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Lafonn introduces new Lassaire® In Motion collection

Lafonn introduces new Lassaire® In Motion collection

(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn, the brand known for lux...

Retailer Roundtable:  At mid-year, how has 2016 been so far and what’s ahead?

Retailer Roundtable: At mid-year, how has 2016 been so far and what’s ahead?

At mid-year, how has 2016 been so far and what’s a...

JBT’s Red Book available in new easy to use format

JBT’s Red Book available in new easy to use format

As technology evolves so does the well-known tradi...

Eager to grow, eager to please, Costar Imports realizing goal of going national

Eager to grow, eager to please, Costar Imports realizing goal of going national

With expansions to the San Francisco Bay Area and ...

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AGTA announces project to combat rise of silicosis

(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced that the Association has initiated a project to combat the rise of silicosis that has led to significant suffering within the colored gemstone industry. President Jeffrey Bilgore appointed...

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JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY and JIS Exchange glistened during a sweltering week in the desert

JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY and JIS Exchange glistened during a sweltering week in the desert

(NORWALK, Conn.) - Going out with the heat, JCK Las Vegas concluded its 26th edition on Monday, June 6. The show welcomed the best of the best in the jewelry industry with over 2,400 exhibiting brands and manufacturers, as well as an abundant lineup o...

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Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

Southern/Mid-America Jewelry News columnist earns national acclaim – again

(NEW YORK) - Popular gem industry writer/author Diana Jarrett accepted an award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies for their Editors, Writers, Poets & I...

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PhotoScribe jewelry inscription service now operating exclusively from IGI

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – creators of diamond laser inscription, Laserscribe - has announced that jewelry inscription service, PhotoScribe, will operate solely from the Institute’s New York laboratory.

PhotoScribe las...

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Not all was lost in the fire

Not all was lost in the fire

Namano salvages jewelry (and memories) scorched in house fire

There are over three hundred house fires each month in the state of Georgia alone. That’s a pretty mind-boggling number; multiply it nationally and the results are staggering: thousands and...

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AGTA announces project to combat rise of silicosis

21 HOURS AGO

(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced that the Association has initiated a project to combat the rise of silicosis that has led to significant suffering within the colored gemstone industry. President Jeffrey Bilgore appointed an ad hoc committee, headed by AGTA Vice Presiden...

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The SJG Smart Business Report: Ideas to increase sales in slow summer months

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The SJG Smart Business Report: Ideas to increase sales in slow summer months

Sponsored content from the Southern Jewelers Guild

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” ~ Mary Ellen Chase

People in the industry who know me know that I am a huge proponent of in-store events. Keeping your marketing calendar fresh and full are among the first recommendations I...

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4th annual Rings of Strength Tour: Walking, running, biking and yoga to support Jewelers for Children

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4th annual Rings of Strength Tour: Walking, running, biking and yoga to support Jewelers for Children

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children held the 4th annual Rings of Strength Tour on Thursday, June 2, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. More than 160 participants assembled at 5:30 a.m. to either walk or run 5K, or bike one of two courses, a leisurely 15K route or a challenging 50K route. ...

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JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY and JIS Exchange glistened during a sweltering week in the desert

10 DAYS AGO
JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY and JIS Exchange glistened during a sweltering week in the desert

(NORWALK, Conn.) - Going out with the heat, JCK Las Vegas concluded its 26th edition on Monday, June 6. The show welcomed the best of the best in the jewelry industry with over 2,400 exhibiting brands and manufacturers, as well as an abundant lineup of industry networking opportunities and informativ...

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Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

2 DAYS AGO
Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

Southern/Mid-America Jewelry News columnist earns national acclaim – again

(NEW YORK) - Popular gem industry writer/author Diana Jarrett accepted an award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies for their Editors, Writers, Poets & Illustrators competition, reports the New York Mine...

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Holojem wins first prize at JCK Think Tank

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Holojem wins first prize at JCK Think Tank

Jewelers Mutual, Excelion Partners team up for 3D projection aimed at creating customized jewelry store experiences

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Holojem™, a Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company partnership with Excelion Partners, won first prize at JCK Las Vegas’ Think Tank on Sunday, June 5.

Think Tank, an event hel...

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PhotoScribe jewelry inscription service now operating exclusively from IGI

20 HOURS AGO

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – creators of diamond laser inscription, Laserscribe - has announced that jewelry inscription service, PhotoScribe, will operate solely from the Institute’s New York laboratory.

PhotoScribe laser inscription service specializes in laser engrav...

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Lafonn introduces new Lassaire® In Motion collection

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Lafonn introduces new Lassaire® In Motion collection

(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn, the brand known for luxury within reach, is pleased to introduce its new Lassaire® In Motion collection.

The new collection, which made its debut at the JCK Las Vegas Show, features Lafonn’s exclusive simulated diamond, Lassaire®, in frameless designs. Lassaire® In Motion i...

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JBT celebrates 125th anniversary

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year with a "Commemorative Edition Red Book" in March, as well as a condensed guide to credit decision-making called The Dos and Don'ts of Credit, available this spring. Both publications will be provided to all JBT members. In addition, every member will receive a free month's subscription to JBT's New Claims & Bankruptcy Report in this anniversary year.
"We are thrilled to reach this extraordinary milestone serving the jewelry industry," noted JBT Board Chairman Harvey O'Conor. "The Commemorative Edition Red Book features our many advancements over the years in providing critical information and assistance to members with credit, collections and marketing needs, along with it's primary purpose of delivering all JBT business listings in printed form."


He added: "In addition, many of our members are smaller businesses without a dedicated credit manager. ‘The Dos and Don'ts of Credit' guide to credit-decision making will help them ask the right questions and seek out the right information before they ship product. We want to give these members access to the same credit-decision considerations that larger companies utilize because of their additional staff."


These initiatives follow a series of significant technological advancements, culminating in a vastly upgraded member website that is easier to navigate and for the first time provides online access to JBT's database of over 30,000 business listings and their principals through the JBT Advanced Search feature. In addition to a completely upgraded credit report format and revamped credit rating system where all business listings receive a rating, technology upgrades also allow members to place and monitor collections claims online.


According to JBT President Dione Kenyon: "Today, not only do all JBT members have instant online access to credit reports, they can also sign up for JBT Credit Watch, which automatically notifies them of key changes to their customers' credit information. Instead of wading through data to find credit changes which could be red flags, members receive this information simply and timely with e-mail alerts from JBT Credit Watch, leaving them more time to concentrate on other business matters, especially in these challenging times.

"In fact, through numerous financial crises," Kenyon continues, "JBT has remained steadfast for members; our organization was actually born of a credit panic and wide financial failures in 1884. While we have endured for 125 years, we remain more essential than ever in providing the critical credit information that the jewelry industry has come to rely on especially in demanding business climates. Our independence as an organization insures neutrality in the information we provide, while our commitment to honesty and integrity underscores our particular relevance today."
The Jewelers Board of Trade is the only credit-reporting agency focused exclusively on the U.S. jewelry industry. Founded in 1884 as a member-based organization, JBT now serves 3,000 domestic and international members. For more information about JBT or to become a member, call (401) 467-0055 or visit www.jewelersboard.com.


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