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WRCobbOnline 2009 holiday results show across the board increases

Company provides the back-end structure to more than 2,000 retail jewelry locations

(CRANSTON, R.I.) – WRCobbOnline announced that the holiday results for more than 2,000 retail jewelry locations leveraging the WRCobbOnline network increased by all measures - number of sales, average price of sale, number of shoppers (as measured by unique visitors), and number of page views.  “The growth of jewelry shopping and sales online at this year’s holiday season demonstrated tremendous strength for the jewelry retailers on our network,” said Roderick Lichtenfels, CEO of W.R. Cobb Company.

Makin’ Money - Jeweler finds time and money savings at the bench with quality equipment

By Bill Higdon
W.G.H. Co., Centerville, GA

I am a Master Bench Jeweler. I started in 1969 and I still love what I do. My dad always told me to work hard and save your money. No problem. I’m a bench jeweler, working hard comes with the territory. Saving money? Hmm, that’s going to be more difficult.

CPSC, legislators vow to regulate cadmium levels in children’s jewelry

MJSA encourages members to take precautionary steps

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has alerted its members to take precautionary steps to ensure any base metal jewelry imported into the U.S. market is not made with cadmium. The alert came following an Associated Press (AP) investigation of U.S. retail outlets, in which 12 of 103 pieces of mainly Chinese-made children’s costume jewelry were found to contain dangerous amounts of the toxic metal-a finding that has spurred the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and state and federal legislators to vow regulatory action.

JA and JFC raise over $100,000 for Haiti relief

(NEW YORK) - In January, Jewelers of America (JA) and Jewelers for Children (JFC) urged members of the jewelry trade to join them in donating funds to support Haiti relief efforts. The associations pledged to match contributions made between January 15th and 25th, at JFC’s website (www.jewelersforchildren.org), up to a total of $30,000. Due to the industry’s generous response, after only ten days of donations, the organizations had raised a total of $111,280.

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