One of favorite jewelry business website is the Jewelers Resource Bureau, (JRB) http://www.jewelersresource.com/. As described by one of the JRB's founders, the "timely information for every design'preneur" includes marketing, selling tips, success tips, trend information, PR, events. To view all the information thats available on site, there is an annual membership fee of $187, plus a $99 set up fee, but it that's too steep for you, there is a free weekly email newsletter.
This week's newsletter is about the next Lark Publication's 500 Series book, "500 GEMSTONE JEWELS" The publisher,
Lark Books seeks high-quality images of jewelry featuring gems and stones to publish in an international juried collection. Diverse materials, from rough, natural stones to fully faceted precious gems, are desired. All design and setting styles are welcome. All jewelry forms, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches will be considered.
There is no entry fee.
Ms. Cindy Edelstein, one of JRB's founders, is participating as a juror for this event.