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RDI builds business on credibility, honesty and trust

Many people want to know how RDI Diamonds has experienced double-digit growth for the past 18 years. The only way to know is to understand how they operate, and to know their story.  It all started with an 18 year old with no jewelry experience, thrust into selling gold.  Gold his father was selling “on the side” prior to his untimely death from cancer.

Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers helps grant teens wish

For most of their 52 years in business, the people at Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers have been involved with fund raising for many organizations and causes. Auctions, fashion shows, raffles and special events are regular occurrences for owners Alice Herring and Jan Fergerson and their staff.

Recently they got to play a different roll when the Rome, Georgia jeweler hosted the wish granting party for a local teen awarded with what may be the trip of a lifetime.

American “Personalization” Idols

Signature® Engraving Systems names winners in 2nd annual Engraving and Personalization Contest

Signature® Engraving Systems, the industry’s leading provider of computerized gift engravers, recently announced the winners of their second annual Engraving Contest. Entrants were invited to submit their most creative layout, most unique engraving, most profitable job and best story behind a special personalization.

JCK Events deliver 20% increase in buyer attendance

(LAS VEGAS) - JCK Events, comprising Luxury by JCK, Swiss Watch by JCK and JCK Las Vegas, and representing the entire jewelry market, finished strong with a 20 percent increase in retailer buying attendance. This has excited suppliers and industry associations who have already committed their support and business for JCK 2011 and its new home at the Mandalay Bay complex.

In addition to the consistent 20,000 retailers who attend JCK, over 600 VIP retail stores were on the show floor. The VIP Buying Program offers an efficient buying experience with amenities such as lounges, business services, networking and merchandising credits.

Miniflam USA’s portable bench torch sparks a ‘culture change’ in the industry

A new portable bench torch is one of the latest creations of a company that’s enjoying the success of a “cultural change.”

Miniflam USA, Inc. is an established, Maryland-based distributor of dental tools, working with Prodont-Holliger, SA, the largest manufacturer of dental tools in France. Now, the company, whose products are sold in over 40 countries, has branched out into other industries, including jewelry, telecommunications, hobby, optics and electronics.

Florida’s Gem Collection customers shop inside a stylish vault

With 40 years in the jewelry business and a distinguished background in fine arts and design, Tallahassee jeweler Don Vodicka had a lot of ideas about creating the perfect showroom, one of them particularly brilliant: Make the entire first floor a vault.

“Basically, the showroom is a 4,000-square-foot vault,” says Don, owner of The Gem Collection. “Rather than put everything away every night, try to load and unload – such a time-consuming thing, adding wear and tear on the jewelry – I came up with the idea. I talked to my father, who’s an architect, and said why not make the entire first floor a vault, a Class 1 vault?”

INSTORE’S The Smart Jewelry Show concludes with record attendance

(CHICAGO) - INSTORE’S The Smart Jewelry Show concluded its 3 day show at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Monday, April 26. With accolades from exhibitors, retailers and speakers, The Smart Jewelry Show has become an important show in the industry.

Attendance was over 1,000 store fronts, a 25% increase over last year. “The buzz from our 2009 show was extremely positive, resulting in a major spike in registration and traffic this year,” said Dan Kisch, INSTORE/INDESIGN publisher. “Chicago has proven to be the right city for this event. From the new exhibitors and retailers to informative speakers, this show had the right mix of education and product to generate excitement.”

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