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Miniflam USA introduces safe, easy to use Portable Bench Torch

The use of hazmat materials in interior facilities have been brought to the forefront by Fire Marshals around the country, virtually limiting the use of propane indoors.

The new competitively-priced Miniflam EZ-PBT (Easy Portable Bench Torch) was introduced at the AGTA Show in Tucson, Arizona on February 2, 2010.  The EZ-PBT has been specifically designed with the jeweler in mind. What is new is that the EZ-PBT offers multiple fuel options including standard oxygen and gas set-ups depending on users needs, without losing its super precision, portability and its trade-mark ease of use.

Avalon Solution makes creating a professional, productive web presence simple

Jewelers get continuous updating and technology upgrades, to ensure their websites remain stocked with high-quality jewelry and season-specific images and content

(NEW YORK) -  Avalon Solution, a New York-based web services company, debuted the enhanced and beta-tested version 2.0 of its turnkey e-commerce solution in February. Over 100 jewelers gave continuous feedback on the service over the past two years. “One of the most common complaints we hear from jewelers is about the time and complexity involved in continuously updating a website, so that it remains fresh with high quality jewelry and seasonable images and content,” says Rajeev Pandya, partner at Avalon Solution. “Avalon Solution can take care of those tasks for jewelers, while also offering an array of other services.”

IGI featured on CBS’ “The Early Show”

(NEW YORK) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) was recently highlighted in a segment on CBS’ “The Early Show” exploring the trend of consumers considering non-diamond engagement rings in order to save money.

The segment titled “Non-Diamonds Girls’ Best Friend?” aired Wednesday, February 17 and included on-site footage of IGI’s New York laboratory. IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, G.G., A.S.A., was featured as an expert.

Andrews Jewelers closes after 57 years

Silverman Consultants managed final sale exceeds projections by 59%

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – When Francis Andrews decided to retire from the jewelry business after 57 years in Lavonia, Georgia, she was faced with options that included selling the store or liquidating the inventory. With little interest from prospective buyers, and no family members capable of running it, Andrews decided to close the store and run a liquidation sale. She met with several companies specializing in running closing events and chose Silverman Consultants, an industry leader in sales strategies for jewelers.

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