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A few design and manufacturing companies have rolled out catalogs in time for the holiday season, including Kameleon Jewelry and Charles Garnier Paris.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from Amazon.com Inc. that challenges a New York law requiring the company to collect sales tax in the state, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
Sam Spiegel, founder of manufacturer Caretta Inc. and the Jewelry Factory retail store, died Nov. 26 in California. He was 93.
Retailers are more than cautiously optimistic about the holiday shopping season, following a weekend in which sales, particularly in diamonds, were strong.
When decorating their stores for the holidays, jewelers need to remember that their sales people are part of the ambiance too. They should dress for holiday season success, columnist Diane Warga-Arias writes.
Jewelers can learn how to avoid costly shipping losses in less than two minutes thanks to a new video created by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

 

The total number of unique shoppers over the holiday weekend--counting Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thanksgiving Day--was up 1 percent year-over-year while the average spend per shopper fell 4 percent, National Retail Federation (NRF) data shows.
The Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) has partnered with Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people committing crimes against the jewelry industry, the GJA just announced.
Michigan retailer Randy Cole attended a trade show earlier this year where he found two products that, he says, changed his entire business model. One is a patented princess-cut diamond and the other is a machine that leaves its mark.
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