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Jewelers Mutual announces winner of Everlasting Love Contest

Florida resident wins $11,000 Erica Courtney earrings

(NEENAH, Wis.) - To celebrate a centennial milestone, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, provider of Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance, partnered with celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss to honor and reward couples’ commitments with the “Everlasting Love” contest. Earlier this month, Ariela of South Florida was named the Grand Prize winner, and will receive $11,000 Erica Courtney® platinum diamond earrings for her story of everlasting love: “For Better or For Worse, We’re Always Better Together.”

Andrew Hamilton Crawford finding success in today’s economy

Offering a costume line with attractive price points is becoming essential to the majority of fine jewelry retailers across the US. Today’s generation is spending less of their hard-earned money on large purchases like diamonds or gemstones, and more on fashionable products they can wear every day. With high quality product, competitive price points and impactful color, Andrew Hamilton Crawford’s resin costume line gives retailers an opportunity for high margins and quick turnaround.

Dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelers down 29% in 2012

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2012 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. The total number of crimes against the industry increased from 1478 in 2011 to 1538 in 2012, an increase of 4%, while total dollar losses decreased sharply from $85.1 million in 2011 to $60.2 million in 2012, a decrease of 29%.

After 22% increase in 2012, jeweler enrollment in Jewelers Mutual program continues to climb

(NEENAH, Wisc.) - As Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, the industry leader specializing exclusively in insuring jewelry and jewelry businesses, is poised to provide steadfast support to the jewelry industry for the next 100 years. Through Jewelers Mutual’s Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance for personal jewelry protection and the special jeweler programs that support it, the company prides itself on helping jewelers strengthen their business and solidify their customer relationships. One particular program that’s making a significant impact on the success of retail jewelry businesses nationwide has been the Customer Advantage Program. 

Joseph W. Tenhagen, NAJA Associate Director, Passes Away

Joseph Tenhagen passed away on April 27th at the age of 79.  Joseph spent forty years as an appraiser and consultant to the gem trade and jewelry industry.

He attended the University of Miami as a Geology Major and then earned his Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 1969.  In the same year he earned his Fellowship FGA diploma from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. 

Modeling the Future: GIA transforms jewelry education

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – Students at GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) campus in Carlsbad, Calif. now have access to the latest cutting-edge technology in jewelry design and manufacturing education through the completely revamped Jewelry Manufacturing Arts program. The Institute’s Graduate Jeweler (GJ) and Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) courses have been fully updated, with redesigned classrooms outfitted with high-tech manufacturing and learning tools for efficient, visual and interactive education geared to today’s jewelry industry.

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