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Researchers predict the number of weddings in the United States will increase 2 percent in 2014 due to a small increase in the total marrying age population combined with a marginal rise in the proportion of couples choosing to wed.
Holiday retail sales for November and December were up nearly 4 percent this year, keeping with the National Retail Federation’s prediction for the season.
The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) will host an inaugural conference this weekend that will focus on tools, tips, technology and team-building skills for jewelers. 
Marie-Helene Morrow won the 2014 Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement while Kara Ross took home the Gem Award for Design, Tiffany & Co. won for Communications and Victoria Gomelsky was the winner for Media Excellence at the annual ceremony dubbed the “Academy Awards of the jewelry industry.”
A Boston police officer featured on the TNT reality show Boston’s Finest proposed on the recent season finale with the help of Ritani and retailer Long’s Jewelers.
An expanded educational program is part of this year’s Atlanta Jewelry Show, scheduled for March 8 to 10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. 
Being a jeweler is reportedly among the least stressful careers to have in 2014, according to a recently released report from CareerCast.com, an online resource for job seekers.
Retailers wishing to “go native”--utilize paid content online that looks very similar to editorial content, known as native advertising--need to be sure it is done lawfully, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee said.
Fred Weber of Weber Jewelers was recognized in a unique way Wednesday, when Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley deemed Jan. 8, 2014 “Fred Weber Day.”
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