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Strong U.S. job growth good sign for holiday sales

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Retail industry employment in October remained essentially unchanged from September, dropping only 900 jobs despite the loss of 8,800 jobs year-over-year in the face of two major hurricanes since Labor Day, the National Retail Federation said last week. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 250,000 jobs in October - more than double September’s monthly gain - and hourly wages saw their strongest growth in nearly a decade, the Labor Department said.

Jewelry store thefts and holiday shopping; 5 things you need to know

Jewelry Store Thefts and Holiday Shopping eHoliday security tips from Jewelers Mutual 

As you prepare to capitalize on the holiday shopping season, don't forget to take caution.

Thieves come out in full force during the holidays. Knowing they can blend in with the rest of us who are seeking a special gift, they're looking to pad their own wallet or collection.

Diamond Producers Association’s 5 Essential Truths for Natural & Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA), an organization comprised of seven of the world’s leading diamond companies with a mission to maintain and enhance consumer demand for, and confidence in, diamonds to ensure the long term sustainability of the industry, has released a list of 5 essential truths for both natural & laboratory-grown diamonds.

Rembrandt Charms announces new pricing

Rembrandt(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms continues to strengthen its products and services to stay ahead of the ever-changing jewelry environment. Over the past four years they have been working on updating charms to provide retail jewelers with the best quality possible. With all the improvement comes a new price structure for Rembrandt Charms, effective October 16th. These price adjustments are designed to help lower gold charm prices, maintain retail jewelers’ profit margin, increase sales and make karat gold charms more affordable.