National Jeweler Network



JA to offer on-site certification at upcoming shows

The organization will offer sales and management professional certification exams at four upcoming industry events across the country.


Circa expands into professional services

The New York-based company that specializes in buying from the public has a new division that purchases from professionals and sells the pieces via tender at its main office.


CEO takes big pay cut to give employees a raise

The head of a Seattle-based credit card payment processing firm will be bringing home considerably less bacon after raising the minimum wage at his company to $70,000 a year.


With 70 years comes two accolades for Fla. jeweler

Jae’s Jewelers has been recognized with a Retailer of the Year award, and an employee from the family-owned and -operated store also has been recognized for her work and philanthropy.


Coach’s corner: The need to “own it”

Trainer Pat Henneberry gives salespeople three pointers on how they can generate their own leads, instead of waiting for customers to come to them. 


C.R. Time’s Chuck Murphy dies at 85

Charles “Chuck” Murphy, who spent his entire career in the watch industry, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.


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Survey lends insight into tax time

The average small business owner spends 40 hours and as much as $5,000 each year doing their taxes, a pre-April 15 survey just released by the National Small Business Association shows.


Mayfair Jewelers’ Shirley Kulchinsky dies at 86

Shirley Kulchinsky, the trailblazing matriarch of Long Island, N.Y. retailer Mayfair Jewelers, died Saturday.