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Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

Social Media Marketing Troubles? Here are 12 great tips to get your jewlery e-business rolling May 22nd, 2014

Getting a companies name out over the internet has been a gigantic problem lately for business owners both e-commerce and conventional. The growing popularity of internet and social media marketing has recently increased tremendously and made it harder than ever before for owners to get there internet promotion off the ground. Having online customers and… Read More

A stable, solid investment found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro May 22nd, 2014

Tiffany&co. stated that Tanzanite is,  “most important gemstone discovery in 2000 years.” More and more is being known about the stones value and potential for the past 30 years ago. Skeptical individuals still wonder today if this gemstone found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro is truly a good investment or just another pebble among… Read More

Great suppliers for jewelry makers and beaders May 22nd, 2014

Although there are many tools aimed towards beaders and jewelers, here are some I recommend: IMPRESSART-  Stamping supplies made out of metal(with blanks) CRAFTOPTICS- Greatest lenses and magnifiers(including prescription) ever. COILING GIZMO- Any coils you could ever need!! RIO GRANDE- Many different products including clay tools.

Excellent start to the year as Tiffany&co. profits soar May 22nd, 2014

Announcements made by tiffany&co. indicated that sales grew to 13% for 2014’s first quarter and an extravagant 50% increase in the earnings.  Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and chief executive officer noted that sales of the classic pieces are continuing while the new pieces are picking up momentum.

Gone, but never forgotten May 22nd, 2014

Yesterday, 5/21/14, a dear member of the jewelry community whose absolute and utter passion for his work and great, friendly personality stood out like no other. Robin Rotenier, a Paris-born jeweler, had taken his own life according to various news sources yesterday in New York. Rotenier was know for his thorough, passionate craftsmanship found in… Read More

Awesome ring idea to celebrate your marriage along with your birth May 20th, 2014

Envy overwhelms many when they see another person with a giant ring carrying a huge diamond. Nowadays, big rings with a giant center stone are becoming popular. Glistening birthstones have caught the fancy of many throughout history along with famous fashion collectors who believe that missing birthstone jewelry renders a collection incomplete. There are many… Read More

Several beautiful watches presented at Antiquorum break record May 20th, 2014

Beautiful Patek Philippe watches made up the top 4 highest grossing lots at Geneva’s Antiquorum watch show. A 18-karat yellow gold Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Third Series set an auction world record for highest price paid for that reference at $522,700. Another beautiful timepiece, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5077, set another auction record for a Patek… Read More

Is the vast popularity of using recycled gold morally correct? May 20th, 2014

Recycled gold and silver have been used by many ethical jewelers, heavily in North America, for many years. Using recycled silver may be the way to go as under 10 pounds are available monthly, gold however is a different story. Recycled gold is cheaper than using mined gold and therefore generates more profit. This is… Read More

This lightweight, stylish, and inexpensive jewelry component will keep you looking absolutely gorgeous May 20th, 2014

A bead doesn’t have to be a pearl or some other semi-precious stone in order to keep you looking stylish. Nowadays, there are many beautiful acrylic beads that you can pick up without burning a hole in your pocket. Another important factor is that they are extremely lightweight, even the larger beads, and the holes… Read More

As long as you know about it, your chances of being a jewelry crime victim can be greatly prevented May 20th, 2014

FBI agent Eric Ives claims that the best way to prevent jewelry crimes towards your business is to remain aware of possible threats. Don’t let the thought take over you, but just simply be aware. Although the overall number of crimes committed towards jewelers has fallen in general, some new tactics have been discovered; putting… Read More