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IGI continues to drive consumer awareness


RK) - As a result of its efforts to directly reach consumers through an ongoing, targeted education and awareness program, IGI saw high-profile 2008 media coverage in numerous respected consumer publications, newswire services and popular websites.

JSA BULLETIN: Beware of Switches!

© 2008 by Jewelers' Security Alliance

Switches of diamonds for fake or lesser goods are done by both highly skilled thieves posing as customers and by dishonest employees. Switch artists are sleight-of-hand thieves who will most often attempt to substitute a cubic zirconia and sometimes Moissanite for diamond merchandise. The types of goods switched include loose diamonds, earrings, pendants and rings, and can range in price from less than a thousand dollars to many tens of thousands.

GemClear finds non-compliant topaz in US market

(DALLAS) - GemClear, the world's first independent irradiated gemstone testing laboratory, has found irradiated blue topaz in the U.S. market that is not in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. The gems, from a New York dealer, were believed to be legal, but were not.

KC Designs appears on ABC’s “The View”

(NEW YORK) - KC Designs is thrilled to announce that the popular television show, "The View," personally selected one of KC Design's Harmony Disc Collection necklaces to be a part of their "12 Days of Giveaways" on Friday, December 12th's taping.

Barbara, Whoopi, Joy, Elisabeth and Sherri, as well as the celebrity guest and each member of the audience, were lucky recipients of a KC Designs 14K pink gold and diamond heart disc pendant.

Personalized jewelry takes on a new shape with KC Designs' new Harmony Disc Collection. With over 48 initials and symbols available in yellow, white and pink gold, this collection offers a world of stylish possibilities for every generation.

For more information contact KC Designs at 800-552-3790 or visit www.kcdesignsnyc.com.

Essential resource for both the appraiser and collector completely updated and expanded

NAJA-FebExplore the changing landscape of jewelry appraising with leading expert Gail Brett Levine, G.G.

With over thirty years experience, Gail Brett Levine, G.G., executive director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), knows how important it is for appraisers of all levels to have the most current, factual information available. From the established appraiser to the aspiring appraisal professional to the collector fascinated by the style and period of antique jewelry and wanting to learn more, Levine offers up-to-the-minute information that jewelers, gemologists and students of jewelry appraisal can't afford to miss. How can people succeed in the world of jewelry appraising today? How is the jewelry appraising landscape changing and what are the current trends?

W.R. Cobb launches the Bella Amore Collection

200 ring Collection provides retail jewelers with a bridal store within the store solution

Cobb-ring-Feb(CRANSTON, R.I.) - W.R. Cobb Company announced the launch of the Bella Amore Collection, a 200 ring bridal collection and display system that provides jewelers with a complete solution for their bridal needs. Bella Amore is a collection of exceptionally designed engagement rings and matching wedding bands that allow jewelers to offer a comprehensive bridal program at a fraction of the cost of traditional bridal inventory driven programs.

New B&W Collection by Jane Wullbrandt offers the hottest color & metal combination

B&W Collection will premiere at the Atlanta Jewelry Show
(ATLANTA) - B&W Collection, the hottest new line by award-winning designer Jane Wullbrandt, speaks to a celebrated classic that's enjoying greater attention as fashion and accessories go wild for black and white tuxedo and graphic looks.

"Always Right... Day or Night... Black & White," the tagline for this new series, precisely defines a look that is incredibly easy to wear anytime, with any outfit, for any occasion. Wullbrandt combines exotic black spinel with creamy white agate in 18-karat yellow gold and, for the first time, sterling silver in her most popular designs including her Signature, ScrollWorks®, Shapes, and Lattice styles.