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Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

More than six years ago, a former employee targete...

Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

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Remembering Janel Russell, creator of Mother and Child Jewelry

Remembering Janel Russell, creator of Mother and Child Jewelry

Motherhood defined much of Janel Russell’s life, b...

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NRF adjusts forecast for 2017 retail sales following government data revision

NRF adjusts forecast for 2017 retail sales following government data revision

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Retail Federation (NRF) adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017 last week, saying sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7– 4.2 percent forecast earlier this y...

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Industry Events

WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its fifth annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 25 cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, GA; Austi...

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24 Karat Club SEUS announces new officers, board of directors

24 Karat Club SEUS announces new officers, board of directors

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States introduced their new officers and board of directors at their forty-third annual Banquet in August at the Atlanta Country Club. Leading the organization for the next two years are:

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Authentic Gem Imports new website offers instant prices, details, over 10,000 product pictures

Authentic Gem Imports new website offers instant prices, details, over 10,000 product pictures

With a new powerhouse website ( www.shopagi.com ) that offers a comprehensive search database of over 6,000 certified loose diamonds, calibrated melee, ear-studs, tennis bracelets, gemstones, pearls, semi-mounts and finished jewelry, Authentic Gem Impo...

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Masters of Marketing - A century of sparkling insight - Part 3

Masters of Marketing - A century of sparkling insight - Part 3

Part III - Richter & Phillips, Cincinnati, OH

As W.C. Fields once famously said, “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”

Since its settlement in 1788, the city of Cincinnati has been called many things; “Queen City of the West,” the...

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NRF adjusts forecast for 2017 retail sales following government data revision

5 DAYS AGO
NRF adjusts forecast for 2017 retail sales following government data revision

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Retail Federation (NRF) adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017 last week, saying sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7– 4.2 percent forecast earlier this year.

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Bloomberg reports Russia makes plans to better compete with Indian diamond industry

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Bloomberg reports Russia makes plans to better compete with Indian diamond industry

Russia wants its biggest diamond miner to work more closely with the country’s top gem cutters so the industry can better compete in a market that’s dominated by Indian manufacturers.

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WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

13 DAYS AGO
WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its fifth annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 25 cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Da...

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RJO members buy with “Mile High Style”

26 DAYS AGO
RJO members buy with “Mile High Style”

Another successful Buying Show for RJO means big benefits for members

(DENVER) - In early August, the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) brought together over 1,200 members and vendors for their semi-annual buying show. This year’s theme was Mile High Style, and it was one to remember.

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24 Karat Club SEUS announces new officers, board of directors

13 DAYS AGO
24 Karat Club SEUS announces new officers, board of directors

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States introduced their new officers and board of directors at their forty-third annual Banquet in August at the Atlanta Country Club. Leading the organization for the next two years are:

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Jewelers Mutual named to 2017 Ward’s 50

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(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the 2017 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies for the seventh consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period from 20...

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Authentic Gem Imports new website offers instant prices, details, over 10,000 product pictures

5 DAYS AGO
Authentic Gem Imports new website offers instant prices, details, over 10,000 product pictures

With a new powerhouse website ( www.shopagi.com ) that offers a comprehensive search database of over 6,000 certified loose diamonds, calibrated melee, ear-studs, tennis bracelets, gemstones, pearls, semi-mounts and finished jewelry, Authentic Gem Imports (AGI) is ready to take the custom jewelry busi...

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ASHI launches the Lovebright Sweepstakes

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ASHI launches the Lovebright Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI is excited to launch the Lovebright Sweepstakes to kickoff the fall season for its retail partners. The Loverbright Sweepstakes enables retailers to attract shoppers to their stores through various social media platforms. This Sweepstakes gives participating retail partners a unique...

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Furry friends on the job: Aggie - Gerberman Jewelers, El Campo, Texas

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Furry friends on the job: Aggie - Gerberman Jewelers, El Campo, Texas

Meet Aggie the cocker spaniel. Aggie serves as the guard dog at Gerberman Jewelers in El Campo, Texas. She joins Ben Gerberman every day at Gerbermans where she also loves to greet all the customers and usually gets a belly rub from them! Both of Ben’s sons went to Texas A&M University - that ma...

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Furry friends on the job: three rescue dogs of Volusia Jewelers

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Furry friends on the job: three rescue dogs of Volusia Jewelers

Say hello to (l-r) Man-O-War (Manny), Baby and Milo, the three rescue dogs of big hearted Bruce & Cindy Pitt of Volusia Jewelers in Holly Hill, Florida. The semi-retired trio work every Thursday in the store and do a little modeling for marketing purposes. Manny came from the Abacos Islands in t...

