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In This Issue
Jewelry Trends: Horses
CASE Award Winners
JA Buyer Discount
Get Certified
Tip: Mother's Day Promotions
Tip: Trade Show Security
Gold Conference
Upcoming Events
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

RETAILERS


Arezzo Jewelers
Chicago, IL

Champaign Jewelers Champaign, IL

Dynasty Jewelry & Loan
Norcross, GA

Herbie's Rock Pile
Whittier, CA

Ilias Lalaounis Corp
New York, NY

Townsend Fine Jewelry
Townsend, MA

Ylang-Ylang Fine Jewelry
Saint Louis, MO

SUPPLIERS

Amy Glaswand Designs
New York, NY







TRENDS SPOTLIGHT

Jewelry Trend: Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year celebrated the Year of the Horse, giving you more reason to showcase equestrian-themed jewelry in your store. See our Trend Report for examples of this playful trend.
FEATURED MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Five jewelry pieces were selected as winners of the 2014 CASE Awards, which celebrate Jewelers of America Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. The winning pieces feature handmade elements, bead settings and high-quality stones that reflect the vintage style so popular in current jewelry and fashion trends.
JCK Tucson Show. Register today!

We're really excited about this new member benefit for JA Retail Members! The JA Buyer Discount Program maximizes your profits through discounts on purchases made at select jewelry trade shows. It's launching in April at The SMART Jewelry Show in Chicago. Read on for details and participating exhibitors.  

JA Certified sales and management professionals enhance their  careers and customers' trust. Get certified at the SMART Jewelry Show in Chicago, April 5-7. Register early and save $10!  

TOP TIPS

Weather or Not? Creative Promotions for Mother's Day 

Whether trapped in a polar vortex, drenched in rain or surrounded by snow, most of us are weather-weary. But there is an upside to all this weather for jewelry retailers: a retail marketing trend uses weather insurance to increase sales in big ways. Learn how you can use it for your next marketing campaign.

Jewelry trade shows can be an attractive target for thieves. As trade show season heats up, use these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to stay safe while traveling.  

Don't Miss NYC's Gold Conference, April 11-12
Gold: Desire, Design, and Demand -- Initiatives in Art and Culture's fourth annual international gold conference -- takes a wide-ranging look at this precious metal on April 11-12, with a focus on gold jewelry, exploring in particular the importance of design and the emotional and enduring value and durability of gold.

Jewelers of America's Director of Public Affairs, Susan Thea Posnock, is participating on the panel "Fair Gold: Artisanal Miners, Traceability, and the Marketplace," on Friday, April 11, 3:30-4:30pm. Go to hear what she and other responsible business experts -- including David A. Bouffard of Sterling Inc., Cecilia Gardner of JVC, designer Melissa Joy Manning -- are working on to improve  the gold supply chain and consumer confidence in gold jewelry.

The conference takes place at CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) on April 11 and 12. Click here to register today! Members of Jewelers of America save $100 on registration, email lthompson@jewelers.org for promo code.
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 5-7: SMART Jewelry Show, Chicago Navy Pier, IL
Visit Jewelers of America at Booth #305

April 11-12: Gold: Desire, Design, and Demand, New York, NY

April 23-26: AGS Conclave, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

May 29-June 2: Couture Show, Wynn Las Vegas, NV

May 30-June 2: JCK Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV


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