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Gemstone wholesaler Tim Roark mixes business with friendships across the globe

Gemstone wholesaler Tim Roark mixes business with friendships across the globe

Tim Roark hadn’t traveled a lot as a child, but he...

Jewelers Helping Jewelers

Jewelers Helping Jewelers

The Southern Jewelers Guild takes a look at the exp...

Big idea for little diamonds

Big idea for little diamonds

HH Gold turns retailers’ melee into by-the-inch cr...

Paying tribute to one of the oldest bench jewelers in the southeast

Paying tribute to one of the oldest bench jewelers in the southeast

John Bosco:  May 23, 1924 - December 14, 2016

The f...

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How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in British history

How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in British history

They pried open the elevator doors to the open shaft. Then one or more of them dropped down to the basement.

The audacious April 2015 ransacking of safe-deposit boxes in Hatton Garden, London’s jewelry district, was epic. So much cash, jewelry, and ot...

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First 2017 JIS Show leaves attendees confident about the year ahead

First 2017 JIS Show leaves attendees confident about the year ahead

JIS deems 1st of two shows at temporary Fort Lauderdale location a success

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The JIS January 2017 Show concluded on January 29th at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center for its first show of 2017 and its first of two shows being held ...

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Noble Display and Packaging merges with J. Grant & Co.

Noble Display and Packaging merges with J. Grant & Co.

Noble Group brings greater service, products, pricing for independent jewelers

(CEDAR GROVE, N.J.) - Noble Display and Packaging has announced the completion of its merger with J. Grant & Co., a display and packaging company known for designing and...

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Zimbals expands wholesale pre-owned Rolex Watch Program

Zimbals expands wholesale pre-owned Rolex Watch Program

New SwissWatchServiceCenter.com site exclusively for Rolex repair

(TAMPA, Fla.) - Since 1990, the experts at Zimbals have been dedicated to the sales and service of pre-owned Rolex watches. You may know them by their wholesale-only website, SwissWatchP...

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Retailer Roundtable: How was your Christmas season and what were your hot sellers?

Retailer Roundtable: How was your Christmas season and what were your hot sellers?

Q: How was your Christmas season and what were your hot sellers?  

“The actual numbers are still being tabulated, but what I can say is the numbers are close to 10 percent over last year’s holiday season. Which was quite a surprise as the months and we...

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How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in British history

17 HOURS AGO
How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in British history

They pried open the elevator doors to the open shaft. Then one or more of them dropped down to the basement.

The audacious April 2015 ransacking of safe-deposit boxes in Hatton Garden, London’s jewelry district, was epic. So much cash, jewelry, and other valuables had been taken that the loot had bee...

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Printing up compassion in 3D

8 DAYS AGO
Printing up compassion in 3D

There is no remedy to cure the tragic hurt caused by the loss of a child. For a grieving parent, the best one can hope for is time to process the pain and a few happy memories. Time comes easy, but for parents of stillborn children, happy memories are often in short order.

Srdjan Urosev hopes his com...

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First 2017 JIS Show leaves attendees confident about the year ahead

17 HOURS AGO
First 2017 JIS Show leaves attendees confident about the year ahead

JIS deems 1st of two shows at temporary Fort Lauderdale location a success

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The JIS January 2017 Show concluded on January 29th at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center for its first show of 2017 and its first of two shows being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JIS reports the Show ...

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Registration open for 2017 Santa Fe Symposium

17 HOURS AGO
Registration open for 2017 Santa Fe Symposium

Premier conference for jewelry makers and educators

Registration is now open for the 2017 Santa Fe Symposium®. This year’s Symposium will be held in Albuquerque, N.M. from May 21–24.

“There is one reason I attend the Santa Fe Symposium year after year without fail: I learn more there than I do through...

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Noble Display and Packaging merges with J. Grant & Co.

8 DAYS AGO
Noble Display and Packaging merges with J. Grant & Co.

Noble Group brings greater service, products, pricing for independent jewelers

(CEDAR GROVE, N.J.) - Noble Display and Packaging has announced the completion of its merger with J. Grant & Co., a display and packaging company known for designing and manufacturing Ice Grip displays, modular Breakawa...

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RDI Diamonds achieves Responsible Jewelry Council certification

14 DAYS AGO
RDI Diamonds achieves Responsible Jewelry Council certification

(LONDON) - The Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) has announced that RDI Diamonds, Inc. has achieved Certification against the 2013 Code of Practices (COP) at its trading office in New York.

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Zimbals expands wholesale pre-owned Rolex Watch Program

18 HOURS AGO
Zimbals expands wholesale pre-owned Rolex Watch Program

New SwissWatchServiceCenter.com site exclusively for Rolex repair

(TAMPA, Fla.) - Since 1990, the experts at Zimbals have been dedicated to the sales and service of pre-owned Rolex watches. You may know them by their wholesale-only website, SwissWatchPricing.com, or from their book, “The Professional’...

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ASHI introduces Lovebright - The new halo engagement ring

18 HOURS AGO
ASHI introduces Lovebright - The new halo engagement ring

Surveys have show that diamond halo engagement rings make up nearly 50% of all new bridal sales today. “​This is the perfect time to introduce and showcase the beauty and value of a Lovebright halo engagement ring to your customers,” says Rajeev Pandya, partner at Ashi Diamonds. ASHI’s Lovebright br...

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“Cameos Old & New 4th Edition”

Retailers must grab this! It is good for you, good for your business, good to give to your customers.

Gemologist Diana Jarrett leaves no stone unturned in her sweeping revision of the classic reference guide "Cameos Old & New, 4th Edition" by GemStone Press. Jarrett combines her training as a gemologist and appraiser and her passion for uncovering "the story behind the stone" to this lavishly illustrated compendium on the topic of cameos. From classical motifs to abstract modern interpretations; from traditional materials to recently discovered gemstones; from ancient stone carving techniques to modern machine carving production - it's all there in rich detail and technical but easily understood prose.

Cameos-AprilJewelry professionals and collectors as well as anyone interested in gemstone carvings will find what they want to know in this well organized and thoroughly entertaining book.

This latest 4th edition of "Cameos Old & New" provides a comprehensive cultural and historical context upon which these miniature sculptural works of art are placed. The beautifully illustrated black and white and color plates, 75% of which are new to this edition, present a mind blowing collection to satisfy the cravings of any seasoned collector or whet the appetite of those new to gem carving and cameos. Unlike some reference books that are used a page or chapter at a time to answer a question, this book is best enjoyed from cover to cover.

Diana Jarrett writes for both the casual and experienced collector of cameos, as well as dealers, appraisers, and jewelry historians and those interested in a captivating volume about this curious art-form - the cameo. "Cameos Old & New" is not just a reference but it is the reference for cameos. Starting with the historical perspective of ancient cameos, Jarrett develops the story of who those gifted gem carvers were and where and how they carved. Tales unfold of scarabs and Greek gods - of ancient fashions of the rich and royal. The development of stone carving techniques and use of other materials are set against the background of the rise, the fall, and the re-emergence of this ancient craft. The cameos themselves reveal powerful messages expressed in stone that have passed through the hands of queens and popes, through generations of collectors, down through history and finally end up today in museums and private collections.

This comprehensive edition is a valuable handbook for discovering how to distinguish important qualities in the cameos one collects or sees. Not only does this volume present a detailed timeline of ancient to modern cameos, materials, subject matter and carving techniques - but it offers chapter upon chapter of up-to-date resources and contact information that is available online for contemporary cameo artists, the modern masters, and suppliers.

For more information or to get a copy of the book contact author Diana Jarrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


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