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Jewelers’ Security Alliance releases 2017 Annual Crime Report

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Total dollar crime losses flat, cyber-enabled losses soar 

JSA(NEW YORK) – Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 21-page 2017 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. Total dollar losses decreased from $72.4 million in 2016 to $72.1 million in 2017, a decrease of .4%, while the total number of crimes against the industry increased from 1,245 in 2016 to 1,394 in 2017, and increase of 12%.


Jewel-Craft Inc. & the jewelry industry mourn the loss of Robert (Bob) Wesdorp

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Wesdorp bench

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Robert (Bob) Wesdorp, owner of Jewel-Craft, Inc. from 1950 - 1985, passed away on February 27, 2018. “He taught and prepared me for everything life has thrown my way. However, losing him brought on an emotion I was unprepared to handle. The impact he had on our family and the jewelry industry cannot be described in a single quote,” said Benet Wesdorp, Robert’s youngest son.

Silver Promotion Service survey shows ninth consecutive year of silver jewelry growth

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Category maintains high margins and turnover rate

SIlver(NEW YORK) - Silver jewelry sales in the United States were strong in 2017 with 59% of jewelry retailers reporting increased sales according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Silver Institute’s Silver Promotion Service (SPS). The results also confirmed that silver jewelry continues to be a leading merchandise category for retailers, both in driving sales and providing margin.

Jewelers of America and DCA open 2018 scholarship enrollment

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Scholarships available at leading industry educational providers DCA, GIA & JEF

JA(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and Diamond Council of America (DCA) have opened the 2018 enrollment period for its scholarship program. The program is open to employees of JA and DCA Member companies and awards scholarships to individuals on renowned industry diploma, professional development and certification programs.

NAJA celebrates first anniversary of Background Check program

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NAJAThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), a membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues, is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of their Background Check program. The program was launched at the 2016 winter conference in Tucson in partnership with Global Investigative Services who developed and manages the program.

GN Diamond offers retailers comprehensive demographic data to maximize marketing efforts

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Marketing is nothing more than throwing darts at the wall unless teams fully understand their customers. Smart retailers know to give their customers what they want and connect with their interests, life events and financial budgets. The best way to do that is through extensive demographic analysis and thoughtful marketing strategies. GN Diamond provides this analysis and marketing support to all of its retailers to help them sell more diamonds and take the guesswork out of marketing.

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