Jewelers of America Newsletter - February 2013.   claire shipman= Member-Only content
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In This Issue
An Interview with the President
Sales & Management Certification
Ultimate Proposal Contest
Scholarships Available
Cash Back for Jewelers
Guide to Legislative Issues
Trends: Mix & Match Jewelry
Upcoming Events
JA New York Winter Show 2013
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

RETAILERS


Appelblom Jewelry Co
San Mateo, CA

Dale Robertson Jewelry Co. Loveland, OH

East West Jewelers
Atlanta, GA

Freddy's - The Certified
Diamond Store

Miami, FL

Heirloom Jewelry & Coins
Austin, TX

Highglow Jewelers
Artesia, CA

J&B Jewelers
Daytona Beach, FL

Just Like New
Vienna, VA

Richards Fine Jewelry
& Design
South Elgin, IL

Steve Neel Jewelers 
Palestine, TX

Yaf Sparkle
New York, NY

SUPPLIERS

Nekta Watches
New York, NY

Rolex Watch USA
New York, NY

Unique Urban Rocks
The Woodlands, TX
FEATURED MEMBERSHIP NEWS
David J BonaparteMeet the President & CEO: Part 2
Jewelers of America's President & CEO, David J. Bonaparte, is well known in the industry, so we were surprised by the many things we didn't know -- like how much he loves his kitchen! He shares a few of his favorite things and his thoughts on JA.
Sales and Management Certification relaunch Updated Sales & Management Professional Certification
Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification exams are now open to all jewelry professionals! We're kicking off their relaunch with on-site testing and special pricing at the SMART Jewelry Show on April 12.
Become a Participating Retailer in the Ultimate Proposal Contest -- and offer your customers a chance at an Ultimate Bridal Shopping Spree: a $1,000 gift card to a JA Member store and $1,000 to David's BridalŽ.

Participation in this popular, nationwide contest is a free, exclusive benefit of Jewelers of America membership. Retail Members receive marketing material for in-store and online promotion. Our consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center, launches the Ultimate Proposal Contest on February 25. Register now!
Scholarships available Scholarships for Jewelry Education Available!
A big benefit of JA membership is access to its scholarships on jewelry education, like Gemological Institute of America courses. Download the application and apply today.
Scholarships available Get Cash Back With the Jeweler's Cut Program
Earn double through Jewelers Mutual's Jeweler's Cut™ program through February 28! Jewelers Cut offers commercial insured retail jewelers or appraisers the chance at cash-back for introducing customers to Perfect CircleŽ Jewelry Insurance.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER

Guide to Top 2013 Legislative Issues  

Jewelers of America's strong advocacy in Washington, D.C., influences issues that affect the jewelry industry. Review the 2013 Guide to Legislative Issues to see what we are monitoring with our legislative counsel.
TRENDS SPOTLIGHT

Anything Goes: Mix & Match Jewelry

Mixed patterns and textures are taking the fashion world by storm! Virtually every piece in your store now matches a customer's existing jewelry wardrobe. Our Trend Report shows how to merchandise mixed jewelry textures and metals.
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 24-26: JA New York Winter Show, New York, NY
Visit us in the show lounge to learn about show specials and vote for your favorite CASE Awards entries! Don't miss Director of Communications Amanda Gizzi's popular Jewelry Trend seminar on Monday, February 25, 11:45am.

March 2-4: The Atlanta Jewelry Show, Atlanta, GA

For a full list of upcoming industry events, visit Jewelers of America's Industry Events Directory at www.jewelers.org.