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GIA’s M2M app helps retailers tell a diamond’s story

As the creator of the 4Cs, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) taught an entire generation of consumers how to understand the inherent characteristics of a diamond, dramatically changing the way that consumers shop for diamonds. GIA is once again about to reinvent the way consumers shop for diamonds with the launch of its new Mine-to-Market (M2M) pilot program.


Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates 70-year anniversary with expansion, “Pay It Forward” campaign & Jeweler’s Bench Challenge

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Founded in 1947 by Earl Wesdorp in the attic of his Ludlow, KY detached garage, and now operated and managed by the third generation of the Wesdorp family, Jewel-Craft, Inc. celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Currently headquartered in Erlanger, KY, Jewel-Craft is a full-service operation that provides comprehensive jewelry trade shop services to retail jewelry stores, designers, and other trade shops nationwide.

Voyager Brands up and running with bright ideas, creative new brands

When Shreyansh Shah arrived from India, he was looking forward to seeing a little snow. He got more than he bargained for - and he was delighted.

“I came to the United States in December 1998 and was welcomed by 2 feet of snow in Chicago,” says Shah, Chief Operating Officer of Austin, Tex.-based Voyager Brands. “Before that, I hadn’t even seen snow. It was my dream to see it, but not in that quantity! And it was frigid cold, so it was a good welcome!”

GA jeweler fosters, develops jewelry designing talent

When Douglas Meadows was looking to phase out PANDORA last summer, his bench jeweler with jewelry designing skills and sales prowess stepped in to fill the inventory vacuum with in-house, hand-fabricated mainly sterling silver fashion jewelry. At similar price points as the well-known bead jewelry, Douglas, his team and staff jewelry designer Abby Fincannon worked together for more than seven years to successfully brand her designs and fully launch her collections at a critical juncture last year for the Marietta, Georgia jeweler. 

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