Vahan’s Greg Der Calousdian is A Master of Design and His Newest Design “Nuvo” is No Exception 

NEW YORK, USA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Greg Der Calousdian, VP of Design, has created a new look to join the company’s signature 14k gold floral beaded petal design.  The Nuvo look has clean and minimalistic lines that that will appeal to a more contemporary woman.   According to Greg, Nuvo is:

For the woman who is looking for something polished, smooth, and understated

The new design element is on rings, bracelets and earrings and can be seen in the Buckle, Le Cercle, Cross, Diamond Line, Halo, and Pavé Bangle Collections, with more collections soon to be added.

Despite this new design being a departure from the classic Vahan look, it still makes use of the signature two-tone gold and silver metals.  Nuvo also stays true to its classic look with the use of semi-precious and precious stones including Diamonds, Blue Topaz, London Blue Topaz, Rhodolite, Garnet, Black Onyx, Peridot, Chrome Diopside, and Citrine.

When asked what the reasoning was for the creation of Nuvo, Greg stated “Vahan has had tremendous success with our ornate petal design.  With Nuvo, I felt that it was time to appeal to a wider clientele. Nuvo features a sleeker alternative which is more tailored and contemporary.   It offers a forward-looking style that I think women will love.”

The Nuvo look is available August 2017 and starts at $1,000.  The line is available at various retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  A list of retailers can be found on the Vahan website at


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NEW YORK, USA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Historically, Vahan Jewelry only designed pieces that were specifically for women. However, the company has now expanded to include “Homme”, it’s very first men’s collection.

When asked why now? Why expand to men’s jewelry? Greg Der Calousdian, VP of Design responded by saying “Many men feel the need to differentiate themselves from the masses, and choose to do that through self-expression. Those of us who are more fashion conscious will often do it with accessories. That’s why I felt it was time to really bring Vahan into the world of Men’s jewelry.”

Vahan Homme is versatile, contemporary, and delivers fashion savoir faire to the male masses. The collection includes rings, pendants, and a unique line of reversible bracelets. These diverse pieces highlight the brands ability to create aesthetically appealing designs.

“Our Homme collection is geared to add a little pop to a man’s style. A small token of panache to pair with a lonely wrist watch or wedding ring. I’ve created brand new designs for men such as the Pyramid collection, as well as put a more masculine twist on existing Vahan styles like the Buckle bracelet and Tiger cuff. Homme is an exciting new line that will attract men who want to make a statement,” explained Calousdian.

The Homme Collection starts at $625 and is available at various retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  A list of retailers can be found on Vahan’s website at



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Northeastern Fine Jewelry officially opens new Glens Falls store

GLENS FALLS, New York; March 19, 2017 – Northeastern Fine Jewelry today welcomed the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new store in downtown Glens Falls with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

New York State Senator Betty Little joined Northeastern Fine Jewelry owner Val Bleser, Vice President Gregg Kelly and officials from the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce to officially open the doors to the 2,500-square-foot store, located at 167 Glen Street in the building formerly occupied by Scoville Jewelers.

The Glens Falls store marks the third greater Capital Region location for Northeastern Fine Jewelry, which also maintains storefronts on Western Avenue in Albany and Union Street in Schenectady.

“We are excited to expand our upstate presence with this new location in Glens Falls while maintaining the tradition of a family-owned jeweler in the downtown community,” said Ray Bleser, owner and founder of Northeastern Fine Jewelry. “We look forward to meeting the community and being a part of those special life milestones and memories for local residents.”

The celebration will continue with a preview party and reception open to the public this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The first 100 guests will each receive a $25 gift card to Northeastern Fine Jewelry.

The preview party will also feature a special appearance by Jonathan Goldsmith, who for ten years portrayed “The Most Interesting Man in the World” in the popular marketing campaign for Dos Equis. Additionally, guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

The Glens Falls store will offer a wide variety of premier jewelry brands, including Hearts on Fire, Forevermark, Charles Krypell, Tacori, Simon G, Michele, and Phillips House, amongst others.

Additionally, Northeastern Fine Jewelry will serve as the exclusive retailer within New York of CS DESIGNS, original jewelry designed by Chris Scoville and former owner of M.C. Scoville Jewelers, Inc. All customers with Scoville Diamond Warranties will continue to receive complimentary cleanings and inspections at Northeastern Fine Jewelry.

Noah Illinski will serve as manager of the Glens Falls location, a role responsible for oversight of the store’s sales, support and five staff members. Illinski, who has served as a store manager with Northeastern Fine Jewelry since 2015, has more than a decade of high-end customer service retail experience, and previously served as assistant general manager at Giorgio Armani. He holds credentials from the American Gem Society and a master’s certificate from Omega Watch Group.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry has also appointed Jennifer Carusone to the position of sales associate at the Glens Falls store. A native of South Glens Falls, Carusone previously worked for Scoville Jewelers and has a decade of experience in the jewelry business. She has been recognized for outstanding service on numerous occasions by Hearts on Fire, a leading global designer of luxury-branded diamonds and diamond jewelry.

The new Glens Falls location will be open six days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Founded by Bleser in 1980, Northeastern Fine Jewelry began as the Northeastern Coin Gallery with 1,200 square feet of showroom space on Upper Union Street in Schenectady. Five years later, Bleser turned his focus to fine jewelry and rebranded the business to its current incarnation.

For more information about Northeastern Fine Jewelry, visit


About Northeastern Fine Jewelry

Northeastern Fine Jewelry is the largest independently owned jeweler in the Capital Region. Northeastern Fine Jewelry is recognized as one of the Leading Jewelers of the World® and in 2006-2012 was voted “Best Jeweler” of the Capital Region due to its reputation for quality jewelry and customer service as well as its charitable and civic involvement.  For more information about Northeastern Fine Jewelry, visit its website or call 518-372-3604.


