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New Citi Retail Services study reveals jewelry consumers’ desire for brick-and-mortar shopping and financing solutions

Finds over two-thirds of Americans have bought most or all of their jewelry in-store and over one-quarter would be most likely to use financing options

(CHICAGO/NEW YORK) - On July 24, Citi Retail Services (CRS) released the results of a nationwide study of 1,000 U.S. adults revealing that despite the prevalence of online jewelry purchasing options, shoppers still prefer to purchase jewelry in-store. Among those consumers who have purchased jewelry, over two-thirds (68%) have purchased most or all of their jewelry in-store, compared to just 12% online, showing that within this industry, brick-and-mortar still shines bright.

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Mercury Free Mining to award $1 million prize for safe new artisanal gold mining process

MFM ColombiaMercury Free Mining Founder and CEO Toby Pomeroy visits with artisinal gold miners in Colombia.(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - In response to the severe global health and ecological impacts resulting from the use of mercury by artisanal gold miners (ASGM), a major new effort to address this issue is being launched by Mercury Free Mining (MFM). 

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Looking for Affordable Health Care? There’s still time to participate in JHJ Magazine Health Care Options Study Portal

Study for industry-wide health care plan developed with the assistance of a third-party administrator and utilizing the current Federal ERISA laws already on the books will close August 16, 2019

It’s been nearly 2 months since the JHJ Magazine health care options study portal opened, and Ann Glynn, publisher and editor of JHJ Magazine, wants to let members of the jewelry industry know there are only a few more weeks remaining to register to participate in the JHJ Magazine Health Care Options portal study.

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Justice Jewelers raises funds for Convoy of Hope

Donates $15,000 for disaster relief in Missouri 

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) - Springfield, MO-based Justice Jewelers raised $15,000 in June to support Convoy of Hope’s response to multiple disasters in Missouri. According to Amelia Justice, Justice Jewelers co-owner, the business donated 10% of sales for the entire month of June. In addition to raising funds to support Convoy’s disaster response, Justice Jewelers staff wore Convoy of Hope shirts throughout the month to promote awareness about the fundraiser and the cause.

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DCA Receives a Grant from GIA to Provide Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided to DCA Graduates for continued education at GIA

(NEW YORK) - Diamond Council of America (DCA) - a nationally accredited school that offers jewelers the opportunity to earn professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones, and fine jewelry sales through distance education - announced that they have received a $25,000 grant from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to provide scholarships to DCA graduates to enroll in GIA online distance education courses.

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