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Stuff For Your Store: Five Wedding Sales-Boosting Products For September 2016

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The Mrs. Box

GET FANCY

Doesn’t a painstakingly selected ring deserve a box to match? The Mrs. Box creates handmade options in luscious velvet that are worthy companions for engagement rings (or any other ring, for that matter). They’re available in a rainbow of 26 hues, from regal red to powder blue and always-elegant black. Each box can be personalized with a monogrammed initial in one of three different scripts. themrsbox.com

PRICE: from $75

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


Handmade flowers

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PERMANENT PETALS

Flowers and weddings are always intertwined. Individually crafted paper blossoms by Handmade by Sara Kim will be mementos long after the ceremony ends. Every blossom includes a ribbon-tied label for a personalized message, which makes them pretty and functional, whether as thank-you gifts for friends and family or decorative flourishes during the festivities. handmadebysarakim.com

PRICE: $13


Socks from Lillian Rose

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SOCK IT TO HIM

Just in case a jittery groom needs last minute advice on what to do when he gets to the altar, Lillian Rose offers a helpful reminder that can be worn down the aisle. A pair of dress socks that reads “Keep Calm and say ‘I Do’” riffs on a classic British motto and will be playful fodder for at least a few photos at a wedding or bachelor party. lillianrose.com

PRICE: $12.25


Wedding garters

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A LITTLE LEG

Brides and their attendants share an obvious emotional bond, and the Besties Wedding Garter set from The Garter Girl unites them with an undercover accessory. A set of six handmade ivory grosgrain garters with ombré accent ribbons includes one for the bride, plus five for her bridesmaids — each in a distinct shade. And bridezillas can rest easy: The set may be produced in colors that coordinate with any wedding’s palette. thegartergirl.com

PRICE: $322


Portable jewelry cleaner

CLEAN SWEEP

Jewelry quickly loses its glow without regular care. The Sparkle + Shine Stick from The Kingswood Company, a portable jewelry cleaner with options for private label customization, restores pieces to their original luster with a formula that’s safe for diamonds, pearls and fashion jewelry. With its TSA-approved size, newlyweds can bring one along on the honeymoon to keep their bands glowing. thekingswoodcompany.com

PRICE: from $1.95

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Having a Moving Sale? Let Wilkerson Do the Heavy Lifting

For Jim Woodard, owner of Woodard’s Diamonds & Design in Tullahoma, Tenn., when it was time for a moving sale, there was only one company to help with the event: Wilkerson. “They brought in the right team for us,” he says, remarking about the sale’s extraordinary results, including a nearly 500% monthly sales increase compared to the previous year. “I wanted to have the best in the industry. And that’s the main reason why I contacted Wilkerson.”

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Become A Wizard, Newest Updates and More Service News This Month

Boost your business with these new offerings.

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Fish Your Wish

Salmon Gold is a new initiative from RESOLVE that is dedicated to the careful re-mining and restoration of Alaskan streams and fish habitats that were negatively affected by past mining operations. Gold from this worthwhile project is already in the supply chains of Tiffany & Co. and Apple. resolve.ngo

Become A Wizard

Gemewizard, a leader in digital solutions for the analysis, description, pricing and trading of colored gemstones and colored diamonds, has launched Gem Color Academy, a new interactive online course for colored stone grading. Includes comprehensive online resources as well as course notes, at-home gem kit, and one year Gemewizard subscription. gemcoloracademy.com

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Refreshed Reporting

The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has released an updated version of its Credit Report. After a full redesign, the new JBT Credit Report features a convenient front-page overview section, new charts, and live linking of summary information to its source. jewelersboard.com

Thinking Pink

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has released a software update for its GIA iD100 gem testing device. With the update, the GIA iD100 can now distinguish natural pink diamonds from lab-grown (HPHT and CVD) diamonds and diamond simulants. gia.edu

24K Winners

Congratulations to the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California’s 2019 Honorees! The organization recently honored Bill Jones of Sissy’s Log Cabin and Ruben Bindra of B & B Fine Gems for Excellence in Service and presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terry Chandler of Diamond Council of America. jewelers24kclub.com

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Upcoming Trade Shows, Stuller’s Newest Catalog and More Service News

Dates are almost here.

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Antique Extravaganza Upcoming

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS) returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center Jan. 4-8, 2020. Make the most of it by getting tickets to attend the spectacular Jewelry History Series; it’s an unmissable two-day educational conference that precedes OMBAS on Jan. 3-4. originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com

Certain Certification

The Jewelry Appraisal and Gemological Institute (JAGi) has announced an expansion of their services to the entire retail jewelry industry. The JAGi CardCert report offers an independent, third-party diamond grade and appraisal for jewelry stores seeking to sell both inside their physical locations and to customers online. jagilab.com

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Plumbing New Heights

The Plumb Club now requires its members to become Certified Members of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC). That means all Plumb Club member products are produced in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices. responsiblejewellery.com

An Incredible Journey

The Diamond Producers Association’s (DPA) Real is Rare, Real is a Diamond platform has released their latest campaign: “The Diamond Journey.” This multimedia campaign tells the epic journey of a natural diamond. Video and social media assets available through DPA. realisadiamond.com

Hot off the Press

Stuller, Inc. has released their third and most extensive catalog of the year, Jewelry 2020-2021! Launched just in time for the holiday season, this fresh volume offers more than 1,000 new items, including a separate birthstone section, trending personalized styles, new chains and more. stuller.com

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Jewelry Pro Gear

From Gem-Covered Leggings to a New Diamond Screening Tool, You Need This Stuff for Your Store

These are the latest tools and baubles for jewelry pros.

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Darling Dish

This adorable hand-painted kitty cat ring dish is adorned with golden accents and the itty-bitty footprints of the tiniest feline you can imagine. Perfect for jewelry lovers or cat enthusiasts.

$15

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Creating Cartier

THE CARTIERS: The Untold Story Of The Family Behind The Jewellery Empire is a unique and enlightening deep dive into this illustrious family written by Francesca Cartier Brickell, a direct descendant of that legendary lineage, using long-lost family letters, journals, and photos. An incomparable portrait of a dynamic jewelry dynasty.

$35

the-cartiers.com

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Mini Magic

Need to screen for laboratory-grown CVD and HPHT diamonds but don’t have a lot of counter space to spare? DRC Techno’s petite powerhouse, the J-Mini, delivers DRC Techno’s dependable diamond-screening technology at space-conscious dimensions.

$5,999

drctechno.com

I Need a Hero

Perfect for active jewelry lovers, RingHero is a secure zippered wristband that lets you keep your rings close to hand but off of your fingers. Never leave your treasures alone in a locker room again! Inquire for wholesale pricing.

$19.99

yourringhero.com

 

Gems for Your Gams

Cold weather is leggings season, and we can’t think of a better way to make it through chilly days than by treating your lower body to these gem-printed leggings! Cozy, colorful, and fun.

$88

tashkabybeatrice.com

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