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Perhaps a Tagline Is Not Forever

A report surfaced in Reuters this week that the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), set up last year to help spur diamond demand, has decided to launch a new slogan in June to replace “A Diamond is Forever.”

Canadian company looking for gold in South Carolina


COLUMBIA, SC A Canadian corporation is looking for gold in an area of South Carolina near the historic Brewer mine, an abandoned operation that once produced tons of the precious mineral but today is undergoing a major pollution cleanup.

Pancontinental Uranium Corp. said in a news release last week that it had acquired 100 percent interest in a “high potential, advanced exploration stage gold project’’ in “mining friendly South Carolina.”

Not a girl’s only best friend

Darling headshotOne of my favorite shows on TV is ESPN’s series 30 for 30. They are mini documentaries about important historical moments in sports, with the tagline “What if I told you…” The directors proceed to present a story the audience believes they know, only to reveal there is more than meets the eye. I’ve always felt the jewelry industry should come up with an tagline about engagement rings: “What if I told you, diamonds weren’t always a girl’s only best friend…”

The SJG Smart Business Report

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There are certain times of the year when topics for our SJG Smart Business Report just scream, “write about me!” and this month is one of those. There are actually several wonderful books on the subject of dealing with people who live to make problems, including books with titles like, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult People,” and “The High Art of Handling Problem People.”

Lafonn celebrates 5 Years at JCK with Anniversary Collection & Gold MacBook giveaway

Lafonn Mac(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn, the brand known for luxury within reach, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary at JCK with a Gold MacBook Giveaway to one luck retailer and an Anniversary Collection.

To enter to win, retailers must complete an entry form (while supplies last) at Lafonn’s JCK booth #B19179 between June 3-5. The winner will be selected by random drawing on June 5 at 5:00 PM.

JA offering Certification exams at JCK Las Vegas

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering its renowned Sales and Management Professional Certification exams at the JCK Show. In 2015, the number of jewelry professionals who completed JA Professional Certification increased 100% over 2014. As participation grows, so too does consumer and trade awareness of the importance of becoming certified. Benefits of JA Professional Certification include career advancement, differentiating the retail store from competitors and enhancing fine jewelry customers’ trust in the jewelry professional. Certifications are open to all jewelry professionals with no studying required as the exams validate existing skills and knowledge.

Alabama jeweler arrested for allegedly pawning customer's jewelry

montgomery jeweler arrested

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Imagine taking your wedding ring to be cleaned only to find out weeks later it had been sold for cash.

For customers of Ray Boone Jewelers, that nightmare is their reality.

Police arrested owner Charles Rodney Wilkerson earlier this week on charges of first degree theft of property.

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