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GA jeweler makes ‘Black Panther’ ring for Marvel movies

GA jeweler makes ‘Black Panther’ ring for Marvel movies

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Gem Star Imports offers cutting-edge concepts & loyal service to retailers

Gem Star Imports offers cutting-edge concepts & loyal service to retailers

Gem Star Imports, a leading diamond jewelry manufa...

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

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“That guy who baby sits jewelry stores”

“That guy who baby sits jewelry stores”

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Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

New York Times article explores what gemstones tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground 

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terr...

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GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair and Open House drew nearly 900 gem and jewelry professionals, job seekers and members of the local community to the event’s 26th anniversary on October 13. This annual e...

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Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

(LONDON, UK) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the expansion of its material scope to include silver. As the leading standards setting and certification organization for the fine jewelry and watch supply chain, this expansion add...

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GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

Free in-store tool designed to help retailers sell more diamonds

Qualifying a customer’s budget is a common hurdle faced by jewelers and their sales associates on a daily basis. GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers and ...

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Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

2 DAYS AGO
Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

New York Times article explores what gemstones tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground 

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terraces of Chivor, a legendary emerald site in northe...

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2017 Jewels for Children raffle raises over $9,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond

2 DAYS AGO
2017 Jewels for Children raffle raises over $9,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond

(RICHMOND, Vir.) - Richmond’s independent jewelers are pleased to announce that their 2017 Jewels for Children raffle raised $9,450 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond at the Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball held November 3 at the Country Club of Virginia. The annual raffle, organiz...

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GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

14 DAYS AGO
GIA reports well attended Jewelry Career Fair and Open House

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair and Open House drew nearly 900 gem and jewelry professionals, job seekers and members of the local community to the event’s 26th anniversary on October 13. This annual event at GIA’s Carlsbad World Headquarters was bust...

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IGI presents at AliExpress event ahead of Major Chinese Ecommerce Day

14 DAYS AGO

(SHANGHAI, China) - The International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) Shanghai team delivered a lecture at the AliExpress “Double Eleven Jewelry Industry Gold Sellers Training Session” in Hangzhou, China. AliExpress is an ecommerce platform owned by Alibaba (currently the world’s largest retailer).

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Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

2 DAYS AGO
Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

(LONDON, UK) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the expansion of its material scope to include silver. As the leading standards setting and certification organization for the fine jewelry and watch supply chain, this expansion adds another key sector to the RJC’s remit, helping t...

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Jewelry writer Diana Jarrett nabs top notch kudos

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Jewelry writer Diana Jarrett nabs top notch kudos

Popular gemologist-journalist earns Top Ten spot in 2017 national competition

(NEW YORK) - American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) has announced the results of their annual Bulletin Editors Contest. Prolific journalist Diana Jarrett ranked in the Top Ten leaderboard among a hoard of Nort...

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GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

9 DAYS AGO
GN Diamond unveils Diamond Hunt

Free in-store tool designed to help retailers sell more diamonds

Qualifying a customer’s budget is a common hurdle faced by jewelers and their sales associates on a daily basis. GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers and has responded by now offering retailers the abilit...

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Brad Huisken introduces retail sales training app

14 DAYS AGO

(DENVER) – As retailers face more pressure from online competition, it’s important for brick-and-mortar stores to make the most of every sales opportunity they have. Brad Huisken’s IAS Training provides sales associates and managers with the tools to build customer relationships and increase sales, a...

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Furry friends on the job: Yoooo, Adrian! The greeter at The Diamondaire

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Furry friends on the job: Yoooo, Adrian! The greeter at The Diamondaire

Yoooo, Adrian! This is Adrian, the greeter at The Diamondaire in Saint Charles, Illinois. Adrian is a rescue pup from the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Heights. Lauren & Billy Metzer took her in about a year and a half ago and she went right to work greeting customers, protecting the store an...

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Furry friends on the job: Otto from Kester Jewelry store

9 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Otto from Kester Jewelry store

Otto the laser welding cat is a 4 year old rescue kitty. The second feline featured in our Furry Friends, Otto is the 4th kitty in 45 years to grace the Kester Jewelry store in Craig, Colorado, where he works side-by-side with owner Richard Tyser. 

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

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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

2 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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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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