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Jewelers Mutual earns A.M. Best A+ (Superior) rating

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has earned its 27th consecutive A+ Superior financial strength rating from A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. Jewelers Mutual is the only 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 was founded and continues to be headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Kulpa promoted to Editor of MJSA Journal

Snyder steps down to launch new jewelry line

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has announced Shawna Kulpa has been promoted to editor of the association’s flagship monthly magazine, MJSA Journal.

GIA welcomes first Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Karen Smit joins New York laboratory

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Continuing its decades-long history of advanced gemological research and education, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has selected the first associate in the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research program. Participants in the program will examine fundamental issues related to diamonds, colored stones, pearls and instrument development; each position will be tailored to focus on the associate’s expertise and interest. The prestigious research position is named in honor of Richard T. Liddicoat, GIA’s former president widely considered the “Father of Modern Gemology.” The Institute’s first postdoctoral associate – Dr. Karen Smit – began her tenure at the New York laboratory in February.

Kentucky Jeweler retires after 57 years

Mr. Gene Lawson of Lawson’s Jewelry in Harrodsburg, KY, retired on December 31 after 57 years in the industry. Gene and his wife, Dortha, purchased Lawson’s Jewelry (established in 1941) from C.B. and Lucille Lawson in 1957, shortly after they were married.

IGI – North & South America – re-certified by Responsible Jewellery Council

(LONDON) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that New York-based service industry member, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) – North & South America, has achieved re-certification by meeting the ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.