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NAJA celebrates first anniversary of Background Check program

NAJAThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), a membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues, is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of their Background Check program. The program was launched at the 2016 winter conference in Tucson in partnership with Global Investigative Services who developed and manages the program.

GN Diamond offers retailers comprehensive demographic data to maximize marketing efforts

Marketing is nothing more than throwing darts at the wall unless teams fully understand their customers. Smart retailers know to give their customers what they want and connect with their interests, life events and financial budgets. The best way to do that is through extensive demographic analysis and thoughtful marketing strategies. GN Diamond provides this analysis and marketing support to all of its retailers to help them sell more diamonds and take the guesswork out of marketing.

January retail sales remain strong after holidays

Up 5.4 percent over last year

NRF(WASHINGTON) - An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing - dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December - and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

Industry pioneer Morris Adwar dies at 96

AdwarThe family of Mr. Morris Adwar sadly announces his passing on Thursday the 15th of February, at the age of 96.

Morris was the founder of ALA Casting, Alarama Jewelry and Overnight Mountings, and was widely recognized and honored as a pioneer in the jewelry industry.

Thief in NYC gold bucket heist tells of escape to Ecuador

It was broad daylight in midtown Manhattan when Julio Nivelo spied the prime opportunity of his decades-long career in crime – the Super Bowl, as he called it, of get-rich-quick heists. A large black pail sat in the back of an armored truck, unmonitored, as oblivious New Yorkers hurried past, its two guards momentarily separated.