Last updateTue, 20 Mar 2018 10pm


JSA releases 2014 Crime Report

Smash & grab robberies soar, but arrests at all time high

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) released its 2014 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. The total number of crimes against the industry decreased from 1,414 in 2013 to 1,381 in 2014, a decrease of 2.3%. Total dollar losses, however, rose from $66.5 million in 2013 to $77.8 million in 2014, an increase of 17%.

Why retailers need to understand the digital era to remain relevant

Competing for business in 2015 is harder than ever. Come and gone are the days where retailers could rely solely on traditional methods to bring attention to their brand and sell their product. Although conventional tactics surely have a place when planned and executed correctly, the era we live in has become digital. Digitally motivated, digitally driven, and digitally charged is today’s consumer. Having a mobile site in 2015 is no longer a bonus, but instead essential. With the world at their fingertips, consumers of today are a different breed. Deeply understanding their habits, the data behind these habits and catering to them is crucial and downright vital for a retailer to stay afloat in 2015 and beyond.

IDD unveils Trubie special-cut diamond

Innovative sales/marketing program designed to build trust, loyalty

IDD, a premier diamond basics supplier servicing the jewelry industry for over thirty years, recently announced the launch of their special-cut program, Trubie Diamond. Boasting an innovative sales approach and cutting-edge technology, IDD reports the Trubie Diamond program has already proven it’s far more advanced than the average special-cut diamond collection in the market today.

How a Florida jeweler recovered large stolen diamond

For a 6.04-carat diamond, the pleasant passage of commemorating a milestone moment in a customer’s life was abruptly interrupted when a diamond-set ring was stolen from Old Northeast Jewelers in St. Petersburg, Florida. After more than a year of online searches, phone calls and tenacious follow-ups with authorities, store owners Jeffrey Hess and his wife Katrina found and eventually recovered their store’s lost treasure.

Managing a jewelry store, the Disney way

Disney theme parks and jewelry stores have much in common, according to Joel Hassler, owner and president of Rasmussen Diamonds. Both are in the happiness business. With millions of visitors annually and thousands of employees, most people on the planet would agree with the Racine, Wisconsin-based jeweler: Disney is the world’s expert at making people happy.

The Walt Disney Company has been in the business of happiness for decades with the opening of Disneyland in 1955 and Disney World 1971. The company has also made happiness good business since 1996 with the creation of the Disney Institute, the professional development and external training arm of The Walt Disney Company.

Four generations and 115 years of Waller & Company Jewelers

One of the oldest African American retailers in the US

The jewelry industry is a smelting pot of races and cultures from across the globe. The people are a rich mix of various religions, nationalities and cultures who bring their unique skills and customs to the business.

But where are the African American jewelers? Where are the men and women of color with a passion for gemology and a desire to create jewelry-art like only they can?

Cause for celebration - Atlanta Jewelry Show 65th anniversary edition

(ATLANTA) - Buoyed by strong Christmas and Valentine’s Day business, as well as reduced gas prices and a rising stock market, retailers and vendors alike had a spring in their step during the Spring 2015 Atlanta Jewelry Show, February 28 - March 2 at the Cobb Galleria Center. Providing the perfect backdrop to kick off the show’s 65th Anniversary celebration, attendance tracked slightly ahead of the 2014 edition and an optimistic atmosphere permeated the exhibition floor.