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Atlanta Jewelry Show welcomes 12 new designer brands to Point of View: A Designer Gallery for August edition

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show caps off its year-long 65th anniversary celebration with a growing roster of fresh new resources for jewelers to explore during the August 8-10, 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Topping the list are 12 innovative designer brands that will join the ranks of the show’s Point of View: A Designer Gallery for the first time. 

New Point of View exhibitors include: AmberBeata Collections, Carada by Ciro Shiavo SNC, Charriol, Kimberley Diamond Co., Kir, Mason-Kay, Inc., Obaku, LLC, Paragon Couture Group, Sebastien Barier, Waxing Poetic, Yael Designs  and Ziio. These companies join the section’s returning exhibitors: Asher Jewelry, Barbara Garwood, Bernard Nacht & Co., Inc, Beverly K Collection, Charles Garnier, Chrysalis Jewelry, Inc., Elisa Ilana Jewelry, Frederic Duclos, Honora, Jewelry Innovations, Inc., Jye’s International, Inc., Kabana, Inc., Mars, Nina Nguyen Designs, Raymond Mazza, Inc., Tony Maccabi Designs, Vahan, Venetti, Viken’s Jewelry Mfg. Co., Inc. and Zeghani.

From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

Levi July(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 to do practice must be part of the art of exchange, now and forever.

Levi, of Ivan Alan Jewels and Ivan Alan Solutions is a veteran in the jewelry industry - from creation to marketing to management. Owners and managers of brick-and-mortar jewelry stores often ask him how they can compete with the Internet marketplace and how they can best serve their customers. 

Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

JFC Rings July(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 route. Participants who signed up built their own fundraising websites and collected more than $60,000 to support Jewelers for Children.

“How satisfying to see this event grow, year after year!” said Debra Puzio, JFC’s Vice President for Special Programs. “When Rebecca Foerster, a JFC board member, conceived the idea for the event, we had no way of knowing how successful it would become.”

Next Generation of independent retailers converge for New Experience

RJO July(OAK BROOK, Ill.) - Next generation independent retail jewelers gathered from across the country for the second annual Retail Jewelers Organization’s (RJO) Next Gen Experience. Co-sponsored by RDI Diamonds, Stuller, Ostbye and Pancis Gems, the weekend brought together over 40 next gen jewelers for focused, hands-on educational sessions.

The program entitled, “The RJO Next Generation Experience: Creating Ultimate Jewelers of the Future,” included topics about making choices, dealing with conflict, establishing a business vision, developing core values and the future of the industry.

Jewelers for Children celebrates 17 years

JFC July(NEW YORK) - On May 31, 2015, Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 17th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.8 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999, more than $48 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need. “Each year that amazing number grows due to the generosity of the wonderful people in this industry,” said Ruth Batson, JFC board chair. “Over the past 17 years, we have touched the lives of so many thousands of children and their families.”

Select By Centurion Foxwoods to hold 5th annual show

(LEDYARD, Conn.) - The Select By Centurion show returns for its fifth consecutive year to New England at the beautiful Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Timed to coincide with the final holiday buying needs of mainstream better fine jewelry stores, this invitation only show will take place Sunday and Monday September 20-21, 2015.

MJSA Expo New York to move to the Javits Center, run simultaneously with JA New York

Javits July(ATTLEBORO, Mass.) - In a move that creates a unique buying opportunity, in 2016 MJSA Expo New York will move to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and run simultaneously with the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15.

In addition, while both shows will continue to be run independently, MJSA and JA New York have agreed to honor each other’s badges, thereby enabling qualified attendees of either show easy access to all exhibitors and educational sessions.