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AGTA in Tie-Up With U.S. Antique Shows, and More February Service News

Shows will co-locate during Jewelry Week in Las Vegas in June 2019.

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AGTA will co-locate with the U.S. Antique Shows during Jewelry Week in Las Vegas in June 2019.

Sin City Switcheroo

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and U.S. Antique Shows have announced that their Las Vegas market week events, the AGTA GemFair Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, will be co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning in June of 2019.agta.org, usantiqueshows.com


Even More International

Gemological Science International (GSI) has announced the expansion of its synthetic testing services for finished diamond jewelry (as small as melee) to Hong Kong, India, New York, and Dubai.gemscience.net

Competitive Care

Abbott Jewelry Systems, creator of The Edge retail jewelry management system, has now added jewelry care protection plans to their software for Independent retail jewelers. The available plans are offered through JM Care Plan, a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group, and IJB/Wexler/Montage Group. jmcareplan.com

Official Alrosa

Russian diamond company ALROSA has been granted certification as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The certification follows the successful completion of an audit based on the RJC’s Code of Practices, which addresses ethical, human rights, social, and environmental standards. responsiblejewellery.com

IGI ID

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has developed a new diamond evaluation card. The innovative IGI Diamond ID Report stores the evaluation and diamond together in a secure credit card-size casing featuring a scannable Datamatrix and security features. igiworldwide.com

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A Portable Spectrometer, Cabinet Control Tech and More Pro Gear For Jewelers

This is the latest stuff you’ll want in your store.

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Time is on Your Side

This magnificent artwork by Berd Vay’e features a spectacular whirlwind of vintage watch components frozen within crystal clear, shatterproof Lucite. The result is a fascinating, ethereal sculpture shimmering with floating pieces of horological history. A unique objet d’art and guaranteed conversation starter.

$2,900

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Secure, Seamless, Smart

Senseon Plus is the next generation of intelligent cabinet-level access control, the perfect way to enhance security without sacrificing aesthetics. Users benefit from streamlined access management, concealed locks, automatic relocking, and locks four times as strong as traditional locks.

Inquire for custom pricing

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Gems on Gems

This crystal-inspired ring holder from Modern Mud is the gorgeous, iridescent display that your treasures deserve. Handmade in ceramic, this ring holder is not just a useful tool: it’s a piece of functional art.

$86

modernmudstudio.com

Sizing Secret

The patented Under Ring is for customers who suffer from loose rings but don’t want to permanently resize their pieces. This liquid silicone rubber band is grooved to fit between a loose ring and the finger. Perfect for seasonal size changes, delicate heirlooms and more. Bulk pricing available.

$29.95

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Golden Gadget

LinkSquare, the world’s first portable spectrometer, allows users to detect the purity of gold simply by holding the device over any sample. Through infrared spectroscopy, LinkSquare analyzes how an object’s molecules vibrate to create a unique “optical fingerprint.”

$549

linksquare.io/products.html

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Battery of Batteries, 2020 Jewelry Show and More Service News

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A Battery of Batteries

Sy Kessler Sales, Inc., the Sony authorized importer and distributor for watch batteries for the USA and Canada, is adding the Sony Quick Kit, which includes 200 popular watch batteries for $44 and a free 60-drawer battery organizer label-set.

kesslerbatteries.com

JA Health Care

Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with MJM Global to offer access to health care options for its retail and supplier member companies. The program provides simple enrollment, flexible benefits, plan transparency, and money-saving opportunities.

jewelershealthcare.com

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Findings Found

The Stuller Findings and Metals 2020-2021 catalog introduces updates, including additional tabs, semi-set pricing throughout, and the manufacturer’s largest expansion of 14K rose gold findings to date.

stuller.com

2020 Vision

The first JIS Jewelry Show of 2020 returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center in sunny Miami Beach, FL, on Sunday, Feb. 9 – Tuesday, Feb. 11. Perfect for post-holiday restocking.

jisshow.com

Image Problems Solved

ThreeKit’s new Virtual Photographer software creates product images for e-commerce that look real but are computer-rendered, and for a fraction of the time and money required for traditional photography.

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Jewelry Pro Gear

A Magnetic Ring Builder, An Innovative Ring Remover and More Jewelry Pro Gear for September

This is the stuff you need for your store.

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Diamond Detective

Lab-grown diamonds are all the buzz in the industry right now. Do you have the technology you need to tell lab-grown stones from natural gems? The Dia Screen X could be exactly what you need.

$5,800

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I Do, with Neil

Jewelry industry legend Neil Lane’s first book, Style Your Wedding With Neil Lane, hits shelves in early October. The gorgeous volume offers advice, encouragement, and inspiration on all things wedding, from developing an aesthetic to putting together the reception of your dreams.

$40

dk.com

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Instant Attraction

Stuller’s new Magnetic Ring Builder gives customers the opportunity to experience custom design for themselves, thanks to the 800-plus mix-and-match possibilities that this interactive display system offers.

stuller.com

#Clutchgoals

Can you even with this super cute Annalee clutch from Don Lucas? This fine white Italian leather bag is adorned with a gorgeous amber stone pendant. Custom stone color and cluster combinations available.

$1,000

donlucas.com

To the Rescue

The RingRescue Ring Remover set from Gesswein was designed by a team of doctors and engineers with one goal: to remove stuck rings from swollen fingers without a blade. This innovative device is easy to use and protects both ring and finger! You’ll be your customers’ hero.

$299

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