Jewelers of America Newsletter - November 2012. claire shipman= Member-Only content
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In This Issue
We Are Thankful
Annual Design Competition
Conflict Minerals Statement
Sandy: Jewelers Can Help
Sweepstakes Winner
Trend: Color Blocking
Tip: Holiday Security
Video: Business Insurance
Post-Election Tax Report
In the News
Attend 2013 GEM Awards!
JA's New Address!
JA New York Winter Show 2013


 Atlantic Jewelers
Pompano Beach, FL

Clark's Jewelry
Coeur D'Alene, ID

Maria's Fine Jewelry
Worcester, MA

McCaskill & Company
Destin, FL

Roberts & Co Jewelers
Tifton, GA


Rona Fisher Jewelry Design
Philadelphia, PA 

ThanksgivingWhat a year we've had at Jewelers of America, filled with the upcoming retirement of our esteemed President & CEO, an office move & Superstorm Sandy. We're taking note of things for which we are most thankful and our members top the list!
CASE Awards Showcase Your Design Talent: Enter the CASE Awards
Have a custom design or extraordinary jewelry piece you think deserves the spotlight? Enter the CASE Awards, JA's annual retailer design competition, taking place at the JA New York Winter Show, February 24-26, 2013.
gold conflict minerals JA Updates Conflict Minerals Position Statement
Updates to Jewelers of America's Conflict Minerals Position Statement reflect the conflict minerals provision within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. JA is developing tools to help members understand the law.
help sandy victims How Jewelers Can Help Sandy Victims
Many jewelers have contacted us with words of support and to ask how to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery. We've compiled a list of relief efforts, whether you want to help personally or incorporate support into an aspect of your business.
New Consumer Contest
Winner Announced in Our Consumer Sweepstakes
"A Little Bit of Bling" Sweepstakes, hosted by our consumer education arm -- Jewelry Information Center, offered a prize of a $500 gift certificate to a JA-member store of the winner's choice. Belinda Shaw won and chose Meyer's Jewelers in Grove City, OH. The contest spread the word about shopping with Jewelers of America-member stores before the holiday shopping season. 
Jewelry Trend - color block

Color Block Jewelry Trend

Color blocking is a great trend to promote for the holidays and beyond, because it encourages pairing multiple pieces for bold color combinations.
secure jewelry Sneak thefts, grab-and-runs and jewelry robberies increase during the last few months of the year, so it's critical to review safety precautions now. Follow Jewelers Mutual's safety checklist to keep your store and staff safe this holiday season.
Insurance for jewelry businesses video Sandy Spotlight: Insurance for Jewelry Businesses
Hurricane Sandy showed the importance of being prepared, and insured, in this era of super storms and disasters. Watch and discover the insurance policies that specifically protect jewelry businesses.
post-election tax report

Post-Election Report: Policies That Can Impact Jewelers

We recently emailed a post-election overview to Jewelers of America members, from our legislative counsel Haake & Associates, that reveals key issues that could impact the economy and jewelry businesses. Download it here if you missed it!   
JA Increases Voice of Jewelry Industry on Capitol Hill


Holiday Jewelry Sales Forecast: Up 4% (IDEX Online)

Survey Finds Highest Holiday Jewelry Demand in 5 Years (JCK Online) 
2013 GEM Awards
Don't miss the industry's premier gala event, Jewelry Information Center's annual GEM Awards, taking place January 11, 2013. Purchase tickets here. There are also sponsorship and Journal ad opportunities to show your support for the 2013 honorees: JA President & CEO Matthew A. Runci, Ippolita and Town & Country's Stellene Volandes.
Please note Jewelers of America's new office address:120 Broadway, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10271. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.