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Designs and Trends Featured in 302® Fine Jewelry

Behind-the-scenes of our favorite on-trend designs.

When trying to appeal to a large audience of customers, you need to provide an assortment that features variety. 302 Fine Jewelry is designed for every woman. Regardless of style preference, background, and age, we strive to create jewelry that helps women feel fashionable no matter where she’s going, what read more…

Finding Inspiration: Redesign and Repair

Infuse creativity in your repair work this year

While many are still recovering from a busy holiday season, we know jewelers are diving headfirst into repair season. This month will bring plenty of repairs to your doorstep, which will be an opportunity for you to find inspiration in how to improve the functionality of your customers’ pieces. Embrace read more…

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MatrixGold User Feature: Donna Kovalchick

Donna discusses her experience transitioning from Matrix to MatrixGold.

Users of Matrix, a prior Gemvision product, often ask us about switching from Matrix to MatrixGold®, our newest software. “The path to change is best traveled when we travel together.” -Sheryl Sandberg In the spirit of this quote, we sought out a Matrix user who would partner with us to read more…

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Meet Michael Nashef: The 2020 March Bridal Madness Champion

Learn about the champion of our annual bridal design competition

The 2020 March Bridal Madness Champion is Michael Nashef, owner of Intersecting Hearts in Portage, Michigan Michael, Congratulations on your well-earned title of 2020 March Bridal Madness Champion. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I discovered design as a teenager, learning about leatherwork with my brother when I was read more…

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How Your Jewelry Store Layout Affects the Shopping Experience

Your store's design can make customers feel at ease and entices them to stay awhile

With a lengthy background in retailing and store design, I’m always looking at how to improve a store’s environment. And I’m always amazed at how easy it is for store owners to forget how to look at their stores from a customer’s viewpoint. With independent jewelers having to compete against big box read more…

A High-Performance Engagement Story

Michael Bartlett explains his purposeful proposal

What makes a high-performance engagement? Is it purely based on function? Or could aesthetics contribute to such a title? What could looks have to do with performance? When done right, it’s the nature of successful design. Design I come from a background in industrial design, the classical term for what most read more…

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Dazzling New Design Directions from Swarovski Gem Visions 2018

Fresh trends translated into beautiful, surprising jewelry designs

Discover Wunderkammer by Swarovski Gem Visions 2018   Trend directions vary much more often in fashion than accessories and jewelry.   Nevertheless, jewelry trends exist. Sometimes we consider new fashions faddish, and unlikely to have much traction. Yet many can trickle off the runway. With New York Fashion Week just behind read more…

Feature Friday – Russell Brown

The inventive goldsmith with a passion for creating

“My biggest tip to those in our industry: take pride in what you create.” – Russell Brown   At the age of 15, Russell Brown started in the jewelry industry with his father. In the early 80s, Brown’s dad bought jewelry from a family friend and began selling the gold at read more…

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Meet Jonathan Smiddy – The Returning Competitor

Last year’s Battle of the Benches ® contestant returns

This year’s Battle of the Benches® competition is right around the corner, kicking off March 24th. Among the contestants is Jonathan Smiddy, a seasoned jewelsmith with over twenty-two years of experience under his belt. A bench jeweler at Robson’s Diamond Jewelers in Baytown, Texas, he spends his days repairing precious pieces read more…

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Meet Jyothi Forman – Battle of the Benches® Contestant

The driven jeweler from down under

Jyothi Forman is a jeweler at Georgies Fine Jewellery in Narooma, New South Wales, Australia. She specializes in hand fabricating custom jewelry. Jyothi, a blossoming 24 years old, grew up in a small regional town called Tanja and went to school in Bega, New South Wales. Outside of work, she loves read more…

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