Even the best-integrated and most expensive burglar alarm systems do not stop break-and-enter attacks on jewellery stores if there is not a reliable, timely, and consistent agency response or intervention generated by the alarm system
Llyn L. Strelau details the creative process behind his baroque pearl sculpture, ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat,’ which received an honourable mention in the Objects of Art category at the 2019 American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards.
Most working in the industry are aware sapphires are routinely treated to increase their marketability. What many dealers, manufacturers, and retailers may not be aware of, however, is a relatively new treatment used to beautify unattractive sapphire: high pressure, high temperature (HPHT).
Rubies in North America are so rare that these stones used to be only available to collectors; however, thanks to a new mine in southwestern Greenland, North American rubies are now being sold in jewellery stores.
The jewellery industry is growing at a rate of five to six per cent per year, but with changing customer preferences (not to mention the all-important millennial demographic), how can you ensure your store remains competitive, generates sales, and continue to offer an outstanding customer experience?