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Dazzling Paws Jewelry supports pet charities

(PLOVER, Wis.) - Seven pet organizations benefitted from the “Let’s Pawtner Together” holiday charity program sponsored by Dazzling Paws Jewelry LLC.     

Dazzling Paws Jewelry custom designs sterling silver pet themed jewelry for people who love dogs. The company manufactures dog breed jewelry, engraved pieces, pet memorial pieces and other pet themed designs that are manufactured in the USA from recycled silver.

Jewelers for Children donates towards Ebola fight

Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, announced they have made a $100,000 donation to Save the Children’s Ebola Children’s Relief Fund to support efforts in fighting the deadly disease.  JFC received pledges from donors including Sterling Jewelers, Pandora, JCPenney, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Hearts On Fire to assist with this support.

Curating a luxe experience

Distinguished jeweler Stephen Silver, Chairman/CEO of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, Menlo Park, CA, has invested his entire career in accruing elite rare jewels for serious collectors. Each thoughtfully procured piece is something he would often want to keep and appreciate. Within this delicate tension between selling and collecting lies the genius for Silver’s prowess in what he determines is worthy of acquisition irrespective of price.

Industry veteran writes book on gratitude

Ivan Levi, of Ivan Alan Jewels and Ivan Alan Solutions is a veteran in the jewelry industry. For over 30 years, one of the most consistent questions he gets from store managers is how to compete with the Internet.  His answer? “Don’t compete. There is always someone selling for less. Be unique and people will want what you have, you’ll love what you do even more, and all people - including customers - will want to be in your presence.“

GIA suspends diamond sealing services and duplicate reports

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Effective in November, GIA has suspended diamond sealing services and the issuance of duplicate reports at all locations.

The Institute is taking this action after receiving a sealed diamond for verification that did not match the data label in the sealing packet. GIA, with the assistance of an outside corporate investigation firm, is examining the circumstances surrounding the submission to determine the source of the sealing packet.

Jewelers Mutual bundles up loss prevention training for the holidays

New video and weekly tips make five minute security reminders easy for retail owners and managers

(NEENAH, Wis.) - The holidays are prime time for boosting your holiday traffic, but they are also a prime time for jewelry losses with inventories at their highest and attention focused on sales rather than loss prevention.

Jewelers of America promotes careers in the jewelry industry

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has updated its “Careers in the Jewelry Industry” guide, a snapshot of 10 career pathways. The brochure ensures the jewelry industry’s ongoing competitiveness and growth by encouraging high-caliber individuals to pursue vocations within the industry. The jewelry career guide is yet another addition to JA’s resourceful online Career Center at www.jewelers.org/jewelrycareers/. The Career Center also boasts a directory of jewelry schools and training facilities in the United States as well as a Jewelry Jobs Board for jewelry companies and job seekers.  

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