September 20, 2016
The jewelry shopper's mindset and motivation for purchase increasingly seems to be a mystery, but it doesn't have to be. Luckily, Synchrony Financial -- the leader in luxury consumer financing -- shared insightful consumer shopper trends and data in a September webinar for Jewelers of America Members. In case you missed it, here are four surprising jewelry shopper trends related to jewelers' websites, the in-store experience and financing.
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August 22, 2016
There's no question the jewelry industry is struggling to adapt to new technologies of retail and the expectations of the mobile shopper. Online sales and e-commerce is the future, not an option, with features like virtual shopping and 3D immersion bound to alter retail in a major way. Think that's a distant future that doesn't affect your jewelry business? Think again. To help jewelers understand how to sell online successfully, Shane O'Neill, Vice President of Fruchtman Marketing, revealed steps to prepare an e-commerce strategy in an August webinar for Jewelers of America Members. In case you missed it, here are his five steps to creating a successful online sale experience for your jewelry business.
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August 2, 2016
Here are six business practices that experts in jewelry industry believe are hurting jewelry business, as revealed during Jewelers of America's Education Program at the JA New York Show in July 24-25. If your company is doing any of the bad business habits listed below, don’t hurt yourself -- stop it!
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July 20, 2016
We surveyed the experts speaking at the JA New York Show during Jewelers of America's Education Program on July 24-25, to get their advice on how jewelers can and should optimize their businesses. Their tips cover sales, marketing and the importance of establishing a web strategy. Learn what jewelry companies should start doing today and the best areas to invest in to improve your business. Here’s the breakdown.


Sell Color & Custom

Jewelers of America's two-day education program includes speakers with expertise in sales and jewelry product categories, presenting in sessions on boosting margins, colored gemstones and the new bridal landscape among other topics. See the full schedule here >

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July 19, 2016
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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is asking the jewelry industry to help decide how it spends a record-breaking $2 million it will donate as part of its “Band Together” campaign to three important causes this summer: health, home and hunger. You can vote online for your nonprofit of choice through July 31 at JewelersMutual.com/BandTogether.
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May 17, 2016
smash-crime-600x300Use these 7 tips to keep your store safe from smash-and-grab crime.
Smash-and-grab robberies usually catch the eyes of mainstream media outlets because of their brazen and extreme nature. You’ve probably noticed that a lot of jewelry crimes making headlines today revolve around smash-and-grabs. Jewelers Mutual offers seven tips for jewelry stores to discourage smash-and-grab crime.
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April 21, 2016
For the past seven years, silver has consistently lead all other jewelry categories in delivering margin, driving sales and providing opportunity for future growth, according to a recent retail survey. Once again, The Silver Institute/Silver Promotion Service partnered with National Jeweler and Jewelers of America to field a market research study of jewelry retailers in the United States. The results of the 2015 survey show that silver continues to be an increasingly important category for jewelry retailers.
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March 17, 2016
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Trade shows can be exhilarating, but it’s not just jewelers and jewelry lovers that get excited. Criminals mark their calendars for these action-packed events too.

With such vast quantities of high-value merchandise all in one place, criminals are naturally drawn to what could potentially be the heist of their careers. Thankfully, most trade shows are highly secured within their exhibition space. The risk of your safety being compromised may be relatively low during the show, but it’s much higher before and after.
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January 18, 2016
criminal-computerAs a jewelry business, security is of utmost important to protecting your inventory and staff. One important security step is to put procedures in place to recognize casing behaviors of criminals at your business and practicing them often. In today's digital world, you must consider the fact that criminals can now case by surfing the web. 
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September 16, 2015

We got to sit in on a seminar for Etsy sellers presented by designer and social media maven Molly Clarke, of The Ring Liaison and Rock That Gem, and learned some secret -- and simple -- tricks of Instagram to set your brand apart. As Molly pointed out, Instagram is a positive community focused on creating and sharing with others, so don't be shy get started building your brand presence. Here are 7 tips for succeeding with Instagram:

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