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Industry pioneer Morris Adwar dies at 96

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AdwarThe family of Mr. Morris Adwar sadly announces his passing on Thursday the 15th of February, at the age of 96.

Morris was the founder of ALA Casting, Alarama Jewelry and Overnight Mountings, and was widely recognized and honored as a pioneer in the jewelry industry.


Thief in NYC gold bucket heist tells of escape to Ecuador

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It was broad daylight in midtown Manhattan when Julio Nivelo spied the prime opportunity of his decades-long career in crime – the Super Bowl, as he called it, of get-rich-quick heists. A large black pail sat in the back of an armored truck, unmonitored, as oblivious New Yorkers hurried past, its two guards momentarily separated.

24K Club SEUS accepting applications for 2018 scholarships

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The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for multiple scholarships. Individuals employed in the jewelry industry for a minimum of 2 years, currently working in the industry and holding residence in the following states are eligible and encouraged to contact a Club member and apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is June 15, 2018.

The SJG Smart Report: An interview with luxury marketing expert Pamela Danziger

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SJGSpeaker, author, and market researcher Pamela N. Danziger is internationally recognized for her expertise on the world’s most influential consumers: the American Affluent, including the HENRYs (high-earners-not-rich-yet) mass affluent. I had the opportunity to interview her recently, and get her thoughts on where small business is headed for 2018.

Nine leading diamond industry organizations back standard-setting Diamond Terminology Guideline

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diamonds e(ANTWERP, Belgium) - Nine of the leading diamond and jewelry industry organizations (AWDC, CIBJO, DPA, GJEPC, IDI, IDMA, USJC, WDC and WFDB) have released a jointly-developed Diamond Terminology Guideline to encourage all industry bodies, organizations, traders and retailers to fully, fairly and effectively use clear and accessible terminology for diamonds and synthetic diamonds.

Jewelers of America accepting entries for 2018 CASE Awards

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Entries in the jewelry retailer design competition will be accepted through February 16, 2018

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(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) is accepting entries for CASE Awards, its national retail jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honor JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Employees of JA Retail Member companies can enter through February 16, 2018.

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