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Inside the Jewelry Trade Radio Show is the premier podcast devoted to jewelry store owners, the jewelry trade, and those who want to get a rare glimpse behind the curtain into the $70 billion dollar a year U.S. jewelry and watch industry.

Inside the Jewelry Trade Radio Show is the premier podcast devoted to jewelry store owners, the jewelry trade, and those who want to get a rare glimpse behind the curtain into the $70 billion dollar a year U.S. jewelry and watch industry.
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Inside the Jewelry Trade Radio Show is the premier podcast devoted to jewelry store owners, the jewelry trade, and those who want to get a rare glimpse behind the curtain into the $70 billion dollar a year U.S. jewelry and watch industry.






Yancy Weinrich - Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions

Yancy Weinrich, the Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibition is our special guest this week. Yancy oversees JCK Las Vegas, which is the jewelry industry's largest North American trade event. We talk about the 2019 moving of the trade show back to the Sands Expo & The Venetian. The revamped show will feature JCK Las Vegas, Luxury, JIS Exchange, as well as the new Global Gemstone Pavilion. The event dates are Friday, May 31st through Monday, June 3rd, 2019.


Mark Hanna - CMO Richline Group

Our special guest is the award-winning Chief Marketing Officer for the Richline Group, Mark Hanna. Mark talks about Corporate Social Responsibility, the need for ethically sourced gems and jewelry metals, and Trust Chain. Recently the Richline Group, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, joined with IBM to develop what has been called, TrustChain. In essence, it's blockchain technology to track the origin of jewelry and ensure it's ethically sourced.


Susan Wheeler - Jewelry Designer & Founder of the Chicago Jewelry Conference

We are excited to feature our discussion with Susan Wheeler, acclaimed jewelry designer and the founder of the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference. Her award-winning jewelry is cast in 18 karat Fairmined gold and created by hand in Chicago. The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference will be held this Oct 19th & 20th at the Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago IL.


Monica Stephenson - President of Anza Gems & iDazzle

This week we are fortunate to talk with Monica Stephenson who is the President of Anza Gems & and iDazzle. Monica shares her first-hand experiences traveling to the East African gem mines to find exquisite gems. We also talk about her passion for responsible gem and jewelry metal sourcing and being in the 2014 movie, "Sharing the Rough".


Toby Pomeroy - Mercury-Free Mining Challenge

Our featured guest this week is Toby Pomeroy who is the founder of the Mercury-Free Mining Challenge. The Challenge is a $1 million dollar prize to incentivize the discovery of a safe and effective mercury alternative for gold mining. Toby is also an acclaimed jewelry designer and the only American on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining.


Avi Krawitz - Senior Analyst & News Editor, Rapaport Group

Avi Krawitz is the Senior Analyst & News Editor of the Rapaport Group. As a keynote speaker and global jewelry journalist, Avi brings the jewelry trade into focus like few others. In this episode, we talk about the recent significant changes in the jewelry industry, the rise of lab-grown diamonds, the new Rapaport Research Report, and what it's like working for a jewelry icon like Martin Rapaport.


Jewelers Vigilance Committee - 2018 FTC Jewelry Guides

In this episode, we talk with Tiffany Stevens, the President & CEO of Jewelers Vigilance Committee and Sara Yood, the Senior Counsel for JVC about the release of the new Federal Trade Commission "Jewelry Guides." These new guidelines address natural mined diamonds vs lab-grown diamonds, the changes in karat minimums, the disclosure of metal platings, and much more. The"Jewelry Guides" haven't been revised in 22 years.


A.J. Tosyali - President of Benchmark Wedding Rings

In this episode, we have the privilege of talking to A.J. Tosyali, the President of Benchmark Wedding Rings. We talk about what it's like to be a second generation jewelry manufacturer based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A.J. also shares his wisdom and insights into the topic of "Exclusives" for retailers, and the tightrope of selling to both brick and mortar stores and online platforms. He also elaborates on the need for innovation and the advantages of collaborative partnerships in the jewelry...


David Bonaparte - President & CEO of Jewelers of America

In this episode, we sit down with David Bonaparte, the President of the nearly 10,000 member Jewelers of America organization. We talk about the advantages of JA membership, their involvement with the JA New York trade show, the Diamond Council of America, and the National Jeweler publication.


