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Retailer Roundtable: How do you deal with a potential customer asking you to match a price from the internet?

Retailer Roundtable: How do you deal with a potential customer asking you to match a price from the internet?

“If a young person comes into my store with an internet price list, chances are they distrust whatever source(s) they’ve found on the internet. We operate under that assumption and that this individual is simply looking for some professional advice f...

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Stuller releases Packaging and Displays 2019-2020

Stuller releases Packaging and Displays 2019-2020

Catalog features new products, bestsellers and customizable options

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - With the holiday season just around the corner, Stuller is pleased to announce the release of its latest catalog, Packaging and Displays 2019-2020.

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The Plumb Club elects new President, Vice President and Board member

The Plumb Club elects new President, Vice President and Board member

The Plumb Club has announced the results of their annual elections effective July 1st, 2018. 

Michael Lerche of Goldstar Jewellery, has been elected President, replacing Jonathan Cohen of IB Goodman Company after serving three years, which is the...

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Industry Events

JA New York Summer Show joins NY NOW at summer 2019 event

JA New York Summer Show joins NY NOW at summer 2019 event

4-day show and co-location to extend retail outreach

(NEW YORK)  - The JA New York Show is pleased to announce that they will be co-locating with the NY NOW show for their summer event, beginning in August of 2019. In addition to expanding buyer o...

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MIT study suggests Earth’s interior may hold quadrillion tons of diamonds

MIT study suggests Earth’s interior may hold quadrillion tons of diamonds

There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals a...

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MIT study suggests Earth’s interior may hold quadrillion tons of diamonds

5 DAYS AGO
MIT study suggests Earth’s interior may hold quadrillion tons of diamonds

There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth's interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals are buried more than 100 miles below the surface, f...

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GIA collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research

12 DAYS AGO
GIA collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research

Diamonds a key component in highly secure quantum communications network

(CARLSBAD, Calif.)  - Scientists at Princeton University called on GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) expertise in gemological research and the analysis of optical centers to evaluate how to use the unique properties o...

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JA New York Summer Show joins NY NOW at summer 2019 event

12 DAYS AGO
JA New York Summer Show joins NY NOW at summer 2019 event

4-day show and co-location to extend retail outreach

(NEW YORK)  - The JA New York Show is pleased to announce that they will be co-locating with the NY NOW show for their summer event, beginning in August of 2019. In addition to expanding buyer outreach to include more than 18,000 synergistic re...

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Carolina Jewelers Alliance to hold Convention in Charlotte August 25

21 DAYS AGO

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) - The North Carolina Jewelers Association and South Carolina Jewelers Association are thrilled to have partnered together and formed the Carolina Jewelers Alliance (CJA). The CJA has announced for this year’s convention they are offering education and networking in a one-day format...

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The Plumb Club elects new President, Vice President and Board member

5 DAYS AGO
The Plumb Club elects new President, Vice President and Board member

The Plumb Club has announced the results of their annual elections effective July 1st, 2018. 

Michael Lerche of Goldstar Jewellery, has been elected President, replacing Jonathan Cohen of IB Goodman Company after serving three years, which is the Club’s term limit.

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Cas-Ker Co. acquires watch material, jewelers and watchmakers tools and supplies of Livesay’s

5 DAYS AGO
Cas-Ker Co. acquires watch material, jewelers and watchmakers tools and supplies of Livesay’s

(CINCINNATI) - The Cas-Ker Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio has purchased the watch materials, tools, and supplies inventory of Livesay’s of Tampa, Florida.

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Stuller releases Packaging and Displays 2019-2020

5 DAYS AGO
Stuller releases Packaging and Displays 2019-2020

Catalog features new products, bestsellers and customizable options

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - With the holiday season just around the corner, Stuller is pleased to announce the release of its latest catalog, Packaging and Displays 2019-2020.

