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Rio Grande announces winners of 15th annual Saul Bell Design Award

At a celebration dinner held during the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 15th 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.

ASHI Diamonds appoints Ron Delger to represent Northwest region

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds, a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing over 1,000 fine independent retail jewelers in North America for over 30 years, is pleased to announce the addition of Ron Delger as their sales representative and marketing consultant for the Pacific Northwest Region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Ron’s appointment is part of ASHI’s Marketing and Expansion Strategy that will enable it to better service independent jewelers.

Sandeep Diamond strategically aligns its Independent Jewelry Division with IDD

IDD and Sandeep Diamond Corporation announced a strategic alliance between the two accomplished market players in their respective spaces of expertise. The merger is expected to bring additional resources that will benefit the current clients of both companies. The partnership results in the creation of a new evolved direction for their customers in the independent jewelry space.

24 Karat Club SEUS adds 4 new members

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States announced the addition of four new members at their recent membership meeting in Atlanta.

Joining the prestigious organization in 2015 are: Joe Carullo, vice president of marketing and sales for KC Designs; Shelly Schulz, marketing lead - luxury industry, Synchrony Financial; Matthew Tratner, director of membership & sales, Jewelers of America and publisher, National Jeweler; and Gary Wesdorp, president and CFO Jewel-Craft, Inc.

JBT holds annual elections

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade® is pleased to announce the election of the following Officers and Directors to its Board at the Company’s Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, both held earlier this year.

The Board elected the following Officers and Directors to serve a one-year term as follows:

Endless enters 21st market in 20 months, securing New Zealand retail partners

Endless Jewelry has announced they  have secured more than 50 retail partners in New Zealand - it’s 21st market since it launched 20 months ago under the leadership of founder and CEO Jesper Nielsen.

The colorful and composable charm bracelet brand has carved a niche in the leather wraparound bracelet sector with its choice of more than 20 colorful, textured leather bracelets and 600+ charm designs.

White Pine Trading ramps up India operations with new Mumbai office and auctions

(MUMBAI) - White Pine Trading LLC, one of the world’s largest recycled diamond and jewelry companies, is ramping up its Indian operations with the launch of a new office in Mumbai, its fourth globally. 

In conjunction with the office opening, White Pine India’s 2015 diamond auction program commenced in February at the Trident Hotel BKC. “Over 160 companies attended the event, translating into extremely positive results,” said Myles Schakler, White Pine’s Vice President of Diamond Sales. The company’s next India event was held in April at the same location. At least two additional sales are slated for later this year.