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Jewelers’ Security Alliance releases 2017 Annual Crime Report

Total dollar crime losses flat, cyber-enabled losses soar 

JSA(NEW YORK) – Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 21-page 2017 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. Total dollar losses decreased from $72.4 million in 2016 to $72.1 million in 2017, a decrease of .4%, while the total number of crimes against the industry increased from 1,245 in 2016 to 1,394 in 2017, and increase of 12%.

Jewel-Craft Inc. & the jewelry industry mourn the loss of Robert (Bob) Wesdorp

Wesdorp bench

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Robert (Bob) Wesdorp, owner of Jewel-Craft, Inc. from 1950 - 1985, passed away on February 27, 2018. “He taught and prepared me for everything life has thrown my way. However, losing him brought on an emotion I was unprepared to handle. The impact he had on our family and the jewelry industry cannot be described in a single quote,” said Benet Wesdorp, Robert’s youngest son.

NAJA celebrates first anniversary of Background Check program

NAJAThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), a membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues, is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of their Background Check program. The program was launched at the 2016 winter conference in Tucson in partnership with Global Investigative Services who developed and manages the program.

GN Diamond offers retailers comprehensive demographic data to maximize marketing efforts

Marketing is nothing more than throwing darts at the wall unless teams fully understand their customers. Smart retailers know to give their customers what they want and connect with their interests, life events and financial budgets. The best way to do that is through extensive demographic analysis and thoughtful marketing strategies. GN Diamond provides this analysis and marketing support to all of its retailers to help them sell more diamonds and take the guesswork out of marketing.

January retail sales remain strong after holidays

Up 5.4 percent over last year

NRF(WASHINGTON) - An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing - dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December - and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.