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AGS Names New CEO and More Product and Service News for February

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Bodoh for CEO

The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that Katherine Bodoh, current deputy executive director, will take the helm as the organization’s new CEO after current CEO Ruth Batson retires on Mar. 1. americangemsociety.org 

Customized Ever After

Everband, a brand known for its wedding and anniversary bands, has released software that allows hands-on customization. The proprietary “Build-Your-Own Configurator” allows the end user to design the Everband ring of their dreams, with a 3D rendering that reflects each change in real time. everband.com

Image Gems With Imagem

The ImaGem 3DPro is a new way for sellers of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry to create 3D videos and images of their products. Retailers interested in extensive use of the technology can lease an in-house ImaGem machine for a yearly fee, or ship their products to ImaGem’s service center as needed to have the materials created for only $5 per video. imageminc.com

Advanced Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will hold a session of its “Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing” course in Carlsbad, CA, from Mar. 8-10. The course is a requirement for ASA accreditation. appraisers.org

 

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Stock Up on Stock Photos

JewelryStockPhotography.com is a rights-managed, micro stock website with thousands of high resolution stock photos and videos of gems and fine jewelry. The professional-quality images are ideal for promotions, in-store displays, email marketing or website design. jewelrystockphotography.smugmug.com

 


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

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New York Jeweler Picks Wilkerson for Their GOB Sale

Jan Rose of Rose Jewelers, located in Long Island's famous Hamptons beach district, explains how she chose Wilkerson for her closing sale. Jan's suggestions: reach out to jewelers who have been in similar situations to find out what worked for them, and look for a company with experience in going-out-of-business sales. Once you've done that, the final step is to move ahead and trust the process.

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Concrete Diamonds, Custom Ring Dishes and More Jewelry Pro Gear for February

These items add more jewelry flair to your store.

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Timeless Tray

You’ve gotta put your store’s rings in something — why not make it something artisanal? This ring tray by Gifted Shop Works is handmade and features beautiful weathered wood with a textured burlap or linen ring roll insert. Instagram-worthy.

$23.95

giftedshopworks.etsy.com

Pretty Personal

Any ring dish can have a pretty scene on it, but what if the pretty scene was of your storefront or town? With the custom landscape ring dish from The Painted Press, your customers can keep their trinkets on any landscape they (or you) choose!

$35

etsy.com/shop/ThePaintedPress

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Industrial Elegance

This gorgeous glass box by Leosklo is perfect for any number of purposes: jazzy jewelry storage, elegant cutter consolidation, or a rockin’ business card repository. You can even leave the box empty: it’s so gorgeous, you’ll still be glad it’s there.

$69

leosklo.etsy.com

Rockin’ Rocks

These concrete diamonds by Craft Monkees would be great in a window display, around the office, or even in a jewelry showcase. An edgy take on the classic shape we all know and love.

$48 for three medium diamonds

etsy.com/shop/CraftMonkees

Paula in Print

The new book, The Art Of The Jewel, is a triumphant tribute to the jewelry art of legendary color queen Paula Crevoshay. A glorious 232-page celebration of beauty, art, and nature sure to delight any jewelry lover.

$69.99

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New Show Dates and More Service News for January

More than ready for 2019!

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Hayes at the Helm

Congratulations to Richard Hayes, the new president of Wilkerson! Wilkerson is the nation’s largest national independent jewelry liquidators by volume; it has successfully overseen more than 6,000 jewelry store sales over the past 48 years. wilkersons.com

Legendary Learning

The 6th annual Jewelry History Series, an expert lineup of lectures, will be held just before The Original Miami Beach Antique Show in January 2019 and includes show passes. originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com

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Select Schedule

The Select Jewelry Show has announced its 2019 dates and locations, including Dallas (Sept. 8-9); Washington, DC (Sept. 15-16); and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut (Sept. 22-2). selectjewelryshow.com

Geometry of Growth

A new strategic partnership between Polygon and Gemfind means Gemfind clients save on Polygon memberships and Polygon members can save on digital services through Gemfind. polygon.net, gemfind.com

Enter the Matrix

Gemvision has launched MatrixGold Essentials, a new CAD software sure to delight users seeking improved usability, flexibility, and advance rendering. Gemvision is a Stuller Company. gemvision.com/matrixgold

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A Roger Dery Charity Worth Supporting, Appraisal Scholarship and More November Service News

Plus expert jewelry advisory services from SimplexDiam.

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Dream Team

SimplexDiam, Inc. and Eaton Hudson Jewelry have joined forces to offer to a larger client base than ever before. This dream team offers guidance and assistance to store owners in times of transition, whether they are seeking to turn around a business, sell off unwanted inventory, or even liquidate an entire store.

simplexdiam.com, eatonhudson.com

Shining Legacy

Roger Dery’s nonprofit firm, Gem Legacy, aims to support East African development.

Renowned gem cutter Roger Dery’s new nonprofit, Gem Legacy, allows people to support education, vocational training and local economies in East African mining communities.

gemlegacy.org

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With the Band

In honor of engagement season, Tacori is offering a special incentive: the “Wedding Band Welcome.” For a limited time, customers who purchase a Tacori engagement ring will be welcomed into the Tacori family with savings on a Tacori wedding band.

tacori.com

Aspire to Appraise

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) will award a scholarship for one lucky student to attend their winter conference. The 51st Annual ACE It Winter Educational Conference will be held Feb. 3-4, 2019, in Tucson, AZ.

najaappraisers.com

Red Hot

Connoisseurs Products Corporation has redesigned the classic red package of its jewelry cleaners. The new packaging is just as eye-catching as the original, but features bolder graphics, easier-to-read instructions and large visual indicators to help hurried consumers choose the right product.

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