RFID set to transform world of retail jewellery

While it sounds like something out of the Space Age, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) may be the answer your retail business needs. And, as a result of a new partnership…

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Industry mourns the loss of André Roy, former president of QJC

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Mr. André Roy, who passed on July 28, 2017, at the age of 89.   Roy’s legacy in…

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GIA research fellow awarded 2017 AGS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. James Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow, is the recipient of the American Gem Society (AGS) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Shigley’s significant contributions to the industry were honored at the organization’s annual Circle of Distinction dinner…

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Jewelers Mutual named to Ward’s 50

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the 2017 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies for the seventh consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over…

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Jewelers of America names John Henne as new Chairman

Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected John Henne, President of Henne Jewelers in Pittsburgh, PA, as Board Chairman. He…

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Blue Nile plots further expansion into bricks and mortar retail

Jewellery e-tailer Blue Nile is continuing its expansion to bricks and mortar retail with the opening of a sixth webroom. The platform, which enables visitors to view products in-store and…

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Are you up to date on upcoming federal and provincial compliance changes?

In the upcoming months, a number of compliance changes will come into effect across the country. The following aspects of your business may be affected:   Saskatchewan’s new PST on insurance For periods…

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Links of London opens new Toronto location

This weekend, Links of London opened a brand new boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. This marks the company’s third freestanding retail concept in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).   Exclusive…

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CJA honours industry leaders at AGM

On July 24, the Canadian Jewellers’ Association (CJA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Ceremony at Toronto’s Cambridge Suites Hotel. At this year’s AGM, the organization announced the…

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Women’s Jewelry Association launches WJAtv

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has debuted a new online video channel, WJAtv, to celebrate the networking, education, and leadership development at the heart of WJA’s mission. Featuring exclusive interviews…

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GIA hosts Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School

Executives from across the global gem and jewellery industry convened in Cambridge, Mass., in late June for the fourth annual GIA Global Leadership Program offered by the Harvard Business School…

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Dominion Diamond Corporation has been acquired

Canadian mining giant Dominion Diamond Corporation has been acquired by Washington Companies for $1.2 billion. Washington has agreed to buy all shares in Dominion for $14.25 each in cash. Last…

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