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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.

Atlanta Jewelry Show ends 65th anniversary celebration with a flourish

Atlanta mingleAugust 2015 Edition Filled With New Resources, New Initiatives, Fun Networking Events

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show capped off its 65th Anniversary year with fresh finds, new initiatives, educational and networking events and a festive finale that truly celebrated the Association’s 65 years. From a record number of first-time exhibitors and “Engagements” keynote address to the launch of the new AJS Buyer Group, The Loupe, to nightly Mingle networking events and more, jewelers and vendors found plenty to celebrate during the August 8-10, 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. holds 41st annual Banquet


24K Mary Judy RandyMary Hayes, Hayes Jewelry in Mobile, AL named 2015 Jeweler of the Year

(ATLANTA) - The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) hosted its 41st annual black-tie Banquet at the Atlanta Country Club on August 8th. The elite event was well attended with approximately 200 leaders of the jewelry industry and their guests enjoying an evening of networking and recognition.

International Gemological Institute brings IGI D-Show to West India

(JAIPUR, India) – Independent gem certification and appraisal institute, The International Gemological Institute (IGI), hosted the first west India IGI D-Show - a buyer-seller knowledge meet - at Jaipur’s Fairmont Hotel June 13-15. The event enabled more than 938 successful meetings between participating manufacturers and retailers.

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