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Stuller Turns 50 and More Service News for January

Plus a private online community by WJA.

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Network on the Net

Connect, by the Women’s Jewelry Association, is a private online community just for WJA members. The platform offers many specialized discussion groups, local chapter forums, a member directory, and more. wjaconnect.womensjewelryassociation.com/home

Lab-Grown Launch

The Laboratory-Grown Diamond Exchange is the first online platform dedicated to safely buying and selling laboratory-grown diamonds. Market data collected from the platform will inform the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Price Index, which will publish cash asking prices for lab-grown diamonds.
lgdex.org

Stuller Turns 50

Fifty years ago, Matt Stuller started his business from the trunk of his car after realizing the industry’s need for quality findings and mountings. Now Stuller is an international corporation and is releasing a commemorative 50th anniversary logo to celebrate! Happy birthday, Stuller. stuller.com

Pioneer Lavalier

Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance will now offer two-way messaging to quickly guide consumers through the insurance process. Thanks to Pypestream customer engagement software, Lavalier can now quote and immediately bind customers’ insurance policies online for instant peace of mind. lavalier.com

New at DPA

David Kellie, an experienced marketer with more than a decade of experience working with consumer brands including Ralph Lauren, is the new CEO of Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA). Previous CEO Jean-Marc Lieberherr chose to step down late last year. diamondproducers.com

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The Newest Catalog from Artistry and More Service News for February

Plus a free Winter Survival Guide from CG Creations.

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More Artistry

Artistry, Ltd. has released a new 144-page catalog for 2020, which includes Artistry’s products in precious color, semi-precious color, pearl, diamond, gold and sterling silver, as well as an entire section dedicated to Graymoor Lane Designs, Artistry’s first branded collection. artistrylimited.com

JA 2020

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced it will host the second annual Jewelers of America National Convention at the InterContinental New York Barclay July 26-28, 2020. The theme of the 2020 conference is “Envision.”
jewelers.org

Carats for Your Health

Looking to expand your clientele to include more white-coated, scrubs-wearing MD types of patients? Porte Marketing now offers an exclusive cross-promotion marketing program specifically for jewelry retailers interested in reaching out to potential customers at hospitals and medical practices.
portemarketing.com

Cold Weather, Hot Tips

CG Creations has published a free Winter Survival Guide, including seasonally appropriate items from recognizable brands like Wind & Fire – The Art of Eco-Sustainable Jewelry, Gold Horizons Charms, Stellar White Fine Sterling Silver, and more. cgcreations.com

Gemfind’s Finds

GemFind Digital Solutions has amassed a fascinating store of data gathered from consumer activity on Gemfind-managed retail websites. Offering valuable insight into consumer trends, this information is available through a subscription service or as an in-depth report. gemfind.com/trends-report

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A Bench Book, Concrete Jewelry Holders and More Jewelry Pro Gear for February

Make your store’s displays truly unforgettable and more!

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Consider Concrete

Are you looking to make your store’s displays truly unforgettable? Consider a custom designed set of concrete jewelry holders from Parisian artist Atelier IDeco. These matte gray geometric surfaces will set a striking backdrop for your store’s sparkling products.

Inquire for custom pricing

atelier-ideco.com

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Made with Magic

Megan Ann Jelken‘s Incredible Creations is a Nebraska-based workshop offering a variety of beautiful handmade wooden jewelry display pieces. Perfect for stores in search of a genuine rustic or gorgeous boho aesthetic. Custom sizes, colors, and staining available.

$24

etsy.com/shop/majic1976

Luxe Compounds

The Luxor Compound Starter Set offers top quality, silica-free aluminum oxide compounds made in France. These color-coded, non-greasy compounds will be a treat to use and breeze to clean from your jewelry after finishing.

$45

gesswein.com

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The Boss’s Bling

Wedding-related ring dishes will always have their place, but we love that this particular ring dish from Sweetwater Decor is all about celebrating a strong woman’s solo power. Perfect for the Boss Lady in your life, especially if she’s you.

$14.99

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At the Bench

MJSA Press has published a new book, At The Bench Vol. 2: Tips, Techniques, And Step-By-Step Projects For Jewelers Of All Skill Levels. The photo-filled 150-page book is based on the popular “At The Bench” column that appears monthly in MJSA Journal, and offers instruction and insights from renowned jewelers.

$34.95

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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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