This show is devoted to jewelry store owners, the jewelry trade, and those who want to get a rare full access pass into the inner workings of the multi-billion dollar U.S. diamond, gemstone, fashion jewelry and watch industry.
What exciting ways are the Georgia Jewelers Association growing, educating, and empowering its jewelry members?
How is the Diamond Producers Association ensuring the sustainability of the diamond industry?
Why does your jewelry business absolutely need an advisory group today?
When should your retail jewelry store get into the lab-grown diamond business?
We found the answers to these questions and more as we recorded live from the Georgia Jewelers Association Convention.
Jessica Rossomme is our guest host this week as she talks with Judy Lince, Executive Director of the G.J.A., Grant Mobley, trade lead for the DPA, Phillip Bosen, founder of Bosen Associates, and Doug Meadows, founder of David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry.
How does Virtual Diamond Boutique really work and is it worth it for jewelry vendors and retailers? Can jewelers and vendors easily take professional quality photographs on this platform Is it hard to use Virtual Diamond Boutique and can you create your own jewelry mobile app? Our featured guest this week is Liz Stamm, the Director of Business Development for the Virtual Diamond Boutique answers these and other questions on this episode.
Is it possible to successfully start a retail jewelry business today? Why did DeBeers have to launch their Lightbox man-made diamond line last year? Jewelry concept vs jewelry product, which is more important?
Ben Janowski, the founder of Janos Consultants, has been providing service to the jewelry industry for the past two decades.
Clients have come from every sector of the industry - from mining companies to retailers - and have sought assistance in many aspects of this unique industry.
We talk with Ben Janowski, the founder of Janos Consultants. His consulting firm has been providing service to the jewelry industry for the past two decades.
In this episode, Ben shares his insight into the transforming jewelry industry and the speed at which it is changing.
He also discusses the top issues confronting the jewelry business such as; the admittedly powerful global forces affecting the Trade, man-made diamonds, the rapid consolidation of the jewelry industry, the changing social standards, unavailability of financing, and jewelry's weakening position in the luxury global marketplace.
Our special guest is the award-winning Chief Marketing Officer for the Richline Group, Mark Hanna. Mark talks about Corporate Social Responsibility, the need for ethically sourced gems and jewelry metals, and Trust Chain. Recently the Richline Group, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, joined with IBM to develop what has been called, TrustChain. In essence, it's blockchain technology to track the origin of jewelry and ensure it's ethically sourced.
We are excited to feature our discussion with Susan Wheeler, acclaimed jewelry designer and the founder of the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference. Her award-winning jewelry is cast in 18 karat Fairmined gold and created by hand in Chicago. The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference will be held this Oct 19th & 20th at the Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago IL.
This week we are fortunate to talk with Monica Stephenson who is the President of Anza Gems & and iDazzle. Monica shares her first-hand experiences traveling to the East African gem mines to find exquisite gems. We also talk about her passion for responsible gem and jewelry metal sourcing and being in the 2014 movie, "Sharing the Rough".