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Rooftop burglary prevention tips from Jewelers Mutual

Rooftop Burglary Report 2010 2016

The increased frequency of rooftop burglary crimes in 2013 and 2014 was alarming for everyone in the jewelry industry. Thankfully, reported incidents from past two years have returned to lower levels. The question now is, what can business owners do to keep jewelry store burglary attempts at bay?

IDEX Online reports jewelry sales strengthen in June

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(IDEX Online) – Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 5.8 percent in the U.S. market in June 2017, when compared to the same month a year ago, as the graph below illustrates.

Sales were an estimated $6.5 billion, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department. The June sales performance was the best since January when sales increased by 6.7 percent.

What can you realistically expect from your Going Out Of Business Sale?

Chuck FreyOf the many questions that come up when we initially meet with prospective clients, the one that we spend the most time - and analysis - answering is, “What can I expect from my sale?” After all, for many of our clients, the proceeds from their GOB represent the lion’s share of their retirement savings. I think what becomes apparent to every store owner we work with is how complex a professionally executed sales-event really is. Too often this simple question is answered with simple answers, “run your sale at Christmas, you’ll do a year’s volume plus or minus.”

Is this the first coin ever minted by the U.S. government?

alexander hamilton coin

Historic coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the US and believe it was likely held by Founding Father — and founder of The Post — Alexander Hamilton.

David McCarthy, a senior researcher for the coin and collectibles firm Kagin’s, figured the 1783 silver coin had to be one-of-a-kind after he spotted it in an auction catalog.

Greene Family Jewelers featured on DIY Network’s “Treehouse Guys”

Treehouse(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) - It’s ok if you call Michael Greene a tree-hugger. While you might not find him with his arms wrapped around a maple, the vacation home he built in Weaverville, NC, is nestled in a tree (actually, three trees) and its massive deck was built around the trees’ branches and trunks.

JA applauds removal of border adjustment tax from reform proposals

JAPAC(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) welcomed an announcement from the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders that the border adjustment tax (BAT) will not be included in any comprehensive tax reform proposal being considered. Jewelers of America had been advocating against the tax, which was included in the earlier House Republican Tax Reform Blueprint. It would have imposed a 20% tax on all imports, including finished jewelry and mined materials used to produce jewelry.

Jewelry Tracker™ aids police in apprehending criminals and helps store owners recover stolen property


Although almost all jewelry stores use alarms, locks, safes, cameras and other deterrents, violent criminals continue to victimize these lucrative targets. Certainly, deterrents stop some crimes, but criminals either learn to outsmart them or, are so strongly motivated, will rob no matter how many preventive measures are used. The only surefire way to prevent crimes is to lock up the crooks committing them, and 3SI Security Systems’ Jewelry Tracker™ was created to do just that: it puts criminals behind bars to prevent crimes. Further, it recovers stolen jewelry so store owners can get back to business with minimal losses.