Father’s Day Gift-Giving Traditions Around the World

Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, is celebrated around the world, with each country following its own traditions and celebrating in its own unique fashion. Since it’s always nice to learn about other cultures and customs, we thought it would be fun to take a look at how this special holiday is celebrated around the globe.

 

Finland – Father’s Day in Finland takes place on the 2nd Sunday of November and is a day when…
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Six Graduation Gifts that are Perfect for the Graduate

 

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

 

Whether graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, graduation day is a time for graduates to contemplate their future, and reflect on their achievements and the path that took them to graduation day. It is an emotional time for grads and their families alike. And it is a time of celebration. Celebrating the graduate can take many forms including…

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Busting Common Myths about Jewelry Appraisals

Most jewelry store owners offer appraisal services, and most are probably familiar with the occasional customer that requests these services after having their own bad appraisal experience with an unethical jeweler or hearing about someone else’s negative experience. These negative experiences can cause the customer to believe a bunch of myths about appraisals that fuel their doubts about the jeweler and make them hesitant to pay for an appraisal. Below is a look at these…

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How to Launch Your Mother’s Day Campaign

Each spring, millions of people in the US start their search for a gift for a very special person in their lives: Mom. However, Mother’s Day gifts are not just for moms; shoppers buy Mother’s Day gifts for their stepmothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, aunts, and daughters as well. And Mother’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the US. In fact, Mother’s Day is one of just a few holidays that are celebrated internationally. It’s also one…

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Jewelry Destination: Baselworld. Basel, Switzerland

There are many prestigious jewelry shows on the roster for members of the jewelry industry to attend. Jewelers, gem dealers, manufacturers, buyers, retailers, and even members of the public are invited to attend the industry’s most exciting annual events, usually held in an exhibition hall or at a luxurious hotel.

Baselworld jewelry models

Baselworld 2019

Jacob & Co. Bugatti x innovative timepiece collaboration

The purpose…

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Copyright Law and “Post-Purchase Confusion”

As if trademarks, and copyright, and patents weren’t confusing enough (we tried to shed a little light on this subject in a recent post, “Can Jewelry Designs be Copyrighted?”), entering into the legal fray is a new suit filed this year in New York by Van Cleef and Arpels against Nice Ice Fine Jewelers.

In the suit, Van Cleef & Arpels are alleging that Nice Ice Fine Jewelers has infringed upon their trademark ‘Alhambra’…

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10 Secrets of Custom Jewelry

1. You don’t need to be a jewelry designer to get a custom jewelry piece designed. Clients looking for custom jewelry don’t actually need to know a thing about jewelry design. All that’s needed is a sketch (and the sketch doesn’t have to be perfect) or a photo of the jewelry piece desired. This is particularly true with CAD jewelry. For example, if you submit your sketch or photo to Jewelrythis, we can turn your…

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Piercing Jewelry isn’t Just for Counter-culture Anymore

Once perceived as strictly counter culture, body piercing jewelry has slowly been going mainstream. No doubt the growing number of celebrities seen wearing piercing jewelry has influenced this trend (Emma Roberts, Katy Perry, Zayn Malik, Bella Thorne, and Justin Bieber to name just a few).

Of course, body piercing is not new; it’s been around for 1,000s of years across many cultures. During the Elizabethan era in Britain, men of nobility often had at…

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Can Jewelry Designs be Copyrighted?

Copyright Basics

Over the last few years, the demand for fashion and custom jewelry has skyrocketed thanks in part to the ability to sell jewelry online, improved jewelry design technology such as CAD and 3D printing, social media, and just good, old consumer trends. As a result, many jewelry designers are increasingly concerned about protecting their designs, since their key pieces can actually define their reputation. For this reason, we decided to take a look…

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7 Ways to Find Jewelry Design Ideas and Inspiration

Even the most accomplished jewelry designers sometimes experience creativity fatigue, or loss of inspiration. This is true for most artists in any creative industry. The question is, “how do you rekindle, or if you’re new to the profession, fire up, your creative juices”? Much like any artistic process, finding inspiration and coming up with new design ideas is a personal process, but there are also many things you can do to help that process along.…

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