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Premier Peers, African School Campaign and More Service News for May

A trade show to help foster a sense of community …

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Premier Peers

Emerald Expositions’ new PREMIER Show, which will launch in Las Vegas this May, is already making its mark by fostering meet-ups across the country for participating designers. The goal is to not only have a great trade show, but also to help foster a sense of community. premiershow.com

African School Campaign

Gem Legacy, a nonprofit supporting gem mining communities, seeks $50,000 for the Arusha Gem Cutting School in Tanzania. Funds will be used to replace 30-year-old machines with new American-made Facetron machines, giving students the opportunity to learn the skills they need to find jobs. gemlegacy.org

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Future Perfect

When the time comes, will you be ready for retirement? The Edge Retail Academy’s Retirement Readiness Program is the perfect playbook for jewelry industry professionals who want to make sure they’re on track for the future. edgeretailacademy.com

Desert Select

The Select Jewelry Show has announced the launch of a Tucson show to take place on Feb. 2-3, 2020 at the Westin la Paloma Resort. The two-day event will host qualified buyers in an elegant yet fun and relaxed atmosphere. selectjewelryshow.com

Gems On Track

The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has launched GemTrack, a new service that links cut stones to the rough stones of their origins. GemTrack uses expert crystallographic, structural, chemical and microscopic analyses to allow for detailed and potentially unique characterization and fingerprinting of rough stones. ssef.ch/gemtrack

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Gene the Jeweler Gets Kicked Out of the Studio

In the latest episode (#42) of Gene the Jeweler, Gene is going about his business, recording a new episode. But that doesn’t last long. Four-time NFL Pro Bowl leading rusher Ahman Green walks in, and Gene finds that his time in the studio is over — whether he likes it or not. (See more Gene the Jeweler episodes at instoremag.com/gene.)

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New Tucson Event and More Service News for July-August

See what else is new for July and August.

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Time to Care

For every charity watch sold, BERING Time donates $15 to Polar Bears International to support their Maternal Den Research Project. This ongoing fundraising effort recently led to a major donation of $28,624. beringtime.com

Tucson Selected

The Select Jewelry Show has announced the addition of a Tucson event next year! The Tucson Select Show will take place at the luxurious Westin La Paloma Resort on February 2-3, 2020. Mark your calendars now.
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Step Right Up

Podium, the leading interaction management platform for local businesses, has announced an innovative new tool. Teamchat, often described as “similar to Slack for local/offline businesses,” is a great new way for local businesses to facilitate centralized communication. podium.com

Struck by Lightning

John Ford has launched an exclusive Mine Provenance Portfolio of loose gem-quality Lightning Ridge black opals with a transparent chain of custody to the mine of origin in Lightning Ridge, Australia. lightningridgecollection.com

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A 3-D Metal Printer, A Gem Popsocket and More Pro Gear for Jewelers

And don’t miss this fascinating Peruvian mineral specimen.

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Spa Day

The GEMORO combination ultrasonic and high-pressure steam cleaner for jewelry is a compact powerhouse that will keep your sparklies sparkling with its two-step cleaning process. It’s small but mighty.

$169.95

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Sweet Statement

This lovely little clay dish from The Painted Press features a hand-painted state of your choice on a white background rimmed with gold.

$20

thepaintedpress.com

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Blues Rock

If you want a truly unique décor item and talking point for your store, you can’t do better than an exquisite mineral specimen like this jaw-dropping quartz over chrysocolla from Peru.

$7,500

wilenskyminerals.com

Print It Out

Designer Christian Tse and 3-D printing pioneer Desktop Metal have joined forces to bring metal 3-D printing to the jewelry industry. The complete Formula 3D Studio System is available for lease or purchase.

$160,000

formula3dcorp.com

Rockin’ Socket

A true bling aficionado might already have a sparkly phone case, but what about a Popsocket that looks like a giant gemstone? We’re betting some of you will order one of these babies before you get to the end of this sentence.

$15

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New Color Grading Device, A Handmade Jewelry Dish and More Jewelry Pro Gear for July

This color grading device only weighs half a pound.

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Wooden Wonders

There are so many reasons to love this Wanderweg ring box: its slim profile, its perfectly carved wooden details, its subtle brass hardware. Best of all, it is designed to hold two rings safely in its fabric-lined interior. Memorable, elegant, and completely handmade.

wanderwegshop.com

Chain Game

The TREND line from Schofer takes its inspiration from the most recent Pantone color trend reports. Schofer blends state-of-the-art technology, innovation and a love of craftsmanship to provide its clients with high-quality chains on the cutting edge of fashion.

schofer.com

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Itty Bitty Grading Committee

ImaGem Inc. has released Varna-D, a portable device for color grading of polished diamonds. Weighing only half a pound, the petite but powerful Varna-D grades loose diamonds from .025 ct. to 5 ct. quickly and reliably.

imageminc.com

One Carrara Cone, Please

New from Craft Monkees is this ultra-simple but sumptuous ring holder: a single cone of Italian Carrara marble, carefully handcrafted to be the perfect shape for a small stack of rings.

$27.99

craftmonkees.com

The Dishiest Dish

This lovely and unique handmade jewelry dish shines with real 22K gold! Its six tiny, gilded wells keep treasures safe and separate with miles of style that would improve any dresser, display, or shelf. Ceramic and 22K gold jewelry dish.

$68

modernmudstudio.com

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