FUQI International Announces Management Change : Precious Metal Jewelry News
FUQI International, Inc. today announced that Mr. Frederick Wong has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company due to personal health reasons, effective July 31, 2011. Mr. Wong will continue to work for the Company serving in a non-executive management role and will continue to assist in the transition of his Chief Financial Officer responsibilities after his resignation date.
The Company is in the process of identifying qualified successor candidates for the Company's Chief Financial Officer position. Mr. Kim K. T. Pan, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will serve as the Interim Chief Financial Officer until a permanent replacement is appointed.
Mr. Yu Kwai Chong, Chairman of the Board, commented, "I would like to thank Fred for his years of service and valuable contributions to the Company. We are taking the appropriate steps to ensure that his role is properly transitioned and look forward to appointing a new and highly qualified replacement in the near future."
About FUQI International
Based in Shenzhen, China, FUQI International, Inc. is a leading designer, producer and seller of high quality precious metal jewelry in China. FUQI develops, promotes, manufactures and sells a broad range of products consisting of unique styles and designs made from gold and other precious metals such as platinum and Karat gold.
Isaac Poh, founder of Vivo Diamonds receives the Spirit of Enterprise 2011 nomination, an annual award that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore by honouring local self-reliant entrepreneurs operating small and medium businesses.
Ralph Morgan, G.G., lives a life frequently envied by many. He has attracted both admirers as well as naysayers with his travels into war zones, hostile jungle and desert areas as well as ocean and inland waterways. He is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who often travels abroad on gem-related assignments for his peers and private individuals.
As Japan's premier luxury jewelry brand, Mikimoto is dedicated to supporting the ongoing relief efforts from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country on March 11, 2011. In honor of their commitment to this cause, Mikimoto (America) proudly introduces a new pendant to aid the rebuilding efforts in Japan.
EditorsCloset.com, one of the leading members-only private sale websites featuring limited time offers on some of the most famous designer labels, is celebrating their anniversary this week. In honor of this exciting time, they have announced their special anniversary sales and discounts. Beginning today, members of Editors' Closet will enjoy exclusive never-before-seen discounts of up to 85% off on designer brands such as Tahari, Gucci, and Carmen Marc Valvo just to name a few. This week, members can expect to take advantage of incredible deals of at least 2 or more anniversary events going on each day. From tops to bottoms, jewelry to swimwear, each day is a different day for members to discover and save on their favorite designer brands.
FUQI International, Inc. announced today the appointment of Kim K. T. Pan as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pan will work closely with Yu Kwai Chong, the Company's former Chief Executive Officer, who will continue to serve as the Company's Chairman of the Board.
Nialaya Jewelry, Stewart + Brown Clothing, L'uvalla Skin Care, Calleen Cordero Footwear, Hype Clothing and the Green Garmento "GTL" Bag, Designed by Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino
Brands join new e-commerce platform for socially conscious and eco-friendly products
John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of global enterprises such as Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits, has announced the first six brand partners for the launch and summer roll-out of the new e-commerce platform JPSelects.com: Nialaya Jewelry (June 16), Stewart + Brown clothing (June 20), L'uvalla skin care (June 21), Calleen Cordero footwear (June 23), Hype Clothing (June 24) and The Green Garmento "GTL" bag designed by Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino (June 25). The brands join DeJoria's new members-only online marketplace for socially conscious and eco-friendly products.
Kingold Jewelry, Inc.(NASDAQ: KGJI), a leading Chinese manufacturer and designer of 24-karat gold jewelry and ornaments, yesterday announced that Mr. Zhihong Jia, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has entered into a Rule 10b5-1 plan, under which he intends to purchase up to $500,000 of the Company's common stock. Once the maximum dollar amount of shares has been purchased under the plan, the Chairman currently intends to enter into a subsequent Rule 10b5-1 plan to purchase up to an additional $1 million of the Company's common stock, for a total investment of up to $1.5 million dollars.
Jewelry Marketing Company (JMC), a division of Gitanjali USA, a leading diamond jewelry manufacturer and wholesaler and one of the world's largest conglomerates of diamonds, jewelry, and lifestyle brands, will introduce a new corporate brand identity as the Aston Luxury Group. JMC is known for its innovation, world-class design and its brands, Affiance, PassionStone, REVV, Canadia, and soon to be launched, Love Universe.
On Wednesday, May 25, Sam Edelman will open the doors to its destination boutique in East Hampton, New York.
Located at 46 Main Street, the 1600 square foot store will showcase primarily Sam Edelman's Spring/Summer 2011 collections, as well as hand selected pieces for Fall. Several exclusive styles will also be offered during the summer season. Additionally, the store will feature a specially curated selection from the Libby Edelman collection of ready-to-wear, footwear, jewelry and more.
Benjamin Rowe has been named Creative Director of the Shaun Leane Jewellery House after working alongside company CEO Shaun Leane since the company's founding in 1999.
Boticca.com, the first global online destination for accessories that connects customers directly with top independent designers all over the world, today announced plans for further international growth with the close of a US$2.5 million funding round from retail, luxury and e-commerce heavyweights. The investment was led by ISAI, a fund comprised of 70 of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs in France, including founders of Vente Privee and Priceminister, and joined by Annoushka Ducas and John Ayton, the founders and former owners of Links of London and current owners of Annoushka Jewellery; prominent Silicon Valley investors, led by Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO of Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) and an early investor in Google; and Digital Garage, the Japanese Internet incubator whose investment portfolio also includes Twitter.
In the competitive field of personalized, customizable and yet affordable jewelry, importer Tom Dickenson shows he stands alone with his sparkling Murano glass baubles. All ready-to-wear jewelry at http://directfromvenice.com is available in multiples, priced as listed, and can be customized by color and size for a small 20% upcharge from the price shown. This pricing combined with the excellent service clients receive ensures Direct from Venice simply outshines the competition.
In an effort to satisfy growing client demand, Tom Dickenson and his company, Direct from Venice, have reached exclusive agreement with a classically trained expert Murano glassmaster to sell individual one-of-a-kind pieces of the artist's own design, as well as to design custom jewelry according to specific client request. This represents an unprecedented entrance into the custom world of Murano jewelry, previously available only by visiting Italy itself.