Jewelers of America Newsletter - March 2012.  
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In This Issue
Top 5 News Stories
False Alarm Security Tips
Facebook Timeline How-To
JAPAC - The Industry PAC
Discounts on JVC Manuals
Gold Conference Discount
Selling Opal Varieties
Supplier Member News
Upcoming Events
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JEWELRY NEWS ROUNDUP
Five Top Jewelry Stories for March
In case you missed it: Warren Buffet on gold "bubble," reports from BaselWorld, an Heiress' jewelry auction creates buzz, platinum tops gold and more...  

Update: De Beers Settlement Delayed Again?
TOP TIPS
thief - security tipsFalse Alarm? Don't Be So Sure
Burglars often trip alarms to test security responses -- don't be fooled. Read this expert advice from Jewelers Mutual to ensure you stay alert and respond correctly.  
Facebook timelineFacebook Timeline: How to Tell Your Brand's Story
The Facebook Timeline deadline is quickly approaching -- all brand pages will be automatically transitioned to the Timeline design on March 30th. Our expert tips will make the transition for your brand as seamless and effective as possible.  
FEATURED MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Gemfling.com
JA Members Will Be Featured in New Online Search Engine  
Gemfling.com, a jewelry search engine developed by Verichannel, will feature JA Retail Member companies in its "Local Stores" search starting in April. Stay tuned for details!
Jewelers of America Political Action Committee
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JVC JEM manualNew Discounts on JVC Regulatory Manuals claire shipman
Take advantage of JA Member discounts on Jewelers Vigilance Committee's new employment regulation manual, Jewelers Employment Manual (JEM), and its Patriot Act guide.  
discount on gold conferenceDiscount on "Gold: Vision, Value & Values" Conference
The Initiatives in Art & Culture is extending JA Members a $100 discount on registration for its two-day conference on gold, April 12-13th in New York. Use Promo Code "JAGold."  
COUNTER INTELLIGENCE
CASE Award winner Women's Jewelry 5,000 and overSelling Gemstones: Opal Varieties
Opal jewelry is in hot demand and will continue to trend through 2013. Review this quick overview of opal value factors with your staff, so they can sell this gem confidently.   
TREND SPOTLIGHT
jewelry trend - gemstonesSpring's Hot Gemstones!
This season, customers will be craving gemstone rings and necklaces. The more natural and/or opaque, the better! See examples, from our in-house trend experts, of what you should showcase in store.   

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ONLINE BUSINESS LISTING
DirectoryReminder: List Your Company Online @ Jewelers.org j logo
Supplier Members: At JA's website, you can feature your company in our Supplier Directory, so retailers can easily find you based on the product and service categories they search. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 12-13: Gold: Vision, Value & Values, New York, NY
JA COO Robert B. Headley will present "Jewelry Supply Chain Matters Matter"

April 20-23: The Smart Jewelry Show, Chicago, IL
Stop by Booth 312 to chat with Director of Industry Relations David Peters

April 25-28: AGS Conclave, Miami, FL
JA Members can attend opening day of the Conclave for a discounted price of $195. Don't miss the JIC-produced Supplier Fashion Show.