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On The Move

JBT President Dione Kenyon to retire

JBTDione Kenyon has announced to the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) Executive Committee her plans to retire from JBT, with a time frame dependent on transitioning her replacement, in 2016.

At that time, she will complete 14 years as JBT President, 25 years of service to JBT, beginning as a Board Director in 1991; and 40 years of leadership positions in credit, finance and marketing primarily in the diamond and jewelry industry. Ms. Kenyon has also served on industry boards, including WJA, GIA, JVC, the 24 Karat Club of New York, and as the first woman President of the Boston Jewelers Club.

Findings manufacturer, American Jewelry Components opens in Detroit

(DETROIT, Mich.) - In the heart of Motor City, you’ll find a new jewelry manufacturing firm with an exceptional combination of skills and deep roots in the jewelry industry. A full-service jewelry manufacturer with a focus on high-volume die striking, American Jewelry Components, LLC. (AJC) formed earlier this year to service a growing need for U.S.-made, high quality, precious metal jewelry components and findings.

Jewelers of America announces Board elections & new Chairman

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Ryan Berg, Market President of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in San Antonio, TX, as JA’s new Board Chairman. He succeeds Bill Farmer Jr., partner of Farmer’s Jewelry. Berg was elected on July 25 at JA’s Board meeting that also welcomed many new Directors.

Mid-States Recycling announces alliance with Jay Kantor/Mined Right Inc.

(CHICAGO) - Mid-States Recycling & Refining is proud to announce a business alliance with Jay Kantor, of Mined Right Inc. With a new office within MSR EXPRESS, Mid-States’ downtown Chicago location, Mined Right provides a very competitive secondary market diamond-buying service both for Mid-States’ customers and Chicago’s jewelry trade. It also provides centralized access to clients across North America.

TIJT student receives watchmaking scholarship

The combined efforts of a charitable trust and foundation has led to the awarding of a scholarship to David Kellar, of Plano, TX, a student at Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology (TIJT). Kellar resides in Paris while he completes his Associate Degree in Applied Science in horology.

The Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation made a donation of $5,000 to the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute ELM Charitable Trust to provide scholarships for students studying watchmaking and watch repair.

Centurion’s Barri Singer promoted to National Sales Manager

(MERRICK, N.Y.) - Centurion has announced the promotion of Barri Singer from Account Executive to National Sales Manager. Members of the sales team will report to Singer, who will report to president Howard Hauben.

Singer joined the group in 2012 and has been part of Centurion’s successful team working on booth, sponsorship and advertising sales, as well as assisting invited retail jewelers in making their show attendance plans for Centurion, Centurion South Beach and the Select By Centurion shows.

Rembrandt Charms® continues to broaden sales team

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms has strengthened its sales team in order to provide its retail jewelers with the best service possible.

Over the years Rembrandt has consistently strived to provide its customers with the finest quality merchandise and service. With exciting initiatives including new product introductions, new display options and charm programs tailored to fit the individual store, Rembrandt Charms has found it necessary to expand its sales team. Two recent additions are Regional Account Manager Helen Mikkola and Account Manager Alexandra Charboneau.