We have just received a huge shipment of sterling silver jewelry made by the well know designer, Frederic Duclos. He was born in France and studied in Paris. His line has been well known in the United States since 1984. His use of innovative finishes such as ruthenium bonded over sterling silver and his new bamboo finish sets this line apart from anything that I have seen. Michelle and I were in Las Vegas for the largest jewelry show in the United States in early June of this year. We were looking only for fresh and new designs. We walked the show for over two days. Most of what we saw was the same old thing.
Jewelry made oversees to meet low price points and it all looked very similar. We walked down aisles that were the length of a football field where we saw booth after booth of the same product. When we ran across his booth in the designer section of the show, it looked totally different than anything else which we had seen. And, his booth was full of jewelers from around the world looking and buying his designs. One of his designs graced the cover of one of our trade publications earlier this year called In Store Magazine. He also was interviewed at the show by the show organizers which was later played throughout the Mandalay Bay venue. We are very excited to offer this line for this region as no one else in our region has it.