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Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

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

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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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

5 DAYS AGO
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

15 DAYS AGO

(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

5 DAYS AGO
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

13 DAYS AGO
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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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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