August 10, 2015
We all know that a social media presence doesn’t just happen after you create accounts and pages. It can sometimes be a tricky process and take a lot of cultivating. Jewelers of America’s preferred social media marketing program, Likeable Jewelers, suggests the best course of action is to engage your pre-existing customers and fan base.
August 10, 2015
Learn the facts jewelry stores should know before offering jewelry appraisal services to customers. Offering a professional jewelry appraisal service helps meet customers’ needs and can enhance a jewelry store’s prestige. But incomplete, ambiguous, or unprofessional jewelry appraisals can leave the appraiser and the store open to charges of negligence and possible litigation. It is critical that a jeweler issue appraisals only after receiving the proper training. As important, every jewelry sales professional must have a basic knowledge of appraisals and their appropriate use so they can better answer customers’ questions.
July 30, 2015
Tips that prepare your jewelry business for natural disasters and minimize damage. Each year, natural disasters affected billions of people worldwide and cause trillions of dollars in damage. Yet fewer than one in six small businesses even has a business continuity plan. Make sure your jewelry company isn't one of the unlucky ones, prepare with these security tips from the security and insurance experts at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Jewelers of America’s insurance partner.
July 30, 2015
These tips show jewelers how to avoid jewelry store theft during peak holiday sales periods. When your jewelry store experiences big sales rushes -- like the holiday gift season or Valentine's Day -- the increased jewelry inventory, extended business hours, and busy store traffic may lead to increase in theft. In fact, the holiday shopping season is when jewelry robberies, sneak thefts, and grab-and-run thefts are at their highest. Selling jewelry securely is more important than ever at these times, so use this security guide from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to make your jewelry store safer. 
July 30, 2015
When most jewelry companies think about theft, protecting inventory is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only thing that can harm a business if stolen. Data theft, fraud and malicious computer viruses can have an even greater financial impact on your bottom line. 
July 30, 2015
Jewelers Mutual Insurance shows you how to keep yourself and your jewelry product safe when traveling to jewelry trade shows. Trade shows are anticipated events for many in the jewelry industry. They are times to be dazzled by new merchandise and make new connections. It is important to remember as you prepare for these trips that jewelry thieves also eagerly anticipate jewelry trade shows. 
July 30, 2015
While you cannot prevent every jewelry store burglary, robbery and theft, you can prevent many of them or reduce the loss amount by implementing the following crime prevention strategies, according to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.
July 30, 2015
While alarm systems and safes are essential in protecting your jewelry business, these security measures offer little when it comes to combatting smash and grab crimes.  With smash and grabs, a robber will smash your store window or display case, grab merchandise and flee the scene as quickly as possible. Jewelers of America's preferred insurance partner Jewelers Mutual offers this advice to help protect your business against these quick crimes.
July 30, 2015
We break down the 10 red flags to watch for that indicate a customer is about to steal jewelry. Jewelry professionals are no strangers to the threat of crime and the need to always be alert. Over the course of 2014, there were 1,381 jewelry industry crimes, resulting in $77.8 million dollars in losses, reported to the Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA).
March 26, 2015

Jewelers of America Director of PR & Special Events Amanda Gizzi had the chance to interview Jennifer Hyman, CEO/Founder of Rent The Runway, at the Women's Jewelry Associations annual "In The Know" conference on March 10. We learned some of the strategies that have made Rent the Runway a runaway success, and jewelers should take note!



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