Drew Lawsky - Show Director of Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group

Drew Lawsky is the Show Director of Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group. Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. They currently operate more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald's events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.


Edahn Golan - Diamond Research, Analysis & Data

Edanh Golan is a veteran of the diamond industry, researching and writing about it since 2001. We talk about De Beers announcement about entering the lab-grown diamond market, the alleged 1.8 billion dollar fraud last year in India, money laundering using diamonds and other topics as well. Edahn specializes in a wide range of topics relating to this unique industry, including the way it operates, wholesale and retail polished diamond prices, the rough diamond sector of the diamond...


Brandee Dallow - President Fine Girl Luxury Brand Building & Communication

Brandee Dallow, President of Fine Girl Luxury Brand Building & Communications is our special guest. Brandee is a highly sought after award-winning jewelry marketer. She has been the President of the Women's Jewelry Association, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Rio Tinto Diamonds North American, VP of Marketing for Julius Klein Group and did public relations for J. Walter Thompson agency for DeBeers Group.


Kate Peterson - Performance Concepts Inc

Kate Peterson is the owner of Performance Concepts, Inc. For 17 years she has also been the author of the award-winning "Real Deal" column and general consultant for sales, management, brand development and retail operations issues for INSTORE magazine. In this episode, we cover a wide range of jewelry personnel issues from hiring to performance standards.


Peter Smith - President of VIBHOR & Author of "Hiring Squirrels"

Peter is the President of VIBHOR, author of "Hiring Squirrels" and "Sell Something." He is a frequent columnist for National Jeweler magazine and The Jewelry Book. He has 30 plus years in leadership roles with companies such as Hearts On Fire, Tiffany & Co, Colibri, and Montblanc.


Marion Fasel - Founder of The Adventurine Magazine

Marion Fasel is the Founder & Editorial Director of "The Adventurine" online magazine and the 2018 recipient of the Jewelers of America GEM Award for Media Excellence, as well as, the 2018 winner of the "Jewelry Champion" award from Town & Country magazine. As leading editor, author, and jewelry expert, Marion was responsible for InStyle magazine's award-winning jewelry and watch coverage for almost two decades. Marion has also written for a litany of other esteemed magazines, authored...


Sally Morrison - 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement

The multiple award-winning jewelry marketing expert Sally Morrison sits down to talk about receiving the prestigious Jewelers of America 2018 GEM Lifetime Achievement award. Sally is a highly successful, world-renowned jewelry marketer. She has held top-level marketing positions with Miramax films, J. Walter Thompson ad agency, De Beers, Forevermark, the World Gold Council, the Diamond Producers Association and Gemfields. Sally shares stories about being a publicist for Elizabeth Taylor,...


Danielle Miele - Gem Gossip

Danielle is widely considered one of the most important U.S. based jewelry bloggers and jewelry influencers today. She has over 165,000 Instagram followers and thousands of followers on her Gem Gossip website and other social media platforms. Danielle has been a jewelry collector since she was four years old, but her career in the jewelry business officially started in 2008 when she first began her very successful blog, Gem Gossip.


Becky Stone - Diamonds in the Library

We're excited to sit down with the effervescent Becky Stone from "Diamonds in the Library." Becky talks about what its like to be a professional jewelry blogger and influencer. She tells us how she grew to have over 93,000 followers on Instagram, and how to best use Instagram to keep your jewelry brand at the forefront of the quickly changing jewelry industry.


Aleah Arundale – “Jewelers Helping Jewelers” Facebook Group

Aleah Arundale, a 5th generation jeweler from Olympian Diamonds and creator of the Facebook group phenomenon, “Jewelers Helping Jewelers”, joins us today. Aleah shares her thoughts and experiences about starting a Facebook group for jewelers and growing it to almost 11,000 members. – CLICK ON PHOTO FOR SHOW NOTES – Show Notes & Links Olympian […]


Aleah Arundale - Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook Group

Aleah Arundale is a 5th generation jeweler from Olympian Diamonds and also the creator and driving force behind the widely popular Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook group. She sits down with us to share her thoughts today about why she started the 11,000 jewelers-only membership group and what the future holds for it.