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Texas Jewelers Association and Jewelers of Louisiana invite you to “2014: Focus on Success”

The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) and the Jewelers of Louisiana (JLA) will co-host the first annual “2014: Focus on Success” conference January 18 and 19, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Tyler, TX. If you’re looking for the tools, tips, technology and team-building skills to make 2014 your best year yet, you won’t want to miss this event!


Richmond jewelers raise over $10,000 for Richmond Children’s Hospital at VCU

(RICHMOND, Vir.) - A dozen of Richmond’s finest retail jewelers helped to raise $10,425 with their Jewels for Children Raffle at the 50th Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball, held at the Country Club of Virginia in November.

The raffle for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball is the fourth created by the jewelers under the leadership of Cheryl Fornash, the principal of Cheryl Fornash Jewelers. Each jeweler donated a piece of jewelry with a retail value of $1,500 to create the multi-faceted collection.

Lewis Diamonds & Timepieces celebrates 32nd anniversary

Raises $73K for Texas Children’s Hospital

(WEBSTER, Tex.) - Lewis Diamonds & Timepieces celebrated its 32nd anniversary in November with a white-themed party titled Frost Yourself.

Guests were encouraged to enjoy an 11-piece band and large tent complete with a dance floor, and delicious food and drinks as they visited and browsed the luxury jewelry and timepiece lines.

U.S. Antique Shows debut Educational Jewelry Series

(MIAMI) - To fulfill a consistent interest from national and international show attendees to further their antique jewelry education, U.S. Antique Shows premieres The Original Miami Beach Antique Jewelry Series. Beginning two days prior to the opening of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the jewelry conference, Jan. 28-29, 2014, will showcase notable jewelry experts with extensive knowledge on selected areas of jewelry history.

MJSA brings At the Bench Live sessions to 2014 AGTA GemFair Tucson

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will again present its signature At the Bench Live demonstrations at the 2014 AGTA GemFair Tucson. The sessions - covering topics ranging from working with currently fashionable gems and metals to new setting techniques - will run twice daily Feb. 4-7 in GemFair’s Tools, Technology, and Supplies Pavilion. In addition, related articles from MJSA Journal will be distributed at each session.

ACE™ It Conferences by NAJA - Appraisers continuing education

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers has announced it’s 41st Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ, February 2-3, 2014.

The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience. 

MJSA ConFab teaches business skills to designers at FIT

Featuring expert sessions on everything from digital marketing to maintaining margins, the second annual MJSA ConFab recently offered “profit lessons” to nearly a hundred jewelry makers and designers interested in expanding their business skills. Presented by MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, the conference took place Nov. 3 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and featured some of the industry’s top designers, marketers, contractors, and business consultants.

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