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5 Offbeat Things to Do While You’re at Tucson’s Gem and Jewelry Shows

Tucson’s annual Gem and Jewelry Week (which in reality spans around three weeks) kicks off Jan. 21. And if you’re a veteran...

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Jewelers Mutual Group Spearheads Movement to Reduce Jewelry Crime

It’s been a notably bad year for crime in the jewelry industry. Some unsettling stats courtesy of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance: In the...

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What Do Retailers and Consumers Really Think About Lab-Grown Diamonds?

The introduction and acceptance of lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) constitutes the biggest change to the fine jewelry since the early 1990s when the Argyle...

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BeReal is the Hot New Social Media App. Should Your Business Be On It?

“Wait, I have to take a photo for BeReal!” chirped my 15-year-old niece while at my house for a casual family dinner a...

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Why Do Jewelry Mentorships Sometimes Fall Apart?

Mentoring can be life-changing for young jewelry and gem industry professionals. Whether through a formal mentorship program, a company match-up of veteran and...

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Succession Stories: There’s No ‘Right Way’ to Exit Jewelry Retailing

Now that the pandemic largely is the rear-view mirror, store owners nearing the end of their careers have pivoted back to contemplating jewelry...

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Everything You Need to Know About Jewelers Mutual’s ‘Conversations in Park City’ Leadership Retreat

Jewelers Mutual Group is on the brink of debuting a signature event for the jewelry industry that it hopes will become one of...

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Sourcing Lab-Grown Diamonds: Best Practices for Jewelry Retailers

Consumer demand for lab-grown diamonds is skyrocketing worldwide. And because jewelry retailers will undoubtedly face increased competition for lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) and supply...

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How to Organize and Store Your Inventory Records

Keeping accurate and updated inventory records is crucial to cultivating a thriving jewelry retail business. Inventory records inform your buying and reordering of...

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Know Your Pearl Types—A Quick Review for Retailers and Designers

This much is clear: pearls are on fire in the jewelry market. Having wholly shed their matronly reputation (born of pearl-clad 1950s housewives)...