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Adeler designs catching eyes of Hollywood elite

(GREAT FALLS, Va.) – Designer Jorge Adeler of Adeler Jewelers (March 2011 SJN featured retailer) seems to have caught the eye of the Hollywood A list.  Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the famous and fabulous who have chosen his unique one-of-a-kind designs to enhance their red carpet ensembles.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee publishes new guide on FTC Platinum Amendments

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has released “The Essential Guide to the U.S. Trade in Platinum Jewelry” (Essential Guide) to clarify Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 amendments to the Platinum Section of the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metal and Pewter Industries. This Essential Guide explains these revised standards, and what they mean in practical terms for those who manufacture, promote and sell platinum jewelry. This Essential Guide is the newest addition to JVC’s series of Essential Guides and was underwritten by a grant from Platinum Guild International USA.

New study evaluates consumer behaviors, attitudes toward Social Commerce

Popularity of Group-Buying Sites, Location-Based Apps examined

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Shoppers are willing to interact with retailers through a variety of social networks and retailers have limitless opportunities to capitalize on the momentum, according to the 2011 Social Commerce Study, a joint research project by Shop.org, comScore and Social Shopping Labs. The report, which evaluates shopping directly influenced by social media, polled 1787 adult online shoppers in April 2011.

GIA Scholarships expand international reach in 2012

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Helping students around the world pursue their dreams of a career in the gem and jewelry industry, the GIA has announced the start of its 2012 scholarship application period, increasing the total number of scholarships offered and doubling the number of international locations where On-Campus programs can be taken.

RapNet Diamond Index up 7.4% in June 2011

Polished prices rise 34.3% in first half of year

(NEW YORK) - Certified polished diamond prices maintained their strong uptrend in June as U.S. buyers fought to keep pace with Far East competitors. While some price resistance is apparent, the outlook for the second half of the year remains strong.

Jewelers of America Grant helps fund State Association events

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, provided $12,500 in funding last year to its state and regional association partners via its Affinity Group Support Fund. State and regional partners can apply for grants to supplement the cost of organizing projects and events.

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