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GIA Upgrade and More of February’s Service News

Plus, check out NDC’s ASSURE 2.0 program.

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The Natural Diamond Council’s ASSURE 2.0 program is a testing regimen for Diamond Verification Instruments (DVI) and provides reliable, third-party approved insights on DVI technology to support industry professionals looking for ways to differentiate between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds. Learn more at the online ASSURE 2.0 Portal. naturaldiamonds.com

Let’s Go to Geneva

Haute Jewels Geneva is returning to the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva from March 26 through April 2. The intimate high-end event began in 2019 with just four luxury jewelry brands, but has since expanded, growing to feature 18 luxury jewelry brands in 2022 and again in 2023. hautejewelsgeneva.com

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Gabriel’s Book

Gabriel & Co. has released their 2022-2023 Fashion Book! First published in 2015, the Gabriel & Co. Fashion Book has been an annual tradition that highlights the year’s new collections and bestsellers. It also includes bonus features like styling tips and interviews with fashion designers. gabrielny.com

GIA Upgrade

The Gemological Institute of America is revamping the GIA Graduate Jeweler program in collaboration with master goldsmith Alan Revere. Set to start in late 2023, the program will integrate aspects of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts by focusing on bench skills. gia.edu/graduate-jeweler-program

Now with More Edge

TextMeChat, a software tool from Star Gems that helps manage business interactions like Google reviews, messaging and collecting payments, can now integrate with The Edge point-of-sale software. This allows the user to enable repair completion text messages, review requests and product notifications based on client wish lists. textmechat.com

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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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