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National Association of Jewelry Appraisers launches redesigned website

The international community of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) took an exciting leap under the visionary leadership of Gail Brett Levine, Executive Director, to repurpose their home on the Internet, into a world class “go-to” resource center to locate professional gemologist/appraisers.


Silver Stars Collection releases new line of College Watches

(AUSTIN, Tex.) - Retail jewelers are celebrating school spirit with brand new collegiate watches, now available for 12 popular universities. These new collegiate fashion watches are officially licensed, and feature the university’s logo and colors. These are the perfect accessory for football and basketball season, or any day on campus.

Each school’s design is available in a large-faced, silver tone men’s design, and a sparkly women’s style. The ladies’ watch faces are framed in glittering crystals and feature sporty silicone watch bands in the official school color.

Ground-breaking Jewelry Gallery App just in time for the holidays by 3D Space Pro

(RESEDA, Calif.) - Master Designer and authority in 3D CAD, Ray Babikian has created another state-of-the-art and affordable app for retailers to increase their existing inventory without investing in actual pieces.

The app is the latest platform for retailers to increase their sales and customer service on this web based catalog. The app displays custom designs in 3D animation and full 360 degree view to exhibit hundreds of rings in 3 different metal colors.

Diamond Council of America announces Individual Membership category and new Diamond Studies course

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) - The Diamond Council of America (DCA) is excited to announce the creation, by the Board of Directors, of a new member category to be known as DCA Individual Member.

“DCA’s Board recognizes the diamond industry is evolving and that a thriving industry demands an educated market,” says Terry Chandler, president/CEO of the DCA. “DCA has created the new member category in response to numerous inquiries from consumers and industry professionals over the past several years for access to DCA’s accredited courses.”

JVC introduces JEM - Jewelers Employment Manual – to help jewelers develop effective employment policies

(NEW YORK) – JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) announced its new legal compliance product, JEM  - Jewelers Employment Manual -  the latest addition to JVC’s roster of easy-to-use products to help jewelers follow the laws governing their businesses and protect them from lawsuits and other legal actions.

JVC, responding to the recent spike in employee lawsuits and rising financial settlements, developed JEM to educate jewelers about the need to create effective employment policies and programs. In the last decade, employment lawsuits have increased almost 50 percent in federal courts and 40 percent in state courts, with employee settlements each averaging $500,000 plus $250,000 in legal fees. Of lawsuits that go to trial, employees win approximately 67 percent of federal and state court cases. 

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