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Parker’s Karat Patch carves out big local niche

Parker’s Karat Patch carves out big local niche

It was an unlikely career for Kristin and Terrence...

Travis Piper, the $1 Million Man

Travis Piper, the $1 Million Man

In 1997, Travis Piper went off to college with an ...

Southern Gates® Jewelry launches exclusive collection with Biltmore®

Southern Gates® Jewelry launches exclusive collection with Biltmore®

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) - Jewelry design and wholesale f...

Gem Star Imports offers cutting-edge concepts & loyal service to retailers

Gem Star Imports offers cutting-edge concepts & loyal service to retailers

Gem Star Imports, a leading diamond jewelry manufa...

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

For Steve Floyd & Tom Williams, it seems like ...

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Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

Men, women and their families arrived in large numbers to northern California with the dream of striking it rich during the mid-19th century. What most people don't know about the California Gold Rush is that exotic animals became as much a part of t...

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Industry Events

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 1...

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GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA will open a new laboratory in Surat, India and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp, Belgium in the second quarter of 2018 to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.

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Ovadia introduces Gemini display system

Ovadia introduces Gemini display system

Ovadia Corporation, a U.S. jewelry display manufacturer, proudly announces the Gemini display system.

With two removable inserts, Gemini holds additional jewelry inside the tray. This allows jewelers to refresh their inventory instantly. Gemini’s two ...

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Featured Articles

Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Q: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

“We don’t have a set policy for this type of incident. Pretty much in all cases we’ll cover the cost of repairing the item to avoid any ill will with the client. This is especia...

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Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

6 DAYS AGO
Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

Men, women and their families arrived in large numbers to northern California with the dream of striking it rich during the mid-19th century. What most people don't know about the California Gold Rush is that exotic animals became as much a part of the experience as the exotic metals.

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Colorado’s Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

13 DAYS AGO
Colorado’s Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

5280, Denver’s mile magazine recounts the tale of the attempted scam

In 1872, a false claim that an area in northern Colorado contained diamonds nearly brought our young nation’s economy to its knees. But a century later, Mother Nature had the last laugh.

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Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

6 DAYS AGO
Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th. The location remains the same, the D...

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JA New York Spring Show preview

13 DAYS AGO
JA New York Spring Show preview

Once again, the JA New York Spring show will co-locate with the MJSA Expo March 11-13, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Center, to create a true, destination Jewelry Market Week in New York City. With JA New York’s emphasis on fine finished jewelry and MJSA Expo’s unique focus on supplies to the trade, atte...

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GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

6 DAYS AGO
GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA will open a new laboratory in Surat, India and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp, Belgium in the second quarter of 2018 to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.

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Stuller, Inc. acquires B&D Sales

6 DAYS AGO
Stuller, Inc. acquires B&D Sales

Manufacturer to offer more laser and engraver options

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of B&D Sales Corporation, a laser welder and engraver company, located in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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Ovadia introduces Gemini display system

15 DAYS AGO
Ovadia introduces Gemini display system

Ovadia Corporation, a U.S. jewelry display manufacturer, proudly announces the Gemini display system.

With two removable inserts, Gemini holds additional jewelry inside the tray. This allows jewelers to refresh their inventory instantly. Gemini’s two inserts can also be used as individual displays or...

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Cas-Ker announces new Tool & Supply Catalog, updated website

19 DAYS AGO
Cas-Ker announces new Tool & Supply Catalog, updated website

Makes it easy to find tools and supplies for jewelers & watchmakers

Professional watchmakers and jewelers have two new ways to order and keep up to date on the latest products and supplies. The Cas-Ker Company has launched a new product website at casker.com, and has released a new tool and suppl...

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Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

6 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

This big ole dog is Dax Shepard (his legal name is Vom Eichen Antrieb). Dax, who turned 4 years-old earlier this week, is the furry friend of International Gemological Institute (IGI) President/Chief Executive Officer Jerry Ehrenwald. I’d say the 100 lb black German Shepard would be quite effective ...

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Furry friends on the job: Pookie of Belle Étoile in Emeryville, California

13 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Pookie of Belle Étoile in Emeryville, California

Pookie is the official CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer) at Belle Étoile in Emeryville, California. The 4 year-old Chihuahua mix was an adoptee from the East Bay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Pookie accompanies Belle Étoile Executive VP Carolyn Thamkul to work daily and has her...

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

3 MONTHS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

3 MONTHS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

Click here  to see more of George Prout’s The Marketing Minute

 

 

 

 

 

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The American Gem Society® and Jewelers Mutual form historic partnership

(LAS VEGAS) - The American Gem Society® and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company have announced a long-term partnership that is the first of its kind for both organizations.

This historic alliance provides Jewelers Mutual with an exclusive insurance endorsement from the American Gem Society. Jewelers Mutual, in turn, will serve as presenting sponsor of the American Gem Society Conclave®, a premier educational event for the jewelry industry. The sponsorship ensures ongoing support for the event beginning with the 2009 Conclave, held April 1-4 in Chicago.


 

The partnership also includes opportunities for American Gem Society members. Member retailers - even those not yet insured through Jewelers Mutual - can take JM University courses at no cost. Society members can also order Jewelers Mutual supplies for free, and with no shipping fees, to make the company's Personal Jewelry Insurance program available to their customers.

"We share the belief that education is the foundation of a successful, profitable business," said Ruth Batson, CEO and executive director of the American Gem Society. "So we are pleased to partner with Jewelers Mutual, and honored that they believe in the value of Conclave's educational program for the entire jewelry industry."

Patti Geolat, board chair and interim president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual, agreed.

"Jewelers Mutual is so excited about this opportunity to partner with such an important industry association that shares our mission and values," said Geolat. "This is a unique arrangement for both of our organizations, and we look forward to aligning our efforts to continue providing superior service to the jewelry industry."

Other aspects of the partnership include Jewelers Mutual's participation on various American Gem Society committees, and ongoing recognition and promotion through both organizations' print and online media.

 


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