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Vendor Café to open at the Georgia & Alabama Jewelers Convention

The jewelers of Georgia and Alabama are pleased to announce a new venue for networking at their Convention, April 17th-19th. The Convention will be held at the beautiful Callaway Gardens 13,000 acre resort located in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

The Vendor Café will be hosted by both states, and will offer the opportunity for retail jewelers and traveling salespeople to come together in a comfortable environment to share ideas, discuss new trends, and get to know each other better. Space will be offered to vendors for displaying catalogs, brochures and/or promotional items, as a way to say thank you to those who support both state associations through memberships, sponsorships, advertising in newsletters and yearbooks, and door prizes.

Stuller’s Annual Jewelers’ Workshop slated for March 27-29

Vendors, Stuller experts and David Geller all under one roof

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. has announced its Annual Jewelers' Workshop will take place at its headquarters in Lafayette, LA March 27-29.

Stuller_Work-March"Everything Stuller has done over the years has been top drawer, so where else to hone your skills or to pick up tips than a leader in the industry? Yeah, it's great!" says Mark Scales of Mark Andrews Jewelers in Cary, NC. "I'm picking up tips and writing stuff down and buying things I think I can't live without!"

LeeBrant Jewelers’ new store on the cutting edge

(ATLANTA, Ga.) - When Lee Eskridge and Brant Bateman talk about LeeBrant Jewelers' new 15,000 square foot location, just opened in December, they are thrilled to describe the improvements the new location enjoys. Many are cutting edge in the jewelry business and some required research to find the suppliers to build or create different parts of the store. Today all the effort seems to be well worth the six plus years the project took from beginning to end.

Retailers adjusting return policies to provide good customer service in down economy

NRF survey finds return rates on the rise

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As retailers get a handle on return fraud, many softened return policies this holiday season as a way to provide good customer service. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) third annual Return Fraud Survey, completed by 82 retail loss prevention executives, more than half of retailers (52%) said their holiday return policies would be more lenient than the policy for the rest of the year, up from 35 percent who said so in 2007.

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.