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December 1, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
A Florida jewelry manufacturer is serving as the plaintiff for a class-action suit that claims the prices of platinum and palladium have been manipulated to enrich certain banks and dealers....
November 26, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Signet and Tiffany & Co. lead the jewelry trade in their support of conflict-free gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the Enough Project, cofounded by the Center for...
Metal Pushers: Silver Jewelry Your Customers Will Love
November 10, 2014
By JCK Staff
Looking for something big and bold? Minimalist and sleek? These silver styles are just the ticket. And speaking of tickets: They’re perfect for your cost-conscious customers.Colored ...
Silver Chic: Silver Jewels to Stock
November 10, 2014
By JCK Staff
Persuading bead fans to buy more sophisticated pieces of silver requires a skillful way with words, say retail sales pros. Maneuver with discretion, pay attention to customers’ clothes, and...
November 3, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The gold price dipped to $1,163 an ounce on Oct. 31, its lowest price since July 2010.At press time, it was trading at $1,169 an ounce.The yellow metal has generally traded over $1,200 an...
How to Upsell Bead Buyers With Sophisticated Silver
October 31, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
In early August, a male shopper visited David Broyles to buy some silver Pandora beads as a 10th anniversary present for his wife, but he ended up leaving with silver and 14k gold styles that cost...
October 24, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Hoover & Strong will offer Fairmined gold beginning next year.The recycler will make available grain, sheet, and round wire in 14k, 18k, and 24k yellow Fairmined gold, as well as Fairmined...
6 Pound Gold Nugget Found by California Prospector
October 23, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
A six-pound gold nugget unearthed in California by a part-time prospector with a metal detector is likely to fetch between $350,000 and $450,000 when it goes up for sale later this year....
October 9, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The annual Gold Silver Time (GST) trade show in Poland took place Oct. 2–4 at the Expo XXI center in Warsaw, the country’s lovely capital city. I was lucky enough to attend this year, and...
Gold: Chess-Inspired Jewels by Michelle Fantaci and Golden Wings by H.Stern
October 5, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Pawn StarMichelle Fantaci’s new Chess Queen collection shines the light on girl power in a brainy and understated way. The 20-SKU collection made in 14k gold is, not surprisingly, inspired by...
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