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Change of credit card fraud liability due to new chip technology

Jewelers’ Security Alliance Credit Card Alert!

Beginning in October 2015 the rules of liability for fraudulent credit card transactions will change and jewelers need to be aware of possible new chargeback risks. Credit cards with small metallic square computer chips, so-called EMV technology, are being issued by the financial institutions. The purpose is to make credit cards harder to counterfeit than the current cards with magnetic strips on the back. It is estimated that by the end of 2015, 70% of credit cards will support EMV. These cards currently being issued will be able to utilize either the EMV chip or the magnetic strip on the back.

Stuller, Inc. introduces new findings and metals catalog

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(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller is excited to announce the release of its newest catalog, Findings and Metals 2016-2017, just in time for the holiday season.

“This catalog has been 45 years in the making and with 1,000 new items and a host of exciting Stuller-designed and vintage-inspired settings, it’s the most comprehensive findings catalog in the industry,” says Nathan Button, director of findings. “It’s the only component and metal resource a jeweler will ever need.”

New collections from Rembrandt Charms® proving popular

Rembrandt Oct(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms’ featured CharmDrops® and Accents, two of its most popular collections, at this year’s trade shows, including JCK Vegas and SJTA in Atlanta.

CharmDrops® are charm holders that slide onto a bead bracelet or a necklace. Charms can easily be changed by simply opening the jump ring, which comes with the charm, and attaching it directly to the CharmDrop. Each CharmDrop holds 2-3 charms, with select styles holding up to four. There are multiple styles to choose from in both gold and silver. Customers are able to display charms in a way that expresses their individual style and personality.

Esprit Creations branded themed showcase displays creating a buzz

Esprit celtic OctEsprit Creations - designer, manufacturer and distributor of fine sterling silver handcrafted gemstone jewelry - has reported their new assortment of branded themed showcase displays have created a buzz with retail jewelers. The eye-catching displays were created to attract customers’ attention.

“I had been searching for the right kind of fine sterling silver and gemstone jewelry to add to my inventory,” said Ronda Burmmett, owner Celestial Jewelers, Atlanta. “I needed to make sure that the workmanship and stone quality would be a proper fit for my high end image. When I saw Esprit Creations branded showcase displays, I knew I found a winner. Their meticulous designs and high grade gemstones keep my integrity in tact. And you can’t beat the price.”

Roberto Bravo introduces Pied de Poule collection

International jewelry brand Roberto Bravo is pleased to introduce its latest collection Pied de Poule, reflecting the harmony of black and white.

The  extraordinary new collection is inspired by timeless and essential fashion patterns. Pied de Poule is about black and white and how the colors complete each other. Roberto Bravo reflects this unique synergy and harmony in its Pied de Poule collection.

Jewelers Mutual launches updated online training for jewelers

Mutual(NEENAH, Wis.) - When Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company first launched JM University® in 2005, jewelers had, for the first time, an online resource for safety and security training. Now Jewelers Mutual is proud to introduce an updated JM University which will continue to provide potentially life-saving instruction in a convenient, accessible, online platform.

“Our first priority in creating the new JM University platform was to continue providing our members and their associates with easy access to ‘Danger on the Road’ and ‘Selling with Security,’” said Mark Cumicek, director of loss prevention at Jewelers Mutual. “These two courses are time-tested with important tips to help keep jewelers safe, and now they’re even easier to access and share with a jewelry business’ entire staff.”

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