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NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The num...

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JIS gears up for first ever West Coast Show

(NORWALK, Conn.) - JIS and Reed Exhibitions are gearing up for the launch of a brand new jewelry trade show to take place on the West Coast this Fall. The new show named, JIS Delivery - San Diego, will run November 2 - 4, 2019 at the San Diego Convent...

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WJA appoints new Executive Director

WJA appoints new Executive Director

Association also moves headquarters to New York

(NEW YORK)  - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has moved its headquarters back to New York City and appointed a new executive director, Jennifer Markas, effective Sept. 10. Bernadette Mack, the ...

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Jewelers for Children Announces 2019 Hope for the Holidays program

Jewelers for Children Announces 2019 Hope for the Holidays program

Cards designed by St. Jude patients, produced by Hallmark

Jewelers for Children, the industry’s charity, has unveiled their 2019 Hope for the Holidays program. The program includes holiday greeting cards produced by Hallmark from the designs of childr...

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RingMaster ushering in its 50th year with a return to Winston-Salem’s historic Reynolda Village

RingMaster ushering in its 50th year with a return to Winston-Salem’s historic Reynolda Village

Jeweler Michael Scott of Winston-Salem, N.C., is no stranger to renovation. After a few moves and getting the new place just right, he’s doing it again - winding his way back to the lovely environs he left seven years ago. Upscale and historic Reynol...

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NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

5 DAYS AGO
NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline s...

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JSA’s partnership with law enforcement helps drive jewelry crime to record lows

5 DAYS AGO
JSA’s partnership with law enforcement helps drive jewelry crime to record lows

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2018 Annual Crime Report that showed dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms decreased by 25.9% from 2017 to 2018, hitting record lows. Dollar losses declined from $72.1 million in 2017, to $53.4 million in 2018. The total o...

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JIS gears up for first ever West Coast Show

12 DAYS AGO

(NORWALK, Conn.) - JIS and Reed Exhibitions are gearing up for the launch of a brand new jewelry trade show to take place on the West Coast this Fall. The new show named, JIS Delivery - San Diego, will run November 2 - 4, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. This show wil...

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Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference announces impressive speaker lineup

27 DAYS AGO
Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference announces impressive speaker lineup

Speakers representing miners, governments, law enforcement, and every aspect of the jewelry supply chain

(CHICAGO)  - The agenda for the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is nearly complete, and it promises to be an outstanding gathering of industry, government, and NGOs; all focused on crea...

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WJA appoints new Executive Director

27 DAYS AGO
WJA appoints new Executive Director

Association also moves headquarters to New York

(NEW YORK)  - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has moved its headquarters back to New York City and appointed a new executive director, Jennifer Markas, effective Sept. 10. Bernadette Mack, the outgoing executive director, will work with Markas...

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IGI names Avi Levy new North American President

1 MONTHS AGO
IGI names Avi Levy new North American President

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced September 3rd that Avi Levy will serve as the new president of IGI North America. Avi succeeds seasoned industry veteran Jerry Ehrenwald, GG, ASA, who has served as IGI North America president and CEO since 1991.

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Jewelers for Children Announces 2019 Hope for the Holidays program

5 DAYS AGO
Jewelers for Children Announces 2019 Hope for the Holidays program

Cards designed by St. Jude patients, produced by Hallmark

Jewelers for Children, the industry’s charity, has unveiled their 2019 Hope for the Holidays program. The program includes holiday greeting cards produced by Hallmark from the designs of children representing St. Jude Children’s Research Hospi...

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Policyholders approve Jewelers Mutual’s plan for organizational structure change

5 DAYS AGO

Mutual holding company conversion helps continue commitment to policyholders

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Policyholders of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company have voted to approve the company’s plan to convert its corporate structure to a mutual holding company.

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

2 YEARS 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.

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

2 YEARS 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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Intersecting Hearts® by Michael S. Nashef – Where True Love Meets™

(PORTAGE, Mich.) - Each love story is unique. Jewelry designer Michael S. Nashef sought to create a bridal set that was as exceptional as his love for his fiancée. In his research for symbols of love, over and over, regardless of culture, age, or era, a universal motif appeared: The heart shape. Nashef developed a new twist on this time-honored icon, and the concept of Intersecting Hearts® was born.

IntersectNashef discovered self-expression through design at an early age. At his father’s leather factory, he and his brother designed their own backpacks for school. Unfortunately, civil war in his home country lead to the Nashef family losing their factory. To start a new life the family immigrated to the United States in 1998. One of the few things Michael was able to bring with him was his passion for creating finely-crafted woodworking and jewelry.

In 2006, Michael became the first graduate of the Metal/Jewelry design program at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI, where his avocation became his vocation, designing and creating one-of-a-kind pieces made of gold, silver, and unique gemstones. Inspired by travel, nature, and architecture, Michael incorporates elements from these things into his work.

“I have always believed that each person is unique. When two unique people come together in love, they still remain individuals, but now their hopes, dreams and desires intersect, as their lives grow into a new life together. My Intersecting Hearts® design represents this joining of two hearts. The bud like shape which I refer to as the ‘Harmony shape’ formed by the intersection of two hearts represents a lifetime of growing love.”

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Organic in nature, each piece in the collection is named with an Italian word signifying the design: Puro (pure), Caldo (warm), Momento (moment). Crafted in the USA, and available in gold or platinum, each ring in the Intersecting Hearts® collection has the “Harmony shape” to represent the story of each couple.

Presently, the Intersecting Hearts® collection is available in several states and expanding. For more information, visit www.intersectinghearts.com.


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