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The value of jewelry goes far beyond the price tag

New survey details impact of jewelry loss

(NEENAH, Wis.) – From the most careful to the most forgetful, it seems that everyone is prone to losing something they care about. A recent survey conducted by Perfect Circle™ Jewelry Insurance (www.PerfectCircleInsurance.com/ImpactOfJewelryLoss) by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company found that over half of respondents had lost a piece of jewelry that was either emotionally or monetarily valuable.


A unique scholarship for gemology students

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 39th Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference, scheduled February 3-4, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.

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.

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