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JCOC study finds worry about economy has declined

(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - The Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC), a division of MVI Marketing Ltd., announced the publication of the results from a tracking study entitled “When Will You Purchase Again?”

The study was in the field from April 16 to 21, 2010 and was completed by 787 JCOC U.S. based panelists. The initial such study was deployed in May 2009 with the goal of monitoring the purchasing sentiments of consumers annually.


Jewelry insiders develop websites for their own industry

Jewelry Website Designers announces its website development company exclusively for members of the jewelry trade. Created by and for members of the industry, each expert team player understands what’s needed to compete successfully today - and how to get the job done.

Jewelers must distinguish themselves to a global community with brand identity as the only source for superior goods and services. Whether you are or aren’t a brick and mortar merchant, you need a strong effective online presence to succeed in this fiercely competitive atmosphere.

Scholarships available for JA Bench Professional Certification

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company sponsors scholarships that cover 80% of materials fees

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced that scholarships are available for its nationally recognized Bench Professional Certification program. The scholarships are provided through the generous sponsorship of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, an industry partner of JA. The Jewelers Mutual Bench Professional Certification Scholarship funds approximately 80% of the exam materials fees, which can save applicants several hundred to thousands of dollars.

Jewelers Mutual warns of threat to burglar alarm systems

Burglar alarm systems used by jewelry businesses across the United States may be affected by a recently announced decrease in Honeywell’s AlarmNet-M radio network.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has learned that Velocita Wireless, which provides the wireless backbone of Honeywell’s AlarmNet-M radio network, is de-commissioning a portion of its network that transmits one-way and two-way burglar alarm signals. Velocita cautioned that this immediate and significant decrease in their network coverage will affect about a quarter of its service area. Most alarm service providers use this network, even though it is not listed on your alarm service contract agreement.

24 Karat Club, S.E.U.S. announces new scholarship, website

The 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United Sates is pleased to introduce the new 24 Karat Club – Sterling Reputation Scholarship. The $2500 scholarship, generously sponsored by Sunrise, FL based sterling silver jewelry manufacturer Sterling Reputation, is to be used for the Jewelry Design or Watch Repair programs at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, AL.

New non-profit celebrates jewelry industry contribution to developing world, local communities

First “Jewelers That Care” Awards going to leading suppliers, miners, manufacturers, designers, retailers honoring a multitude of projects.

(NEW YORK) - Members of the jewelry industry are mobilizing behind a new nonprofit with a global perspective, with key players planning to attend the first Jewelers That Care Awards ceremony at the JCK Las Vegas Show on Saturday June 5, at the Venetian Hotel.

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