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Alabama jeweler arrested for allegedly pawning customer's jewelry

Alabama jeweler arrested for allegedly pawning customer's jewelry

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Imagine taking your wedding ring to be cleaned only to find out weeks later it had been sold for cash.

For customers of Ray Boone Jewelers, that nightmare is their reality.

Police arrested owner Charles Rodney Wilkerson earlier ...

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Top 5 Reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas

Top 5 Reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The countdown to Las Vegas Jewelry Week has begun. With 2 weeks left until show time, JCK Las Vegas has announced some attributes, features, and amenities that indicate both their readiness and allure. Here are the Top 5 Reasons not...

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ASHI Diamonds appoints Ash Shah, CG, as Director of Business Development

ASHI Diamonds appoints Ash Shah, CG, as Director of Business Development

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is pleased to announce the addition of Ash Shah, CG, as their Director of Business Development. Ash’s appointment is part of ASHI’s marketing and expansion strategy that will enable it to better serve the independent jeweler...

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LovePendants launches innovative approach to customized jewelry

LovePendants launches innovative approach to customized jewelry

New custom cut semi-precious stones provide a canvas for engraving sentiments & more. 

(NEW YORK) - While engraved gold and silver jewelry is as ubiquitous as the companies that sell them, only LovePendants offers fine jewelry set with engraved sem...

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Drive-through jewelry store?

Drive-through jewelry store?

With no serious injuries and a great attitude, owner can laugh

McCarty’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry owner Bob McCarty was at home eating breakfast, looking forward to a routine day at his Evansville, Ind., store in late April when he got a jolting te...

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Alabama jeweler arrested for allegedly pawning customer's jewelry

6 DAYS AGO
Alabama jeweler arrested for allegedly pawning customer's jewelry

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Imagine taking your wedding ring to be cleaned only to find out weeks later it had been sold for cash.

For customers of Ray Boone Jewelers, that nightmare is their reality.

Police arrested owner Charles Rodney Wilkerson earlier this week on charges of first degree theft of prop...

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Texas Gold: first proposal for the state’s own bullion depository unveiled

6 DAYS AGO
Texas Gold: first proposal for the state’s own bullion depository unveiled

Almost a year after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law to “repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas,” the state’s Republicans got a look at one proposal for what a Texas Bullion Depository could look like.

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Top 5 Reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas

6 DAYS AGO
Top 5 Reasons to attend JCK Las Vegas

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The countdown to Las Vegas Jewelry Week has begun. With 2 weeks left until show time, JCK Las Vegas has announced some attributes, features, and amenities that indicate both their readiness and allure. Here are the Top 5 Reasons not to miss JCK Las Vegas 2016 (Friday, June 3 - Mond...

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GIA announces dates for New York Jewelry Career Fair

13 DAYS AGO
GIA announces dates for New York Jewelry Career Fair

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair will return to New York City on Monday, July 25, 2016. Dozens of gem and jewelry companies will be looking to hire skilled and motivated professionals at every career stage. The free event is expected to draw crowds similar to last year’s event in New York, which attracted ...

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ASHI Diamonds appoints Ash Shah, CG, as Director of Business Development

20 DAYS AGO
ASHI Diamonds appoints Ash Shah, CG, as Director of Business Development

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is pleased to announce the addition of Ash Shah, CG, as their Director of Business Development. Ash’s appointment is part of ASHI’s marketing and expansion strategy that will enable it to better serve the independent jewelers in the United States.

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Cecilia Gardner’s role at JVC to change in 2017

23 DAYS AGO

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has announced that Cecilia Gardner, CEO/President and General Counsel, has decided to step down from her role as CEO/President at the beginning of 2017, after the planned celebration of JVC’s 100th year.

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LovePendants launches innovative approach to customized jewelry

6 DAYS AGO
LovePendants launches innovative approach to customized jewelry

New custom cut semi-precious stones provide a canvas for engraving sentiments & more. 

(NEW YORK) - While engraved gold and silver jewelry is as ubiquitous as the companies that sell them, only LovePendants offers fine jewelry set with engraved semi-precious gemstones with evocative sentiments mea...

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Southern Gates® sails into summer with new Harbor Series

6 DAYS AGO
Southern Gates® sails into summer with new Harbor Series

10 new sterling silver styles inspired by coastal living

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) - The Southern Gates® Harbor Series is now available from The Cargo Hold, Inc. This release includes ten new sterling silver styles inspired by timeless nautical elements.

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24K Club conducts Membership Meeting, cocktail reception at Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States held their bi-annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, February 28th, prior to the opening day of the Southeastern Jewelry Travelers Association's Atlanta Jewelry Show, at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the meeting, brought to order by 24 Karat Club president Mike Fallaize, the membership discussed prospective new members, the awarding of Club scholarships and the annual black tie 24 Karat Club Banquet.

Since its inception, the Club has awarded scholarships to deserving independent retailers throughout the southeast. "This is what our Club is all about," said Kathy Beall, chair of the Scholarship Committee. Beall announced Marsha Norman of The Jewelry Company in New Bern, North Carolina, Marshall Sanford of Hayes Jewelers in Mobile, Alabama and Candace Wade of Levy's Fine Jewelry in Birmingham, Alabama as recipients of scholarships for Stuller's annual Jewelers' Workshop, held March 27-29, at the company's headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Club has additional scholarships available in 2009. Beall urged Club members to encourage their retail customers to apply. Retailers interested in furthering their professional education should ask a 24 Karat Club member for an application or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. expressing their interest in a scholarship.

The Club also discussed the move of its highly anticipated black tie Banquet from its traditional winter date to August 8th, the opening day of the 2009 summer Atlanta Jewelry Show. In addition to the new date, this year's Banquet will be held at a new venue - the beautiful Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This venue is not only luxurious, but very convenient for Atlanta Jewelry Show attendees, being located less than one mile from the Cobb Galleria Center, site of the Atlanta Show.
Membership Committee chair, Keely Grice informed the Club's members of several applicants being considered for induction at the 2009 Banquet. The Club has enjoyed significant growth in its membership over the last several years and it appears the trend will continue in 2009.

A cocktail reception was held for Club members, their guests and prospective members on Saturday evening in the High Flyers Lounge on the Show floor of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music while networking in a relaxed, festive environment immediately following the first day of the Atlanta Jewelry Show.

 

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The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States held a cocktail reception for members,
their guests and prospective members at the close of the first day of the Atlanta Jewelry Show.

 

The 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States is a group of prominent jewelry professionals conducting business in the southeast. The Club meets to network with peers and provides members the opportunity to offer scholarships to their retail customers. In addition to scholarships, the Club annually recognizes one outstanding southern retailer with their Retailer of the Year award. The Retailer of the Year award is presented at the Club's luxurious black tie Banquet. For more information regarding the 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States, please direct inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


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