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JA and JBT launch the Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study

Participating jewelers will receive a free customized benchmarking analysis report

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) have partnered to launch the Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study. The Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study, formerly known as the Cost of Doing Business Survey, is a financial benchmarking tool that allows retail jewelers to easily input their key data and run dynamic reports in an online platform powered by Dynamic Benchmarking.

Jewelers Mutual’s cost-efficient, revenue-generating programs deliver high value to jewelers

Mutual e(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual is known in the jewelry industry for offering protection for jewelry businesses with policies that can be scaled as jewelers grow as well as protecting customers’ personal jewelry. The company dedicated to insuring jewelry businesses for more than 100 years also wants jewelry business owners to know this: Jewelers Mutual is more than just insurance.

Jewel-Craft & jewelry industry mourn the loss of Dorothy (Dot) Wesdorp

(THE VILLAGES, Fla.) - Dorothy (Dot) Wesdorp, co-founder of Jewel-Craft, Inc. from 1950 - 1985, passed away on July 15, 2019. Dot’s two sons, Gary (Co-President and CFO) and Benet (Co-President and COO), reminisced about Jewel-Craft’s early years and remembered how hard their parents worked and they were always impressed by their love and respect for each other.

New Citi Retail Services study reveals jewelry consumers’ desire for brick-and-mortar shopping and financing solutions

Finds over two-thirds of Americans have bought most or all of their jewelry in-store and over one-quarter would be most likely to use financing options

(CHICAGO/NEW YORK) - On July 24, Citi Retail Services (CRS) released the results of a nationwide study of 1,000 U.S. adults revealing that despite the prevalence of online jewelry purchasing options, shoppers still prefer to purchase jewelry in-store. Among those consumers who have purchased jewelry, over two-thirds (68%) have purchased most or all of their jewelry in-store, compared to just 12% online, showing that within this industry, brick-and-mortar still shines bright.

Mercury Free Mining to award $1 million prize for safe new artisanal gold mining process

MFM ColombiaMercury Free Mining Founder and CEO Toby Pomeroy visits with artisinal gold miners in Colombia.(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - In response to the severe global health and ecological impacts resulting from the use of mercury by artisanal gold miners (ASGM), a major new effort to address this issue is being launched by Mercury Free Mining (MFM).