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Stuller wraps up “most exciting” Bench Jeweler Workshop to date


(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller hosted their annual Bench Jeweler Workshop last weekend welcoming more than 200 jewelers from across the country to its global headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“Workshop has always been a customer favorite. It draws a dynamic, enthusiastic crowd each year,” says Vice President of Merchandising, Tammy Kidder. “Attendees can count on making lifelong friends, learning something new, and having a good time at Workshop. And the Battle of the Benches competition we added this year just gave it an additional layer of excitement.”

Life changing event inspires heartfelt new line

Jackie JuliaTimeless Fine Jewelry launches “My Story”

(NEW YORK) - Timeless Fine Jewelry has just released a brand new jewelry line that is more than a mere conversation piece. My Story began when Chief Marketing Officer of Timeless, Jackie Cohen decided she wanted to have a baby. After years and thousands of dollars spent on attempting to get pregnant without any success, Jackie took the alternative route and applied to be an adoptive mother.

GN Diamond announces increased inventory of GIA certified diamonds

GN Diamond, a Philadelphia-based  direct cutter and manufacturer of diamonds and fine diamond jewelry, has announced they have increased their GIA certified inventory making them one of the strongest GIA vendors in the industry.

“We are humbled to partner with independent jewelers across the country,” said  GN Diamond CEO Asaf Herskovitz. “We listen to over 2000 retailers every day and have made a quick shift and dramatic increase in our inventory of GIA certified diamonds.  We are now one of the top 5 manufacturers in GIA goods from a ½ ct J SI2 to a 5ct D VS1. 

JA announces new and updated Member benefits

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced several new and updated benefits to their extensive list of services available to JA Member companies. Designed to help jewelers stay competitive and increase their profitability, the benefits include competitive rates on business loans, web services and worker’s compensation coverage.

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

The Mother of all holidays is right around the corner, and if you don’t have your marketing plans in place, drop everything and get to work on them now! Mother’s Day is the third largest retail holiday in the United States, and working with your customers to make Mom happy can result in a huge payday for retail jewelers.

Bill Nefsky reviews ArmourLite’s night vision watches

In late 2013, I reported on the latest craze in night vision watches for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. These tritium illuminated watches were split into two categories: T-25 & the much brighter T-100. At the time, only a small handful of manufacturers were offering sporty night vision watch choices; unless the consumer wished to spend $1,500 retail or more for a dressy automatic model.

How jewelry is saving women from human trafficking


(CNN) - Sometimes something as simple as a bracelet can save a life.

For thousands of women who have been rescued from human trafficking in India by the organization Apne Aap, it's not the piece of jewelry itself, but rather the future it can create.
Bangles, necklaces, earrings and even bags made by Apne Aap women from upcycled saris are being sold at American department stores and boutiques and on online as part of Rosena Sammi Jewelry's "Who Sari Now?" Collection