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In this new monthly feature, National Jeweler editors delve into the when, where and why of antique jewelry. July’s focus is on Mizpah pieces, which first became popular in the Victorian era.
After a harsh winter that hampered retail sales, the National Retail Federation has revised its retail sales forecast downward for the full year 2014, though it does expect sales to pick up in the second half of the year. 
Search engine marketing continues to be one of the most effective online customer acquisition tactics, a new study of retailers by the National Retail Federation shows.
JA New York organizers have moved the 2015 winter show from March to January in order to avoid overlap with other industry trade shows. 
Retired Maryland jeweler William “Quarterback Bill” Fleisher died on July 3. He was 90 years old.
Eight students currently studying jewelry and metalsmithing at various colleges across the country and abroad have been awarded scholarships from the Women’s Jewelry Association.
After more than three years under Chapter 13 bankruptcy to pay back his debt, the case of Paul Blarr--the jeweler who pleaded guilty this spring to selling stones that he misrepresented as diamonds--now is under Chapter 7.
Following a market consultation, the London Bullion Market Association has selected CME Group and Thomson Reuters to create an auction-based system to set the London silver price. 
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