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Next time someone asks you about getting started as a bench jeweler you’ll have another resource to use as a guide. The Be A Jeweler website — created by MJSA — has been relaunched with details on schools that offer instruction in jewelry making, plus nitty gritty information about job responsibilities, typical salaries and working environments. And for jewelers who want to get involved in attracting new talent to the profession the site outlines opportunities to help the cause. beajeweler.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of INSTORE.


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Jewelers of America has always aimed to instill confidence in consumers and now the organization has revamped its website to address potential shoppers directly. Designed with a consumer-facing message, the site includes a gallery of jewelry images from JA Supplier Members, expanded Education & Care, Wedding & Engagement and Gift Guide content, plus the Find a Jeweler Directory that identifies JA Retail Members nationwide. There’s a dedicated trade section of the site, too. jewelers.org


A gems book from the year 1672.

BOOK SMARTS

Your library of jewelry books may be boast-worthy but it can’t compete with the literary riches at the Gemological Institute of America. The institution is perfectly willing to share though: Its Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center has made over 100 of the most historically important books about jewelry available for free download. Start with the oldest volume — an edition of Pliny’s Natural History from 1496 — and work your way forward. archive.org/details/gialibrary.


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Next month, residents of the Lone Star State will be able to get local instruction from the American Society of Appraisers. From March 16-19 the course Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing — preparation for tasks like appraising for estate tax, equitable distribution or insurance loss claim — will be held at the Heritage/Slocum Gallery in Dallas. appraisers.org


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Diamond Luxury Memory (DLM) technology from Amin Luxury lets diamond buyers imprint images of special occasions on a stone. When purchasers bring video of a precious event to a DLM dealer it will be linked to a QR code that’s engraved on their gemstone. An app allows owners of DLM stones to view the footage on their smartphones when they scan the diamond’s code, while specially outfitted jewelry boxes project the video hologram style.
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There isn’t an event that Rembrandt Charms can’t commemorate with one of its designs, whether it’s finishing a 5K race or the birth of a baby. With an updated website the brand displays all the options with improved image quality and expanded product descriptions, and consumers will have an easier time finding the charms that they’re after and in connecting with the local retailers who sell them.
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Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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MJSA Teaches Newbies How to Be a Jeweler and More Services for February

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Published

on

NEW RECRUITS

Next time someone asks you about getting started as a bench jeweler you’ll have another resource to use as a guide. The Be A Jeweler website — created by MJSA — has been relaunched with details on schools that offer instruction in jewelry making, plus nitty gritty information about job responsibilities, typical salaries and working environments. And for jewelers who want to get involved in attracting new talent to the profession the site outlines opportunities to help the cause. beajeweler.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of INSTORE.

Advertisement

FRESH FACE

Jewelers of America has always aimed to instill confidence in consumers and now the organization has revamped its website to address potential shoppers directly. Designed with a consumer-facing message, the site includes a gallery of jewelry images from JA Supplier Members, expanded Education & Care, Wedding & Engagement and Gift Guide content, plus the Find a Jeweler Directory that identifies JA Retail Members nationwide. There’s a dedicated trade section of the site, too. jewelers.org


A gems book from the year 1672.

BOOK SMARTS

Your library of jewelry books may be boast-worthy but it can’t compete with the literary riches at the Gemological Institute of America. The institution is perfectly willing to share though: Its Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center has made over 100 of the most historically important books about jewelry available for free download. Start with the oldest volume — an edition of Pliny’s Natural History from 1496 — and work your way forward. archive.org/details/gialibrary.


Advertisement

TEXAS TEACHING

Next month, residents of the Lone Star State will be able to get local instruction from the American Society of Appraisers. From March 16-19 the course Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing — preparation for tasks like appraising for estate tax, equitable distribution or insurance loss claim — will be held at the Heritage/Slocum Gallery in Dallas. appraisers.org


WRITTEN IN STONE

Diamond Luxury Memory (DLM) technology from Amin Luxury lets diamond buyers imprint images of special occasions on a stone. When purchasers bring video of a precious event to a DLM dealer it will be linked to a QR code that’s engraved on their gemstone. An app allows owners of DLM stones to view the footage on their smartphones when they scan the diamond’s code, while specially outfitted jewelry boxes project the video hologram style.
aminluxury.com


Advertisement

ALWAYS CHARMING

There isn’t an event that Rembrandt Charms can’t commemorate with one of its designs, whether it’s finishing a 5K race or the birth of a baby. With an updated website the brand displays all the options with improved image quality and expanded product descriptions, and consumers will have an easier time finding the charms that they’re after and in connecting with the local retailers who sell them.
rembrandtcharms.com

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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