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Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) ann...

Schnack’s Fine Jewelry turns 150

Schnack’s Fine Jewelry turns 150

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From Vicenza with Love: At Oro International, Italian family values shine

From Vicenza with Love: At Oro International, Italian family values shine

Fifty years ago, Qurino Ruzza, with 20 years as a ...

Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

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Discovery Of Opal On Mars Hints At Existence Of Alien Life

Discovery Of Opal On Mars Hints At Existence Of Alien Life

Opals discovered on Mars could suggest the planet may have once been home to life, researchers suggest. The precious stone, known as a fire opal for i...

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Jewelers Mutual presents honors at National Sale Conference

Jewelers Mutual presents honors at National Sale Conference

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized its top agencies and agents during the annual awards ceremony held at their National Sale...

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Lafonn debuts Asscher Cut Collection

Lafonn debuts Asscher Cut Collection

(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn raised the stakes in Las Vegas and debuted a new collection featuring today’s hottest diamond cut: the Asscher.

Originally de...

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Discovery Of Opal On Mars Hints At Existence Of Alien Life

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Discovery Of Opal On Mars Hints At Existence Of Alien Life

Opals discovered on Mars could suggest the planet may have once been home to life, researchers suggest. The precious stone, known as a fire opal for its distinctive red, orange and yellow coloration, was discovered in a Martian meteorite.

Nakhla, the meteorite in which the stone was discovered, is cu...

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10 Interesting Facts About Gold

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10 Interesting Facts About Gold
To keep things light since it is vacation season, we decided to write something a little different for this week's blog.
Some interesting facts about our favorite precious metal.

Facts about GOLD :

1. Production: China is currently ranked #1 for gold output worldwide, Russia is #2.

2. Absolutely pure go...

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From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

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From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

(HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) - The jewelry industry has seen changes in the way business is being done since the advent of the Internet, and especially since the economic downturn began in 2007. Ivan Levi’s quest to find answers to questions about these changes led him to discover how one specific, yet easy...

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Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

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Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 3rd Annual Rings of Strength Tour on Thursday, May 28, at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 125 participants assembled at 5:30 a.m. to either walk or run 5K, or bike one of two courses, a leisurely 15K route or a challenging 50K r...

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Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

28 DAYS AGO
Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced that Brad Padgett, an independent jeweler and native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the new president of the statewide association. His two-year term of office as the organization’s president began May 16.

Padgett graduated with a B.S.B.A....

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Two Houston jewelers named Distinction Winners in Houston Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence

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Two Houston jewelers named Distinction Winners in Houston Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence

(HOUSTON, Tex.) - Houston Jewelry and Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon were among the businesses recognized at the annual Houston Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence held in May. Both businesses were named Distinction Winners, a designation awarded to businesses that maintain a superior commitment to...

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Lafonn debuts Asscher Cut Collection

5 DAYS AGO
Lafonn debuts Asscher Cut Collection

(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn raised the stakes in Las Vegas and debuted a new collection featuring today’s hottest diamond cut: the Asscher.

Originally designed in 1902, the Art Deco-styled rectilinear diamond cut is having a modern-day renaissance. Lafonn adds its signature style to the Asscher Cut Sim...

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Samuel Spil Co. expands Dancing CZ line

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Samuel Spil Co. expands Dancing CZ line

Samuel Spil Company is excited to announce the addition of Dancing CZ rings. Spil reports their Dancing CZ line was one of their hottest sellers for the 2014 holiday season and they expect it to continue this holiday season. The company has also been busy selecting holiday themed Dancing CZ pendant...

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JBT debuts new member website and services

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has announced the launch of its enhanced member website, www.jewelersboard.com, featuring new online services that provide immediate access to critical information on the U.S. jewelry industry. In addition to providing new functionality, the new website, for the exclusive use of JBT members, has been completely re-designed for easier navigation.

JBT President Dione Kenyon explained: “This new member website is the culmination of several years of technology and services design upgrades that position JBT for the future. We know how critical it is in this competitive business environment to have up-to-date information when you need it. That’s why we are now giving our members an expanded capability to tap into JBT’s extensive database on the industry, anywhere, anytime.”

To supplement JBT’s current product offering, including 24/7 Online Credit Reports, Collections Services and Marketing tools, the site debuts two entirely new features, “JBT Advanced Search” and “JBT Credit Watch.”

JBT Advanced Search allows members to search online from over 70,000 business listings in JBT’s database, in a variety of ways. For example, users can search for and by such information as company principal, key managers, phone number, business classification, and address. In addition, name searches will link to all of the businesses with which an individual is associated. A map link is included with each entry to better identify locations. Once a listing of interest is identified, members can instantly order a JBT credit report online for more detailed credit data and analysis. All JBT members have access to this service as a new benefit of membership.

JBT Credit Watch is a pro-active, online information service for members who want the most timely information available to monitor their accounts. JBT electronically informs members of important changes in their business partners’ credit profiles. Examples include subjects of frequent member inquiries, collections claim activity, ratings changes, and other significant credit report updates. Members initiate the service themselves on-line by identifying companies they wish to track, be they customers, prospects, or vendors. The service is free to JBT Interchange Members, and priced at an annual subscription fee to the balance of JBT members.

According to JBT Board Chairman Harvey O’Conor, “The jewelry industry has been eager for information-based financial tools that are accessible from any location, and at any time. With JBT Advanced Search and JBT Credit Watch, JBT’s membership can now mine the enormous database that JBT has established over the years to better inform their credit and business decisions.”

The new site can be found at www.jewelersboard.com.


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