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JA releases 2010 Cost of Doing Business Report

JA releases 2010 Cost of Doing Business Report

Report reflects economic challenges for specialty jewelers but highlights how profits can still be achieved with focused management

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has released the 2010 Jewelers of America Cost of Doing Business Report, which analyzes retailers’ financial data from 2009.  The Report, which has been published annually for two decades, represents the most complete and historical comparative financial information available to specialty jewelers in the U.S. It compiles data from a cross section of jewelers, including independent high-end firms (25.8%), independent mid-range firms (57.9%), jewelry chains (9.1%) and designer/artist/custom jewelers (13.2%).

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Stuller helps retail jewelers refresh inventory for the holidays

Stuller helps retail jewelers refresh inventory for the holidays

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - With precious metal markets on the rise, Stuller’s Clean Scrap Program continues to provide retail jewelers with a solution to stale inventory problem...

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Looking for love? Try SJN’s Fan Page

Looking for love?  Try SJN’s Fan Page

Award winning jewelry designer Lisa Perantoni had no idea that searching for answers to her rhodium plating problem would lead to marriage. Neither did anyone else.  Sout...

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Living the American Dream at Ingrid’s Jewelers

Living the American Dream at Ingrid’s Jewelers

When Ingrid Strange was 5 years old, she stood in the war torn streets of Germany as WWII came to a close. As the little German girl watched American soldiers go by, one ju...

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Reach your customers on the go, 24/7 with Avalon Solution’s Mobile Ready Website

Reach your customers on the go, 24/7 with Avalon Solution’s Mobile Ready Website

(NEW YORK) - Today, just having a regular desktop-based website isn’t enough to capitalize on the huge online base of customers who want the versatility and convenience ...

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Increased attendance, optimistic buying mood define August Atlanta Jewelry Show

Increased attendance, optimistic buying mood define August Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) –The August 7-9, 2010 Atlanta Jewelry Show experienced a 4% increase in attendance over the 2009 edition – with notable increases from states outside of the ...

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24 Karat Club Southeastern United States holds 36th annual Banquet

24 Karat Club Southeastern United States holds 36th annual Banquet

Retailer of Year, scholarship recipients, new members honored at elegant black tie event

( ATLANTA ) - The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) hosted their 36th a...

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At Precision Platinum it’s all in the family

At Precision Platinum it’s all in the family

“Every piece of jewelry has a story. Ask the story first,” suggests David Phelps as I join his family for wine and delicious catered Chinese cuisine provided by neigh...

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Sissy’s Log Cabin expands from humble beginning

Sissy’s Log Cabin expands from humble beginning

Sometimes you are lucky enough to cross paths with a true jewelry industry legend. You know who they are. They are the people who are so well known you only have to use t...

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Henderson Designs partners with Luca Lorenzini for fun, modern line

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