| 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.
| 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.
| 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 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.
| 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 JIC.org for easy blog content.
| 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.
Member Survey UpdateThanks 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 20% on Consumer Marketing Brochures |
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!