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Assess Gems and Jewelry with Confidence through Continuing Education

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC. Gems and jewelry are perhaps some of the most high-value objects that you see at your store every day. Knowing their value can ensure that you don’t over-pay for collateral and can also help you spark the interest of jewelry clients, giving them confidence in what they’re purchasing, thus increasing your bottom line. There are often stories of clients paying for “costume ...

Full Disclosure at Your Fingertips

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC. Distinguishing natural diamonds from laboratory-grown stones – now more available than ever – has been difficult for jewelers. Until now.   The Growing Popularity of Laboratory-Grown Diamonds  Laboratory-grown diamonds are increasingly available in greater quantities, higher quality and new colors at price points that many find attractive. It is no wonder then that laboratory-grown diamonds are a growing presence in the marketplace, with more and ...

Tips and Tricks for Type 02 FFL Holders This Holiday Season from Armslist.com

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM ARMSLIST.COM With the holiday season fast approaching, competition is going to be fierce.  Boost sales with these tips and tricks:   Get Visible!  Advertising your shop and your wares is a great way to increase sales, and foot traffic!    There are many venues that still allow you to advertise that you have firearms for sale.  Everything from billboards, to newspapers, to local ...

All-in-One Business Solutions Made Easy

SPONSORED CONTENT BY JEWELERS MUTUAL/WEXLER Having proper protection for your pawn business is key to success along with access to tools that help maximize your business potential. Jewelers Mutual® Group and Wexler Insurance Agency have come together to offer you both as we bring our collective expertise, products and services to support your business and help it thrive for years to come.  Pawnbrokers Insurance   Protect your business with comprehensive coverage.  As a ...

HOW TO BOOST PROFIT WHEN SELLING YOUR GOLD SCRAP

SPONSORED CONTENT by Robert Torrissi, Vice President, Garfield Refining As pawnbrokers know, managing price risk when buying and selling commodities like precious metals is a tricky business. While rising markets certainly help, market volatility can cause even most seasoned gold and silver buyers sleepless nights. In August 2020, gold hit a record high of more than $2,000 per ounce, but the ...

Sherlock Holmes 3.0 is the New Lab-Grown Diamond Detector from Yehuda

SPONSORED CONTENT from Yehuda Yehuda Diamond Company is excited to announce yet another miraculous development by Zvi Yehuda. Followed by our customers great feedback we kept the Sherlock’s amazing 100% detection rate. The new Sherlock is user friendly with a laptop-style screen lift up. We have fine-tuned the accuracy and added an array of tests, multiple sensitivities and views. These ...

GOLD TESTING TECHNIQUES

SPONSORED CONTENT by Rafael Amador, United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. When it comes to testing and buying gold, most pawnshops have already figured out what works best for them. There are a number of options out there for testing gold (and silver) jewelry from the traditional acid test to the more advanced x-ray machines. In this article, we’re going to ...