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GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair & Open House draws 600+ attendees

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - More than 600 job seekers and guests packed GIA’s headquarters in coastal Carlsbad on October 9, where 33 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions during the Institute’s annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House. The gem and jewelry industry’s most illustrious recruiting experience drew crowds for hiring opportunities, one-on-one career coaching and three panel discussions with award-winning designers, innovative entrepreneurs and top executives.

Texas Jewelers Association adjusts 2015 Convention date

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) has adjusted the date on its 2015 Convention. The Convention, originally scheduled to take place from October 10 - 12 in San Antonio, will now be held from November 7 - 9, 2015.

TJA Executive Director Ann Glynn stated: “Although we had to deal with some unexpected circumstances, I am thrilled to announce that aside from the change in date, most everything else on our previous schedule will stay the same, including our beautiful location at the El Tropicano Hotel, located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

NCJA, SCJA invite you to the Lowcountry

NCJA OctNorth and South Carolina jewelers are on the move!  Next year, their annual meeting and conference will be held at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, April 22-24. Citing its warm southern hospitality, amazing array of restaurants and charming atmosphere, Charleston was named once again the No. 1 Top City in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards. This marks the third consecutive year Charleston made top North American rankings. Both the North Carolina and South Carolina Jewelers Associations concur with the magazine, citing these attributes in moving the conference from Myrtle Beach, SC.

Tracy Pearls founder, Tracy Bronson dies at 90

Henry (Tracy) Bronson, founder of Tracy Pearls, died on May 31, 2015. Bronson opened Tracy Pearls, a pearl importing and wholesaling company in 1960. He worked there until 2004 when he sold the company to Rebecca Shemwell. Tracy and Rebecca had been partners until she bought him out. Rebecca will be forever grateful to Tracy for taking her under his wing and teaching her how to work with other countries.

ICA appoints Gary Roskin as Executive Director

Roskin Sept(NEW YORK) - The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce that well-known gems and jewelry expert Gary Roskin has been appointed as ICA Executive Director.

Mr. Roskin began in the new position on August 4 at ICA’s New York office. He is responsible for ICA’s day-to-day activities, and will contribute to the development of the association. He will report to the ICA’ Board of Directors.

Distinct points of view and a broad product range define JA New York Summer 2015

(NEW YORK) - The JA New York Summer show, held July 26 - 28th at the Jacob Javits Center, was host to an astounding breadth of product offerings in a serene and welcoming environment. Architectural or personalized pieces on display in the designer pavilions, richly unique pieces shown in the Turkish pavilion, the breadth of offerings in the expansive Hong Kong pavilion, and all of the prestigious brands in Inner Circle, were just some of the areas attending retailers were buzzing about.

Networking abounds at GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair

(NEW YORK) - On July 27, more than 600 people attended GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair where job seekers had the rare opportunity to meet in-person with representatives from 48 companies during the jewelry industry’s largest recruiting event. A wide range of gem and jewelry companies - including well-known brands such as Cartier, Christie’s, CIRCA Inc., Jewelry Television, Rent the Runway and Tiffany & Co. - looked for ambitious professionals to fill hundreds of positions. The program also featured a panel discussion with industry veterans and one-on-one coaching with 23 successful gem and jewelry professionals. JA New York was a major sponsor of the event.