Supplier News: Week of May 30

Colorado Timeworks to Hold Watch Repair Seminar

After several requests, Colorado Timeworks has announced it will hold its popular three-day quartz watch repair seminars for retail jewelers, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The seminar will teach retailers how to replace a watch battery, size bands, replace crystals, stems, and crowns, as well as how to replace a quartz movement. The seminar also gives tips on how to market a store’s watch-repair department.

The seminars will be available on weekends in July and August. For information, call 800-338-7137 or visit

White Pine Trading Relaunches Buying Service

Diamond trader White Pine Trading has announced that it has expanded its buying services to better meet the needs of independent jewelers. New services include specialized bulk purchasing for events such as store closings and product updates, and an enhanced inventory exchange payout option for independent jewelers.

The new purchasing process, which is available by mail or by an in-store consultation, allows jewelers to liquidate any amount of jewelry at any time for cash pricing or trade-in value. Those jewelers opting for the trade-in option can earn up to 10 percent more in credit towards future purchases from White Pine’s own fine jewelry and watch inventory.

“We work tirelessly to develop offerings that suit our customers’ needs while providing easy solutions to everyday business challenges,” said White Pine president Andrew Brown in a press release. “Expanding our buying service in this manner fills a void for retailers that struggle to find a fair and efficient liquidation partner.”

For more information about White Pine’s products and services, visit


GemFind to Launch New Feature for Its JewelCloud App

Digital marketing and web technologies brand GemFind has announced a new reporting module for its JewelCloud app, an online inventory and jewelry sales platform. The update will be formally unveiled at LUXURY by JCK in Las Vegas on June 2.

The new reporting module is intended to glean insight into the purchasing habits of jewelry consumers. “Understanding the specific product categories and price points consumers are looking for in real time provides the best data possible for making critical marketing decisions for the retail jeweler,” said GemFind CEO Alex Fetanat in a press release. “JewelCloud reporting provides the same kind of data [as companies like Google] but the analytics are specific to jewelry consumers and jewelry transactions, which is absolutely the vital ingredient to improving jewelry marketing.”

For a full demo, visit GemFind at their LUXURY location at L203, and visit for more information.


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