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Omi Privé receives first ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award

(LOS ANGELES) - Omi Privé, a Los Angeles based colored gemstone jewelry designer, has been awarded the first ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award in the fifth annual Platinum Innovation Awards. Each year, Platinum Guild International (PGI) hosts the prestigious Innovation Awards for outstanding platinum design in a variety of categories.

Diana Jarrett earns 2nd Place in Writers Competition

“Story Behind the Stone” columnist and gemologist grabs kudos in Editor’s Content

(NEW YORK) - The New York Mineralogical Club has announced 2nd Place Non-Technical Articles award goes to their member, gemologist Diana Jarrett by the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. for the 2014 Bulletin Editors Contest.

SWISS BRANDS, Inc. names Goedtke President US Operations

SWISS BRANDS, Inc. has announced the appointment of Chuck Goedtke to the position of President for US operations.

Chuck brings 34 years of watch industry experience to the company. SWISS BRANDS, Inc. looks forward to assigning Chuck with the responsibility of introducing 3 well established Swiss brands to the US market. Currently the 3 brands - Buler, Sultana and Jean d’ Eve - are distributed in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The headquarters for the brands is in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Veteran rep Zig Lyon joins Victor Corp.

(CINCINNATI) - Victor Corporation, a fine jewelry manufacturer based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Marc “Zig” Lyon will represent the Victor line in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states in the Midwest and western United States. An experienced jewelry professional with over twenty years of experience, Zig has made his mark by being a sincere, dedicated partner to every jewelry store owner he knows.

Gold Star Independent joins RJO

Gold Star Independent, LLC is the proud to announce their membership with the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO). Understanding the advantage in volume buying, Gold Star CEO Amit Patel is excited about the new possibilities offered to his company through RJO, a trusted, long-standing organization.

Montica Jewelry named Outstanding Retailer

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) - The Florida Retail Federation announced that it has named John and Marichi O’Rourke, owners of Montica Jewelry in Coral Gables, FL, Outstanding Retail Leaders for 2014.

The Retailer of the Year award honors Florida retailers who blend sound business practices with a commitment to their communities, customers, and employees. Eligible retailers are those who work for, own, or operate a Florida retail business with an annual sales volume of $5 million or less.