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Paying tribute to one of the oldest bench jewelers in the southeast

John Bosco:  May 23, 1924 - December 14, 2016

The fine jewelry industry lost a local legend recently when John Bosco, arguably the oldest bench jeweler in the southeast, passed December 14, 2016 at the age of 92. Mr. Bosco worked nearly seventy years as a jeweler, only recently retiring two years ago at the age of 90 when his wife passed away.

Big idea for little diamonds

HH Gold turns retailers’ melee into by-the-inch creations 

HH Gold Inc., known since 1985 as the place to go for special orders, unique jewelry and coin jewelry, recognized an opportunity several years ago to capitalize on the extra melee gathering dust in retailers’ stores following the recession of 2008.

Retailer Roundtable: How was your Christmas season and what were your hot sellers?

Q: How was your Christmas season and what were your hot sellers? 

“The actual numbers are still being tabulated, but what I can say is the numbers are close to 10 percent over last year’s holiday season. Which was quite a surprise as the months and weeks leading up to the holiday season were very quiet. But after the presidential election people started spending money. We have a great clientele and sold some very special high-end pieces, one notable piece was a pink diamond bracelet. For 30 years we’ve been holding a 30 percent off sale that runs the length of the holiday shopping season, from Thanksgiving Day weekend through Christmas Eve. The event still attracts a lot of customers and every year we invite vendors for at least one trunk show, which was held December 9-10 this year. 

Jewelers Helping Jewelers

The Southern Jewelers Guild takes a look at the explosive growth of the industry-only Facebook group

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

Just beyond the surface of your regular Facebook feed is a quiet, but flourishing closed Facebook group, operating underground through the innocuous name of “Jewelers Helping Jewelers.”

ASHI launches #LovebrightValentine Sweepstakes


(NEW YORK) - After receiving a “fantastic response” from the Lovebright Holiday Sweepstakes, ASHI is excited to announce the launch of their next initiative - #LovebrightValentine Sweepstakes! ASHI will give away a free Lovebright Diamond Heart pendant crafted in 14K white gold, with a retail value of $2,500, to one lucky customer from one of their participating retailers.

Greg Lynn discovers art in the midst of struggle

Greg ProteaWhen Greg Lynn’s parents were transferred from North Carolina to Israel, the recent high school graduate made the bold decision to stay behind. As a young 18 year old he had plans that included a lot of surfing and, along the way, a degree in marine biology. But when a significant surfing injury brought drastic changes to his plan he found himself alone, unable to attend school and in need of a job. Thanks to a family friend he was hired to replace watch batteries.