May 15, 2014, London
Gemfields, the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, has named Select Jewelry, Inc. the Company’s exclusive distributor to specialty jewelry and big box retailers in North America and Canada. Select Jewelry, Inc. will be sourcing coloured gemstones from the Company to design and produce jewelry using Gemfields emeralds and rubies.
Gemfields is committed to partnering with pioneering, like-minded companies. Commenting on the collaboration, Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields, said: “Select Jewelry’s stellar reputation and track record of creating and delivering high quality, modern jewellery is the perfect platform for Gemfields emeralds and rubies; our combined involvement in each step of the process will sustain our ability to provide customers with the assurance they require with respect to the responsible journey their gemstones have taken from mine to market.”
Gemfields, in partnership with its dealers and manufacturers, ensures a consistent supply of coloured gemstones to its consumers and offers full disclosure directly to these discerning clients. Ensuring that Gemfields gemstones are conflict-free is an essential component of the Company’s business model.
“The Gemfields model of responsibly sourced gemstones is the future of our industry,” says Ronny Seliktar, President of Select Jewelry. “The Select Jewelry and Gemfields alliance provides our valued retailers with consistent supply, out-of-the-box marketing and complete transparency of supply chain.”
Select Jewelry, Inc., established in 1983, is the leading jewellery manufacturer to the industry. Its cutting edge research and development department invents new manufacturing techniques to the industry and has been granted seven worldwide utility patents with more pending. These unique processes allow Select to offer the most aspirational jewellery designs at the industry’s best values, and include nationally recognizable brands: Diamond Fascination®, Diamond Mystique® and Victoria Crown® among others. State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in nine countries, including a flagship R&D factory located in Long Island City-NY, produce the finest quality pieces under the strictest quality control standards. With a world-class distribution center, Select is fully automated and is seamlessly connected to the majority of jewellery retailers in the US. Select is an A+ rated supply chain partner to the industry’s largest retailers.
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