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Congrats to Jonathan/Rhino for his exciting news!

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by diamondseeker2006, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Sep 7, 2017
    I just saw Jonathan post this on Facebook:

    "Wow wow... talk about transitions. Ok... just so ya'll know I am no longer serving retail clients via Good Old Gold anymore as I am transitioning into the wholesale front and that is very demanding of my time right now. I'll always be a support for my family behind the scenes of course but it felt odd to help a client in the store yesterday for the last time. Will I be back? I don't think so but only God knows the future.

    Besides this I just received our 2nd prototype of a brand new cut I've invented, in a very popular shape right now and it is literally the most beautiful diamond of its shape I've ever laid eyes on."

    So Jon is basically leaving GOG to develop his August Vintage business! Congratulations, Jon! :appl:I am one of many who has directly benefited from your knowledge and love for beautifully cut stones, and I wish you much success in the future!

    https://www.augustvintageinc.net/
     
  2. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 7, 2017
    And quite a few beautiful CVB settings on the page!:love::love::love:
     
  3. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Sep 7, 2017
    Big Congratulations Jon!!! Now who's going to do those fantastic videos we all love to watch:confused:
     
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  4. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Sep 7, 2017
    Wow!!! Congratulations!
     
  5. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Sep 7, 2017
    Ah!! So exciting! Congrats to Rhino! Exciting future for all AVR lovers! :appl:
     
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  6. meely
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    by meely » Sep 7, 2017
    Any thoughts as to what shape the new prototype might be?
     
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  7. flyingpig
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    by flyingpig » Sep 7, 2017
    Asscher
     
  8. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Sep 7, 2017
    @Rhino

    For how many readers / writers / buyers here, all we knew of the respective NJ store was the ghost of August Vintage Inc. ...

    All the best !
     
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  9. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations!! But I'm still not sure what this means for the AV line and Jon going forward.
     
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  10. bright ice
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    by bright ice » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations Jon!!! I hope your ventures are a great success! I can't wait to see the new prototype.
     
  11. aac2013
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    by aac2013 » Sep 7, 2017
    If you subscribe to the Good Old Gold videos posted on YouTube, then you will see a few prototype videos posted about 2 weeks ago of the upcoming AV Asscher. Looks pretty awesome. :appl:
     
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  12. Rhino
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    by Rhino » Sep 7, 2017
    Greetings PS friends and family,

    Gosh ... perhaps the biggest changes in my life going on but IMHO all for the best.

    Yea ... moving on as I'm being called/pulled/pushed into another "facet" of life and business. Things are still in their infancy, relatively speaking but lots happening. There will many new AVC's coming in the next few weeks with AVR's to follow (God willing sooner than later) and some longstanding friends who will help me distribute online. My aim is to be as strong as a backbone I can to those whom I work with and look to take service to a whole new level on the wholesale front which I'll do my best to do on the AVInc site, YT channel and here on the forums as I may have a little more time to be online here.

    The "Rhino's School of Rock" videos will remain on my current YouTube channel, however I may be publishing all new content to a new channel which I'll announce on the new August Vintage Facebook/Instagram pages.

    This will be announced in the coming week via the AV Facebook/Insta also. I also received confirmation from my friends at AGS that it indeed does have "Ideal" optics. ;-) Of this I am fired up about! Today I'll be shooting video of it alongside of what is currently being offered out there so people can know what to expect. ;-)

    Hehe... nope. :mrgreen: HOWEVER since you brought it up ... I am at this moment having 2 other cuts/shape prototypes being cut which I have not yet received. One of those is a new August Vintage Asscher featuring bold broad reflections in a step cut via my friends at Amora and another design I'm excited about in a another shape that is sorely needed with regards to consistency. I don't have hard products in my hands yet of these but I should have within the next month or so.

    Can't thank you guys enough for your moral support during this transitional time for me.

    Warm regards,
    Jonathan/Rhino
     
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  13. Rhino
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    by Rhino » Sep 7, 2017
    Thank you aac. Yes those are (and AGS Ideal too!) however I have made an alteration which I'll show as soon as I get the next prototype in hand. ;-)
     
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  14. meely
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    by meely » Sep 7, 2017
    I'm really hoping it's an oval. I will be watching instagram at any rate!
     
