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Saturday, May 25, 2013

#JWLV - Education - Sourcing Issues and Gems & Gem Treatment

If you follow any of my blogs you know that I love to learn! Trade Shows offer you the opportunity to learn from people who are experts in their field - you are saving dramatically the cost of personal time and consultation.  This is the first in a series of three posts on the Seminars I recommend...


  1. Education - Sourcing Issues and Gems & Gem Treatment
  2. Education - Metals & NEW Alloys, Made In The USA and Cool Bridal!
  3. Education - Digital, Social and Marketing to NextGEN Buyers


So get your "Student" cap on and lets go!!!!  


Ruby Treatment Identification #301
Date: Thursday, May 30
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Shane McClure
Description:
This presentation will discuss the common treatments to ruby that can be found on the market today and their detection.
Colored Gemstone Jewelry: Stepping Stones to Success in the Coming Season #302
Date: Thursday, May 30
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Doug Hucker
Description:
Colored gemstone jewelry is rapidly evolving from just a fashion staple to one of the primary sources of growth in revenue and margins in the retail industry. Attend this seminar with Douglas K. Hucker, CEO American Gem Trade Association he looks at the marketplace, the trends and the issues that are impacting your success with this exciting and challenging product.
How to Run a Roundtable to Sell Colored Gems, Satisfy Your Clients, and Generate Ongoing Custom Work #304
Date: Thursday, May 30
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
Description:
What enhances a client’s desire to purchase? Experience shows us that desire is greatly elevated after they touch and hold in their hands over 100 gems in a single evening. When clients trust their jeweler to create a beautiful custom design for their magnificent gem, they become enthusiastic collectors and repeat clients. Learn how well planned, well-scheduled, well-executed colored gemstone roundtables can help you sell colored gems, satisfy your clients, and generate on-going custom work.
Tanzanite: Facts, Fairytales and Fakes #305
Date: Thursday, May 30
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds B
Speaker: Hayley Henning
Description:
An educational seminar discussing Tanzanite and The Story Behind The Stone, and feature guest speaker Jeffery Bergman, GIA, discussing his findings on gemological rumors in the industry. Hayley will also cover the work of The Tanzanite Foundation, and what it can do for the retailer at store level.

Doing Good is GOOD Business #G02
Date: Friday, May 31
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Tradewinds EF
Description:
Consumers in today’s connected world expect companies to do well and to do ‘good’. They research and reward companies who have a social purpose as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts. This seminar will explain what this means for the diamond industry, how to identify your social profile, and how to communicate this to your customers.

Protect Your Bottom-Line With the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol #422

Date: Saturday, June 1
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Tradewinds C
Description:
In today’s global marketplace, there’s increased pressure from the public, human rights groups and governments to bring greater transparency and accountability to supply chains. In this session, Jewelers of America, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America will present information on the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol, a new voluntary approach to inventory management they developed to help individual businesses begin to work with their suppliers toward a higher level of assurance with regard to diamond sourcing. Learn about the Protocol and how you can begin using it in your business.

Responsible Gold Sourcing – Industry efforts that support gold supply chain due diligence and chain-of-custody #223

Date: Saturday, June 1
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds A
Description:
The jewelry supply chain is increasingly asked about responsible sourcing of gold. This session features a sector-wide panel of experts from mine to retail that will share their efforts and experiences to address gold sourcing. Issues covered will include – i) the RJC Chain-of-Custody standard: how it addresses both conflict sensitive sourcing and responsible business practices through the supply chain ii) why conflict-sensitive sourcing is essential iii) synergy between industry initiatives iv) implementation experiences.

Ethical Facets in Diamond Sourcing #425

Date: Saturday, June 1
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: Tradewinds C
Description:
Did you know that about 15% of global gem quality rough diamonds come from artisanal sources? To protect your industry’s reputation, DDI is working with these sources to ensure ethical production of diamonds in some of the most vulnerable areas. Come and hear about DDI’s work and why DDI is supported by companies from mining to retail, such as, BHP Billiton, Brilliant Earth, Cartier International, De Beers, Rio Tinto Diamonds, Rubel & Menache as well as trade associations like Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America, International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), JCK Industry Fund, Jewelers of America, Responsible Jewellery Council and by the Kimberley Process, including governments and civil society. DDI is a leading development-focused, conflict prevention initiative, which brings together NGOs, governments, the private sector and NGOs in a concerted effort to help formalize and improve socio-economic conditions in the ADM sector. After DDI’s inception in December 2006, heads of state meeting at the G8 Summit in June 2007 noted that their support for the organization. "…encourage support for the ... multistakeholder Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), which emerged from the Kimberley Process to strengthen the developmental impacts associated with artisanal diamond mining in Africa".
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