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Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

New York Times article explores what gemstones tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground 

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terr...

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GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair and Open House drew nearly 900 gem and jewelry professionals, job seekers and members of the local community to the event’s 26th anniversary on October 13. This annual e...

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Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

(LONDON, UK) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the expansion of its material scope to include silver. As the leading standards setting and certification organization for the fine jewelry and watch supply chain, this expansion add...

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GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

Free in-store tool designed to help retailers sell more diamonds

Qualifying a customer’s budget is a common hurdle faced by jewelers and their sales associates on a daily basis. GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers and ...

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Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

2 DAYS AGO
Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

New York Times article explores what gemstones tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground 

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terraces of Chivor, a legendary emerald site in northe...

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2017 Jewels for Children raffle raises over $9,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond

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2017 Jewels for Children raffle raises over $9,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond

(RICHMOND, Vir.) - Richmond’s independent jewelers are pleased to announce that their 2017 Jewels for Children raffle raised $9,450 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond at the Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball held November 3 at the Country Club of Virginia. The annual raffle, organiz...

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GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

14 DAYS AGO
GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair and Open House drew nearly 900 gem and jewelry professionals, job seekers and members of the local community to the event’s 26th anniversary on October 13. This annual event at GIA’s Carlsbad World Headquarters was bust...

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IGI presents at AliExpress event ahead of Major Chinese Ecommerce Day

14 DAYS AGO

(SHANGHAI, China) - The International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) Shanghai team delivered a lecture at the AliExpress “Double Eleven Jewelry Industry Gold Sellers Training Session” in Hangzhou, China. AliExpress is an ecommerce platform owned by Alibaba (currently the world’s largest retailer).

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Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

2 DAYS AGO
Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

(LONDON, UK) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the expansion of its material scope to include silver. As the leading standards setting and certification organization for the fine jewelry and watch supply chain, this expansion adds another key sector to the RJC’s remit, helping t...

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Jewelry writer Diana Jarrett nabs top notch kudos

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Jewelry writer Diana Jarrett nabs top notch kudos

Popular gemologist-journalist earns Top Ten spot in 2017 national competition

(NEW YORK) - American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) has announced the results of their annual Bulletin Editors Contest. Prolific journalist Diana Jarrett ranked in the Top Ten leaderboard among a hoard of Nort...

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GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

9 DAYS AGO
GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

Free in-store tool designed to help retailers sell more diamonds

Qualifying a customer’s budget is a common hurdle faced by jewelers and their sales associates on a daily basis. GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers and has responded by now offering retailers the abilit...

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Brad Huisken introduces retail sales training app

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(DENVER) – As retailers face more pressure from online competition, it’s important for brick-and-mortar stores to make the most of every sales opportunity they have. Brad Huisken’s IAS Training provides sales associates and managers with the tools to build customer relationships and increase sales, a...

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Furry friends on the job: Yoooo, Adrian! The greeter at The Diamondaire

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Furry friends on the job: Yoooo, Adrian! The greeter at The Diamondaire

Yoooo, Adrian! This is Adrian, the greeter at The Diamondaire in Saint Charles, Illinois. Adrian is a rescue pup from the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Heights. Lauren & Billy Metzer took her in about a year and a half ago and she went right to work greeting customers, protecting the store an...

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Furry friends on the job: Otto from Kester Jewelry store

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Furry friends on the job: Otto from Kester Jewelry store

Otto the laser welding cat is a 4 year old rescue kitty. The second feline featured in our Furry Friends, Otto is the 4th kitty in 45 years to grace the Kester Jewelry store in Craig, Colorado, where he works side-by-side with owner Richard Tyser. 

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

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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

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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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24K Club conducts Membership Meeting, cocktail reception at Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States held their bi-annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, February 28th, prior to the opening day of the Southeastern Jewelry Travelers Association's Atlanta Jewelry Show, at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the meeting, brought to order by 24 Karat Club president Mike Fallaize, the membership discussed prospective new members, the awarding of Club scholarships and the annual black tie 24 Karat Club Banquet.

Since its inception, the Club has awarded scholarships to deserving independent retailers throughout the southeast. "This is what our Club is all about," said Kathy Beall, chair of the Scholarship Committee. Beall announced Marsha Norman of The Jewelry Company in New Bern, North Carolina, Marshall Sanford of Hayes Jewelers in Mobile, Alabama and Candace Wade of Levy's Fine Jewelry in Birmingham, Alabama as recipients of scholarships for Stuller's annual Jewelers' Workshop, held March 27-29, at the company's headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Club has additional scholarships available in 2009. Beall urged Club members to encourage their retail customers to apply. Retailers interested in furthering their professional education should ask a 24 Karat Club member for an application or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. expressing their interest in a scholarship.

The Club also discussed the move of its highly anticipated black tie Banquet from its traditional winter date to August 8th, the opening day of the 2009 summer Atlanta Jewelry Show. In addition to the new date, this year's Banquet will be held at a new venue - the beautiful Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This venue is not only luxurious, but very convenient for Atlanta Jewelry Show attendees, being located less than one mile from the Cobb Galleria Center, site of the Atlanta Show.
Membership Committee chair, Keely Grice informed the Club's members of several applicants being considered for induction at the 2009 Banquet. The Club has enjoyed significant growth in its membership over the last several years and it appears the trend will continue in 2009.

A cocktail reception was held for Club members, their guests and prospective members on Saturday evening in the High Flyers Lounge on the Show floor of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music while networking in a relaxed, festive environment immediately following the first day of the Atlanta Jewelry Show.

 

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The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States held a cocktail reception for members,
their guests and prospective members at the close of the first day of the Atlanta Jewelry Show.

 

The 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States is a group of prominent jewelry professionals conducting business in the southeast. The Club meets to network with peers and provides members the opportunity to offer scholarships to their retail customers. In addition to scholarships, the Club annually recognizes one outstanding southern retailer with their Retailer of the Year award. The Retailer of the Year award is presented at the Club's luxurious black tie Banquet. For more information regarding the 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States, please direct inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


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