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Burglar Alarm Systems for Jewelers: Understanding line supervision and security

Mutual eUseful info from the Jewelers Mutual Clarity Blog

Peace of mind may be hard to come by when your business is closed for the night.

That’s where burglar alarms for jewelry businesses come into play — but not all are created equal.

Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), an authority in the security industry, certifies alarms and may apply two terms related to how they function.

GIA furthers best practices with improved ‘Know Your Customer’ program

All laboratory clients must update their client agreements 

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - To comply with applicable laws, regulations and best practices, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is enhancing its ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) program. This program supports the high standards of integrity that align with GIA’s mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry.

Just Perfect MSP® gets 2 U.S. patents for Perfect Fit™ technology

Perfect 3(NEW YORK) – Just Perfect MSP® has officially received 2 U.S. design patents for it’s Perfect Fit™ technology. The technology, covered by U.S. patent numbers D820-714S and D814-330S, ergonomically sculpts the shoulders and shank of a ring to prevent rings from spinning or falling to the side. The patented technology also places additional metal weight in the bottom of the shank to ensure the center diamond remains on the top of the finger. 

Antwerp diamond industry celebrates “100 Years Brilliant”

Brilliant cut hits milestone anniversary

(ANTWERP) - 100 years ago, Antwerp engineer Marcel Tolkowsky was the first person to scientifically determine the perfect way to cut a brilliant diamond. This is not an anniversary the Antwerp diamond industry could let pass by without notice. The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) held a street festival May 27 to pay tribute to the most iconic and successful diamond cut in history: the brilliant.

Berkley Asset Protection pays 29% dividend for Work Comp Plan

Berkley website(NEW YORK) - Berkley Asset Protection (a Berkley Company) announced that it will pay a 29% dividend to eligible policyholders in its Workers Compensation Safety Group & Dividend Plan, which was created specifically for jewelry businesses in the United States. The dividend is a percentage of policyholders’ 2017 earned premium. 

RapNet to vote on synthetics

(LAS VEGAS) - RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, will be voting on whether it should provide diamond listing and pricing services for synthetic diamonds. Voting will be limited to registered RapNet members who login to RapNet.Com and will take place from Sunday May 26 through Friday May 31, 2019.

Artist Reena Ahluwalia donates ‘Hope’

Painting to be auctioned at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope event

(NEW YORK) - Continuing her commitment to Jewelers for Children (JFC), artist Reena Ahluwalia is donating an original diamond painting to JFC to raise funds. The 20-inch painting, ‘Hope’, features a highly nuanced, hyper-realistic round brilliant diamond. It took Reena 200-hours to complete. The painting will be auctioned at the JFC’s Facets of Hope event on June 2, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.