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Jewelers Mutual’s 5 tips to go beyond the sale this holiday season

(NEENAH, Wis.) - We’ve all heard the catch phrase “don’t sweat the small stuff”, but in retail nothing could be further from the truth, especially this holiday season. Facing the busiest time of year and increased traffic, it’s easy to overlook what might be the most important brand initiative - the store experience.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Internships at GIA

Opportunities available in California and New York

GIA

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at its Carlsbad, California and New York City locations. The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early-career scientists to pursue full-time academic research on fundamental scientific problems in gemstone geology, defect physics and diamond synthesis; and other fields related to gemology - the study of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and their treatments.

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement ring reignite demand for 3-stone rings?

harry meghan ring

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a custom engagement ring he designed for his bride-to-be. It features a trio of stunning diamonds.

The ring's center stone hails from Botswana, a country with personal significance for the couple, and is flanked by two diamonds from the personal collection of Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana.

The EDGE® adds profit center for independent retail jewelers

Software company looks for ways to increase a retailer’s bottom line

Edge(SHELTON, Conn.) - Abbott Jewelry Systems, creator of The Edge retail jewelry management system, has added jewelry care protection plans to their software, providing independent retail jewelers the same sales advantage as the majors. Independent jewelers can now offer jewelry care protection plans for their customers’ peace of mind, in addition to helping them close sales at the counter. The plans offered are available through industry insurance leader JM Care Plan™, a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group, and IJB/Wexler/Montage Group.

Jewelers Mutual shares Q&A from Holiday Security webinar

holiday security

If you don't have questions about how to improve the security at your business, that's not a comforting sign — especially before holiday shopping ramps up.

With technology transforming the world of safes, alarms, surveillance systems, and other essential physical and electronic security features, there's plenty for jewelers to ponder. Couple that with how to improve procedural security by educating staff and there's an abundance to consider.

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