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Diamond Days forms partnership with IGC Group

In an effort to continually increase the quality of customer service for their retail customers, Diamond Days has announced they have entered into a partnership with one of most renowned Belgian diamond manufacturers and DTC Sightholder, the IGC Group.

The IGC Group was established in 1912 and employs over 2,000 diamond specialists worldwide, with polishing factories in Thailand, Laos and Botswana. For decades IGC Group has been delivering Belgian excellence in diamond cutting and polishing to jewelry manufacturers and retailers.

Caribbean and Destination™ Bracelet lines under sole ownership with new mission statement

In an effort to diversify and continue to thrive in today’s market, Montesino International has undergone major infrastructure changes in company ownership and management, and is firming up plans for the future of its manufacturing and distribution facilities, which service the needs of 300+ retail clients, as well as preparing for the launch of a co-op manufacturing strategy.

Mitchell Ousley, a partner since 2004, has successfully won his bid for sole ownership of both companies, Montesino USA and Montesino International as of September first 2008, and plans to continue with the base of operations in the Ft. Lauderdale offices.

JBT debuts new member website and services

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has announced the launch of its enhanced member website, www.jewelersboard.com, featuring new online services that provide immediate access to critical information on the U.S. jewelry industry. In addition to providing new functionality, the new website, for the exclusive use of JBT members, has been completely re-designed for easier navigation.

JBT President Dione Kenyon explained: “This new member website is the culmination of several years of technology and services design upgrades that position JBT for the future. We know how critical it is in this competitive business environment to have up-to-date information when you need it. That’s why we are now giving our members an expanded capability to tap into JBT’s extensive database on the industry, anywhere, anytime.”

Polygraph expert’s new book reveals techniques for solving employee theft

(TAMPA, Fla.) - Theft by employees causes more than one-third of all U.S. small business failures according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Solving Employee Theft: New Insights, New Tactics” by James W. Bassett shows businesses how to rid themselves of theft perpetrators and prevent employee theft from recurring.

BRONZClay™ now available exclusively from Rio Grande

Following a successful “sneak peek” at the 2008 PMC® Conference in July, versatile BRONZClay™ is now available exclusively from Rio Grande. BRONZClay offers exciting design possibilities to jewelers, artists and sculptors at an affordable price.

BRONZClay consists of 11% tin, 89% copper, water and non-toxic binding materials. It can be pinched, rolled, manipulated and formed like clay; in its dried pre-fired state, it’s still highly flexible and easy to carve, allowing the artist to apply details and finishing touches before firing. When fired in a kiln, the binder vaporizes, leaving a solid, pure bronze object that can be sawn, shaped, drilled, patinaed or soldered using traditional jewelry tools and techniques. And because it’s so affordable, it can be used to create large pieces and specialized tools - it can even be thrown on a potter’s wheel to shape bronze hollowware.

Sommers Jewelry introduces Next Day Jewelry

Next Day Jewelry is the name of their website and they’re on the Internet just in time for the Christmas season. A division of Sommers Jewelry in Atlanta, Georgia, who have served the independent jeweler for over 60 years, now has entered cyberspace with a concept that will support their clients with a service that’s just right for these times.

Real roses that last forever

Living Gold Co. in Los Angeles has been making their gold and platinum roses since 1991. Their unique roses are actually made of real, fresh-cut roses. Each rose is formed at the peak of its beauty and electroplated in layers of metals for durability. The roses are then finished in 24k gold or platinum for a lifetime of enjoyment.

To achieve their exquisite quality, the roses require skilled artisans’ great personal care and efforts. For the Birth Color Roses, they are trimmed by hand, millimeter by millimeter. For the regular Gold and Platinum Roses, the artisans have to locate all possible microscopic holes or cracks and fill them up with special glue to prevent any juice leaking out from inside the roses.