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MVI study finds Millennials’ interest in lab grown diamonds growing

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MVI(AUSTIN, Tex.) - Millennial age consumers continue to show growing interest in lab grown diamonds, according to an April 2018 consumer research study conducted by MVI Marketing (MVI). Nearly 70% of respondents in the study said they would consider a lab grown diamond for an engagement ring center stone, a 13% increase from a previous research study on lab grown diamonds conducted by MVI in 2017.


GIA supports AGS with $50,000 Education Grant

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Institute’s support to sister organization reaches nearly $150,000 in 2018

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(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The American Gem Society (AGS) will receive a $50,000 grant from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to fund awards for GIA education for AGS members, bringing GIA’s financial support for AGS to nearly $150,000 for 2018.

The SJG Smart Business Report: Google’s “Not Secure” is coming

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Google’s “Not Secure” is coming. Are you ready for the (http)S to hit the fan?

The date for Google’s latest Chrome browser update is rapidly approaching, and more than 90% of businesses who rely on a website to create a virtual presence and connect with customers in the online marketplace have no idea what’s about to hit them.

The SJG Smart Business Report - Viva Las Vegas!

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Sponsored content from the Southern Jewelers Guild 

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The heat you’re beginning to feel isn’t just the tease of summer that’s waiting around the corner. That, my friend, is the breath of Las Vegas, summoning us all to the annual “Vegas Market Madness” ritual that takes place this year between Memorial Day and June 4, with no fewer than 8 shows, many running simultaneously, and all working hard to get you to step onto their show floor for a visit.

ASHI’s ‘Timeline Sales Concept’ helps retailers increase diamond sales year-round

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Ashi bookBirthdays, anniversaries and other regular gift-giving occasions are the low-hanging fruits of jewelry sales. For most store owners and their staff, harvesting methods for these reoccurring opportunities isn’t always bountiful. To help increase their potential yields, ASHI has created Diamonds - A Gift of Love, a 24-page catalog of the company’s top selling items.

Jeweler’s early embracing of cryptocurrency pays huge dividends

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Nearly 20% of sales paid for via cryptocurrency

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(NEW YORK) - Since establishing his retail operations in 1980, Silicon Valley jeweler and gemologist Stephen Silver has demonstrated an uncanny adaptability to emerging technology. In an industry rocked by changing consumer behavior, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry has seen tremendous sales growth since 2014. Mr. Silver expressed that their early embrace of cryptocurrency payment processing has led to a new area of consumer spending.

The Evolution of You

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Every business, including the jewelry trade must keep pace with the times in which we are doing business. “Things change” can sound woefully trite, so can make you discount the importance of its truth.

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