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Retailer Roundtable: What jewelry trends are you seeing leading up to Vegas?

Retailer Roundtable: What jewelry trends are you seeing leading up to Vegas?

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Georgia Jewelers Association announces scholarship winners

Georgia Jewelers Association announces scholarship winners

For the sixth year, Georgia Jewelers Association (...

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De Beers sends mining ship to explore Namibian coast

De Beers sends mining ship to explore Namibian coast

The $157 million vessel can accommodate a crew of 80 and has a helicopter deck suitable for Sikorsky S61s.

De Beers, the world's No.1 diamond miner by value, unveiled last Thursday the world's largest diamond exploration vessel, which will search for ...

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Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich honored at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope

Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich honored at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 19th edition of the Facets of Hope event on June 7, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.2 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the ...

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JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

Sally Morrison of Gemfields to receive the prestigious award

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Sally Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, of Gemfields, will receive the GEM Award for ...

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Rembrandt Charms introduces Bridal Party Program

Rembrandt Charms introduces Bridal Party Program

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms Bridal Party Expansion Program creates an omni-channel experience for the bridal shopper, and cultivates new and repeat business for the retail jeweler. The Program is a low-cost investment of $170 and can gene...

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With more growth in the works, LaserStar celebrates 60 years of an evolving, dynamic business

With more growth in the works, LaserStar celebrates 60 years of an evolving, dynamic business

LaserStar Technologies is celebrating 60 years in business the perfect way: The leading manufacturer of jewelry laser systems is doubling the size of its facility in Orlando, FL, putting its Southern operations on par with its flagship facility in Pr...

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De Beers sends mining ship to explore Namibian coast

2 DAYS AGO
De Beers sends mining ship to explore Namibian coast

The $157 million vessel can accommodate a crew of 80 and has a helicopter deck suitable for Sikorsky S61s.

De Beers, the world's No.1 diamond miner by value, unveiled last Thursday the world's largest diamond exploration vessel, which will search for the coveted stones on the seabed off the coast of ...

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Are American malls dead?

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With All the Bankruptcies and Closings, How Will the Mall Survive?

My first retail job in 1983 was at a RadioShack store in a small Indiana town. We had no POS system or any other technology to help us outside of the calculator we used to add up the numbers on the invoices. Our best-selling item was ...

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Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich honored at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope

2 DAYS AGO
Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich honored at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 19th edition of the Facets of Hope event on June 7, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.2 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead bringing the cumulative total since 199...

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Registration open for GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair

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Registration open for GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair

Industry’s largest recruiting event returns to the Javits Center July 24

(NEW YORK) - Recruiters and aspiring job seekers can now register online for GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair to be held in New York on Monday, July 24. The leading gem and jewelry industry recruiting event will feature one-on-one caree...

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JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

9 DAYS AGO
JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

Sally Morrison of Gemfields to receive the prestigious award

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Sally Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, of Gemfields, will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th annual GEM Awards...

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Georgia Jewelers Association announces scholarship winners

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Georgia Jewelers Association announces scholarship winners

For the sixth year, Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) has awarded scholarships to member stores and their employees. Scholarship chair, Jan Fergerson of Ford, Gittings and Kane in Rome, Georgia, announced the winners at the annual GJA Convention held at the Marriott Grand National Resort in Opelika...

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Rembrandt Charms introduces Bridal Party Program

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Rembrandt Charms introduces Bridal Party Program

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms Bridal Party Expansion Program creates an omni-channel experience for the bridal shopper, and cultivates new and repeat business for the retail jeweler. The Program is a low-cost investment of $170 and can generate over $1,500 in sales from one wedding party. ...

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Jayden Star celebrates 10-year anniversary with new product roll-out

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Furry Friends: Buffy the Shitzu

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Buffy the shitzu recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary at Carl’s Fine Jewelry in Covington, LA. She’s quite stylish and the customers just love her.

Do you have a furry friend that helps out in your store? Tell us about it and send a picture to bill@southernjewelrynews.com.

 

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Steady business, optimistic 4th quarter outlook headline Atlanta Jewelry Show

 

Held August 9-11, 2008 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, the Atlanta Jewelry Show generated reports of steady business and a renewed optimism about retail sales for the 4th quarter and into 2009. Reinforcing the positive atmosphere, buyers responded enthusiastically to the show’s ever-growing roster of special programs and features, including the enhanced SJTA Rewards program, SJTA U educational series, and popular Buyer Gala.


“In light of today’s challenging economic climate, we were very pleased with the attendance and with the business activity that the August show generated,” says Carol Young, executive director, Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA), producers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “While our attendance took a slight dip from the August ‘07 show, most exhibitors told us they were quite pleased with the business they wrote with current as well as new customers.”

 


Exhibitor reports included steady order-writing during the show, which continues to attract retailers from throughout the southeast region, as well as increasing numbers from other parts of the country.

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Despite the difficult economic climate business was steady and the mood was optimistic at the August 2008 Atlanta Jewelry Show.

 

 

“The show has been phenomenal for us,” said Lori Baker, manager, William & James. “The traffic has been good and the show floor is upbeat. I think everyone is expecting a good Christmas. We could have left after the first day and been very happy with the orders we wrote on that day alone.”

“This show offers an ideal way to service my southeastern accounts,” adds Alix Michel, director of operations, Susan Michel Ltd. “We’ve been very happy with the show because we’ve seen all of our regional accounts and opened some great new ones.”

“This show has offered great exposure to new prospects and new customers,” notes Dora Leviton, B & D Diamonds, a first-time exhibitor with the Atlanta Jewelry Show.

Attending retailers had the chance to explore best-sellers and new introductions from more than 600 exhibiting companies. The product selection was complemented by a full roster of buyer services that the Atlanta Jewelry Show offers. Among the most popular being the SJTA Rewards program. Retailers earn reward points for every order placed at the show, and with a streamlined awarding process, retailers quickly and easily earn points, which can then be redeemed for a wide array of rewards, including electronics, luxury travel packages and more.

Retailers also had the opportunity to sharpen their business skills by attending an array of vital educational programs on issues ranging from promotion and pricing to Internet marketing. Among the highlights was a special keynote address by Kivi Bernhard, CEO and Founder of Kivi International, LLC. During his program, “The Hunt For Market Share!™ -Lessons From the African Leopard,” Bernhard used the example of the most successful and adaptable predator on earth to help outline tips for making and keeping clients, customers and profits in today’s global economy.

The Atlanta Jewelry Show also got into the true spirit of the Olympic Games with its Sunday night Buyer Gala. Themed “Go For the Gold,” the festive evening offered a salute to the Summer Olympics in Beijing with brightly colored decorations filling the Renaissance Waverly Hotel party site. As they entered the party, buyers and exhibitors were presented with gold medals before they moved on to network, relax, unwind and sample delicious treats from many of the participating countries in the Games.

Completing the show services line-up, retailers were also able to take advantage of the popular “Tanks on Us” program, which awarded gas cards to pre-registered attendees; special New Exhibitor Meet & Greet presentations on Sunday morning offering a first-hand introduction to some of the newest items featured at the show; the High Flying Buyers Lounge, and complimentary buyer breakfasts each day.

The next edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show will be held February 28 - March 2, 2009.

For more information contact SJTA at 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.atlantajewelryshow.com.

 

 


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