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Profits and Salaries It was interesting to read your article "Salary Survey: If You Catch 'Em, Can You Keep 'Em?" (JCK, November 2000, p. 130) in which you describe salaries in the jewelry industry as being "appallingly low." As jewelers struggle with low diamond profit margins, how ironic it is to publish in the same issue that De Beers' profits tripled in the first half of this year to $866 million (Diamond Notes, p. 70). Steve Martin, G.G., MBA M. Martin and Company Jewelers Appraisal Training Needed Compliments are in order for publishing "Bad Appraising Lands Good Jeweler in Court," (JCK, January 2001, p. 128). This case provides some excellent evidence supporting the need for quality professional personal property appraisal training. It is a shame that few consumers will read it, since it would alert them to the importance of determining the qualifications and training of
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