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Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

They say never burn a bridge you may need to cross...

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...

Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

Jewelers’ affidavit reduces selling scams

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

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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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Industry Events

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

5 DAYS AGO
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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Bernard Reller adds Holiday Beads to Charm Bead Collection

Holiday Beads are the latest addition to Bernard Reller's Charm Bead Collection and are compatible with all popular bead bracelets. The new designs celebrate the season with traditional symbols from various faiths.

After a local Gainesville Jewelers asked Bernard to design a collection of University of Florida Gator beads he quickly saw a niche in the market for destination beads celebrating tourists' memories of seaside resorts and islands of the Caribbean.

Reller-Oct"Bead bracelets are the new charm bracelets," says Bernard. "The concept encourages a woman to express her individuality in the selection of specific beads, so what better choice than a souvenir of a holiday adventure?"

"The response has been truly amazing," comments Reller. "Since launching the program at Las Vegas we've seen as many as 300 of our custom souvenir beads sell out of a single boardwalk store location over a period of just four weeks! Not bad for a fifty to sixty dollar retail sale."

With thousands of existing charm designs in Reller's Southern CharmTM Collection, there is no shortage of material for the bead project. Many additional designs have resulted from collaboration with both long-time and new customers. For instance, a recent design - a blueberry leaf featuring a couple of tasty lapis berries - commemorates the 42nd Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth, Indiana.

For Bernard, the best part of the charm bead project is having fun brainstorming with clients over design ideas.
For more information please call 800-233-4820.


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