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NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average holiday sales increase of 3.7 percent over the previous five years.

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JSA’s partnership with law enforcement helps drive jewelry crime to record lows

JSA e(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2018 Annual Crime Report that showed dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms decreased by 25.9% from 2017 to 2018, hitting record lows. Dollar losses declined from $72.1 million in 2017, to $53.4 million in 2018. The total of $53.4 million represents a remarkable 75% decline in dollar losses since 1999 on an inflation-adjusted basis.

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NAJA offering a unique scholarship opportunity for gemology students

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 53rd Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled on February 2 - 3, 2020 in Tucson AZ.

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Israeli Diamond Exchange conducting 2nd ‘Fly to Buy’ campaign

Diamond buyers reimbursed for flights to Israel

(RAMAT Gan, Israel) - Based on the success of last year’s ‘Fly to Buy’ campaign, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that the second ‘Fly to Buy’ event is underway and will be held through December 2019. The promotion is being held in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Economy.

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JA and JBT launch the Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study

Participating jewelers will receive a free customized benchmarking analysis report

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) have partnered to launch the Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study. The Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study, formerly known as the Cost of Doing Business Survey, is a financial benchmarking tool that allows retail jewelers to easily input their key data and run dynamic reports in an online platform powered by Dynamic Benchmarking.

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