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Richline Group to acquire Chrysalis brand

Richline Group, Inc. announced in February that they had reached an agreement to acquire Chrysalis, a worldwide brand focused on creating stackable bangle bracelets adorned with talismans, good luck charms, and spiritual symbols.

Established in 2007, the Chrysalis brand was born of founders Andy and David Maine’s mutual love of jewelry and travel. What began as a chance meeting in London’s Portobello Market rapidly evolved into a spiritually-infused collection of expandable, bangles that make it easy and affordable for women to share and express their favorite memories.

Bulova celebrating 140th anniversary in 2015

Esteemed watchmaker commemorates 140 years of consistent creativity and innovation

(NEW YORK) - Since 1875, Bulova has been renowned as a force for innovation in timekeeping, known for its dedication to creativity, artistry and craftsmanship. In 2015, to mark 140 years of impressive achievements and a rich history of watchmaking firsts, Bulova will announce a series of exciting developments from both a product and corporate perspective.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company earns 28 consecutive A+ Superior Ratings from A.M. Best Company

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has earned 28 consecutive A+ Superior financial strength ratings from A.M. Best Company, a highly respected insurance rating and information source. Founded in 1913, Jewelers Mutual is an insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, serving both commercial jewelry businesses and personal jewelry owners. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.

ASHI Diamonds appoints Victoria Tynedale, G.G. to represent West Coast

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing over 1,000 of the finest independent retail jewelers in North America for over 30 years. A fully integrated jewelry company with manufacturing facilities in the USA, China and India, ASHI provides exceptional value to its retail partners and offers a comprehensive merchandising and marketing programs designed to increase your company’s sales, market share and profitability.

Jewelers of America names 2015 GEM Awards winners

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held their 13th annual GEM Awards on January 9, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The winners in the categories of Design, Marketing & Communications and Media Excellence were revealed live to an audience of more than 520 of the jewelry industry’s elite. Larry Pelzel, of Neiman Marcus, received the 2015 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement. Norman Miller, GEM Awards Chair, served as the host.

JA announces winners of National Retailer Design Competition

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held its annual national retailer design competition at the JA New York Winter Show, January 18-20. The CASE Awards recognizes JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Many of the winning pieces of the 2015 CASE Awards were hand fabricated with intricate designs that reflected current trends such as mixed metals, nature-themed elements and fancy cut stones.

AGTA announces Board of Directors election results

(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the results of it’s annual AGTA Board of Directors election. Bruce Bridges, of Bridges Tsavorite, and Jeffrey Bilgore, of Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, were both re-elected to the Board; and Charles Carmona, Guild Laboratories, and Robert Van Wagoner, Beija-Flor, were newly-elected. The Directors-elect will take office February 2015, and will serve three-year terms.