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JVC lists Top 5 Facts of the New FTC Jewelry Guides

JVC(NEW YORK) - On July 24, 2018 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the final revision to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, otherwise known as the “Jewelry Guides.” There are some significant changes in these revised guides that impact most parts of the trade.

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July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

NRFResults support NRF revised forecast of 4.5 percent for the year

(WASHINGTON) - July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported last week. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants

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Researchers discover the unique origin of blue diamonds

Boron from ancient ocean floor creates color in rare ‘superdeep’ diamonds

(NEW YORK) - Blue diamonds, among the rarest of all colored diamonds, form at extreme depths – approximately four times deeper than most diamonds – and may get their color from a surprising source: the element boron, contained in the floors of ancient oceans carried deep into the Earth’s mantle by the movement of tectonic plates, according to new research featured on the cover of Nature, a distinguished international scientific journal.

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Latest MVI research focuses on Millennial Self Purchasing Females

Indicates a luxury growth demographic of opportunity

(AUSTIN, Tex.) - MVI Marketing LLC (MVI) recently completed another in a series of quantitative research studies with Millennial Self Purchasing Females (SPFs) to better understand the opportunity with this unique growth demographic for luxury goods. This study focused on 3 core product segments: Jewelry, Shoes and Hotels.

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GIA offering $2 million in scholarships for 2019

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Applications will be accepted through September 30

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has $2 million in scholarships available for established and aspiring gem and jewelry professionals. Those interested in GIA gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, distance education courses and lab classes can apply for scholarships offered in the application cycle opened on August 1.

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