Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software,...

No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact...

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice...

Retailers Will Close on Thanksgiving Spelling Good News for Small Business

Want some good news for the holidays? Small business owners should be happy to hear that many...

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will...

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Blue HPHT Synthetic Diamond Over 10 Carats

Blue HPHT Synthetic Diamond Over 10 Carats

In September 2016, GIA’s Hong Kong laboratory tested a 10.08 ct blue synthetic diamond grown by the high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) method. This was the largest HPHT synthetic diamond recorded to date. It was also the largest HPHT blue synthetic diamond GIA has...

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20 Ideas for Earth Day Promotions

20 Ideas for Earth Day Promotions

Earth Day is just around the corner. And for businesses, the holiday offers some unique promotional opportunities. Whether you sell eco-friendly products in a retail setting or run a service-based business online, there are things you can do to promote your business...

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Jade Report: Increased Mining Creates Large Stockpiles

Jade Report: Increased Mining Creates Large Stockpiles

The Chinese retail market has been cooling off, but jade mining in the Kachin province of Myanmar has been on the increase, causing a massive inventory buildup, according to a report by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation of Harvard University. The...

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Synthetic Emeralds Grown by Richard Nacken in the Mid-1920s

Synthetic Emeralds Grown by Richard Nacken in the Mid-1920s

The early technology for producing gem-quality synthetic emerald has long been a matter of speculation. In particular, the initial methods used for crystal growth by Interessen-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft, known as IG Farben, in Germany from 1935...

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Shipping scrap… it’s so easy

Shipping scrap… it’s so easy

Working with your refiner has to be simple. Shipping scrap is easy, simple and it's safe. There are pawnbrokers and Jewelers that have never shipped scrap and they're weary of the process. Will it make it!? Is it insured? How do I get the label? Where do I take it?! ...

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PPC Pitfalls to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

PPC Pitfalls to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

Online advertising has given businesses of all sizes a chance to compete in the market. Before this tech time, only businesses with big budgets were able to advertise. Small businesses can now promote their products or services with just a small budget, and they are...

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How to Deal With High Turnover at Your Store

How to Deal With High Turnover at Your Store

Turnover is part of life in retailing. After all, this industry tends to attract young employees, part-time workers and others who may see retail as a stepping stone rather than a career path. Still, when turnover is higher than usual, it can leave you struggling. If...

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The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, says the brands she works with have plenty to worry about when it comes to Amazon.com. Meagher draws on her experience at Barneys, Macy's and Gucci in her current role as retail strategist, where she has taken on tasks ranging...

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