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Dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelers down 29% in 2012

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2012 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. The total number of crimes against the industry increased from 1478 in 2011 to 1538 in 2012, an increase of 4%, while total dollar losses decreased sharply from $85.1 million in 2011 to $60.2 million in 2012, a decrease of 29%.


After 22% increase in 2012, jeweler enrollment in Jewelers Mutual program continues to climb

(NEENAH, Wisc.) - As Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, the industry leader specializing exclusively in insuring jewelry and jewelry businesses, is poised to provide steadfast support to the jewelry industry for the next 100 years. Through Jewelers Mutual’s Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance for personal jewelry protection and the special jeweler programs that support it, the company prides itself on helping jewelers strengthen their business and solidify their customer relationships. One particular program that’s making a significant impact on the success of retail jewelry businesses nationwide has been the Customer Advantage Program. 

Joseph W. Tenhagen, NAJA Associate Director, Passes Away

Joseph Tenhagen passed away on April 27th at the age of 79.  Joseph spent forty years as an appraiser and consultant to the gem trade and jewelry industry.

He attended the University of Miami as a Geology Major and then earned his Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 1969.  In the same year he earned his Fellowship FGA diploma from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. 

Modeling the Future: GIA transforms jewelry education

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Students at GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) campus in Carlsbad, Calif. now have access to the latest cutting-edge technology in jewelry design and manufacturing education through the completely revamped Jewelry Manufacturing Arts program. The Institute’s Graduate Jeweler (GJ) and Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) courses have been fully updated, with redesigned classrooms outfitted with high-tech manufacturing and learning tools for efficient, visual and interactive education geared to today’s jewelry industry.

JVC Publishes “Essential Guide to Conflict Minerals and the Dodd Frank Act”

The Dodd Frank Act is a significant law sure to have a wide ranging impact on the jewelry industry.  The legislation, passed in 2010, addresses “conflict minerals” identified as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.  Pursuant to Dodd Frank, companies that are listed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and that use these minerals will have to provide specific information to the public concerning the minerals. Companies that supply SEC listed companies (either directly or indirectly) will be impacted and may have to institute new measures governing their supply chain.   

Gemvision announces its Revo 540CX mill to join Matrix 7.5 in GIA’s CAD/CAM Classrooms

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - Gemvision Corporation is proud to announce the addition of Gemvision’s Revo 540CX rapid-prototype mill to GIA’s CAD classroom instruction.

The initial Revo mill was built in 2003 and has quickly become a top CAM mill production choice for jewelry professionals and fulfillment agencies within the United States and worldwide.

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