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Market Developments

Appointments: World Gold Council promotes Morrison

January 16, 2014

New York--Sally Morrison has been named managing director of jewelry for the World Gold Council and now will be responsible for the organization’s jewelry operations worldwide.

A veteran of marketing in the jewelry industry, Morrison joined the council in 2012 as the director of jewelry and has been instrumental in the development of the organization’s LoveGold digital brand. 

Prior to working with the World Gold Council, Morrison was the chief marketing officer for De Beers’ diamond brand Forevermark and also held senior-level positions on the De Beers account at advertising agency JWT, movie company Miramax and AmFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.


Ray Stuart is now the director of fine jewelry at Bed Bath & Beyond

Stuart has 29 years of experience in the jewelry industry, previously serving as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at Helzberg Diamonds. He also was a fine jewelry and watch buyer at Macy’s, president of Bailey Banks & Biddle and the president of Movado Boutiques.


John Hardy and the International Gemological Institute have achieved certification from the Responsible Jewelry Council for meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the council’s member certification system. 

Also meeting certification standards are Aharon Gul KG, Niru Diamonds, Novart S.R.L. and Raymond Bloch SA


Brand communications, marketing and public relations agency Luxury Brand Group is expanding, and will open a showroom in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Jan. 27.

The company, established in 2004, is headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., with a satellite office in New York.

The new West Hollywood office, located on Santa Monica Boulevard, will provide a space for stylists, celebrities, editors, press, bloggers and other industry members to view and select jewelry for events, shoots and other product placement projects.