Rocket Takes Off to a Brand-New Facility

Rocket, an industry leader in packaging and display, kicked off 2017 by making the move to an expanded business facility in Westchester County from its former 70-year home in New York City’s borough of the Bronx. rocketbox.com

Good as Gold

Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) will be holding the Seventh Annual Gold Conference from Apr. 27-28 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The conference, which explores many aspects of gold from symbolism to marketing and sustainability, will feature a host of jewelry industry luminaries. artinitiatives.com

Custom Made

MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, announced the launch of a new council dedicated to the unique needs and goals of custom jewelers. This new MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers is part of a wide-ranging MJSA program to advance the art and consumer appreciation of custom jewelry design. MJSA.org

Buy, Barter or Bitcoin

Jim Ackerman of Ascend Marketing will accept payment in gold, silver, diamonds, or even Bitcoin — for a limited time, at least — as a nod to the prudence of being flexible in the current economy. ascendmarketing.com

Diamond Dossier 

The American Gem Society Laboratories (AGS) has announced Only My Diamond, an online tool including a video of the jewelry buyer’s diamond, a PDF of the Diamond Quality Document, a map illustrating facet alignment, a rendering of the diamond’s exact clarity plot, a light performance graph and more. agslab.com


This article originally appeared in the March 2017 edition of INSTORE.



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