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Jewelers Mutual’s record-breaking contest brings $2,000 to local charities for the holidays

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Sharing the gift of hope continues even as Jewelers Mutual’s Hope for the Holidays contest came to a close. Six lucky winners were chosen to spread joy to others by way of charitable donations from Jewelers Mutual, and will also receive jewelry from Sarah’s Hope® Jewelry as part of the prize giveaway.

Collected Concepts launches Shop & Share

New shopping-the-competition service added to the company’s in-store sales training curriculum

Collected Concepts, a retail consulting company that offers social media management, sales training, and in-store event planning and promotions services for retail jewelers, has recently launched Shop & Share. The new shop-the-competition service is part on an add-on to Collected Concepts’ sales and management training curriculum, offering retail jewelers not only additional insights into their store’s sales prowess and online presence, but also that of the store’s direct competition. 

Mississippi Jeweler dies in car crash

Ed Beets, Jr. 1953 – 2012

On December 8, 2012 the jewelry industry lost one of its own when Ed Beets, Jr. died suddenly in a fatal car crash. Ed was the owner of Southern Jewelry Designs in Columbia, MS and the creator/designer behind several custom design jewelry lines. Ed was making his way back to Mississippi from Arkansas when he was involved in a head-on collision. The husband/father/grandfather/jeweler was only 59 years old.

NC jeweler comes back from hurricane better than ever

Goldsboro, NC-based Daughtry Jewelers was ravaged by Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011.  “It was pure devastation,” said David Hyde, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, “but Eddie (Daughtry) was truly prepared.”

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With the help of Grice Showcase  & Display and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, among others, Daughtry Jewelers completed renovations/repairs earlier this year and is looking better than ever. Congratulations Eddie - this just goes to show, you can’t keep a good jeweler down!

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Richmond, VA jewelers join forces, raise $13,525 for Children’s Hospital Foundation

(RICHMOND, Vir.) - For the third year in a row a dozen of Richmond, Virginia’s finest jewelers banded together, under the leadership of Cheryl Fornash (Cheryl Fornash Jewelers), to give back to the Richmond community. Each of the participating jewelers donated a piece of jewelry with a retail value of $1,500 to the raffle conducted at the 2012 Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball. The donated jewelry raised $13,525 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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