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  16. Rockdiamond
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    by Rockdiamond » Sep 7, 2017
    Holy Carp Jon....
    Ballsy move!!!
    Hearty congratulations and here's wishing you continues success!!!

    This means your next trip to 47th includes a MANDATORY visit, Buckaroo:)
    Mi officina es su officina hermano......seriously, if there's anything at all we can do, the door is wide open.
     
  17. ILikeShiny
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    by ILikeShiny » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations Jonathan!! It's great that you get to fully pursue your passion of perfecting existing cuts or even designing completely new ones. We'll ALL benefit from this transition from what it sounds like :clap:
     
  18. ccuheartnurse
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    by ccuheartnurse » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations Jonathan!! Hurry & post those new AV stones. ;-)
     
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  19. JDDN
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    by JDDN » Sep 7, 2017
    I am super excited for this new chapter and I cannot wait to see what you reveal. No doubt it will be top notch and blindingly beautiful :roll2:.
     
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  20. Chris_BE
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    by Chris_BE » Sep 7, 2017
    Jon, I've known you for many years from my time with Vatche and just wanted to take this oppurtunity to wish you the very best in your new journey and endeavor! Please stop by whenever you have a few minutes to spare as you're always welcomed.

    Best as always,
    ~Chris
     
  21. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations! Will miss you in a way, but you said you may be around more! which would be great for all especially the newer people who learn from all of the wonderful people on this forum and the professionals. :appl::appl::appl:
     
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  22. clearfading
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    by clearfading » Sep 7, 2017
    I really hope you do an antique Asscher style!!
     
  23. Karl_K
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    by Karl_K » Sep 7, 2017
    wow congrates Jon!!!
     
  24. oldminer
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    by oldminer » Sep 7, 2017
    Such wonderful and exciting news. You will have many new things on your plate and with good luck and hard work, you'll never have any regrets. I can't wait to see what is coming. Needless to say, many of us here have great expectations of what you might do, so let's see what you have in mind, asap.
    I truly hope you bring some fresh air and some good business into our midst. We greatly need inventiveness, big ideas and dedicated experts. You could be the poster boy for this movement. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
     
  25. Texas Leaguer
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    by Texas Leaguer » Sep 7, 2017
    Congrats Jon! Best of luck in your new ventures.

    I do hope this will free up a little more time for you to participate in the forum. You have been a tremendous asset to the pricescope community over the years.
     
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  26. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Sep 7, 2017
    HI:

    If one of us accurately guesses the new prototype--do we get one FREE? I think this would be a great promo for you:P2:lol-2:.

    Continued success!

    cheers--Sharon
     
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  27. Rhino
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    by Rhino » Sep 7, 2017
    I just returned from the video shoot. LOL I can hardly contain myself. :razz:

    Awesome. I'll make it a point man. I imagine I'll be in the city a little more often. ;-)

    YEP!!! :) Many chains have been unshackled to free me up to pursue quite a few things I've been wanting to! I'm fired up. :)

    Thank you ILikeShiny. YOU BET!!!

    As soon as they return from AGS!!! :D

    You got it Chris. Get the coffee ready. Or depending on the time ... perhaps a martini? :razz:

    Yes. Between the store & starting up this new business I've had so little time for anything else. It will be nice to return to my roots. Gosh ... here since 2001! I'm feeling a little old! LOL

    Yes. :) It's coming.

    thank you ol friend :)

    I'm honored my friend. Dave ... think back to when we all got started here. What a journey. And yes ... my visions to breathe new life into existing cuts as well as introducing new ones is on the forefront of my goals and its almost like I've been divinely lead into the paths of some great people who are helping to make these dreams a reality. Lots to come. ;-) One of them will be revealed as early as this coming week.

    I appreciate that Bryan. My feelings are the same about you and your contributions over the years as well. I'm honored to have you guys as friends.

    Peace,
    Rhino
     
  28. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Sep 7, 2017
    Congratulations on your exciting new venture! Please keep us posted and all the best to you in this new phase of business!
     
  29. ringo865
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    Wow. Congrats. !!

    Off to find the new IG and FB pages.
     
  30. Dancing Fire
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    Jon
    Congrats!, best of luck on your new venture!...:appl:. I can still contact GOG for diamonds and upgrades if needed?
     
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