April 22, 2022

GIA and AGS Award 3rd Annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship to Boulder, CO Jeweler

The third annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship—created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS) in 2019—was awarded to Nicole Hurdle, RJ, from Hurdle’s Jewelry, an AGS member store in Boulder, Colorado. The scholarship will cover complete tuition for the GIA Graduate Gemologist on-campus or distance education program in Carlsbad, California, along with the costs of the AGS Way Course and entry to the 2022 AGS Conclave event in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 25–27. AGS and GIA jointly established the Beatrice Shipley Scholarship; AGS administered the application process and awarded the scholarship. “AGS is grateful to

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IDCA Awards Ben Bridge Jeweler “Retailer of the Year”

Congratulations to Ben Bridge Jeweler for being named “Retailer of the Year” by the Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association (IDCA)! Ben Bridge Jeweler will be honored at IDCA’s 38th Annual Awards Gala in Las Vegas, NV, during the JCK Las Vegas Show, Saturday, June 11, 2022. For over 100 years, Ben Bridge Jeweler has had a singular mission: to help customers celebrate special moments and a commitment to quality jewelry, the best possible values, and exceptional personal service. Ben Bridge Jeweler has over 30 retail stores in nine states. In 2000, Ben Bridge Jeweler became a part of Berkshire Hathaway,

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Help Jewelers For Children Make a Difference

The Jewelers of Children’s (JFC) Rings of Strength 5k event has helped raise over $350,000 for JFC. This year, they have two opportunities where you can help make a difference. The first takes place at Conclave in Oklahoma City, OK, on April 25, 2022. The second event—their 10th edition—is during Jewelry Week Las Vegas, Thursday, June 9 at the Venetian Resort Casino. You can walk, jog or run, and in Las Vegas, you can even do yoga! Simply sign up and create a personal fundraising site, share it with family, friends, and co-workers, and start raising funds for children in

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Five-Step Rooftop Burglary Procedure Criminals Use & How to Prevent Them

By Jeweler Mutual Group According to the “2020 Annual Crime Report” published by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, 16 reports of rooftop burglaries came through from 11 states, with several of these burglaries resulting in large losses. In some cases, alarm systems, often without line security, were compromised. In others, when police responded to alarm signals, they were unable to detect any obvious signs of a break-in upon exterior inspection. Because they were unable to conduct an immediate internal search, it’s likely the burglars had either left the scene, were still inside the building, or were on the roof. So, what

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Stay Connected at Conclave 2022

Going to Conclave? Stay connected with the Conclave Mobile App, accessible through AGS Go! Get information on sessions, view the Schedule of Events, find out which AGS vendors are in the Networking Area and the AGS Suppliers’ Showcase, and more! To access the Conclave module, you’ll need your badge number, which you’ll find on your Conclave registration confirmation, or when you check in at Conclave registration, you’ll find it printed on your badge. Already have AGS Go installed? Open AGS Go to access the Conclave module, tap on the Conclave icon, and then tap on AGS Conclave 2022. A login

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Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Spring Cleaning Guide—Jewelry Edition

Spring cleaning doesn’t always mean clearing closets and mopping floors, it’s also a great time to take extra care of your jewelry that may need some TLC. Click here to read Jewelers Mutual® Group’s Spring Cleaning Guide: Jewelry Edition to learn how to properly clean your jewelry. Fancy color diamond earrings by Pompos Jewelry

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