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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...

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Schnack’s Fine Jewelry turns 150

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Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

Mason-Kay Jade to make Atlanta Jewelry Show debut

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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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Jewelers for Children announces Board of Director elections

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry’s charity, is pleased to announce the election of its new Board of Directors. Ed Bridge, President of Ben Bridge Jeweler, has replaced Howard Sherwood as Chairman. Sherwood concluded his two-year term on September 30.

“It is an honor to be selected by my peers to lead this incredible organization,” Bridge said. “Jewelers for Children brings the industry together in the service of so many worthwhile causes. I am excited to work with the board in expanding our support for children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect.”

Also elected to officer positions were Ruth Batson of the American Gem Society, who will serve as Vice President for Charity Programs; Terry Chandler of the Diamond Council of America, who will serve as Vice President of Special Programs; Peter Engel of Fred Meyer Jewelers, who will serve as Vice President for Fundraising; Joel Schechter of Honora, who will serve as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations; John Green of Lux Bond & Green, who will serve as Treasurer and Steven Kaiser of Kaiser Time, Inc., who will serve as Secretary.  The officers of the organization serve as the executive committee, along with Sherwood who serves as Immediate Past Chairman and Chairman of the Nominating Committee.

Nine directors were elected to a three-year term on the board for the first time.  They are: Gail Friedman, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers; John Hayes, Goodman’s Jewelers; Haridas Kotahwala, Royal India, USA; Mark Light, Sterling, Inc.; Sally Morrison, J. Walter Thompson; Pamela Mortensen, J. C. Penney; Debra Puzio, QVC; Dennis Ulrich, Richline Group; and Howard Hauben, Centurion/H2 Exhibits.

Directors re-elected to three-year terms are:  John Bosco, HSN; Cathy Calhoun, Calhoun Jewelers; Laurence Grunstein, Citizen Watch Co. of America; Susan Jacques, Borsheims; Anna Martin, Standard Chartered Bank; Doug Meine, Rolex Watch USA; Jan-Patrick Schmitz; Laura Swan, Kohl’s; Craig Underwood, Underwood’s Fine Jewelers; and Rachel Wertheimer, JewelAmerica.

Directors whose terms were not expiring, but continue to serve the organization are: Ofer Azrielant, Andin/Jewelry.com; Lee Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelers; Jim De Mattei, Viewpoint Sales and Marketing; David Bonaparte of Reed Exhibition/JCK Shows; Terry Burman, Sterling, Inc.; Neal Goldberg, Zale Corporation; Jerry Ehrenwald, International Gemological Institute; Cecilia Gardner, Jewelers Vigilance Committee; Jonathan Goldman, Frederick Goldman; Efraim Grinberg, Movado Group; Howard Hurwitz,  Howard’s Jewelry; Abhey Jhaveri, M. Suresh/SDC Designs; Dan Kisch, Instore Magazine; Eddie Le Vian, Le Vian; Marvin Markman, Suberi Bros.; Samir Mehta, Paras Diamond Corp.; Michael Paolercio, Richline Group; Martin Rapaport, Rapaport; Nancy Robey, Jim Rosenheim, Tiny Jewel Box; Glenn Rothman, Hearts on Fire; Matthew Runci, Jewelers of America; Whitney Sielaff, National Jeweler Network; Elliot Tannenbaum, Leo Schachter Diamonds, LLC; Alex Weindling, A. G. Weindling, LLC; and Victor Weinman, Tache USA, Inc.

Jewelers For Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated nearly $32 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals, and jewelry consumers. Visit JFC’s website at www.jewelersforchildren.org.


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