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Rio Grande announces winners of 16th annual Saul Bell Design Award

At a celebration dinner held May 15 during the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 16th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. Through rigorous judging, a panel of judges chose first- and second-place winners in each of six competitive categories, as well as in the Emerging Jewelry Artist category for designers 21 years and younger. Prizes, awards and congratulations were presented to each winning designer at the gala dinner. The winning designs, as well as all finalist pieces, are featured online at saulbellaward.com.

ELLE Time & Jewelry to exhibit in prestigious Plumb Club at JCK

(DALLAS) - PAJ (Prime Art & Jewel), who holds the exclusive license for ELLE Time & Jewelry in agreement with ELLE Magazine, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting in the Plumb Club at JCK Las Vegas in June, 2016.

ELLE is a powerhouse brand most noted for its personal beauty mark, the hidden ruby, which is included in every piece of ELLE jewelry. This ruby trademark symbolizes a woman’s inner strength and beauty.

JFC partners with Lavish on fund raising program

Lavish MayJewelers for Children (JFC) has partnered with Lavish, a leading supplier of jewelry cleaner, on a fund raising program in which companies in the industry can participate. Every jewelry store sells jewelry cleaner and through this new relationship they can purchase Lavish Jewelry Cleaner in the patented foaming version, or traditional jewelry bath, directly from Lavish and support Jewelers for Children. Lavish is donating a portion of the proceeds on the sales directly to JFC to support children in need.

Mason-Kay celebrates 40 years of jade excellence

MasonMason-Kay, suppliers of jade jewelry and loose jade since 1976, is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year by formally introducing their exclusive designer, Kristina.

In 1976 two brothers-in-law had a vision of a company dedicated to selling jade. Not just jade, but high quality, untreated jadeite jade loose stones as well as a complete line of finished jewelry. Now 40 years later, the name Mason-Kay has become synonymous with natural, beautiful jade jewelry. They are also known worldwide for their impressive loose jade collection, testing capabilities, extensive jade knowledge and for a reputation for the highest standards in the industry.

Mason Kay has gone to great lengths to consistently deliver access to information about jade. In addition to their informative main website (masonkay.com), they offer an Online Jade Showroom (masonkayshowroom.com) and Jade Jewelry Blog (on masonkay.com). They also offer a complimentary promotional Jade Packet which includes their renowned and newly updated Colors of Jade Chart, ‘Guide to Natural vs Treated Jade’ brochure, ‘Chinese Character & Art Symbols’ brochure and more.

Mason-Kay offers several ways to integrate their jade line into your store. They exhibit at several major trade shows throughout the year - JCK Las Vegas, AGTA Tucson and The Atlanta Jewelry Show. They maintain a sales force that travels the country offering direct sales appointments, trunk shows and roundtable events. Additionally, the Mason-Kay Online Jade Showroom offers a virtual tool to instantly explore their jade collection.

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Over the years, Kristina has designed hundreds of unique Mason-Kay jade creations. Her designs are popular and stylish and have become a mainstay of their jade jewelry line. Kristina embraces all levels of style and has designed collections that range from contemporary to nouveau traditional.

Mason rings“We want thank all of our loyal customers as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. We appreciate all your kindness and support and look forward to many more years of mutual success!” – Jeff Mason

Visit Mason-Kay at the upcoming JCK Show in Las Vegas (Booth #B25147) in June where they invite you to meet the designer in person. Many of her newest designs will also be debuted. In addition, Mason-Kay offers an online jade showroom (masonkayshowroom.com) where you can view their collections at your convenience.

For more information about Mason-Kay and Kristina, please visit masonkay.com or call 800-722-7575.


Allen Stricklin to represent Allison-Kaufman in the South

Allison-Kaufman Company, a respected and well-known Los Angeles-based diamond jewelry manufacturer, has announced that Allen Stricklin has been named territory manager for the southern region.

When asked to comment about the newest member of his team, Bart Kaufman, President of Allison-Kaufman Co., stated: “Allen is an experienced veteran with over 26 years in the jewelry industry. He brings to the territory a commitment to excellent service, a friendly disposition, plus a span of knowledge and experience he has acquired throughout his distinguished career. We believe his ability to share ideas and marketing concepts will be an added value to our customers.”