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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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Stuller, Inc. and Gemvision announce launch of CounterSketch Studio

Software simplifies jewelry customization in four easy steps

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – Stuller, Inc. and Gemvision Corporation recently announced the beta launch of CounterSketch Studio (CSS).

CSS, a newly developed, three-dimensional jewelry-design platform, was first introduced in its developmental stages at various trade events during the summer. During the week of October 12, the DTC Sightholder launched a beta form of the software license to retailers.

According to Gemvision president, Jeff High, CSS differs from sister programs, such as Digital Goldsmith and Matrix 6, by simplifying jewelry customization into four easy steps:

  1. Browse pre-designed styles in the starting point inventory
  2. Make real-time, 3-D alterations using easy slider controls
  3. Send to Stuller for manufacturing fulfillment
  4. Receive the finished piece of jewelry in eight days or less

“All indications from this beta launch confirm that CounterSketch will revolutionize the jewelry industry,” says CEO, founder and president Matthew Stuller. “We’re very excited by the positive response we’ve received from our jewelers who have just completed the initial round of CSS training.”

The CSS training sessions for many of its beta retailers, held in Moline, IL and New York, NY, received rave reviews from retailer participants including Melinda Kroeger of Keck Jewelers in Belleville, IL.

“My first impression of the software is that it’s user-friendly and not intimidating at all,” says Kroeger. “In fact, after our first day of training, I looked at my associate and said everyone can work this program.”

For more information, please contact Stuller’s friendly sales department at 800-877-7777, via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.stuller.com.

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