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Steven Singer raised $513,220 in donations to never forget 9-11 attacks, $10 at a time

SIngerAs we approach the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, small business owner, Steven Singer of Steven Singer Jewelers, gives people a way to show they will never forget the tragedies of 9-11. Anyone can purchase a 9-11 Never Forget pin to wear proudly while donating to a 9-11 charity for only $10. And at just $10 a pin, Steven has donated $513,220 in profits to 9-11 charities.


Rooftop burglary prevention tips from Jewelers Mutual

Rooftop Burglary Report 2010 2016

The increased frequency of rooftop burglary crimes in 2013 and 2014 was alarming for everyone in the jewelry industry. Thankfully, reported incidents from past two years have returned to lower levels. The question now is, what can business owners do to keep jewelry store burglary attempts at bay?

IDEX Online reports jewelry sales strengthen in June

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(IDEX Online) – Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 5.8 percent in the U.S. market in June 2017, when compared to the same month a year ago, as the graph below illustrates.

Sales were an estimated $6.5 billion, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department. The June sales performance was the best since January when sales increased by 6.7 percent.

What can you realistically expect from your Going Out Of Business Sale?

Chuck FreyOf the many questions that come up when we initially meet with prospective clients, the one that we spend the most time - and analysis - answering is, “What can I expect from my sale?” After all, for many of our clients, the proceeds from their GOB represent the lion’s share of their retirement savings. I think what becomes apparent to every store owner we work with is how complex a professionally executed sales-event really is. Too often this simple question is answered with simple answers, “run your sale at Christmas, you’ll do a year’s volume plus or minus.”

Is this the first coin ever minted by the U.S. government?

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Historic coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the US and believe it was likely held by Founding Father — and founder of The Post — Alexander Hamilton.

David McCarthy, a senior researcher for the coin and collectibles firm Kagin’s, figured the 1783 silver coin had to be one-of-a-kind after he spotted it in an auction catalog.

Greene Family Jewelers featured on DIY Network’s “Treehouse Guys”

Treehouse(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) - It’s ok if you call Michael Greene a tree-hugger. While you might not find him with his arms wrapped around a maple, the vacation home he built in Weaverville, NC, is nestled in a tree (actually, three trees) and its massive deck was built around the trees’ branches and trunks.

JA applauds removal of border adjustment tax from reform proposals

JAPAC(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) welcomed an announcement from the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders that the border adjustment tax (BAT) will not be included in any comprehensive tax reform proposal being considered. Jewelers of America had been advocating against the tax, which was included in the earlier House Republican Tax Reform Blueprint. It would have imposed a 20% tax on all imports, including finished jewelry and mined materials used to produce jewelry.

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