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Amanda's Business Tip
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Amanda's Business Tip

Christmas Cheer What’s exciting about this time of year as we all know is that most people are purchasing for someone else. Thus you have a great opportunity to consider whether you are stocking items that your regular clients who already trust and know you can view so that they can also buy gifts for others from you. Have you considered changing your stock at this time of year to…

TAFE graduate exhibition
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
TAFE graduate exhibition

Enmore TAFE recently held their annual One Night Under Lights graduation show, exhibiting the work of Certificate III Jewellery Manufacture graduating students. The JAA once again proudly supported the show, which it has for many years. Congratulations to all the graduating jewellers.

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Liana Coetsee
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Liana Coetsee

Liana Coetsee from The Diamond Tree Studio Liana Coetsee grew up in South Africa where her creative and competitive streak showed as a teenager receiving provincial colours in Karate, an Honours with distinction in ballet and a “few other medals” in ballroom dancing. Whilst still at school, Coetsee was introduced to the art of jewellery design through working part time with her cousin in his jewellery shop. Encouraged to pursue…

JAA Technical Guide
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
JAA Technical Guide

The Jewellers Association of Australia released the final draft of its Technical Guide (Guide) in June 2016, a reference document for the JAA Jewellery Industry Code of Conduct (Code). The comprehensive 73-page Guide is intended to set standards, and to give guidance to the industry on technical and other jewellery and related products. The Guide contains information on materials including metals and gemstones, jewellery and watch product knowledge incorporating details…

Incorrectly listed online price cos...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Incorrectly listed online price costs jeweller

A recent news story serves as a warning to jewellers with online shopping facilities as a new precedent has been set regarding online purchasing terms and conditions. In summary, a Brisbane man who bought an engagement ring online worth $34,000 for $1,123 was informed the price for the specific diamond was not correct, due to a typing error. Usually a diamond of a similar or higher grade would be offered…

Assess your security
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Assess your security

With an increase in foot traffic these next busy weeks and with a recent increase to robbery, particularly armed, we urge the industry to be more vigilant, to assess their security procedures and make sure all staff are adequately trained (particularly if a new Christmas casual employee). The JAA has been contacted by the Victorian Police Department due to the recent rise in armed robberies and our Victorian State Committee…

JAA to contribute to new retail qua...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
JAA to contribute to new retail qualifications

Our Executive Director, Amanda Hunter, has joined the Retail Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to ensure the jewellery industry can have a say in helping define nationally recognised training standards for some key courses that are being developed to cover gaps that exist in current training generally available. These are Merchandise Management (buying and planning), Visual Merchandising, and Online Retailing. The Retail TAC operates under the direction of the Wholesale, Retail…

New business-to-business unfair con...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
New business-to-business unfair contract terms law

Are you ready for the business-to-business unfair contract terms law? The ACCC recently reported on terms in standard form contracts that might raise concerns under the new business-to-business unfair contract terms law. The law came into effect on Saturday, 12 November. Over 12 months, the ACCC worked with some of Australia’s largest businesses to identify clauses in their existing contracts that could become problematic under the new law. The majority…

How to prepare for the Christmas bo...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
How to prepare for the Christmas boom

Ah, Christmas… There’s no time quite like it for the jewellery trade. It can be busy, it can be stressful, but it can also be highly profitable.At a time when rising competition and rents are eating into profitability in the jewellery sector, the Christmas period is a shining beacon to look forward to. Australians are still spending big at Christmas, and their appetite for quality, high-value jewellery doesn’t appear to…

2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow

The JAA Jewellery Tradeshow is about each and everyone of you, as you are the industry. This Tradeshow is being built to provide you with an asset that you can own and benefit from not just next year but well into the future. The Tradeshow is a place for our industry to gather, connect, learn, inspire and share, and together we are creating a stunning event that you will be…

President's Message
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
President's Message

Now nearing the end of my fourth year serving as President, I reflect on a year that has seen challenges, with major decisions that had to be made, and triumphs with the Association continuing to achieve its aim of supporting and advancing the industry. We cannot hope to achieve furthering the Association’s objectives without the help of those involved with the JAA and the significant contributions which they have made.…

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