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American Gem Trade Association GemFair™ and U.S. Antique Shows to co-locate in Las Vegas

Partnership will mutually benefit exhibitors and attendees

AGTA2(NEW YORK) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and U.S. Antique Shows are pleased to announce that their Las Vegas events will be co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, beginning in June of 2019. AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas is a destination event that is integral to the vitality of businesses for thousands of retailers, brands, manufacturers and designers, while for over two decades, the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show has been the largest trade-only event serving the antique and estate jewelry and watch industry.

Rembrandt expanding U.S. operations to support sales growth of traditional charm bracelet business


(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms is expanding its Williamsville, New York operations to include a new state of the art, eco-friendly electroplating facility. Rembrandt Charms was awarded an Empire State Development Grant by New York State for this project. The expansion is an integral part of the company’s long-term vision that will create numerous jobs. Rembrandt Charms products are manufactured in the United States and Canada. 

Judy Upton awarded 2017 AJA Associate Member of the Year

Judy Upton, owner of Judy Carter and Associates, was named the Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) 2017 Associate Member of the Year at the Association’s annual Saltwater Seminar in October. Judy Carter and Associates is an independent insurance agency specializing in jewelers block insurance in Birmingham, Alabama.

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

For Steve Floyd & Tom Williams, it seems like just yesterday Floyd & Green was “the new kid on the block” in Aiken, SC. Now the store is celebrating its 25th anniversary, a milestone they feel blessed to have achieved. The duo continues to focus on maintaining the store’s reputation as “Aiken’s Crown Jeweler” and to giving back to the Aiken community.

Diamond Council of America expands with new hire

Rebecca Shukan joins as Director of the Jewelry Career Readiness Initiative

Shukan(NEW YORK) - Diamond Council of America (DCA) - a nationally accredited school that offers jewelers the opportunity to earn professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones, and fine jewelry sales through distance education - announced Rebecca Shukan has joined the association as director of the Jewelry Career Readiness Initiative.

Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

WJA e(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) on November 2 launched its first ever “advocacy task force” to explore and ultimately create actionable tools, training, education, workplace coaching, and mentorship that can be utilized by WJA members to advance women’s roles in the jewelry industry workplace.

Dona Dirlam retires as Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center

Robert Weldon named library director

GIA DIrlam(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Dona Dirlam, director of GIA’s library and information center, has retired after 38 years of service to GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry. She was largely responsible for establishing and expanding the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center, a world-leading resource center for gems, gemology and jewelry. Dirlam’s successor will be Robert Weldon, who has been manager of photography and visual communications for GIA since 2006.