*Please see attached photos from today’s ribbon cutting.*

Ribbon Cutting: New York State Senator Betty Little and Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond joins representatives from Northeastern Fine Jewelry and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Northeastern Fine Jewelry store at 167 Glen Street in Glens Falls, NY on Thursday, March 16. The Glens Falls store marks the third greater Capital Region location for Northeastern Fine Jewelry. From left to right: Candice Frye, Director at Larac and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) Ambassador; Holly DeKleine, Director of Sales at Streamlined Graphics and ARCC Ambassador; Andrew Castrantas, Corporate Account Manager for Adirondack Technical Solutions and ARCC Ambassador; Bill Batkay, ARCC Board Member; Bob Sears, ARCC Board Member; Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond; Karley Hoffman, Manager of the Health Authority Ambassadors and ARCC Ambassador; New York State Senator Betty Little; Gregg Kelly, Vice President of Northeastern Fine Jewelry; Val Bleser, Owner of Northeastern Fine Jewelry; Noah Illinski, Northeastern Fine Jewelry Glens Falls Store Manager; Sarah Otto, Northeastern Fine Jewelry Sales Associate; Cindy Tyler, Northeastern Fine Jewelry Sales Associate; Jennifer Carusone, Northeastern Fine Jewelry Sales Associate; Susy Garcia Johnson of Hearts on Fire; and Marisa Joseph, Community Relations Specialist for Fidelis Care NY and ARCC Ambassador.

Interior: The interior of Northeastern Fine Jewelry’s newest location in downtown Glens Falls is showcased during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Thursday, March 16. The 2,500-square-foot-store, located at 167 Glen Street, marks the third greater Capital Region location for Northeastern Fine Jewelry. The store will host a preview party, open to the public, on March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.



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Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne

Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne
Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne


Paris, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior unveiled its brand new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique during the recent Paris Fashion Week. The striking new showcase is located at 34 Avenue Montaigne, just opposite Dior’s historic Paris address.

In 1947, Maison Dior opened its first boutique at a now mythic address, 30 Avenue Montaigne. The address is currently home to both Dior ateliers and the iconic women’s fashion boutique. Dior recently opened another boutique dedicated entirely to fine jewelry and timepiece situated opposite the Maison’s historic home, on the other side of Rue François Ier. Designed by architect Peter Marino – who oversaw the renovation of the 30 Avenue Montaigne boutique in 2007 – this stunning new jewel case melds modernity and timeless elegance. Dior’s emblematic grey and pink tones compose an intimate atmosphere. In addition to jewelry and timepiece collections, the boutique offers a VIP salon and features furniture by Vincenzo de Cotiis, as well as artworks by Dana Buckley, Damien Hirst and others.

Natural light reflects off the contemporary furnishings, embellishing special edition pieces created exclusively for the opening of the new boutique. Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, has revisited star timepieces including La D de Dior and Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette graced with delicate green lizard and alligator straps.

On the jewelry side, she drew inspiration from the Avenue Montaigne spirit to rethink several pieces in the Archi Dior collection, with each piece named after an iconic line or dress. Five exclusive creations have been added to the collection: the Bar en Corolle ring, along with a necklace, two pairs of earrings and the Milieu du Siècle ring. Precious gems and metals play off one another in these exquisite creations, from white gold and diamonds to emeralds and tsavorite garnets.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show

Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond rings and fine jewelry was on the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last April, 2007.

Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show – Richmond Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry has exhibited at the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last year from April 20 through Sunday April 22. Located at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the show provides a relaxing break to explore value shopping for clothes, jewelry and gifts.

Winners of the Best in Show award in 2006, Diamond Source of Virginia is teaming up with Party Perfect again this year to provide an informational opportunity to learn more about diamonds and party rental services. Returning this year will be the giant chocolate fountain with free milk chocolate treats available every day of the show.

Company president, Anne Reinke, explains, “The Southern Women’s Show is a great opportunity for diamond and jewelry shoppers to come ask the questions they have without the intimidation they typically find in a jewelry store. We function like a personal jewelry consultant to find the best diamonds and custom jewelry items in the country that meet our client’s requirements and we do that with some of the lowest prices in the country.”

Diamond Source of Virginia specializes in the hard-to-find diamonds, with large carat weights, fancy shapes and ideal cuts seldom found in jewelry store. The company is also known for its three-stone diamond rings with beautiful matched side diamond shapes including half moons, crescents, trapezoids, trillions, shields, kites, bullets and baguettes. Working with top designers and mounting manufacturers across the country, Diamond Source of Virginia provides custom mountings in thousands of styles including classic solitaires, three stone diamonds, pave rings, hand-carved antique reproductions, and tension-set.

“We sell some of the most beautiful cushion, radiant, oval, emerald and Asscher cut diamonds in the world at a price that the average diamond shopper can afford,” says Anne Reinke. “We love seeing the big smile on our client’s face when they see their custom made ring and we know part of that smile is them knowing the price was a fraction of what they would pay in a jewelry store.”

As a further reward for participants at the Southern Women’s Show, Diamond Source of Virginia will be conducting a drawing at the close of the show to give away a free antique style, heart-shaped, diamond pendant.

Mark the Southern Women’s Show on your calendar or visit Diamond Source of Virginia online at to discover the better way to buy diamonds.

About Diamond Source of Virginia
Located in Richmond, Virginia since 1989, Diamond Source of Virginia provides the low prices of an online retailer yet high quality diamonds and customer service by focusing on understanding client requirements. The staff of diamond experts works to find the best loose diamonds, diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings for clients worldwide. Diamond Source of Virginia can be found online at

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