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Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) ann...

Schnack’s Fine Jewelry turns 150

Schnack’s Fine Jewelry turns 150

Not many jewelry retailers can say their store ope...

From Vicenza with Love: At Oro International, Italian family values shine

From Vicenza with Love: At Oro International, Italian family values shine

Fifty years ago, Qurino Ruzza, with 20 years as a ...

Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

Mason-Kay Jade has been a leading fine jade jewelr...

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Ancient trade route shows gold's enduring power

Ancient trade route shows gold's enduring power

Researchers at the University of Southampton have found a prehistoric gold trade route between Ireland and southwest England. The route gives a glimps...

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Jewelers Mutual presents honors at National Sale Conference

Jewelers Mutual presents honors at National Sale Conference

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized its top agencies and agents during the annual awards ceremony held at their National Sale...

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Ancient trade route shows gold's enduring power

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Ancient trade route shows gold's enduring power

Researchers at the University of Southampton have found a prehistoric gold trade route between Ireland and southwest England. The route gives a glimpse into how ancient cultures regarded gold.

A new study has shed more light on how the value of gold has endured – and changed – since ancient times.

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Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

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Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

MURFREESBORO, Ark. –  An 8.52 carat diamond has been found by a Colorado woman at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro.

Park officials said Friday that the gem found by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, is the fifth largest diamond found since the park was established in 1972....

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From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

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From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

(HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) - The jewelry industry has seen changes in the way business is being done since the advent of the Internet, and especially since the economic downturn began in 2007. Ivan Levi’s quest to find answers to questions about these changes led him to discover how one specific, yet easy...

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Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

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Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 3rd Annual Rings of Strength Tour on Thursday, May 28, at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 125 participants assembled at 5:30 a.m. to either walk or run 5K, or bike one of two courses, a leisurely 15K route or a challenging 50K r...

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Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

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Padgett elected President of NC Jewelers Association

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced that Brad Padgett, an independent jeweler and native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the new president of the statewide association. His two-year term of office as the organization’s president began May 16.

Padgett graduated with a B.S.B.A....

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Two Houston jewelers named Distinction Winners in Houston Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence

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Two Houston jewelers named Distinction Winners in Houston Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence

(HOUSTON, Tex.) - Houston Jewelry and Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon were among the businesses recognized at the annual Houston Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence held in May. Both businesses were named Distinction Winners, a designation awarded to businesses that maintain a superior commitment to...

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In tune with the times? New Unisex Ring Collection keeps the beat

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In tune with the times? New Unisex Ring Collection keeps the beat

Designed by Elaine of Esprit Creations

New to SJTA and the Atlanta Jewelry Show, family business Esprit Creations has been successfully manufacturing and wholesaling fine sterling silver jewelry with genuine gemstones for over 2 decades. Standing apart from the ordinary, their wide selection of exclu...

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Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

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Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

Mason-Kay Jade has been a leading fine jade jewelry wholesaler/supplier/designer in the United States since 1976. The company specializes in all natural (type “A”) jadeite jade fine jewelry, designed in-house by their exclusive designer Kristina and MK design team. Mason-Kay Jade is excited to intro...

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Entertainment executive joins Starhaven

(DALLAS) - Liz Donahue, CEO & Designer of Starhaven by Liz Donahue, has announced the hiring of Robin Jones, entertainment executive within the radio entertainment industry, to the position of Vice President of Business Development for Starhaven.


Jones experience includes an array of successes from the creative development of Radio Disney to operational management at YEA Networks (#1 nationally syndicated morning show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning).
The idea of bringing in "new blood" to the jewelry industry comes with no hesitation to Liz Donahue, who entrepeneured her way into the jewelry business 4 years ago, coming from the creative world of advertising.


"The jewelry industry is a very exciting and entertaining business that continually needs new ideas of selling and promoting jewelry from the outside. Hiring a spectacular find like Robin Jones was just what I was looking for to be in touch with celebrities and the entertainment business to enhance the visibility of the Starhaven Company and its further growth potential," says Liz Donahue.


Jones is no amateur when it comes to selling ideas, promoting products, or viewing new ventures. Included in her impressive resume is the creative design of Radio Disney's National Programming which helped drive the successful music careers of the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Jesse McCartney. Her tenacity and flair for business development within the entertainment business is the driving force of her success. Jones left Radio Disney after 11 years and joined YEA Networks as the VP of Operations for Kidd Kaddick in the Morning, until recently, when Liz asked her to consider joining her company.


"Building businesses by identifying and driving consumer trends, developing forward thinking promotion and providing superior customer service are the benchmarks of my entertainment success. Translating those competencies to Starhaven by Liz Donahue, and working with a superstar like Liz, drove my enthusiasm and decision to get on board," said Jones.
Starhaven, in only it's 4th year, is committed to successfully launching new retailers that want fresh ideas from their designer vendors. With the addition of Jones to the Starhaven team, the company is set to continue to be a prosperous and entertaining company with which to do business.


For more information call Starhaven at (972) 819-2030 or visit www.StarhavenUSA.com.


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