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Supplier News: Week of March 27


Hardrock Summit to Take Place in Denver in September

Hardrock Summit will return to Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, with registration now open for the show that runs Sept. 15–18, 2023.

An estimated 250 exhibitors will show at the fair, offering fine gems, jewelry, and minerals from around the world to silversmiths, bench jewelers, high-end jewelry designers, manufacturers, and collectors.

For the third time Hardrock Summit will host the American Gem Trade Association, with the Denver GemFair marking AGTA’s third presence this year, in addition to Tucson and Las Vegas. Hardrock Summit will also once again host the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.

“We would like to thank our exhibitors and all attendees for their support over the last two years and are excited to enter a new phase with Hardrock Summit’s third edition,” Christoph Keilmann, co-founder of Hardrock Summit, said in a statement.

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Kingswood’s Kristie Nicolosi Inducted Into Private Label Hall of Fame

Kristie Nicolosi, president and CEO of the Kingswood Company, has been inducted into the Private Label Hall of Fame by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) and Store Brands magazine, the jewelry care product manufacturer announced.

The induction, which took place during PLMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in Orlando, recognizes Nicolosi’s contributions to the growth and development of the global private label industry.

“It is such an honor to be chosen to join the Private Label Hall of Fame,” said Nicolosi in a statement. “I am very proud of all the Kingswood Company has done to elevate the private-brand jewelry care space over the past 17 years, and am grateful to my outstanding team for the work we have done together that led to this honor.”

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GCAL Introduces 8X Proprietary Cut Grades With Singapore Diamond Retailer

GCAL announced it has partnered with Singapore-based retailer JannPaul Diamonds to offer its new 8X proprietary certificates for patented and specialty cuts, which can be customized to include a client’s brand and logo. This news comes as the company expands on the success of its 8X cut grades, certifications introduced by GCAL in 2021 with both traditional cut analysis and direct assessment of light performance of a diamond, resulting in eight aspects of evaluation.

“JannPaul is world-renowned for their exacting standards and exceptional patented diamond cuts. It’s an honor that they’ve selected GCAL as their grading laboratory,” said Angelo Palmieri, COO and co-owner of GCAL, in a statement. “They have an amazing ability to design and execute innovative diamond cuts that deserve to be recognized through a multitude of metrics that help consumers appreciate their outstanding precision.”

“At JannPaul, we are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience and provide them with the best possible products and services,” said Paul Hung, founder and CEO of JannPaul. “After 20 years of searching for a laboratory that can grade diamond cuts accurately, I have found that GCAL, especially with their 8X cut grade, meets all the criteria that I have been looking for. It allows consumers to look at a certificate, understand it, and walk away knowing that they have purchased the most beautiful diamond.”

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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