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Diamond shipping scam impacts 20-plus diamond wholesalers

Diamond shipping scam impacts 20-plus diamond wholesalers

Since November, an estimated 20 or more diamond ve...

Jane Kirk appointed Executive Director of NC Jewelers Association

Jane Kirk appointed Executive Director of NC Jewelers Association

(RALEIGH, N.C.) - The North Carolina Jewelers Assoc...

GJA, AJA announce 2017 Convention dates

GJA, AJA announce 2017 Convention dates

The Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) and Alabama...

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Sierra Leone pastor finds 700+ carat diamond

Sierra Leone pastor finds 700+ carat diamond

An African church minister who supplements his meagre stipend by scrabbling for minerals in the artisanal mines of eastern Sierra Leonehas discovered one of the largest diamonds ever found.

The 709-carat stone was extracted this week by Emmanuel Momoh...

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Industry Events

Fourth edition of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show off to strong start

Fourth edition of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show off to strong start

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opens today

The International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened on February 28 and continues through March 4 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. This fourth edition of the show, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development...

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Belair Time Corp. names Chuck Goedtke Southeastern Sales Manager

Belair Time Corporation has announced the appointment of long-time watch industry veteran Chuck Goedtke to Southeastern Regional Sales Manager. Chuck will be covering Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky for Belair.

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ASHI launches 2017 Lovebright Collection Book

ASHI launches 2017 Lovebright Collection Book

ASHI is excited to launch the 2017 Lovebright Collection Book for all of their retail partners to share with their customers. ASHI reports the positive feedback they have received from their retailers, and the overwhelming desire to ignite and promot...

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Bill Spencer talks jewelry, family and the secret to a successful 3rd generation family business

Bill Spencer talks jewelry, family and the secret to a successful 3rd generation family business

Seventy three years and three generations is a long time to operate a jewelry store. Especially when, according to a Jewelers Board of Trade statistic, over 1,500 jewelry business owners ceased operating in 2016. Yes, that includes wholesalers, manuf...

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Sierra Leone pastor finds 700+ carat diamond

1 DAY AGO
Sierra Leone pastor finds 700+ carat diamond

An African church minister who supplements his meagre stipend by scrabbling for minerals in the artisanal mines of eastern Sierra Leonehas discovered one of the largest diamonds ever found.

The 709-carat stone was extracted this week by Emmanuel Momoh, a pastor in one of the myriad churches that mini...

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Rare emeralds expected to fetch millions at Guernsey’s

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Rare emeralds expected to fetch millions at Guernsey’s

(CNN) - Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life.

Though diamonds enjoy the reputation of being a girl's best friend, emeralds in fact are more rare -- and more valuable.

"Sought after for their rich color, regal history and identifiable look, ...

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GJA, AJA announce 2017 Convention dates

21 DAYS AGO
GJA, AJA announce 2017 Convention dates

The Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) and Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) have announced they will cohost their annual Convention on March 31- April 2. Now in its 9th year, the two state organizations will join forces at the Marriott Grand National Resort & Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in O...

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Fourth edition of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show off to strong start

22 DAYS AGO
Fourth edition of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show off to strong start

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opens today

The International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened on February 28 and continues through March 4 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. This fourth edition of the show, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), welcomes more than 1,900 exhibit...

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Jane Kirk appointed Executive Director of NC Jewelers Association

21 DAYS AGO
Jane Kirk appointed Executive Director of NC Jewelers Association

(RALEIGH, N.C.) - The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kirk as Executive Director, effective immediately. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Kirk will be an excellent steward of NCJA’s goals and an advocate for North Caro...

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Belair Time Corp. names Chuck Goedtke Southeastern Sales Manager

21 DAYS AGO

Belair Time Corporation has announced the appointment of long-time watch industry veteran Chuck Goedtke to Southeastern Regional Sales Manager. Chuck will be covering Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky for Belair.

Readmore

ASHI launches 2017 Lovebright Collection Book

8 DAYS AGO
ASHI launches 2017 Lovebright Collection Book

ASHI is excited to launch the 2017 Lovebright Collection Book for all of their retail partners to share with their customers. ASHI reports the positive feedback they have received from their retailers, and the overwhelming desire to ignite and promote their store’s diamond sales, has been extremely ...

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ASHI launches the I DO Bridal Sweepstakes

13 DAYS AGO
ASHI launches the I DO Bridal Sweepstakes

Announces winner of #LovebrightValentine Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI is excited to launch the I DO Bridal Sweepstakes, to kickoff the wedding season for its retail partners. Retailers will be able to attract bridal shoppers to their stores, through various social media platforms, and let every bride...

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MJSA Expo New York’s keynote panel discussion to tackle harsh economic realities

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - "With leadership comes responsibility," says MJSA interim CEO Curtis Ley, who announced the title of a special MJSA Expo New York 2009 keynote panel discussion: "How Bad is Bad and What Good Might Come From It?" "It does little good to paint a rosy picture of the current state of the jewelry industry when so many companies are struggling for their very existence. It's MJSA's responsibility to examine the landscape and report on it with ruthless honesty. Only through frank discussion can practical solutions be found that will help floundering companies survive and competitive companies excel."
The keynote panelists are successful industry executives with a broad spectrum of perspectives: Rich Powers, president and CEO of Cookson Precious Metals; Dave Meleski, president of the Richline Group; Doug McDowell, president of Memoire; Michael Bondanza of Michael Bondanza, Inc.; Tim Dinneny, managing director of ScotiaMocatta Metals; and Maeve Gillies, co-founder and owner of MaeVona.

Does the nature of this discussion guarantee it will be gloomy? Not according to Ley: "The people on this panel are optimists. They have to be to successfully run organizations under the conditions presented by this economic environment. I have no inside information on whether this discussion will end on a negative or positive note, but I would bet that most, if not all, of them will see some light at the end of the tunnel and will help the rest of us see it, too."

The panel discussion "How Bad is Bad and What Good Might Come From It?" will take place on Monday, March 9, in the presentation area on the Expo New York show floor and will be free to all attendees. MJSA Expo New York 2009 will take place March 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

For more information or to register for the show visit mjsa.org.

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