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Body of Bryon Macron found

Sdeath of bryonIn January we reported that Bryon Macron, jewelry industry veteran and Lafayette Township (Medina County, OH) Trustee, had gone missing in December under suspicious circumstances. On February 21st Macron’s body was discovered by a kayaker in Chippewa Lake. Authorities retrieved his body from the lake and took it to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office where it was identified. An autopsy is underway to try to determine the cause of death.

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates

Spring is around the corner, and that means it must be time for the Spring edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. Warmer weather is on the way, and with it, all of the extra business that comes our way from spring time holidays and events including Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations. There is no better place to prepare yourself and your store for extra business than the Spring, 2017 Atlanta Jewelry Show!

How to drive sales in a changed retail jewelry climate

Last year, Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” One of the earliest poetic expressions he penned was “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” which has been acclaimed as one of the early ‘60s great protest songs. In later decades, it has been adopted as a general change anthem and used in everything from product announcements to advertisements, and I often think of it whenever a paradigm shift forces business in new directions. I specifically think of these brilliant lines, “Your old road is rapidly agin’ … For the times they are a-changin’.”

NAJA announces background check program

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is proud to announce the first of its kind, voluntary background check program to members of a jewelry association. NAJA has partnered with Global Investigative Services Inc., an expert in the background screening industry to help administer the program.  

How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in British history

They pried open the elevator doors to the open shaft. Then one or more of them dropped down to the basement.

british jewelry heist

The audacious April 2015 ransacking of safe-deposit boxes in Hatton Garden, London’s jewelry district, was epic. So much cash, jewelry, and other valuables had been taken that the loot had been hauled away in giant trash containers on wheels. London’s newspapers were filled with artists’ renderings of the heist, featuring hard-bodied burglars in black turtlenecks doing superhuman |things. Experts insisted that the heist was the work of a foreign |team of Navy-Seal-like professionals, likely from the infamous Pink Panthers, an international gang of master jewelry thieves.