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Gesswein offering new Mini Wings Inside Ring Polishers

5 DAYS AGO
Gesswein offering new Mini Wings Inside Ring Polishers

Gesswein, supplier of precision tools and equipment for over 100 years, has announced new Mini Wings Inside Ring Polishers, a revolutionary abrasive tool designed to smooth and brighten the inside of any ring.

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

9 MONTHS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

9 MONTHS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

Click here  to see more of George Prout’s The Marketing Minute

 

 

 

 

 

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JCK Las Vegas moving to Mandalay Bay in 2011

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Change opens door to retailer-focused reinvention of North America's leading jewelry event

(NORWALK, Conn.) - JCK Las Vegas is moving to Mandalay Bay in 2011 as part of an over arching reinvention that is being enthusiastically endorsed by the major players in the jewelry industry who have agreed to lead the parade up Vegas' storied strip.

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association (HKJMA), LUXURY, Plumb Club, Prestige Promenade, Swiss Watch and Vicenza Oro Italian Pavilion were among the very first to sign up for 2011 and support the move. Many other industry leading companies have also endorsed the move and will lead this exciting change.

"This has been a pure example of customer-focused decision making," said Dave Bonaparte, Group Vice President for JCK Events. "We will deliver dynamic change to meet the needs of our customers and create fresh new value without sacrificing any fundamental element that has made JCK Las Vegas so special for 18 years."

Before JCK Events made the final decision, Bonaparte said, extensive research was conducted with customers. Individual companies were consulted as well as larger groups. More than 80 of the largest exhibiting companies and organizations, representing more than 500 domestic and key international customers, visited Mandalay Bay in July and were asked to voice their opinion.

"More than 90 percent expressed support for the move," Bonaparte said. "After that, it was a matter of determining if we could meet retailer needs with the right date pattern. The existing date pattern is the one that works best for our customers, and Mandalay Bay was able to accommodate our timing. We have thoroughly enjoyed our tenure at the Sands Convention Center. Indeed, our company will continue to hold three major events at the Sands in 2011 and beyond. But for JCK's customers, this was the right decision at the right time."

Mandalay Bay offers a state-of-the-art convention facility - one of the most modern in Las Vegas - which greatly improves the overall exhibiting environment and offers a simpler, easier move in/move out process. Mandalay Bay's property is diverse, yet intimate. There is a range of hotel properties offering a variety of price points - from the renowned luxury of the Four Seasons Hotel, to the all-suites design of THEhotel and the newly renovated luxury of Mandalay Bay itself. There are also more moderately-priced hotel options next door to Mandalay Bay, linked by tram and an enclosed walkway. The boutique feel of the Mandalay Bay campus, which includes 22 restaurants, bars and clubs, will make casual networking easier and enhance after-hours business. All of these considerations are important to JCK customers, according to research conducted immediately following the 2009 event.

In 2010, JCK Las Vegas will begin its reinvention as a retailer-focused event, explained Bonaparte.

"We will continue to seek ways to reduce cost, organize the floor plan better for ease of navigation and efficient buying. And we will continue to invest in more programming and education and opportunities for networking and socializing - all important to the retail customers, based on our research. These enhancements will continue to position JCK as the number one event for the North American jewelry marketplace, in 2010 and into the future."

"When exhibitors and customers are relaxed and happy, it's easier to build relationships and write business," said Charlie Rosario, Senior Vice President, Lazare Kaplan International, Inc.

"The Mandalay Bay experience represents such an intimate environment in which to conduct business. This can only result in a win-win proposition for all of us."

"I was blown away by the service we received at Mandalay Bay," said Doug McDowell, Memoire. "Everything was first-class and no small detail overlooked... All of this adds up to my support for JCK 2011 at Mandalay Bay."

"The move to Mandalay Bay will offer an enhanced business environment, one that meets the individual needs of each retailer buyer," according to Simon Ghanimian, Simon G. Jewelry, Inc. "From the luxurious facility to the diversity of the hotels and restaurants, this move represents a great opportunity for the future of JCK and I'm happy to be a part of it."

For more information about the "Mandalay Bay Experience" in 2011, visit: www.jck2011.com.


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