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IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

(IDEX Online) – Anglo American plc, which owns 85 percent of De Beers, reported a 36 percent jump in production in the second quarter from a year before to 8.7 million carats from 6.4 million carats.

In the first half of 2017, De Beers produced 16.1 m...

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Industry Events

JA to host several events at JA New York Show

JA to host several events at JA New York Show

Designer Preview & Member Meetup, Education Program, Idea Exchange and certification exams

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) is hosting its Designer Preview & Member Meetup on Sunday, July 23 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine. JA Retail Me...

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Pe-Jay Creations partners with heartfelt birthstone line, “MY STORY”

Pe-Jay Creations partners with heartfelt birthstone line, “MY STORY”

A perfect match of creative and business smarts to continue MY STORY growth

(NEW YORK) - Mitchell Feuer of Pe-Jay Creations and  Jackie Cohen from Timeless Fine Jewelry have partnered to create a new company, MY STORY FINE JEWELRY, to breakout the hear...

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Women’s Jewelry Association launches WJAtv

Women’s Jewelry Association launches WJAtv

Video channel will feature events, industry leaders, designers, members and more

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has debuted a new online video channel, WJAtv, to celebrate the networking, education, and leadership developm...

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Retailer Roundtable:  What are your biggest hiring challenges?

Retailer Roundtable: What are your biggest hiring challenges?

Q:    What are your biggest hiring challenges?

“I’ve been in business for 30 years and hiring challenges have remained pretty consistent throughout that time - finding a sales associate that has an understanding and love of jewelry. One of the most comm...

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IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

7 HOURS AGO
IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

(IDEX Online) – Anglo American plc, which owns 85 percent of De Beers, reported a 36 percent jump in production in the second quarter from a year before to 8.7 million carats from 6.4 million carats.

In the first half of 2017, De Beers produced 16.1 million carats – a 21 percent increase on the 2016 ...

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Rarest Rainbow introduces Natural Color Diamond Training Program for retail partners

7 HOURS AGO
Rarest Rainbow introduces Natural Color Diamond Training Program for retail partners

To educate retailers on how to sell natural color diamonds

(MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.) - Pancis Gems Inc., a purveyor of fine natural color diamonds for over 40 years, is proud to introduce a new and unique training program to help educate retail partners on natural color diamonds and their signature Rarest...

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JA to host several events at JA New York Show

7 DAYS AGO
JA to host several events at JA New York Show

Designer Preview & Member Meetup, Education Program, Idea Exchange and certification exams

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) is hosting its Designer Preview & Member Meetup on Sunday, July 23 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine. JA Retail Members will have the opportunity to mingle with fel...

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Atlanta Jewelry Show’s “The Loupe” buying group program to celebrate 2nd anniversary at August show

13 DAYS AGO
Atlanta Jewelry Show’s “The Loupe” buying group program to celebrate 2nd anniversary at August show

(ATLANTA) - The August, 2017 Atlanta Jewelry Show (AJS) will be celebrating a special anniversary when the show floor opens up for business on August 12th.  The AJS Buyer Group program, “The Loupe” is turning 2 years old, and continues to expand with new partners, programs and service offerings.

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Pe-Jay Creations partners with heartfelt birthstone line, “MY STORY”

7 DAYS AGO
Pe-Jay Creations partners with heartfelt birthstone line, “MY STORY”

A perfect match of creative and business smarts to continue MY STORY growth

(NEW YORK) - Mitchell Feuer of Pe-Jay Creations and  Jackie Cohen from Timeless Fine Jewelry have partnered to create a new company, MY STORY FINE JEWELRY, to breakout the heartfelt birthstone line, “MY STORY”

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International Gemological Institute (IGI) - India achieves RJC Certification

13 DAYS AGO
International Gemological Institute (IGI) - India achieves RJC Certification

(MUMBAI) - IGI India has announced it has achieved certification against the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) 2013 Code of Practices (COP), which signifies the Institute has met the ethical, social and environmental standards as established by the Council.

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Women’s Jewelry Association launches WJAtv

6 HOURS AGO
Women’s Jewelry Association launches WJAtv

Video channel will feature events, industry leaders, designers, members and more

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has debuted a new online video channel, WJAtv, to celebrate the networking, education, and leadership development at the heart of WJA’s mission. Featuring exclu...

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Rembrandt Charms introduces the Bridal Party Program

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Rembrandt Charms introduces the Bridal Party Program

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms Bridal Party Expansion Program is designed to create an omni-channel experience for the bridal shopper, and cultivate new and repeat business for the retail jeweler. The Program is a low-cost investment of $170 and can generate over $1,500 in sales from one we...

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Furry friends on the job: Pete the corgi

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Furry friends on the job: Pete the corgi

Pete the corgi is the greeter at Treasure Isle Jewelers in Cary, NC. When he gets the rare day off Pete enjoys cruising the waters of Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Do you have a furry friend that helps out in your store? Tell us about it and send a picture to  bill@southernjewelrynews.com.

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Furry friends on the job: Bernadette

7 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Bernadette

Meet Bernadette, the first feline sent in for our Furry Friends feature. Bernadette is the Queen of the castle at Creative Jewelers in Florence, AL. “She was without a home, so gladly we shared ours,” says Brandi Hammock. “She now rules here at CJ’s and we and our customers love it!

See all of our Fu...

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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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