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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 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

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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.

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#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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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

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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 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.
selectjewelryshow.com

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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