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond

Lot 3: Argyle Sakura, a 1.84 ct. pear-shape Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond

Lot 4: Argyle Emrys, a 0.43 ct. Princess-shape Fancy Deep Grayish Violetish Blue diamond

Lot 4: Argyle Emrys, a 0.43 ct. Princess-shape Fancy Deep Grayish Violetish Blue diamond

Lot 5: Argyle Skylar, a 0.33 ct. heart-shape Fancy Dark Gray-Violet diamond

Lot 5: Argyle Skylar, a 0.33 ct. heart-shape Fancy Dark Gray-Violet diamond

Lot 6: Argyle Infinité, a 0.70 ct. oval Fancy Dark Violet-Gray diamond

Lot 6: Argyle Infinité, a 0.70 ct. oval Fancy Dark Violet-Gray diamond

Also included in the Tender 2020 are 12 lots of never-to-be-repeated sets of miniature rare Argyle pink, red, blue, and violet diamonds, weighing 13.90 carats in total. Titled The Petite Suites, these stones have been collected over a five-year period.

For more information, email enquiries@argylepinkdiamonds.com.au.