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New mineral named in honor of gemology pioneer

GIA scientist discovers ‘Crowningshieldite’

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Researchers at GIA (Gemological Institute of America), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Padova, recently discovered crowningshieldite, a new mineral named in honor of G. Robert Crowningshield, a pioneering figure in gemological research for more than 50 years at GIA.

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JA announces Consumer Marketing Initiative

JAIndustry Pioneer Program developed, consumer campaign to launch in 2019

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the association will be coordinating the launch of a consumer marketing program in 2019. The campaign will be an industry-wide collaboration to increase consumer desire for jewelry and drive jewelry sales by promoting the unique and emotional aspects of jewelry ownership versus other disposable income purchases.

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Jewelers for Children announces 2018 Local Grants contest

JFC logoJewelers for Children has announced the 2018 edition of their Local Grants contest. JFC has set aside $50,000 to be used for 10 - $5,000 grants to local organizations. Independent jewelers will have an opportunity to nominate a local organization to receive one of these grants.  Once a final list of nominated charities is compiled, the retailer will be responsible for motivating their constituents to vote for their charity through a Facebook based campaign on JFC’s page.

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Four arrested in diamond ordering/shipping scam

JSA Crime Alert and prevention recommendations

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance has reported four suspects were arrested in September by the Knox County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office in connection with a fraud committed against a diamond firm. The case began when a local retail jeweler spoke to an off-duty officer who worked in his store, and told him about a call he had received from a diamond firm.

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