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Partner for Protection Movement

Crimes against jewelry businesses continue to surge in 2022. In response, Jewelers Mutual® Group is leading a movement to curb the rise in jewelry crimes. It’s called Partner for Protection. The movement is a rallying cry, encouraging jewelers to take collective action against crime by staying vigilant in their jewelry community and holding themselves accountable to higher safety and security standards. By visiting the website at PartnerForProtection.com, jewelers can gain additional insights into the crimes impacting the industry and what they can do to increase their business’s security. Jewelers are also encouraged to take the online pledge to: Rethink their

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Follow Us for Find a Jeweler Week!

“Find a Jeweler Week” is almost here! Follow our Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest pages next week as we urge consumers to shop with an AGS jeweler this holiday season. We will be showcasing the beautiful jewelry offered by our retail members. In addition, we are running a marketing retargeting campaign driving consumers to our Find a Jeweler search during the holiday season, and have increased our ad spend for Google and social, pointing consumers to AGS.org/Find-a-Jeweler. While the deadline to submit to “Find a Jeweler Week” has passed, we can still promote your jewelry during the holidays! Send us photos

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Get Holiday Ready: Seven Tips to Reduce Shipping Loss

By Jewelers Mutual® Group The holiday season is fast approaching. Start refreshing your holiday shipping strategy for your business now. We understand that navigating the shipping landscape during its busiest season can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve outlined seven best practices to follow to ensure your shipments make it into the hands of your customers safely and on time. 1. Be discreet with external packaging Criminals are more likely to steal packages when words like “gem,” “jewelry,” or the name of a jeweler are listed on the outside of a package. Words like these or trademarks like GIA®, Hearts

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Community News: World’s Most Exquisite Gems Exclusive to Melbourne Museum

Pink Diamonds November 5, 2022–January 29, 2023 The largest collection of Australian pink diamonds to be shown in the world will transform the Dynamic Earth gallery at Melbourne Museum into a shimmering wonderland from November 5. Museums Victoria is partnering with New York-based LJ West Diamonds, one of the largest collectors of natural color diamonds in the world, to provide an exclusive opportunity for Australians and international visitors to marvel at pink diamonds. The Pink Diamonds exhibition will showcase more than 100 truly unique gemstones found in the Australian Kimberley region. Naturally colored diamonds have long been valued for their

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Supplier Spotlight: Disons Gems Inc.

Disons Gems Inc. began with $27 and a pay phone. “My father, Milan Mehta, immigrated to the U.S. from India in 1978 with dreams of being a diamond merchant,” says Jay Mehta, principal of Disons Gems Inc. “He began his career in New York City by withdrawing a roll of dimes from a bank every day and standing in a phone booth, cold-calling jewelry companies listed in the yellow pages, asking them if they had any diamond needs. He’d spend the rest of the day trying to source merchandise for anyone who answered him.” Jay continues, “He never said no

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Jewelers Mutual Group’s Sumit Dangi Joins the American Gem Society International Board of Directors

The American Gem Society’s (AGS) International Board of Directors voted to approve the appointment of Sumit Dangi on Monday, October 17, 2022. Mr. Dangi, the Global Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Jewelers Mutual Group (JM) was appointed by Lisa Bridge, CG, President of the AGS Board. “We are thrilled to welcome Sumit Dangi to the AGS Board,” said Ms. Bridge. “He brings tremendous insight both from growing up with his family in jewelry and his many years in banking, leadership, and consulting. Sumit will make a big impact on both the Board and our membership with his thoughtful and

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Holiday Fire Hazards: What Jewelry Store Owners Need to Know

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start sprucing up your store with holiday décor and displays. Seasonal decorations, including lights, trees, and wreaths, can help create the perfect festive environment for you, your staff, and your customers. However, when not installed or displayed properly, these decorations can create safety hazards that can cause a fire or electrical injury. A fire can have a devastating impact on your business, resulting in costly repairs and lost revenue. The good news is fires are preventable when the right safety precautions are taken. Follow these fire safety tips to ensure

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Continue Your Success Story

Apply for a Scholarship From the Young Titleholders Ready to take the next step in furthering your professional career? The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) are proud to offer two educational scholarships to help guide you on that journey. AGS Conclave Scholarships Conclave is one of the most sought-after education and networking events in the jewelry industry! This members-only event features leading national speakers and industry experts, teaching various topics ranging from gemological training to sales, leadership, HR, DEI, and marketing sessions. Members often tell us that Conclave is their favorite event of the year. Why? They not only value the

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Certified Sales Associate® | October 2022

The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate® (CSA) by the American Gem Society: Brandon Barton, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON, Canada Thamiris Esteves, CSA Robertson Jewelers New Milford, CT Blake Greenstein, CSA Stuart Benjamin & Co Jewelry Designs San Diego, CA Maggie Hsieh, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON, Canada Nicole Linn, CSA Clarkes Jewelers, Inc. Shreveport, LA Debbie Marshall, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON, Canada Eric J. McEwen, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON, Canada Amy Saunders, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON, Canada Marco Sciocchetti, CSA Northeastern Fine Jewelry Schenectady, NY

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