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From flea markets to estate jewelry market leader

From flea markets to estate jewelry market leader

With Millennials marrying in record numbers, “some...

Take a proactive approach to jewelry retailing

OJA seminar to offer sales techniques, JA certific...

Dorothy Burke, co-founder of Burkes Fine Jewelers in Kilmarnock, VA dies at 90

Dorothy Burke, co-founder of Burkes Fine Jewelers in Kilmarnock, VA dies at 90

Dorothy Lee Thrift Burke, 90, co-founder of Burkes...

AJA, GJA to co-host annual Convention April 10 – 12

AJA, GJA to co-host annual Convention April 10 – 12

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) and Georgia...

Jewelers of America names 2015 GEM Awards winners

Jewelers of America names 2015 GEM Awards winners

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national...

Elisa Ilana’s Lollies Collection has something for everyone

Elisa Ilana’s Lollies Collection has something for everyone

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AISociety AiCertify-2015 debuts with a Global Valuation Standard

The AISociety - Appraisers International Society (AIS) began live and self-study global, online, offerings of AiCertification™2015 at the start of Feb...

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Cas-Ker Company releases 8th edition catalog

(CINCINNATI) - The Cas-ker Company has released the eighth edition of its Tools and Supplies for Jewelers and Watchmakers. The new edition comes with a...

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Dorothy Burke, co-founder of Burkes Fine Jewelers in Kilmarnock, VA dies at 90

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Dorothy Burke, co-founder of Burkes Fine Jewelers in Kilmarnock, VA dies at 90

Dorothy Lee Thrift Burke, 90, co-founder of Burkes Fine Jewelers in Kilmarnock, Virginia - a family owned and operated fine jewelry and repair store - died on December 31, 2014.

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AISociety AiCertify-2015 debuts with a Global Valuation Standard

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The AISociety - Appraisers International Society (AIS) began live and self-study global, online, offerings of AiCertification™2015 at the start of February with the live, AiResidence sessions of its 5-course series of Valuation Appraisal courses to AIStandard v4.0 for gems, jewelry, watches and othe...

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AJA, GJA to co-host annual Convention April 10 – 12

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AJA, GJA to co-host annual Convention April 10 – 12

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) and Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) wish to invite all retail jewelers and vendors to the 2015 annual co-hosted Convention at Marriott’s Grand National Resort & Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, Alabama.

The educational program features industry s...

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Take a proactive approach to jewelry retailing

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OJA seminar to offer sales techniques, JA certification opportunity

The Oklahoma Jewelers Association (OJA) invites retail jewelers in Oklahoma and surrounding states to attend a seminar developed to enhance sales techniques targeting today’s multiple generations of jewelry buyers.

Lynn Baldwin and Darc...

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Bulova celebrating 140th anniversary in 2015

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Esteemed watchmaker commemorates 140 years of consistent creativity and innovation

(NEW YORK) - Since 1875, Bulova has been renowned as a force for innovation in timekeeping, known for its dedication to creativity, artistry and craftsmanship. In 2015, to mark 140 years of impressive achievements and a...

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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company earns 28 consecutive A+ Superior Ratings from A.M. Best Company

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(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has earned 28 consecutive A+ Superior financial strength ratings from A.M. Best Company, a highly respected insurance rating and information source. Founded in 1913, Jewelers Mutual is an insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in th...

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Cas-Ker Company releases 8th edition catalog

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(CINCINNATI) - The Cas-ker Company has released the eighth edition of its Tools and Supplies for Jewelers and Watchmakers. The new edition comes with an expanded collection of equipment from it’s seventh edition release in 2013, and contains new reference material for watchmakers and jewelers to make...

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GIA to issue revised Colored Stone and Pearl Reports

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(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA has announced, effective Feb. 1, they began issuing revised Colored Stone and Pearl Reports and launched Report Check enhancements. The revised reports feature improved gemstone images and language that reflects the most current gemological terminology. Report Check for color...

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Ashi Diamonds introduces Ashi Essentials - a collection of best selling, high turn, basic styles

(NEW YORK) - Ashi Diamonds is delighted to present the new Ashi Essentials - a collection of beautiful, high-quality, aggressively priced, basic jewelry styles that can account for more than 50-60% of a retail store’s sales throughout the year. Along with the appropriate marketing and merchandising, these classic and timeless Ashi Essential styles will increase the independent jewelers’ inventory turns, sales and profits.

