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Estate jeweler starts foundation, jewelry collection for niece

Estate jeweler starts foundation, jewelry collection for niece

When a young life ends abruptly - especially a per...

Bill’s Jewelers thrives by staying true to a family promise

Bill’s Jewelers thrives by staying true to a family promise

Bill’s Jewelers in Thomasville, Ga., has three dri...

Bead it on down the line

Bead it on down the line

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Jeweler’s early embracing of cryptocurrency pays huge dividends

Jeweler’s early embracing of cryptocurrency pays huge dividends

Nearly 20% of sales paid for via cryptocurrency

(NEW YORK) - Since establishing his retail operations in 1980, Silicon Valley jeweler and gemologist Stephen Silver has demonstrated an uncanny adaptability to emerging technology. In an industry rocked b...

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Kids Jewelry Camp to return for Fall Atlanta Jewelry Show

Kids Jewelry Camp to return for Fall Atlanta Jewelry Show

Popular event slated for August 6 - 8  

(ATLANTA) - Gold, gemstones and cupcakes created the perfect recipe for the innovative and hugely successful, first-ever AJS Kids Jewelry Camp.  The event, held during the Spring edition of the Atlanta J...

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Finalists and judges announced for 2018 Saul Bell Design Award

Finalists and judges announced for 2018 Saul Bell Design Award

Rio Grande, the organizer of the Saul Bell Design Award ( www.saulbellaward.com ), is pleased to announce the 45 finalists of the 2018 Saul Bell Design Award competition, as well as the two panels of experts tasked with judging the finalists’ work.

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A New Dawn for Kiva

A New Dawn for Kiva

New Dawn Lab Grown Diamonds funds micro loans for low income women

(CHICAGO) - Lab grown diamonds continue to grow as a product category for jewelry retailers and M. Geller Diamonds just announced that their lab grown diamond brand, New Dawn Diamonds®,...

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Steady attendance, serious buyers welcome spring at Atlanta Jewelry Show

Steady attendance, serious buyers welcome spring at Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - Steady attendance numbers coupled with serious buyers writing larger orders created a successful event for executive director Libby Brown, and the Spring 2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show (AJS).

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Jeweler’s early embracing of cryptocurrency pays huge dividends

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Jeweler’s early embracing of cryptocurrency pays huge dividends

Nearly 20% of sales paid for via cryptocurrency

(NEW YORK) - Since establishing his retail operations in 1980, Silicon Valley jeweler and gemologist Stephen Silver has demonstrated an uncanny adaptability to emerging technology. In an industry rocked by changing consumer behavior, Stephen Silver Fine ...

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The Evolution of You

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The Evolution of You

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Every business, including the jewelry trade must keep pace with the times in which we are doing business. “Things change” can sound woefully trite, so can make you discount the importance of its truth.

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Kids Jewelry Camp to return for Fall Atlanta Jewelry Show

1 DAY AGO
Kids Jewelry Camp to return for Fall Atlanta Jewelry Show

Popular event slated for August 6 - 8  

(ATLANTA) - Gold, gemstones and cupcakes created the perfect recipe for the innovative and hugely successful, first-ever AJS Kids Jewelry Camp.  The event, held during the Spring edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show, has set the stage for a fall encore. ...

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Innovative Musical Leadership Program to open GIA Symposium

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Innovative Musical Leadership Program to open GIA Symposium

The Music Paradigm’s world-renowned music and learning program imparts leadership lessons of the symphony maestro

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) International Gemological Symposium, Oct. 7-9 in Carlsbad, CA, will include the debut - for the gem and jewelry industry - o...

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Finalists and judges announced for 2018 Saul Bell Design Award

8 DAYS AGO
Finalists and judges announced for 2018 Saul Bell Design Award

Rio Grande, the organizer of the Saul Bell Design Award ( www.saulbellaward.com ), is pleased to announce the 45 finalists of the 2018 Saul Bell Design Award competition, as well as the two panels of experts tasked with judging the finalists’ work.

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Joel McFadden Appointed Director of MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers

8 DAYS AGO
Joel McFadden Appointed Director of MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers

Joel McFadden MJSA, the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has appointed Joel McFadden as director of the MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers.

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A New Dawn for Kiva

1 DAY AGO
A New Dawn for Kiva

New Dawn Lab Grown Diamonds funds micro loans for low income women

(CHICAGO) - Lab grown diamonds continue to grow as a product category for jewelry retailers and M. Geller Diamonds just announced that their lab grown diamond brand, New Dawn Diamonds®, will partner with Kiva, a non-profit organization...

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AGS Laboratories launches Colored Diamond Document

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AGS Laboratories launches Colored Diamond Document

(LAS VEGAS) - Ever since its inception in 1996, AGS Laboratories® has graded only white diamonds. That is no longer the case, as the management at AGS Laboratories announced that they have added brown diamonds to their grading services.

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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

6 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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W.R. Cobb’s Precise White Gold - an advanced white metal

With consumer demand growing for affordable white metal options, jewelry manufactures have been forced to think outside the box. Many have turned to traditional white gold despite its obvious drawbacks. W.R. Cobb, an innovator in the field of manufacturing, refused to settle for current metal options. In order to provide their customers with a new choice in the white metal category they created Precise White Gold – a patented new family of white metal alloys.

Precise White Gold has been a sparkle in the eye of W.R. Cobb for many years. Searching for additional options to high priced platinum and its ‘diva-like’ composition qualities, the company set out to find a solution.

With more than 129 years of jewelry experience, W.R. Cobb was determined to find another white metal that wouldn’t need rhodium plating yet, would produce pristine whiteness without the high cost of platinum. Their answer was Precise White Gold.

Introduced to the market four years ago, Precise White Gold was developed with both the consumer and jeweler in mind. Working for more than two years, the development team at W.R. Cobb sought to create an alloy that would decrease the likelihood of allergic reaction. Eliminating the need for rhodium plating was also a driving factor in their development.

As a new family of alloys, Precise White Gold gives the appearance of a bright, white metal without the high cost typically associated with them. Not only is it sold at a better price point than other leading white metals but it does not require rhodium plating. It can be polished and finished just as easily as yellow gold, without the brittleness that can sometimes accompany other white gold alloys. It is, by all definitions, an advanced white metal.

Today, Precise White Gold is used for diamond setting, hand fabrication and a wide variety of applications. “The introduction of Precise White Gold will transform both our company and the industry. Fundamentally, this is the biggest change in white gold jewelry since the 1920s,” states Roderick Lichtenfels, CEO of W.R. Cobb.

The Precise White Gold family of alloys is available in 10 karat, 14 karat and 18 karat versions. They have been color tested by the American Assay and Gemological Office, a division of BAO Technical Services Ltd., the world’s most authoritative testing source. All of the Precise White Gold alloys received a ‘Premium’ rating.

For more information about the Precise White Gold alloys contact W.R. Cobb by calling 800-428-0040 or visit their website at www.wrcobb.com.

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