Archive for the ‘dogs’ Category

I am excited to share that the new and much-anticipated Graham International e-commerce website is on line and ready for action!  Select Watch Bands, Dog Collars or Dog Leashes to shop on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

All of the account information of customers who have shopped our site before has been transferred over, including log-ins, payment terms and shipping details. There is no need to re-register.

If you’ve never shopped our site, now is a great time to register and benefit from the most up-to-date selection, pricing and promotions.

At www.grahamintl.com you can:

  • Use the top navigation bar to find items exactly like our old site…
  • …or use the new side navigation bar to search for items by size, color, style or price range.
  • Use the quick order entry feature to easily add items to your shopping cart by SKU.
  • Build a “wish list” of regularly ordered items to add to your cart when you need them.
  • Save items in your cart until you’re ready to place your order.
  • Keep track of your order history.

All or your orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday through Friday from our warehouse in Connecticut.

Come visit soon!


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On a mission to read all pertinent blogs about dogs and jewelry (yes, I know – why aren’t there more?), we stumbled upon this little goodie:  The Top Dog competition is returning to the SMART jewelry show this year in Chicago.  It seems to be not only a night of extreme fun, but also for an extremely worthy cause:  This year’s proceeds go to National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), an organization that rescues dogs from shelters, professionally trains them to find people buried during disasters, then donates the dogs to fire departments and other first responders.

A worthy cause indeed.  To read more about this endeavor, go to: http://www.nationaljeweler.com/nj/independents/a/~28141-SMART-Show-brings-back-Top .

We like to find ‘do good’ stories about an industry we appreciate and participate in.  Here at Hennessy & Sons (www.hennessyandsons.us / www.hennessyandsons.ca), provider of luxury European dog collars and leashes, we ‘do good’ things every day: two percent of our proceeds is donated to the International Animal Rescue Fund.  How is Hennessy & Sons related to the jewelry industry?  Our line of European style leather dog collars serves as classic ‘jewelry’ for your canine companions – after all, they do dress up a neck quite nicely, don’t they?

And now that line of companion accessories will be available in yet another handsome collection: Hennessy & Sons is proud to announce that it will be unveiling a new line of Scottish waxed cotton dog collars in Spring 2012! The waterproof Scottish waxed cotton is known for its strength, durability and vibrant colors.  The fashion dog collars will be available in deep blue, moss green and midnight black.

Beauty, style, vibrancy, strength and durability – who could ask for anything more?

Well, turns out we could ask for more and deliver it: the complete line of Hennessy & Sons designer dog accessories includes ecological tanned Italian leather collars and leashes, genuine Harris Tweed dog collars, and collars embroidered with Edelweiss, a small white flower that is revered in Switzerland. All metal components, including an engravable tag, are rendered in high quality, anti-allergenic 316L surgical stainless steel.

The luxury collars retail for suggested prices ranging from $69.00 to $89.00. They measure from 8” (small) to 18.5” (large), the measurement being taken from first hole to last hole on the individual collar.  These are the first size offerings from Hennessy & Sons; we look forward to bringing you more sizes later this year.   The leather dog leashes are 48” long, 5/8” wide, and retail for suggested prices ranging from $99.00 to $109.00.

Graham International, a distributor of fine European accessories & the exclusive North American distributor for Hennessy & Sons offers a website for wholesale orders at http://www.grahamintl.com.  The website is a quick, efficient way for your business to keep track of inventory, restocking dates and current trends in the jewelry industry where watchbands and companion accessories are concerned.

Come join us in ‘doing good’ while keeping your store stocked with items your clients will love to keep their favorite canine companions ‘looking good’!

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Ah, the glitz.  The glamour.  The baubles.  The baguettes (the jewelry kind, not the bakery kind, silly!).  The BLING.

Welcome to the International Jewelers Show in Orlando, Florida.  Home (for a few days) of jewelers and jewelry industry representatives, alike.  Warning: serious sunglasses required!

To be at an IJO show is to know why the jewelry industry is one of the largest industries in the world.  The beauty, craftsmanship and sheer volume in the converted ballroom of the Orlando World Center Marriott is staggering.  Wandering around admiring (and gawking) is a favorite pastime!  Here is where it is like a bakery to me:  one of each, please!

Rings to the left of our booth.  Amazingly large and wonderously beautiful rings.

Watches (http://www.beltime.com/) to the right of us.  Again, amazingly large and wonderously beautiful.

And the perfect neighboring booth for us: Watchbands By Graham. (www.watchbandsbygraham.com)

It’s a simple product, the watchband.  Some call it a watch strap; some separate the words watch and band: watch band instead of watchband.  Whatever your preference, these remarkable little pieces of leather (and silk, satin, silicone or rubber) perform a great service – they keep our beloved watches on our wrists.  But the watch band is more than just a keeper* of watches on wrists; it is a fashion statement all on its own.

If you wear a watch, you know of what I speak.   Especially if you wear one with a removable watch strap.  Business meeting?  Make your appearance even more polished with an alligator band (your choice of colors: black, brown, cognac, cobalt – and the band can be ‘polished ‘as well).  Semi-formal attire required?  How about a smart lizard watch strap – in a deep Bordeaux , Cognac or Havana?  Formal wear?  Try as exotic as it gets: ostrich or shark.  Their muted tones and rich patterning will surely catch the eye.  A casual dinner with friends at your favorite Italian Bistro?  A lively sport calf leather in a color such as saffron yellow or pumpkin orange should do very nicely and blend beautifully with the Tuscan feel of the restaurant.  And don’t forget your sporty side: classic polyurethanes in bold black.

So many watch bands in so many colors, styles and materials… so little time to try them all!  Come visit us at www.watchbandsbygraham.com and do some admiring (and gawking!) of your own.  We promise you ‘bling’ of a different variety with our metal bands in gold, stainless and two tone!

*Watchband Trivia: Keeper(s) are what those little loops on your watch strap – the ones you thread the end of your strap through to hold it in place – are called.

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