Last updateWed, 20 Sep 2017 7am

On The Move

Texas Jewelers Association announces new President, Board Members

Newly installed Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) President Jeanne Roe of Roberts Jewelers in Del Rio, TX is excited about serving her 2015-2017 term, and looking forward to both the challenges and rewards that come with running the association. When asked about what goals she hoped to accomplish during her two-year term, Roe stated: “We’ve spent the last year and a half re-establishing a firm foundation for the Texas Jewelers Association. Now that our foundation is in place, it’s time for us to focus on increasing our outreach to members, working more closely with our vendor associates, and expanding our outreach to potential members through events such as our annual convention, the TJA/JCK Las Vegas Meet & Greet, and the Meet & Greet we will be doing for the first time at the AGTA Show in Tucson.”

IGI - North & South America attains 3-year RJC re-certification, 10-year ISO re-accreditation

(NEW YORK) - IGI – North & South America continues to embrace the importance of maintaining credibility and high industry standards through submission to independent external audits. The Institute recently announced it has achieved re-certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), as well as re-accreditation by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems.

MJSA appoints new Chair of Board of Directors

(ATTLEBORO, Mass.) - MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has elected Ann Arnold as chair of its board of directors.

Arnold, a CPA, currently serves as chief strategy officer of the Buyers Intelligence Group, a business merchandising consultancy focused on helping independent retailers analyze and plan their merchandise mix, as well as linking and networking them with their vendor partners. Prior to that, she served for more than 20 years as VP and later CEO of Lieberfarb, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of bridal jewelry.

Susan Eisen dubbed “Queen of Bling” after winning Best Jeweler in El Paso for ten years in a row

Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry Watches Art and Appraisals won the top honor for the tenth time in a row in El Paso’s What’s Up magazine, Best of the Best annual competition. The emcee at the event, local KVIA sportscaster Asher Wildman dubbed Susan Eisen the “Queen of Bling” at the awards ceremony held earlier this year.