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GIA presents the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association with the GIA DiamondCheck

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) presented the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA) with the GIA DiamondCheck.  This machine is used to examine colorless stones in the D-to-N range. It identifies natural, untreated diamonds and refers for further analysis stones that may be treated or synthetic.

7-point checklist to optimizing your Facebook Business Page

There’s a lot to know when it comes to marketing on Facebook. And it doesn’t help that they’re changing things at what seems like lightning speed. So RDI Diamonds has put together 7 easy ways for retailers to optimize their Facebook Pages to increase online exposure, engagement and foot traffic.

Jewelers Mutual advises couples to say ‘I do’ to jewelry insurance

(NEENAH, Wis.) - According to a spending and saving survey by American Express, 13 million couples are expected to become engaged this year. In many cases, their commitment to each other is marked with a ring. Unfortunately, while the groom is busy planning the perfect proposal, he is likely to forget one critical detail to protect the symbol of his love: jewelry insurance.

Still time to participate in JA’s Cost of Doing Business survey

Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, opened its annual benchmarking survey of retail jewelers, the Cost of Doing Business survey, on April 14. Retailers are encouraged to take the survey, which informs JA’s comprehensive Cost of Doing Business Report. Retailers who complete the survey receive a valuable customized Performance Analysis Report with comprehensive comparisons of the jeweler’s financial data against industry averages to help identify how to improve store performance and profits. JA is asking retail jewelers to visit www.profitplanninggroup.com/jewel, to participate in the survey that will be open through May 12.

Box Brokers joins IJO

The International Jewelers Organization (IJO) recently held its Spring Buying Show in San Antonio, Texas. Among the over 150 vendors exhibiting was the Box Brokers Group. Known throughout the jewelry industry as a prime independent jewelers source for custom packaging, the firm was a first time exhibitor and took full advantage of its featured status.

Scholarships available from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern US

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for multiple scholarships.  Individuals currently working in the jewelry industry and holding residence in the following states are eligible and encouraged to apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is July 1, 2014.  Scholarship winners will be notified no later than August 1, 2014.

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