“The Ashi Essentials program represents an extension of our commitment to always provide our independent retail jewelry partners with the very best in product selection and marketing solutions,” says Rajeev Pandya, partner of Ashi Diamonds. “We’re dedicated to provide the latest trends and cutting edge styles in bridal and fashion, and now we have designed this innovative and complete turnkey program of the best selling and most popular classic jewelry styles to help independent retail jewelers to maximize their sales and profits all year around. Just like the little black dress and matching shoes are a must for her wardrobe - these Ashi Essentials are a must for a jewelry store.”

Ashi-DecemberStudies show that basic jewelry styles can turn from 3.5 times per year to as much as 4 times per year on some categories. This means that basic items can turn several times in the time it takes retail jewelers to sell the rest of their jewelry inventory. This represents a huge percentage of their sales and profits for the year. Inventory turn is the key to profitability!

“In these tough economic times, it is imperative for independent retail jewelers to take full advantage of every aspect of their inventory – particularly those basic, timeless, classic items that provide the most sales and inventory turns in their store,” says Sanjay Pandya, Partner of Ashi Diamonds. “All of our products in the Ashi Essentials collection, have fabulous track records and are proven top performers at both the regional and local levels – and their sell thru is nothing short of extraordinary! These items form the backbone of inventories carried by successful retailers.”

These proven best sellers include essential diamond jewelry styles for retail jewelry stores and the perfect complement for each customer’s personal jewelry collection. This includes the following classic and timeless styles:

  • Diamond stud earrings - in high end POS display trays
  • Diamond solitaire pendants
  • Diamond wedding & anniversary bands
  • Diamond curved bands - perfect fit for many engagement rings
  • Diamonds cross and heart pendants
  • Diamond solitaires
  • Diamond three stone - Past, Present & Future jewelry
  • Diamond hoop earrings

Ashi has carefully created this innovative program of beautiful, fashionable, high-quality and finely crafted items at extremely competitive prices to help their retail partners to maximize sales and profits during the holiday season and beyond.

Ashi Essentials is backed up by an extensive Merchandising & Marketing program that can be customized to suit individual store needs. This includes:

  • Complimentary integrated, high quality, hand crafted, POS display trays.
  • Online trackable Swiss Gem Lab Certificate with every Ashi Essential style.
  • InStock program with 24-hour delivery of all Ashi Essential basic styles.
  • Special initial order terms with extended dating.
  • TV ads, radio spots, newspaper & magazine ads, digital images & DVD loops.
  • POS pop kits, countertop cards, duratrans and posters.
  • Complimentary I Do Collection bridal website and digital E-catalogs.
  • Convenient fax and online re-order forms.
  • Ashi’s guaranteed value proposition of quality, consistency, on-time delivery and service.

Every Ashi Essential Collection comes with its own complimentary POS display tray - hand crafted with customizable individual pads in a rich fabric with a pearl luminescent finish that will fit into any showcase and store décor. Whether the jewelry retailers are searching for a comprehensive basics presentation or just looking to fill in some particular bread-and-butter styles at specific price points, Ashi Essentials is the answer to all their basics merchandising needs.

Every style from Ashi Essentials collection comes with a Gem Lab Certificate from Swiss Gemological Laboratory (SGL), an exclusive provider of jewelry certificates for all of Ashi’s Jewelry. An independent certificate from SGL gives customers the confidence they need for retailers to close the sale. It also provides them with independent proof of their jewelry’s value for insurance purposes. SGL’s innovative online certificate tracking software and integrated e-mail system allows customers to track, view, print and e-mail their certificate, style picture and details along with store info to their family and friends via www.SwissGemLab.com. This same technology is now being extensively used as a marketing tool by Ashi’s retail partners across the country to successfully convert their prospective customers into buyers.

“At Ashi, we understand the jewelry market and how tough retail sales can be. With many consumers cutting down on expensive fashion jewelry and other luxury purchases, it’s important to offer them affordable, basic items that have a proven track record and that are classic, timeless styles with versatility for everyone and for everyday wear. Ashi Essentials is the collection, which has been specifically designed to help our retail partners to successfully bring in sales all year round,” says Rajeev Pandya.

For more information on the Ashi Essentials Program, please call their New York office at 800-622-ASHI or your regional Ashi sales representative.


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