Jewelers of America Newsletter - September 2012 claire shipman= Member-Only content
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In This Issue
We're Moving!
Kimberley Process Reform
De Beers Settlement Update
Celebrity Engagements
Tip: Safe Holiday Shipping
Consumer Advertising Discounts
Conflict Minerals Update
2013 GEM Awards
Upcoming Events


AAA Jewelry
Plant City, FL

Artisan Jewelry
Sharpsburg, GA
Ashford & Grace Fine Jewelers
Colts Neck, NJ

Conroe's Diamond Exchange
Conroe, TX

Danson Jewelers
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Dave Askew Jewelers
Saint Cloud, FL

Del Haven Jewelers
Newark, DE
Federal Way Custom Jewelers
Federal Way, WA

J.C. Penney
Plano, TX

Oklahoma City, OK

Kennedy Jewelry
Chattanooga, TN

Levinson Jewelers
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Magma Gems
Saginaw, MI

Meadows' Jewelers
Pensacola, FL

Nemaro Jewelers
Miami, FL

Perri Jewelers
Tucson, AZ

Porter's Pawn &
Bargain Center

Mountain Home, AR

Quality Jewelers
Bangor, ME

Rothschild Diamonds
Metairie, LA

Ski Jewelry
Greenbrook, NJ

Smith and Smith Jewelers
Marianna, FL

Vik's Fine Jewelry
Staten Island, NY

Windsor Fine Jewelers
Augusta, GA  

Your Family Jeweler
Plant City, FL


 Assurant Solutions
Atlanta, GA

new office location
We're moving!
Jewelers of America is moving to 120 Broadway, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10271. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same, but we have limited access to phone and email during the move today, September 20th, through the 21st. During that time, email -- we will reply as soon as possible.
Diamond - Kimberley Process The Time is Now for Kimberley Process Reform
As the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme nears its 10-year anniversary, it is at a critical juncture. The Kimberley Process Chair, Gillian Milovanovic, is seeking reforms like updating the definition of "conflict diamonds." Jewelers of America is standing behind her, and we believe you should too. Learn more here.
De Beers Class Action Update Talking to Customers About the De Beers Settlement
After years of delays, the De Beers Class Action Settlement claim checks are on the way to the reseller class (including jewelry retailers). But consumers must wait a little longer. We offer tips for handling customer expectations.  
Vicenza Oro

Viva Vicenza! Trends from Italy's Top Jewelry Show

Direct from VICENZAORO, JA Communications Director Amanda Gizzi identifies the jewelry trends worth exploring that were featured at one of Europe's hottest jewelry shows.    
Lorinczi Fncy shape diamond trendJA's consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center, recently profiled the fancy-shape diamond engagement trend sweeping Hollywood. Read JIC's coverage and use the content for your social media, blog, web and instore marketing!
Ship jewelry securely Holiday Prep: How to Ship Jewelry Packages Safely
Shipping jewelry securely is a priority year-round -- but are you using the correct techniques? Follow these 13 steps from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to safely ship packages.  
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Discounts on Consumer Advertising 

Jewelers of America members get special pricing on online and email advertising with Jewelry Information Center ( -- our consumer education arm. Consumers come to for impartial buying advice before making a jewelry purchase and to find a reputable JA jeweler. Align your business with JIC, and get brand exposure to key jewelry consumers with purchasing power. Learn about special member ad rates (PDF)

conflict mineral sec regulation Jewelers of America to Study Conflict Minerals Rule
Jewelers of America is reviewing the conflict minerals provision within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Learn what it means for your business.

GEM Awards logoJewelry Information Center will hold its 11th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. An inaugural GEM Award for Design will be included. Visit for tickets and sponsorships.

October 19-21: Missouri Jewelers Convention  


October 28-30:  Special Delivery New York   


-- Search JA's Industry Events Directory for a full list of upcoming events --