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Retail Jewelers Organization gives back BIG

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2018 Patronage Dividend delights membership

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) - Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) CEO Sarah Streb made a big announcement at their 2018 Winter Buying Show. The Show was held January 20-22 in Savannah, GA. On January 20th at the General Membership Luncheon Streb shared that RJO would be giving back almost six million dollars to its members during 2018. The announcement was met with thunderous applause by the entire membership in attendance.


Experts give jewelers average grades on retailer etiquette

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There’s always room for improvement

Jewelry store owners and their staff must exhibit exemplary “retailer etiquette” for every customer that comes through their door. Experts give average letter grades to retail jewelers, and like any ongoing learning process, there’s always room for improvement on retailer etiquette essentials - especially with the ever-changing retail landscape.  

JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

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Supreme Court(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), a national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to take up South Dakota’s petition to the Court to re-consider the Quill decision from 1992. That decision established the current system under which states are prohibited from collecting sales and use taxes from sellers that do not have a physical presence in-state, leading to the current uneven playing field between traditional and online sellers.

Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

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exoticanimalMen, women and their families arrived in large numbers to northern California with the dream of striking it rich during the mid-19th century. What most people don't know about the California Gold Rush is that exotic animals became as much a part of the experience as the exotic metals.

Colorado’s Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

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5280, Denver’s mile magazine recounts the tale of the attempted scam

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In 1872, a false claim that an area in northern Colorado contained diamonds nearly brought our young nation’s economy to its knees. But a century later, Mother Nature had the last laugh.

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