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Quick acting store employees thwart would-be jewelry thieves

At 3 pm on a quiet Wednesday afternoon, a friendly Hispanic girl came into Murphey the Jeweler (Tyler, Tx.) and asked to see a display of high-end diamond bracelets. She was attractive, but stood out to several employees because of her heavily tattooed forearms. She was on her cell phone telling the person on the other end that she was about to look at some bracelets and that she had bought her mother a gift here before. She hung up the phone as our salesperson removed the entire display of 6 bracelets from the showcase. The girl immediately grabbed the entire display and fled the store. Our salesperson yelled out several times to alert the other employees of a problem and the immediately ran out behind the thief.

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First female President of GJA, Frances Hiers dies at 100

(FITZGERALD, Ga. ) - Frances Hiers died on July 16 at her residence in Fitzgerald , GA at the age of 100.

Mrs. Hiers was the first woman to ever be elected as President of the Ge...

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Dallas jeweler, Holocaust survivor Harry Bock dies

( DALLAS ) - Harry Bock, who survived the concentration camps of World War II, then later moved to Dallas and built the widely respected Bachendorf’s jewelry stores while ra...

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Local Jewelers Crime Alert Prevention Network in Kentucky nails suspects

Crime Alert courtesy of Jewelers’ Security Alliance

On May 13, 2010, Bill Brundage of Brundage Jewelers in Louisville , KY , a leader of a local crime prevention network for...

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WFDB greets agreement on Zimbabwe diamond exports as a convincing victory for the Kimberley Process

( ANTWERP , Belgium ) - The World Federation of Diamond Bourses has welcomed the agreement reached by the Kimberley Process calling it “a convincing victory for the Kimberle...

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JA welcomes introduction of Main Street Fairness Act

The legislation would level the playing field between online and brick-and-mortar retailers

( NEW YORK ) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for busine...

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Jewelers for Children celebrates 12 years and announces $3 million to be donated to children’s charities

Jewelers for Children celebrates 12 years and announces $3 million to be donated to children’s charities

On June 6, 2010, Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, held the 12th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas during the JCK Show.  The charity announced ...

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King Jewelers & TechnoMarine sponsorship of Miss GEICO leaves everyone in its wake

King Jewelers & TechnoMarine sponsorship of Miss GEICO leaves everyone in its wake

King Jewelers, together with TechnoMarine, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Miss GEICO, the 4 time world champion and fastest offshore powerboat in the world.

The m...

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Jewelers of America expands legislative advocacy

( NEW YORK ) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced the expansion of its legi...

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ASHI introduces “Holiday Love” Marketing Program

(NEW YORK) - ASHI, a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing only independent jewel...

 

Box Brokers’ unveils new interchangeable tray display series

Box Brokers Group, an independent jewelers-focused source for innovative designs in packag...

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