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This Month in Wearables: August 2016

Major news and new releases in the world of wearables

Emili Vesilind | August 29, 2016

3 Retailer-Worthy Articles You Should Read Right Now

From smartwatch success factors to what the end of cash spells for the unbanked

Victoria Gomelsky | August 29, 2016 | Off the Chain
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Moving On: Critical Considerations for Succession Planning

When it comes to succession planning, the old saying “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail” rings especially true. For jewelry store owners, nothing is as gratifying as passing a thriving business along to the next generation or new owners. But a fruitful relationship and seamless transition...

Martha C. White | August 29, 2016
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Polish Olympian Donates Silver Medal

The medal was auctioned to raise funds for a 3-year-old boy’s cancer treatment

Logan Sachon | August 29, 2016
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Engagement Ring Watch: A New Diamond for Kim

She sported a new diamond on her left hand at the VMAs on Sunday

Logan Sachon | August 29, 2016 | Social Setting

JVC Convenes Search Committee for Gardner Replacement

The organization is looking to fill the position of president, CEO, and general counsel

Logan Sachon | August 29, 2016

Patrick Nohilly Joins Messe Frankfurt

He will serve alongside Dennis Smith as copresident of the company’s U.S. subsidiary

Logan Sachon | August 29, 2016
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IGI Airing National Consumer Radio Campaign Targeting Millennials

The 42-year-old independent gemological laboratory and appraisal institute hopes to enlighten this category of shoppers

Jennifer Heebner | August 29, 2016
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Style Spotlight: 12 New Arrow-Motif Jewels

Check out a dozen new designs that confirm how hot the directional motif is in jewelry. Arrow necklace in sterling silver, $66; Jewelmak Arrowhead ring in sterling silver with 21.65 ct. cabochon-cut dyed black chalcedony, $69.99; Carolyn Pollack Straight as an Arrow...

Jennifer Heebner | August 26, 2016 | Style 360

MJSA Collaborating on Oregon Education Events

The organization has partnered with the Portland Jewelry Academy and the Portland Jewelry Symposium for two days of education in October

Logan Sachon | August 26, 2016

Rio Tinto Diamonds: We’re Not Going Anywhere

The gem market “remains robust,” the company says

Rob Bates | August 26, 2016

Signet’s Broken Stride

Why has the king of the jewelry hill hit a rough patch?

Rob Bates | August 26, 2016 | Cutting Remarks
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Obsessed on Instagram: The Jewelry Stars and Brands We’re Loving This Week

Check out the above infographic for late-summer jewelry happenings among a few lesser-known Hollywood personalities—save for Brie Larson—and a few industry insiders. 

Jennifer Heebner | August 26, 2016

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