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Saturday, April 16
 

9:00am

Know It All - Authenticating Luxury Watches

Take the guesswork out of authenticating luxury watches. Join Joseph as he shares the knowledge gained in his 25 years of experience. The real-life examples and pictures of counterfeit and authentic watches will enable you to buy and sell pre-owed watches with greater confidence.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What to look for when authenticating a luxury watch for sale or purchase
  • The clues found in watch cases, crowns, dials, bezels, movements, and more
  • How to evaluate the condition of a pre-owned watch

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Akar

Joseph Akar

CEO, Chronofy
Joseph Akar is the founder and CEO of Chronofy Inc., the watch industry’s most technologically advanced valuation company, and the publisher of The Chronofy Watch Guide™, a trade-only, multimedia publication comprising the most comprehensive directory of luxury pre-owned watches... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 301 - 303

10:15am

Intellectual Property Law for Jewelers
Intellectual property — copyright, trademark, patent, and other areas of intellectual property law — is an important part of any business. Understanding how to use it to protect and promote your work can give you a leg up on the competition.

In this session, you will learn: 

  • The difference between copyright, trademark, and patent law
  • What can qualify for legal protection and how to protect it
  • Practical applications of these laws in the jewelry industry
  • Publicity rights and how they affect your advertising campaigns

Come armed with questions or send questions in advance to sara@jvclegal.org. Our expert is ready to offer guidance on protecting yourself and your IP!
 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Yood

Sara Yood

General Counsel, Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Sara Yood, Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) Assistant General Counsel, is an attorney admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey, with extensive experience in intellectual property law.  Yood’s responsibilities at JVC include trademark monitoring, advertising... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Women's Jewelry Association

Women's Jewelry Association

The Women's Jewelry Association
WJA Mission Statement:To help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and the provision of member services.WJA Vision Statement:To be the premier business networking organization dedicated... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 301 - 303

11:30am

Synthetic Diamond Update - The ABCs of CDV

It is important to know that all lab grown diamonds can be identified by a professional diamond lab. It is the diamond industry's responsibility to ensure the consumer is never misled.

HRD Antwerp, Europe's leading authority in diamond certification, takes this task to heart. 

In this session, you will learn all about Synthetic Diamonds.

  • What is a synthetic diamond
  • Natural versus synthetic
  • Screening versus detection
  • Identification methods and instruments

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Katrien De Corte

Dr. Katrien De Corte

Chief Officer & Graduate Club, HRD Antwerp
In 1994, Dr. Katrien De Corte earned her master’s degree in Geology at the University of Ghent, where she presented a graduate research and master thesis on the identification and physical characteristics of beads from a Roman archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates. Based... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 302 - 304

2:30pm

Diamond Update: Panel Discussion

Catch up on the issues and news surrounding diamond supply, trends, and sales with this panel of industry experts. The panel will address the supply chain issues, pricing and Internet competition, marketing, and trends. 


In this session, you will learn valuable information that will:

  • Aid you in your diamond-buying decisions
  • Prepare you to address consumer questions and concerns
  • Update you on diamond marketing initiatives and strategies
  • Give you an overview of how synthetic and treated diamonds are performing in the marketplace


Moderators
avatar for Terry Chandler

Terry Chandler

President & CEO, Diamond Council of America
His 22 year retail jewelry career began in Paducah, Kentucky as a trainee for what was then a small family-owned chain of four jewelry stores, Michelson Jewelers, Inc. During his almost 21 year career, he was a store manager, supervisor, Senior Vice President, and partner, in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evert Botha

Evert Botha

Chief Operating Officer, Embee Diamond Technologies
Evert is a product marketing and relationship management specialist with 20 years combined experience in Marketing (Mobile, Internet) eCommerce and Loyalty/Rewards Programs. He works with some of the most talented and knowledgeable master diamond cutters in the world.  He is responsible... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Katrien De Corte

Dr. Katrien De Corte

Chief Officer & Graduate Club, HRD Antwerp
In 1994, Dr. Katrien De Corte earned her master’s degree in Geology at the University of Ghent, where she presented a graduate research and master thesis on the identification and physical characteristics of beads from a Roman archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates. Based... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Pancis

Jeff Pancis

Owner, Pancis Gems Inc.
I have been involved in Fancy Natural Color Diamonds since around 1983. I became involved because of my travels to Antwerp, Belgium, where I was introduced to the Color Diamond business. At that time, my wife Audrey’s uncle was journalist to the King of Belgium. From this contact... Read More →
avatar for Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Sr. Industry Analyst, Gemological Institute of America
In his capacity as senior industry analyst, Russell Shor writes analyses of the complex political and economic issues facing today’s gemstone and jewelry industries. He is part of the Public relations team and has authored a number of articles for Gems & Gemology, GIA’s award-winning... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 302 - 304

3:45pm

QuickBooks™ for Jewelers

David Geller will give you the steps you need to organize your store's accounts and help you truly reveal the foundation of your business and your customer base. Knowing where the money comes from will show you where you should be focusing your energy and resources. Make more money with less stress! David is the author of a series of articles on QuickBooks™ for INSTORE magazine. The man has the answers to your questions about this amazing accounting software.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why QuickBooks is used by over 80% of America's small businesses
  • How to access your Profit and Loss Statement with the push of a button
  • How QuickBooks works with your Point of Sale system
  • How to set up special order, memo, repair, and custom sales 
  • Geller's recommended Chart of Accounts
  • Amazing QuickBooks shortcuts


Speakers
avatar for David Geller

David Geller

President, JewelerProfit
David Geller is the repair pricing guru for jewelers in America as well as a QuickBooks Pro advisor. Having his own store in Atlanta for over 25 years, David devised his Geller's Blue Book to Jewelry Repair & Design for his store, doing $1.8 million, three-quarters of that coming... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 302 - 304