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Changes Ahead!
Conflict Gold Rules Approved
Gold Buy-Back Regulations
Trend: Art Deco Jewelry
Fine Jewelry Preview Photos
Tip: Easy Blog Content
Handling Customer Objections
New Board Directors
Member Survey Update
Discount on Consumer Brochures
Upcoming Events


Belenky Brothers
New York, NY

Exquisite Timepieces, Inc.
Naples, FL

Lincoln Jewelers
Arlington, TX 
Pot of Gold
Boulder City, NV
Village Wine & Gifts
Effingham, IL


Brilliant Possibilities
Tualatin, OR

new office location
We're moving in September...
Jewelers of America's headquarters is joining the storied landmarks of Wall Street & Broadway next month, when we move downtown to 120 Broadway, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10271. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same. Members will receive additional print and email notices.

Dave Bonaparte New President & CEO Announced
Last month, we announced that David Bonaparte, from JCK Events, will succeed Matthew A. Runci as President & CEO in 2013. Read the official announcement.
conflict mineral sec regulation New Federal Rules for Conflict Gold Approved
Yesterday, the Securities & Exchange Commission passed a rule that will require publicly-held companies to disclose whether products contain conflict gold. For more information, check out JCK's coverage and the official SEC fact sheet.
gold buy back law NJ Regulatory Crackdown: Be Smart When Buying Gold
A crackdown by New Jersey police on jewelers buying gold from the public underscores the fact that jewelers must be vigilant about complying with state and federal requirements. We've compiled tips to help you navigate this tricky issue.
Jewelry Trend - Art Deco Shape Up With Art Deco Jewelry This Fall
From fashion to fine jewelry, Art Deco design -- with its emphasis on geometrix, symbolic motifs and decorative gems -- is back in a big way. Learn how to showcase this trend with examples of Art Deco-inspired jewelry from JA Supplier Members.  
Fine Jewelry Preview Fine Jewelry Editor Preview Unveils 2013 Jewelry Trends
Our annual Fine Jewelry Preview, held July 31st, garnered editorial coverage of fine jewelry and showcased never-before-seen pieces by JA Supplier Members. See photos from this exciting event. 
New video icon Need Content for Your Blog -- Look No Further!
Our consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center, was recently profiled by Matthew Perosi, of the Jewelry Website Advisory Group, as a great source for jewelers' blog content. Get his tips on how to use for easy blog content.  
Handling Customer Objections Top 4 Responses to Customer's Financing Objections
It's easy for sales associates to confidently handle customers' objections to financing when you use these effective responses, compiled by the experts at GE Capital.  
Meet JA's New Board Directors
At Jewelers of America's Board meeting on July 28, six new industry leaders joined our Board of Directors. Their experience reflects JA's membership -- the majority of which are successful independent jewelers and international luxury brands.
New JA Board Directors
Member Survey Update
Thanks to all who completed our annual Member Survey last month, we received the most responses in JA history! We'll share your feedback in the September issue of "The JA Report."

Cheers to Bill Russell, of Russell Brothers Jewelers, in Memphis, TN, who won the drawing for a $250 American Express gift card! 
save money icon Save 20% on Consumer Marketing Brochures claire shipman
Stock up before the holiday season and save 20% on JA's consumer education brochures on popular jewelry topics and gemstones. Act fast -- this deal ends on August 30!


September 23: Indiana Jewelers Association Conference 


October 19-21: Missouri Jewelers Convention 


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