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A Gift from Above

So many of us can point to a family member or close friend as the means by which we chose jewelry as our career. And while there were several very significant people who influenced Andy Marthaler to sit at the bench and learn, he and his wife Tonya view their journey as one put before them from above. As owners of a brand new store in Asheville, NC, they are quick to humbly tell you, “it’s a God story,” and after hearing it you’ll no doubt agree.


Of the industry and for the industry

Jewelers Mutual Insurance celebrates a sparkling centennial

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, marking its 100th birthday this year, has been a constant presence and “family member” among the generations of jewelry-industry participants who through the years have seen their businesses grow and prosper, and have sometimes passed the family business down to the next generation.

Buying at the Big Show: JCK Las Vegas

May is here and retail jewelers are ready for some buying at JCK Las Vegas. Trends having a strong influence on jewelers’ open-to-buy budgets for the upcoming trade show include a yellow gold comeback, purchasing larger loose diamonds and diamond-set jewelry, fancy colored diamonds, fresh bridal designs, and the mainstays for color plus some unusual color.  

March Atlanta Jewelry Show delivers affordable, convenient, one-stop-shopping experience

(ATLANTA) - Drawn by its convenience, selection, cost-effective travel options and educational/networking opportunities, independent jewelers from throughout the Southeastern United States, as well as other areas of the country, flocked to the March 2-4, 2013 Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Ben Gordon: Celebrating 60 years of jewelry passion

What can you say about a man who is celebrating 60 years in the fine jewelry business, 51 years of marriage, and a weekly appointment at the Apple Store every Tuesday to keep up with the latest technology? Only one thing… Amazing! 77-year-old Ben Gordon can teach each one of us a thing or two about passion, happiness and success, all with a smile on his face.

Health Care Option planned by new JA leadership

One of the many new initiatives that Jewelers of America (JA) is working on is providing a health insurance option for the trade association’s 3,200 members. This is part of new president & CEO David Bonaparte’s initiative to offer member benefits with broader appeal to increase the group’s numbers. As the trade association’s new leader, David will also work on recruiting more suppliers and manufacturers while continuing Matt Runci’s work on responsible sourcing and business practices.

Jeweler helps Soldier with Secret Op

Creating a custom jewelry design has its share of challenges. But when the customer is roughly 6,800 miles away from the store, located in an active war zone in Afghanistan where Internet blackouts are frequent and lengthy, e-mail is the only method of communicating and the customer also wants help planning a surprise marriage proposal, a custom job can become a major undertaking.

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