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Alfred Albrizio, jewelry designer and owner of the C’est Magnifique jewelry store in New York City, died Feb. 2. He was 66 years old.

Although the threat of a snowstorm and a closely scheduled fair in Hong Kong surrounded the JA New York Winter show this year, buyers turned out to shop the floor for the extended four-day show.
Initiatives in Art and Culture has announced the dates for its fourth annual gold conference, “Gold--Desire, Design, and Demand,” an event focusing on gold jewelry, looking in particular at the importance of design and the emotional value and durability of the metal. 
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee is hosting a contest that asks entrants to take a quiz on legal compliance for the chance to win a free or discounted membership to the organization. 
“The ROI (return on investment) of social media is that your business will still exist in five years.” That was the crux of a talk given Monday at the JA New York Winter show by Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Jewelers and a best-selling author. 
Don’t rely on a single manufacturer for any one product, pick suppliers that work with the store’s delivery needs and payment abilities, and check their references. These were just a few of the tips offered at a session on diversifying a store’s supply chain held Monday at the JA New York Winter show.
The JA New York Winter show opened Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, with an added twist: thousands in free cash to 18 lucky buyers to spend at the show.
During a panel held Sunday at JA New York Winter, Peggy Jo Donahue of MJSA moderated a discussion with a Connecticut jeweler about how they have used custom design to their benefit and how other retailers can do the same.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recently partnered with Martha Stewart Weddings for a national sweepstakes that afforded one future bride a piece of Ivanka Trump jewelry, and gave the company a chance to promote its personal jewelry insurance.
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