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Beware of callers faking identities to have high-end orders shipped

JSAThe Jewelers’ Security Alliance has received numerous reports of a type of fraud being attempted against the jewelry industry. The diamond, jewelry and watch industry have been targeted by this widespread scam.

Forbes opinion piece suggests ‘Fight For $15’ having negative impact

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What a difference a week makes.

Last week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray trumpeted a new report on his city’s minimum wage experiment, from a team of researchers sympathetic to the cause. The Mayor’s request of this report was unusual, given that the city had already funded a separate University of Washington study.

JA members and staff hit Capitol Hill for annual D.C. Fly-In

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(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) hosted two days of legislative events for jewelers in Washington, D.C., on June 20 and 21, giving retailers and suppliers the opportunity to learn about key issues that affect their businesses and meet with top lawmakers. Events, which were part of the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee’s (JAPAC) annual D.C. fly-in, included a Dinner and Legislative Forum at the historic Army & Navy Club on June 20, and a full day of meetings with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on June 21.

De Beers sends mining ship to explore Namibian coast

The $157 million vessel can accommodate a crew of 80 and has a helicopter deck suitable for Sikorsky S61s.

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De Beers, the world's No.1 diamond miner by value, unveiled last Thursday the world's largest diamond exploration vessel, which will search for the coveted stones on the seabed off the coast of Namibia.

The $157 million vessel will enable Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the government of the African country and De Beers, to explore diamond deposits and secure diamond supply in the country well into the future, the Anglo American unit said in a statement.