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    $550m tax scam hits gold industry
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    $550m tax scam hits gold industry

    Gold fraud: $550m tax scam hits gold industryJULY 10 2016Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston, Michaela WhitbournSource: smh.com.au Nobody had dealt with the two mysterious men before, and they didn't like answering questions about their business. But they bought a lot of gold. And they paid in cash. The duo would fly around the eastern states and buy bars and coins by the kilogram, sometimes spending more than $100,000 at a time.…

    Ray Pontifex
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Ray Pontifex

    Ray Pontifex grew up in the southern suburbs of Sydney, the son of a hand engraving and jewellery repair businessman, Bert. When Pontifex left school, he joined his father as an apprentice, studying jewellery, engraving and gemmology courses that were offered at what was then the East Sydney Technical College in the old Darlinghurst Gaol on Forbes Street. As well as working with his father, Pontifex worked Saturday mornings at…

    Vale Bruce Robinson
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Vale Bruce Robinson

    Vale Bruce RobinsonBruce Robinson passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, 30th July 2016. Bruce was a passionate and influential member of the Jewellery industry for over 50 years and an upstanding, well respected member of his local community. He was the devoted husband of Denise, loving father of Lisa, Cameron and Matthew, and a proud grandfather of nine. Born in 1943, Bruce was educated in Brisbane. He left Queensland University…

    Are you vulnerable to cyber-crime?
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Are you vulnerable to cyber-crime?

    Surprise! It took less than 3 minutes to steal your stock…Cyber is headline news on a daily basis – cyber-attacks and data theft, cyber defence and the government’s recently launched Cyber Strategy. With the number of attacks on businesses growing daily, and becoming more sophisticated, cyber is no longer an issue that can be ignored. As the digital age unfolds, safeguarding the information we use to keep our businesses running…

    Supplier Member Profile
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Supplier Member Profile

    For more than thirty years, Cashelle Jewellery has been a respected supplier to the Australian jewellery industry with designs comprising of freshwater pearl and natural gemstones, sterling silver and rolled gold necklaces and bracelets, charms and children’s jewellery. Cashelle have released a new collection of 9ct natural gemstone jewellery including rings, earrings, pendants and enhancers. The featured style, pictured above, is one of our bestselling pendant designs, in Swiss Blue…

    Amanda's Business Tip
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Amanda's Business Tip

    Be accountable Sometimes running your own business can be a tiring and even sometimes a lonely road. It is up to you to drive the business forward and keep everyone on track. However you need not be alone. Utilise your team more and a mentor or family member to buy in to business key performance indicators and assist. Make yourself accountable to them so that you have someone to answer…

    Executive Director's Message
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Executive Director's Message

    I know this is a big time for many of you either exhibiting at or attending this month’s JAA International Jewellery Fair (IJF) in Sydney, being held from Saturday, 27 August to Monday, 29 August at Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island. The JAA will be there and at the time of writing are organising a few stylish additions for our own booth. Our team will be available at the…

    New August birthstone: Spinel
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    New August birthstone: Spinel

    New York, NY - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), the authoritative source on natural colored gemstones, and Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewellery marketplace, have announced that spinel will join the official list of birthstones as an additional gemstone for the month of August. The new birthstone will launch to consumers in July, through a public relations and marketing campaign led…

    Top jewellery retailer job intervie...
    Tuesday, 02 August 2016
    Top jewellery retailer job interview questions

    In the Hot Seat: 9 Retailers Reveal Their Top Job Interview Questions Daniel P. Smith, April 28, 2016Source: JCK online This article from JCK covers questions that retail jewellers like to pose to job applicants to find out if they would fit in with their store environment and the business. Including questions along the lines of:Why do you want to work in a family business?What would you do on a…

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