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Oklahoma jeweler wins not one, but three business awards

It’s been an amazing year for the folks at J. David Jewelry in Oklahoma with not one, not two, but three city and state sponsored business awards coming their way. Owners Joel and Kendra Wiland are proud to hold the titles of Crystal Star Entrepreneurial Success Award for the Tulsa Regional Chamber as well as Small Business Association Entrepreneurial Success winners for the state of Oklahoma and Retailer of the Year for their store in Broken Arrow, OK.

RJO Vendor of the Year Awards presented

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - The Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) honored its top vendors at their recent Fall Buying Show in Minneapolis. Jewelers from around the country met to browse upcoming trends, network with other industry leaders and take part in continuing education sessions. The event, themed There’s No Business Like Show Business, also provided the setting for the annual RJO Vendor of the Year Awards. These awards, as selected by the retail membership, are given in recognition of outstanding sales, service and support.

JA and Fiera di Vicenza partner to promote TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting project

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has signed an agreement with Fiera di Vicenza to promote the TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting project, Fiera di Vicenza’s independent trend observatory and research department. TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting is dedicated to analyzing international jewelry, diamond and watchmaking trends. Through the prestigious and exclusive partnership, JA will bring the renowned trend reporting of TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting to the U.S. through discounts on its Trend Books and the promotion of monthly Jewelry Trend Reports.

Fallaize Insurance Agency celebrates 55 years, three generations

(ATLANTA) - The year was 1975 and a jeweler from a small suburb in north Atlanta known as Sandy Springs called his friend Jim Fallaize about a solicitation he had received from an insurance company. Sam Fowler was just a watchmaker who sold some jewelry as a complement to his watch repair business. 

Jim Fallaize was an independent insurance agent in Atlanta and agreed to help his friend complete a jewelers block application. At that time jewelers block was a little known coverage as the businesses purchasing such coverage were generally large with substantial inventories.  Small independent jewelers had little knowledge, if any, of the coverage or how to purchase it. If they offered it at all, most insurance companies had minimum premiums starting at thousands of dollars.

Rick Morris joins Color Merchants representing Southeast region

(NEW YORK) - Color Merchants, a premier supplier of diamond and gemstone jewelry for almost 30 years, is growing. The newest member of the team is Rick Morris. Rick will be representing the Southeast region of the United States. With many years of road experience and extensive knowledge, Rick is ready to showcase Color Merchants’ extensive line of diamond and gemstone jewelry.

Houston Jewelry honored as “Texas Treasure”

(HOUSTON) - Houston Jewelry was recently honored in Congress as being a true “Texas Treasure.” The Honorable John Abbey Culberson made the statement into the Congressional Record on July 3, in Washington, DC.

Houston Jewelry, a family owned and operated business since 1866, has specialized in fine jewelry since 1953. A true “Texas Treasure,” the history of this jewelry store mirrors that of Texas itself.