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Factory Grown Diamonds

Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory report on the state of the market in 2019 and trends looking forward

What does the future hold for the jewelry industry as factory grown diamonds become more prevalent? Here at the PGS (Professional Gem Sciences) Laboratory we are seeing more of these stones coming through our offices with increasing frequency. Both consumers in the public asking us to appraise their jewelry and experts in the trade with fresh buys have seen a rise in these stones in their jewelry. 


August Atlanta Jewelry Show is one for the record books

“New Routes” themed event provided attendees tools to stay competitive in evolving marketplace

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show (AJS), the jewelry industry’s largest regional trade event in the country, recently concluded its August 2019 edition. During the four-day event, AJS August brought together over 1,200 industry professionals, and a record number of new buyers.

Alabama’s Nancy Dawkins: Serving all sorts with a passion for action

If she’s not running the store at Nancy & Co. Fine Jewelers in Northport or Demopolis, Nancy Dawkins might be busy at the helm of the Alabama Jewelers Association - or rescuing a dog for Canine Compassion Fund - or deliberating on the Planning and Zoning Commission - or teaching a class in cake decorating.

Retailer Roundtable: In light of the recent alert issued by the Jewelers Security Alliance regarding the uptick in burglaries and the ongoing nationwide burglary threat, what steps are you taking to make your store more secure?

“With the power cutting trend being so big, the first thing we did was install a new padlock that cannot be cut through on the panel outside of the store. If it was somehow compromised and power cut, we do have a backup battery that lasts 24 hours. We are set up on call and text alert from our security provider.

Country’s fourteenth oldest jeweler making its “Mark” in Lawrence, KS

Marks Jewelers opened in 1880, making it the 14th oldest retail jewelry business in America.

Jaclyn Iden and Alexandra Pohorecki represent the store’s current management team. The duo have many stories about the numerous historical events the Lawrence, Kansas-based jeweler has overcome in the span of 139 years, as if keeping a multi-generational jewelry business going 100-plus years wasn’t difficult enough.

With faith and honor, the Gary K. family carries on a thriving, service-minded business

Gary KidsGary Khodanian with children (front) Natalie Khodanian Griffith, (back l-r) Mary-Jane Khodanian Smith, Karla Khodanian and Gary Khodanian.After the retirement of the second generation from the family manufacturing and wholesale jewelry company in Los Angeles, Gary Khodanian made a major move with his family to Alabama, settling in the city of Madison. In 1999, Gary K. as a third-generation jeweler established a retail store in a shopping center with a specialty in custom jewelry, and continues to be a family owned and operated full-service jewelry store.

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