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Authentic Gem Imports offers streamlined search online for rubies, emeralds, sapphires & precious gems

Authentic Gem Imports offers streamlined search online for rubies, emeralds, sapphires & precious gems

Owner Pete Vaidya and his wife Renu offer expert evaluation and consultation on loose precious gemstones. Their inventory, consisting of thousands of stones, is searchable on shopagi.com.

A business that has thrived in color gemstones for over 40 year...

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ACE© It Conferences by NAJA

ACE© It Conferences by NAJA

Appraisers Continuing Education  

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced its 45th Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ on January 28 - 29, 2018. 

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Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) on November 2 launched its first ever “advocacy task force” to explore and ultimately create actionable tools, training, education, workplace coaching, and mentorship that can be utilized by...

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ASHI introduces redesigned B2B website

ASHI introduces redesigned B2B website

(NEW YORK) - ASHI is delighted to announce the release of its newly redesigned ASHI B2B website - Ver 2.0. This new responsive website offers improved interface, easier navigation and enhanced product search and filter options. The website is designed...

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Reason to Hope: Jewelry industry steps up to help natural disaster victims

Reason to Hope: Jewelry industry steps up to help natural disaster victims

It’s so easy to get sucked into choosing a side. Trump or Hillary? Democrat or Republican? Sit or stand? The public intensity over everything from politics to sports can be emotionally bruising and intellectually battering. So many times I’ve wondere...

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Authentic Gem Imports offers streamlined search online for rubies, emeralds, sapphires & precious gems

1 DAY AGO
Authentic Gem Imports offers streamlined search online for rubies, emeralds, sapphires & precious gems

Owner Pete Vaidya and his wife Renu offer expert evaluation and consultation on loose precious gemstones. Their inventory, consisting of thousands of stones, is searchable on shopagi.com.

A business that has thrived in color gemstones for over 40 years, Authentic Gem Imports (AGI) has optimized their...

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Wave of smash and grab robberies hits Midwest

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Wave of smash and grab robberies hits Midwest

Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released a new Crime Alert warning of a new wave of smash and grab robberies targeting jewelers in the Midwestern United States. Below find a listing of several recent incidents and prevention recommendations from JSA.

Novi, MI – November 13, 2017

At 7:30 p.m. thr...

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ACE© It Conferences by NAJA

1 DAY AGO
ACE© It Conferences by NAJA

Appraisers Continuing Education 

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced its 45th Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ on January 28 - 29, 2018. 

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Gem and jewelry leaders gather for GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School

21 DAYS AGO

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Executives from across the global gem and jewelry industry recently convened in Cambridge, Mass., for the fourth annual GIA Global Leadership Program offered by the Harvard Business School (HBS). The 50 industry leaders - all CEOs or senior executives - examined the theme “Transf...

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Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

15 DAYS AGO
Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) on November 2 launched its first ever “advocacy task force” to explore and ultimately create actionable tools, training, education, workplace coaching, and mentorship that can be utilized by WJA members to advance women’s roles in the jewel...

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Dona Dirlam retires as Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center

21 DAYS AGO
Dona Dirlam retires as Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center

Robert Weldon named library director

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Dona Dirlam, director of GIA’s library and information center, has retired after 38 years of service to GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry. She was largely responsible for establish...

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ASHI introduces redesigned B2B website

1 DAY AGO
ASHI introduces redesigned B2B website

(NEW YORK) - ASHI is delighted to announce the release of its newly redesigned ASHI B2B website - Ver 2.0. This new responsive website offers improved interface, easier navigation and enhanced product search and filter options. The website is designed to allow retailers to leverage the potential of A...

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Stuller introduces GemCam™

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Stuller introduces GemCam™

(LAFAYETTE, La.) -Stuller understands that sometimes selling loose diamonds and gemstones can be challenging for jewelers when the customer is not able to see what the jeweler sees with the aid of a loupe. Therefore Stuller is excited to introduce new technology that will help – the GemCam™ Imaging S...

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Furry friends on the job: Josh - McRae’s Fine Jewelry, Denton, Texas

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Furry friends on the job: Josh -  McRae’s Fine Jewelry, Denton, Texas

Thanksgiving greetings from Josh the black lab. Josh is the official meeter and greeter at McRae’s Fine Jewelry in Denton, Texas. Owner Chris McRae says Josh entertains all McRae’s customers, young and old. He’s especially fond of the local FedEx deliveryman, perhaps because he brings Josh treats wh...

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Furry friends on the job: Charley - Jewelers unBLOCKed™

8 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Charley - Jewelers unBLOCKed™

Meet Charley. She is a 3 year old, English Crème Golden Retriever and loves to visit Jewelers unBLOCKed™ HQ in New Jersey. Charley normally works in the California office but visited this summer to meet the East Coast team. She is a certified service dog, a rescue herself and loves anything sparkly ...

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

1 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

1 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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Signature® Engraving Systems introduces Machining Center for jewelry customers

(HOLYOKE, Mass.) - Signature® Engraving Systems, the world’s leading provider of computerized gift engravers, recently announced the introduction of the Jewelry and Name Necklace Machining Center. The apparatus easily attaches to the Signature 8080 Plus and the 8080 Super and allows users to create custom charms and name necklaces with up to 1 1⁄4 mm (.05in) thick sterling silver in under 15 minutes.

Sig-machine-NovDeveloped by Signature’s seasoned engineering team, the Machining Center uses advanced technology to cleanly carve individualized charms. The device works with the Signature software in the customer’s existing system, making the addition of the feature fast and simple.

“The new attachment is designed to help jewelers capitalize on the increasingly popular personalization market,” says Chris Parent, President and CEO of Signature Engraving Systems. “After the item has been cut, jewelers can add hand tooled accents, do a bit of polishing and deliver one-of-a-kind pieces to their customers.”

Features of the Jewelry and Name Necklace Machining Center include:

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    With Signature® Engraving Systems’ new engraver attachment, jewelers can create original and personalized charms and name necklaces with the same ease-of-use for which Signature is known.
    Removable micro filter for easy reclamation
  • Depth adjustment with spring gauges for quick setting cutting depths
  • Nose plate for consistent engraving depth control
  • Simple one-time software and circuit board upgrade to optimize special cutting speeds and feeds required for delicate cutters

“The Machining Center provides us with the potential to expand our business and the ability to offer our customers custom designed pieces,” says Chris Grande, manager of Fast Fix Jewelry Repair in Trumbull, CT. “This new ability adds a totally new dimension to our already versatile Signature 8080 Plus.”

To request more information on the new system, please call 413-533-7500 and ask to speak to Jaime Ericksberg.

Signature® Engraving Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of computerized gift engravers. Their innovative solutions have improved traditional techniques with cognitive software to make engravable gifting and personalization easy. Signature has developed a comprehensive line of products to meet jewelers’ and industry needs while expanding the capabilities of their engraving systems.

Signature Engraving Systems is a privately held corporation headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The company serves thousands of customers in all fifty states, as well as Europe and Asia via its UK and Italy offices.  For more information, please visit www.signature-engravers.com.


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