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Resilience in the Face of a Jewelry Business Loss

Posted by Jessica Thomaschefsky on Mar 21, 2019 11:26:57 AM

Located on South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, the 21-story Mallers Building on Jewelers Row houses more than 180 jewelry businesses that specialize in design, manufacturing and jewelry repair. 

Shortly before 2 a.m. on April 25, 2018, a three-alarm fire broke out in the 107-year-old building, forcing these businesses to temporarily relocate. It’s been almost a full year since that devastating fire.

To honor the Chicago jewelry community and its resiliency, Jewelers Mutual gathered jewelers and industry members together to share advice and successes on how to keep moving forward after such an event.

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Topics: Safety & Security

What to Do Before, During, and After a Jewelry Store Robbery

Posted by Logan Moore on Jan 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

One minute your taking inventory, the next ...


SMASH! SMASH! SMASH! Doors slam. Tires squeal. Silence ...

Even your worst nightmare of a jewelry store robbery could be longer than actually experiencing it. Criminals today attack businesses and flee in less than a minute.

Preparation is the only way to avoid a traumatic event like this, and it's also the best way to get through it safely. 

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Topics: robbery

Insurance for Shipping Jewelry: When Does Coverage Begin?

Posted by Logan Moore on Nov 20, 2018 9:15:00 AM


You closed a huge sale with a distant customer and have insurance for shipping jewelry already in place.

You’re covered if anything happens to your shipment, right? Not so fast.

Just because coverage was purchased (whether it's on your jewelers block insurance or through a third-party) doesn't mean that it's always in effect.

Keep these things in mind so you know when insurance for shipping jewelry begins and how to keep your shipment secure.

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Topics: Shipping & Receiving, JM Shipping Solution

Jewelry Store Thefts and Holiday Shopping: 5 Things You Need To Know

Posted by Logan Moore on Oct 23, 2018 8:30:00 AM

As you prepare to capitalize on the holiday shopping season, don't forget to take caution.

Thieves come out in full force during the holidays. Knowing they can blend in with the rest of us who are seeking a special gift, they're looking to pad their own wallet or collection.

With jewelry store thefts increasing in recent years, your entire staff needs to be extra prepared to prevent crimes that can easily go unnoticed.

Keep these five things in mind as you look to close out a successful year:

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Topics: Holidays, Theft, JM University

How to Ship Jewelry Mistake-Free

Posted by Logan Moore on Oct 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Remember that time as a kid you tried sending a birthday card to your grandmother and wrote the wrong address on the envelope?

Okay, so maybe you didn’t do exactly that, but there’s a good chance someone else reading this (or writing it) made a similar mistake. In the end, grandma still loves you and there’s proof of your effort if the card was Elvis Presley’d and returned to sender.

This would be much less amusing if you had to ship jewelry instead of a birthday card. It would be maddening if the address was to an opportunistic criminal instead of a non-existent address.

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Topics: Shipping & Receiving, JM Shipping Solution

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