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In This Issue
Cost of Doing Business
Trends: Colorful Bridal
Seen at JCK & Couture
Certification Exams
JA in D.C.
2013 Ultimate Proposal
JA New York Show
Tip: Ship Jewelry Safely
Upcoming Events
JANY Summer Show - register now
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

RETAILERS


Costello Jewelry Company
Naperville, IL

Deutsch & Deutsch
McAllen, TX

Gold & Gifts
Louisville, KY

Guy Blando Jewelers
Indian Head Park, IL

Jeffrey Allen Jeweler
Milford, MI

Jeweler's Studio
Lexington, SC

LSO Jewelers & Repair
Port St Lucie, FL

Westridge Jewelry Repair
Topeka, KS

SUPPLIERS

American Gem Trade Association
Dallas, TX

Corona Jewellery Company
Toronto, ON

Forevermark
Stamford, CT

Goshwara
New York, NY

Hearts On Fire®
Boston, MA

Hublot
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jye's International, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

McTeigue Since 1895
New York, NY

Debbie Brooks/Metropolitan
Gardiner, NY

Premier Gem
New York, NY

Royal Chain Group
New York, NY

Star Gems Inc.
Norcross, GA

Supreme Jewelry Corp.
Montrose, CA

The Greenwood Group
New York, NY

Yael Designs
San Francisco, CA


FEATURED MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Two free jewelers benchmarking reports Get Free Two Free Benchmarking Reports
Participate in our 2013 Cost of Doing Business Survey by June 30th and receive two invaluable financial reports for jewelers at no cost! You'll gain an advantage over your competition with a free customized Performance Analysis Report (see sample) with side-by-side comparisons of your store's data versus industry averages and customized strategies to improve your profits! Plus, survey participants get a free copy of the 2013 Cost of Doing Business Report (see sample) with comprehensive survey results and industry data trends (retail value: $199.95).

It's easy to complete the confidential survey: take it online or via an Excel document or a printable PDF. Improve your store profits and performance with these free invaluable benchmarking reports. Click here to start the survey! 
TRENDS SPOTLIGHT
Engagement ring trends

Jewelry Trend: Colorful "I Do's"

Colored diamonds are becoming the choice for brides who want their bridal jewelry to reflect their distinct style. See examples of the colored diamond bridal trend in our Trend Report.
JCK & Couture show jewelry trends Trends Seen at the JCK & Couture Shows
We spotlight the five most buzz-worthy trends from Las Vegas Week shows. According to industry insiders, one thing is clear: creativity reigned at both the JCK Las Vegas and Couture.
TRENDS SPOTLIGHT
Certification exams Jewelers of America is offering onsite testing for its prestigious Sales & Management Professional Certification program at industry conventions and tradeshows this summer. Click here to see where you can get certified and how to save $10!
JA Brings Your Interests to D.C. Decision-Makers
Yesterday, JA's Political Action Committee, JAPAC, brought a delegation of jewelers to meet one-on-one with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. JA Members voiced jewelry industry concerns on key legislative issues, like the importance of passing the Marketplace Fairness Act in the House of Representatives.
"An Unforgettable Performance" -- a theatrical proposal with a full musical ensemble -- was voted the 2013 Ultimate Proposal Story in Jewelry Information Center's popular Ultimate Proposal Contest. Watch the heartwarming proposal here! Grand Prize winners Kevin Dietzler and his fiancée Abby won an Ultimate Bridal Shopping Spree that includes a $1,000 gift card to Jewelers of America-member Barry Jay Jewelers in Springfield, PA, and a $1,000 gift card to David's Bridal®.
Visit JA at Booth 3306 at the JA New York Show . . .
. . . and don't miss the Jewelers of America-produced seminars during the JA New York Show. Experts in gemology, marketing, social media and management will show you how to move your business forward! Browse free seminars here.
TOP TIPS
FedEx Shipping tips

Tips for Shipping Jewelry Safely 

The convenience of mailing jewelry to customers comes with concerns of theft and insurance. Review eight smart steps from the experts at FedEx® to protect your jewelry packages.
UPCOMING EVENTS
July 16-18: National Pawnbrokers Expo, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

July 20-21: Jewelers of Louisiana Conference, Westin Canal Place, New Orleans. Onsite JA Professional Certification exams offered (details)!

July 28-30: JA New York Summer Show, Javits Convention Center, New York
Onsite JA Professional Certification exams offered (details)!

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