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Adeler Jewelers completes remodel of new luxury showroom in Great Falls, Virginia

(GREAT FALLS, Vir.) - Adeler Jewelers, exclusive custom design jeweler serving the Washington, DC area since 1975, has completed construction on a new and expanded, two-story luxury showroom in Great Falls, Virginia. This new facility grows their operational and retail space from 1,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet and positions Adeler among the leading multi-generational jewelry houses on the East Coast.

NRF says online sales tax advantage is “stifling” local stores

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales tax the same as local merchants, saying online sellers have a price advantage that is “stifling” Main Street stores’ ability to compete.

Rapaport Group calls on diamond trade to avoid Marange diamonds

RapNet extends ban on Marange diamonds, will expel and name members violating policy

(NEW YORK) - The Rapaport Group strongly opposes the recent decision of the Kimberley Process (KP) to allow for the immediate exports from the mining operations Mbada Diamonds and Marange Resources in the Marange region of Zimbabwe. The Group has released the following statement:

Post-KP Plenary: JA & DMIA note continued need for reforms, vigilance and challenges for U.S. businesses

The associations believe that, despite some progress, much work remains and U.S. companies face legal restrictions on dealing with diamonds from Marange, Zimbabwe

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA) and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) – national trade associations whose combined membership represents fine jewelry retailers, diamond traders and manufacturers in the U.S. – are encouraged that steps were taken to preserve the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) during the recent KP Plenary, but continue to have specific concerns related to the KP’s decision to allow the export of goods from the Marange region of Zimbabwe.

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