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IGI provides insight for consumers selling gold for cash

(NEW YORK) - With gold prices hitting record highs and the rise in popularity of consumers selling jewelry for cash, several media outlets have recently tapped the IGI for expert tips and guidance for consumers.

IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald was recently featured in a New York Times video outlining the steps for examining, testing and appraising a bundle of jewelry that City Critic Ariel Kaminer later shopped around the diamond district.

NC jeweler dies

Charlie C. Holland, 82, of Apex, NC died on October 8, 2009.  Holland was the owner of Holland’s Jewelers which he and his wife, Ann, founded in 1960

Born in 1927, Holland lost his mother at age 8, then his father at age 11, beginning a difficult orphaned childhood. His compassion, concern, and support for orphans remained with him his entire life.

Holland’s jewelry career started with training at Spencer School of  Watchmaking.  He and Ann later opened Holland’s Jewelers.

NC jeweler victim of snatch and run

On Friday, November 20th, 12:51 pm, a large black male and pregnant black female entered a Kannapolis, North Carolina jewelry store and asked to look for diamonds for a brother of one of them who they said was coming in to town the next day. The couple stayed 30 minutes “getting educated” on shapes and qualities, then left in a white Infinity FX 35.

Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship campaign goes online

GIA makes it easier than ever to contribute

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced that the Richard T. Liddicoat (RTL) Scholarship Fund is underway.

Donors who want to contribute to the RTL Scholarship Fund will find it easier, more convenient and more environmentally sensitive to give online.

Kameleon Jewelry - Hollywood’s new “Must Have

Kameleon Jewelry was recently invited to be the exclusive jewelry provider of the Official Prime Time Emmys Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on September 20. The Primetime Emmys are the biggest event for television and awards are presented for excellence in primetime programming. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood were out to celebrate their achievements and of course, peruse the great gifts being offered in the Gift Lounge.

Self purchasing woman would buy more color

AGTA/JCOC study finds key industry barriers remain in place

(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - The self-purchasing woman has become a powerful consumer force in the marketplace. However a recent market research study conducted by the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council® (JCOC) on behalf of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) found that as a jewelry consumer this demographic is largely under exploited and ignored by the broad spectrum of the industry.

JVC reports Congress likely to modify Red Flags Rule

(NEW YORK) - Responding to the concerns of the small-business community, on October 22, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that, among other things, allows some companies to apply for an exclusion from the Red Flags Rule.  That Rule requires that many businesses establish an Identity Theft Prevention Program.  The House bill has now been referred to the Senate for consideration.  If approved by the Senate, and signed by the President, the exclusions will become official.

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