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JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

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Supreme Court(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), a national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to take up South Dakota’s petition to the Court to re-consider the Quill decision from 1992. That decision established the current system under which states are prohibited from collecting sales and use taxes from sellers that do not have a physical presence in-state, leading to the current uneven playing field between traditional and online sellers.


Exotic animals and the hunt for gold

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exoticanimalMen, women and their families arrived in large numbers to northern California with the dream of striking it rich during the mid-19th century. What most people don't know about the California Gold Rush is that exotic animals became as much a part of the experience as the exotic metals.

Colorado’s Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

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5280, Denver’s mile magazine recounts the tale of the attempted scam

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In 1872, a false claim that an area in northern Colorado contained diamonds nearly brought our young nation’s economy to its knees. But a century later, Mother Nature had the last laugh.

The SJG Smart Business Report

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Sponsored content from Southern Jewelers Guild

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” ~ Bill Nye

That sound you’ve been hearing over the last 15 months or so, which started as a low hum and has now grown into a unmistakable roar, are the collective voices of nearly 11,000 jewelry industry professionals interacting with each other on the Jewelers Helping Jewelers (JHJ) closed Facebook group.

Undisclosed synthetics dominate top 2017 stories on diamonds.net

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Undisclosed lab-grown diamonds got readers clicking in 2017. So did auctions, the GIA, and a carat-eating dog.

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RAPAPORT... Global news followers will likely remember 2017 as the year of sexual-harassment claims, the fall of Robert Mugabe, and Donald Trump’s entry into power. But many in the diamond trade had their minds focused on topics far closer to home, judging by what they were clicking on this year. 

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