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Now Hear This! Drop Earrings Were Top Oscar Jewelry Trend

Hollywood, CA—The 2017 Academy Awards will of course go down in history for the colossal ‘Best Picture’ gaffe, but one thing nobody could fault about the evening was the jewelry worn on the red carpet. The key trend for the evening was a dressed-up ear, accented with stacks of sparkly bracelets and...

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Smyth Jewelers Launches ‘New Rules Of Engagement’ Campaign Targeting Millennials

Baltimore, MD—NCIS’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs may have his famous set of 50 rules, but he’s not the only one.

Smyth Jewelers’ latest advertising campaign features 50 “New Rules of Engagement.” Springing from the insight that the entire engagement process has been modernized by Millennials, the campaign...

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Video: Silver Creeps Up 15% Since Start Of 2017

Hollywood, FL—While most of the investment and jewelry worlds are focused on gold prices, silver has been stealthily but steadily climbing in price. At press time it was trading at $18.41 the ounce. Its under-the-radar rise was a topic of discussion at the BMO Metals and Mining Conference taking...

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Industry News: JVC Names New CEO; Michael Pollak, Others To Be Honored At WJA Dinner; More

JVC Announces New President And CEO

New York, NY—Tiffany Stevens, an attorney and longtime executive in the nonprofit arena, has been named the new president and CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, effective March 6. She succeeds CEO Cecilia Gardner, who is retiring after 18 years in the...

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The Month In Review: February

Merrick, NY—With luxury jewelers heading to Scottsdale for the 2017 Centurion Show last month, a topic on many jewelers’ minds was the future of their business. Whether it’s growing the store/s to transition to their children as next-generation owners, or possibly considering a retirement sale in...

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Superbowl Legend Manning Tells Jewelers, ‘What Made You Great Before Won’t Make You Great Now’

Scottsdale, AZ—Speaking to a packed room at Centurion Scottsdale, NFL football legend and keynote speaker Peyton Manning urged jewelers to look ahead and learn to master change.

“The rhythm of my life changed dramatically since retiring last March. There are new expectations I have to get used to,...

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Retail News: Borsheims Teaches Scouts About Jewelry; Scathing Exposé Adds To Sterling Woes; More

Borsheims Teaches Girl Scouts About Diamonds And Jewelry

Omaha, NE—A group of Girl Scouts is now well-educated about diamonds and jewelry, thanks to a collaboration hosted by Borsheims and their local Girl Scout council.  The young women spent an evening at Borsheims, with a packed agenda full of...

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From Your Perspective:  Ready, Set, It’s Spring!

Indianapolis, IN--We’ve counted all of our money from December, enjoyed a little time off in January, and this year many had a bigger Valentine’s Day than the usual blip on the screen it is in the jewelry business.  Ahhh…February. 

Wait, what?  It’s March already?!  Time flies, and we better make...

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Classified: Independent Reps Wanted

Charlotte, NC—Coles of London, the distributor of luxury products, is looking for sales reps in all territories for our new amazing jewelry line. This line is a big brand with over 1,000 POS in Italy and we are now launching in the US. If you are interested, please submit your resume to...

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