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Lighting up for the holidays

 

The planning for any store upgrades for the holiday season usually begins well before the “official” start of the holiday season.  One of the easiest ways to get ready for the holiday season is to upgrade the lighting.  If a store is simply looking for a quick fix for the holidays then a smart thing to do is to upgrade the lighting for the bridal cases and window displays.


Jewel Couture LLC offers Statement Necklace contest

To celebrate its 9th anniversary Jewel Couture is offering a “Win a Statement Necklace” contest. Everyone is invited to enter. To enter, contestants should pick out their favorite Statement Necklace at  http://jeweljewel.com/100879.html. They should then “Like” the Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture LLC Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mia-Katrin-for-JEWEL-COUTURE-LLC/52496168970) and state in 25 words or less on the page why this necklace best makes their own statement. The winner will win a gorgeous new Statement Necklace valued at $500. (Choosing from the very long Blue Chalcedony or very long Gem Crystal and Onyx sterling silver/14 karat gold necklaces). Details are on the Facebook page.

6 easy steps to your own custom catalog

Custom Catalog Service creates your catalog, your way

“We have been creating elegant catalogs for independent jewelers since 1991,” says Custom Catalog Service President Gary Wright. “Just let us know what you like, and we will work with you to create a totally unique, high quality and affordable catalog for your store. Our niche is the word ‘custom’ as we create every page exactly the way you want. You may include your favorite brands as well as your own brands, and generic images. There is no additional charge from us for this customization.”

FTC publishes request for comments - seeking public input on revisions to jewelry industry Guides

(NEW YORK) – The JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) has been notified that as part of the FTC’s (Federal Trade Commission) systematic review of all current FTC rules and Guides, the agency is seeking public comment from members of the trade (and from consumers) on revisions to the Jewelry Guides. The deadline for comments is August 27, 2012.

GIA salutes education in 2013

New U.S. military veteran, GIA Junior Gemologist scholarships

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - U.S. military veterans will have access to new scholarships for advanced gemological education as part of GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) 2013 international scholarship program. The scholarship application period began in June and will run through Oct. 31. A wide range of other scholarships are also available for on-campus and distance education programs, as well as lab classes.

Baxter’s helps Biggie pop the question in MTV style

In true “Jersey Shore” style, long-time Rhode Island retailer Baxter’s Fine Jewelry played a big part (pun intended) in the custom creation of an engagement ring for reality TV star Michael “Biggie” Morgan from MTV’s “Pauly D Project,” which launched earlier this year. A spin-off from “Jersey Shore,” the “Pauly D Project” shows Biggie as the ‘man behind the man,’ managing the day-to-day operations of Pauly D as he travels the nation playing his music and most recently, opening for the latest Britney Spears tour.

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