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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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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.”
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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.
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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

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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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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.
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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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