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JCK Las Vegas - A trustworthy brand to boost business confidence

(NORWALK, Conn.) - JCK Las Vegas will debut a series of new programs and initiatives designed to assist manufacturers and suppliers with their exhibiting costs while coordinating a variety of programs designed to help retailers purchase product for their stores.


 

"The entire JCK Las Vegas team has been hard at work gathering insight and information from industry stakeholders on topics such as buying challenges; inventory; consumer demand for jewelry and other issues affecting their businesses in this economic downturn," said Yancy Weinrich, Industry Vice President, JCK Events. "In addition, we are reviewing our own business processes, sharpening our pencils and putting pressure on our suppliers to reduce overall expenses, so that we can pass those savings along to our customers. As a result, we have put together a series of initiatives designed to deliver premium customer value. It is our ongoing intention to deliver an outstanding event, just as we always have," she said.

Here are the new programs and initiatives:
Increase Qualified VIP Buyer participation & buying activity: JCK Show Las Vegas has invested incremental spending and resources to host over 1,500 qualified VIP Buyers at this year's event. And, it's just not good enough to have them on the show floor; the JCK Show has created a loyalty program which issues merchandise credits of up to $1,000 per store for those loyal retailers who come to the event year-on-year.

To further increase buying activity, JCK has instituted a robust JCK Exhibitor Show Special listing to drive buying activity on the show floor. To date, over 200 exhibiting companies will be offering Show Specials with a plan to list as many as possible.

JCK will also debut its JCKShowDirect.com online offering where manufacturers can upload up to 500 images of their product lines. As a planning tool, JCKshowdirect.com enables buyers to preview products ahead of time, plan their time at the show visiting those manufacturers and can then make their purchases either at the show or online. JCKshowdirect.com harnesses the JCK buying dynamic 365 days a year while the four-day, in-person event provides the highly desirable face-to-face sales opportunities.

In addition, JCK Show has added significant outreach and resources to ensure that qualified VIP Retailers are prepared and ready to come to the Show via e-mail and fax updates, personal calls, and ongoing communication. This program will continue all the way to the Show.

New products, suppliers - new & returning Designers: With over 2,500 major exhibitors showcasing new products in the Plumb Club, Prestige Promenade, Platinum Pavilion, Hall of Time, Diamond Plaza, & Grande Plaza, and product from some 22 international countries, JCK Las Vegas offers a global view of the jewelry marketplace without ever having to take out a passport. The Design Center, with over 100 exhibitors, 30 of whom are new and returning up-and-comers, provides retailers with a comprehensive source for must-have originals. The Design Center welcomes Susan Helmich, John Atencio, Jacobs Jewelry and Divino to join Alishan, Susan Sadler, Christian Tse, Robert Wander/WINC, Sugarman-Frantz, Mark Schneider Designs, Ron Rosen and many more.

Retailers looking for upscale creations need look no further than LUXURY & PREMIERE. Jewels By Star; Tara & Sons, Inc.; Martin Flyer, Inc.; Lazare Kaplan International; A. Link; Simon G. Jewelry, Inc; and Kirk Kara, are just a few of the names who will debut new lines and collections. SWISS WATCH welcomes Movado, Cuervo Y Sorbrinos and Techno Marine to its already robust stable of brands such as Baume & Mercier, Bulgari, Chopard, Ebel, Gucci, Montblanc, Swatch Group, Tag Heuer.

More Educational Programming geared towards "weathering the storm": The JCK Educational Program will focus on the business topics that will help retailers adapt and adjust their business in tough economic times, such as steps to recession-proof their business; investment strategies and the power of branding and personal sales. The program will also present strategies on selling to Generation X, Y and understanding consumer behavior and cause marketing a non-traditional link to sales. The program has been created to offer product-service connections for retailers while giving insight into today's complex consumer buying habits.

Guaranteed lower hotel costs: Hotel rates in Las Vegas are dropping and have been significantly reduced, by as much as 16% - especially at such amenity-rich and convenient properties as Venetian and Palazzo Resort and Casino. The JCK Show travel desk also offers additional discounts and a guarantee for the lowest pricing at time of booking.

"This year in particular, we are looking to make the decision to come to JCK an easy one," said Yancy Weinrich. "We know that making the commitment to come can be a complex decision and our goal is to eliminate as many concerns as possible. Now more than ever, we want to encourage the industry to utilize its collective wisdom to ensure future success. The JCK Show in Las Vegas intends on providing the best platform for the global jewelry industry to do so."
For more information on any of the JCK Events, visit www.jckshows.com or call (800) 257-3626.

 


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