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The psychology of the allure of gold

The psychology of the allure of gold

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.

For millennia, the metal has adorned crowns and hilts of swords. It has been used to enhance paintings and ornaments to increase their value.

In some cult...

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Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Conference to be held November 10 & 11, 2017 at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC), an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts, has announced their 19th...

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Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, who has spent the last 37 years selling jewelry, chains, and charms to retail stores, has announced his retirement. His announcement coincides with his intention to sell JKM Enterprises, parent company of Charms Plus, to interested buy...

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Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Innovative men’s wedding bands designed with maximum comfort in mind

Merit® Diamond, manufacturers of the popular, luxurious diamond fashion line Sirena®, has developed and tested their supremely comfortable men’s MFIT® wedding band line over the past...

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Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

Sandy Jones jewelry career comes full circle

They say never burn a bridge you may need to cross later. Sandy Jones took that advice to heart when she left her first Atlanta job 35 years ago. Knowing only that she didn’t want to sit at a desk, she’d only been at her first job a year when life to...

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The psychology of the allure of gold

2 DAYS AGO
The psychology of the allure of gold

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.

For millennia, the metal has adorned crowns and hilts of swords. It has been used to enhance paintings and ornaments to increase their value.

In some cultures, gold is a predominant feature of festivals a...

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Scientists believe cosmic collision reveals origins of gold

2 DAYS AGO
Scientists believe cosmic collision reveals origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in ...

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Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

2 DAYS AGO
Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Conference to be held November 10 & 11, 2017 at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC), an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts, has announced their 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference will be held N...

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Andie Weinman sparkles in the City of Gold

9 DAYS AGO
Andie Weinman sparkles in the City of Gold

Preferred Jewelers International CEO shares info on PJI and successful American retail strategies in Dubai

The City of Gold was the international backdrop for the Gemological Science International (GSI) presentation on ‘The Successful American Retail Strategies’ during DMCC Dubai on September 12, 201...

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Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

18 DAYS AGO
Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, who has spent the last 37 years selling jewelry, chains, and charms to retail stores, has announced his retirement. His announcement coincides with his intention to sell JKM Enterprises, parent company of Charms Plus, to interested buyers. His book of business continues to be lucrativ...

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Patrick Retzer joins the Color Merchants/Brevani family as V.P. of Sales

23 DAYS AGO
Patrick Retzer joins the Color Merchants/Brevani family as V.P. of Sales

(NEW YORK) - Brevani, the branded division of Color Merchants Inc. has announced they’ll be bringing on industry veteran Patrick Retzer to head up their sales division and oversee the brands direction.

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Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

2 DAYS AGO
Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Innovative men’s wedding bands designed with maximum comfort in mind

Merit® Diamond, manufacturers of the popular, luxurious diamond fashion line Sirena®, has developed and tested their supremely comfortable men’s MFIT® wedding band line over the past 5 years. The patented brand provides men with “no...

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GN Diamond offering free Gemprint on all diamonds

9 DAYS AGO
GN Diamond offering free Gemprint on all diamonds

GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers on a daily basis. Internet shopping is one of the biggest obstacles expressed by the brick and mortar store. By offering added value and annual savings through Gemprint, jewelers are now armed with a point of distinction against th...

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Furry friends on the job: Loki - Kingsbury Designs & Repairs, Clinton, Mississippi

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Furry friends on the job: Loki - Kingsbury Designs & Repairs, Clinton, Mississippi

 

This is Loki. Loki works for David at Kingsbury Designs & Repairs in Clinton, Mississippi. David says Loki was named after the evil brother of Thor, but his customers love him anyway.

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Furry friends on the job: Larry at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin

9 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Larry at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin

Say hello to Larry, the mini golden doodle. Larry loves going to work with his “dad” and “grandpa” at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin. Larry likes wearing his finest clothes to work and always greets everyone with a tail wag and kisses!

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

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Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

9 DAYS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

Click here  to see more of George Prout’s The Marketing Minute

 

 

 

 

  

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GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair connects applicants with recruiters

Hundreds explore industry opportunities

GIA Tannenbaum

(NEW YORK) - More than 500 students, job seekers and industry veterans attended GIA’s 26th annual Jewelry Career Fair on July 24. Sponsored by Jewelers of America at the Javits Center in New York City, this free, one-day-only event was an opportunity for attendees to connect with companies through an opening keynote presentation, one-on-one career coaching sessions and networking with nearly 50 recruiters.

GIA President and CEO Susan M. Jacques moderated the panel “Job Success in Today’s Market” featuring industry leaders offering specific advice to aspiring gem and jewelry professionals on the importance of relationships, education and persistence.

“Clients, especially at the luxury level, are looking for authority; they’re looking for trust and they’re looking for a relationship,” said Hank Siegel, president and CEO of Hamilton Jewelers. “I love being able to celebrate with our clients … to take care of them and to serve multiple generations who come to our stores to celebrate special events.”

Regina Ciarleglio, director of retail development for Worthy Inc., spoke on the importance of education in the industry. “[Education] should be part of your ongoing world today, tomorrow and forever,” said Carleglio. “Learn about the business you serve … [and] what your customers are asking about, because then you can talk to them a little better and understand where they are coming from.”

GIA one on one

Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal of Leo Schachter Diamond Group and a member of the GIA Board of Governors, spoke on the importance of persistence and the lessons he learned through his decades of experience. “There is a common denominator to success in all of the parts of the diamond industry - the industry is all based around people, passion and persistence.”

Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of TheAdventurine.com, and Mary Feliciano, recent GIA graduate now working in technical product development for Signet Jewelers Ltd., rounded out the panel. Following the opening session, job seekers had the opportunity to meet with recruiters and have one-on-one career coaching with specialists in appraising, design, gemstones, manufacturing, marketing, retail and more.

GIA ChavesFounded in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is the jewelry industry’s largest career event. GIA has connected thousands of future employees with companies at more than 60 events in California, India, Las Vegas and New York.

The success of GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair over the past 26 years is due to the generous mentorship of career coaches, expertise of panelists and participation of recruiters. The next event will take place in Carlsbad on Friday, Oct. 13. For more details, visit www.gia.edu/career-fair or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Follow @GIANews #JewelryJobs for updates.

 

 


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