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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%).


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 problems.

“Our Clean Scrap Program gives jewelers the opportunity to trade any junk scrap or old finished jewelry inventory for new products or services such as the Kera Bead display kit or CounterSketch Studio,” says Darrell Warren, vice president of tools. “Another added benefit of the program is its ability to become a ‘profit center’ for jewelers, by allowing them to collect and return their customers’ scrap jewelry as well as their own.”

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.  Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News are proud to be a part of this amazingly, romantic story which, believe it or not, actually started with our “I’m a fan of Southern Jewelry News” Facebook page. We’ve always known our fans are amazing, but this story proves it.

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 jumped from his tank and knelt to hand her a piece of candy. This simple gesture ignited a life-long love for American soldiers which, today, is the cornerstone of Ingrid’s business success.

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 to browse and shop the web at home, at work and on the go. Searching and browsing the Internet for businesses, products and services through iPhones, BlackBerries, Androids and other SmartPhones has exploded so much the last few years that experts are calling it the future of e-commerce.

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 show’s traditional Southeastern market territory. Busy aisles, combined with exhibitor reports of steady order-writing from established, as well as new customers, generated a positive atmosphere on the sold-out show floor at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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 annual black-tie banquet at the elegant Atlanta Country Club on August 7th. The elite event was well attended by more than 190 leaders from all walks of the jewelry industry enjoying an evening of networking and recognition.

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