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Reporting cash transactions; file electronically for security and speed

By Suzan Flamm, Senior Counsel Jewelers Vigilance Committee

(NEW YORK) - Our industry has long been familiar with the obligation to report to the U.S. Treasury Department when sellers receive over $10,000 in cash. Some companies submit many 8300 Forms every year documenting these transactions, and others rarely receive large quantities of cash and thus only infrequently file. No matter the frequency of filing, however, the forms can be submitted electronically.  Not only is this the method preferred by the government, it has several advantages over paper filings sent by mail. 


Jewelers of America adds new GEM Award for Watch Design category

Submission period opens for 2016 Award nominees

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the addition of a GEM Award for Watch Design to the 14th Annual GEM Awards gala taking place on January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The GEM Award for Watch Design will honor either a well-established or emerging brand which has an extraordinary design aesthetic and/or has made significant technological advancements in the field of watches. GEM Awards – considered the Academy Awards of the jewelry industry – honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.

IGI introduces virtual 3-dimensional diamond viewing

Institute’s Diamond Reports to feature QR codes

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI), a world renowned independent gem certification and appraisal institute, has announced its long-standing diamond grading reports will now include QR (quick response) codes, which will allow for fully dimensional online viewing, upon request.

Atlanta Jewelry Show to offer GIA® Diamond Grading Lab at August Show

(ATLANTA) - As part of an ongoing effort to expand educational resources and opportunities for independent jewelers, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will once again offer a GIA® (Gemological Institute of America) Lab during the August 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. The GIA® Diamond Grading Lab will be held Tuesday - Saturday, August 4-8, 2015. Hours are 9 am - 5 pm each day. The Atlanta Jewelry Show runs August 8-10, 2015.

On the Road with Rob Phillips - The Techie Road Warrior

For those of us sales reps who are veterans of the road, we have fond memories of quaint ways of getting phone messages.  In the early 1980s my first answering machine was from Radio Shack and I had to call it from the road and make a unique high pitched sound with a hand held device right into the phone receiver.  And that was just the beginning of the hoops I had to jump thru to hear all the messages while writing them down.

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