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Fresh from ‘boot camp,’ small-town Kansas jeweler polishing new tricks of the trade

When business is going along as usual, sometimes it’s a good idea to listen to someone else’s good idea. That’s what James and Sonya Cantrell of Coffeyville, Kan., did, attending a 2½ -day “Destination Business BootCamp” designed for independent business owners like themselves who want to make their store a “consumer destination.”

Retailer Roundtable: What jewelry trends are you seeing leading up to Vegas?

Q:What jewelry trends are you seeing leading up to Vegas? 

“This year we are going onto Vegas with a fresh set of eyes, looking for the perfect pieces for everyone, young and young-at-heart. One thing that has been on our radar is mixed metals. More and more people want to incorporate in their original, sentimental pieces and create a new, fresh look with a different color gold. We will definitely be looking for those one of a kind items that puts a fun, fresh twist on classic pieces. Stack, stack, stack. This is a huge trend that we don’t see slowing down anytime soon. It can be rings, bracelets, necklaces, it doesn’t matter. People are loving the stackables. The runway is full of choker necklaces layered with other multi strands.

GIA’s M2M app helps retailers tell a diamond’s story

As the creator of the 4Cs, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) taught an entire generation of consumers how to understand the inherent characteristics of a diamond, dramatically changing the way that consumers shop for diamonds. GIA is once again about to reinvent the way consumers shop for diamonds with the launch of its new Mine-to-Market (M2M) pilot program.

Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates 70-year anniversary with expansion, “Pay It Forward” campaign & Jeweler’s Bench Challenge

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Founded in 1947 by Earl Wesdorp in the attic of his Ludlow, KY detached garage, and now operated and managed by the third generation of the Wesdorp family, Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Currently headquartered in Erlanger, KY, Jewel-Craft is a full-service operation that provides comprehensive jewelry trade shop services to retail jewelry stores, designers, and other trade shops nationwide.