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On The Move

Harout R, IDD win PGI Buyers’ Choice Award

Harout R is the proud recipient of the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI) Platinum Innovation Buyers’ Choice Award in the Fashion Jewelry category at the 2013 JCK Las Vegas Show, for their “Cupcake” drop earrings.

Uniquely crafted using a patent-pending setting technique, these award-winning earrings are amongst several pieces in the new “Cupcake” Collection by Harout R.  Distinct in their composition, all pieces in the “Cupcake” Collection feature an innovative diamond setting technique specifically designed to target and attract next generation shoppers and secure independent retailers’ bridal business in their market area.

DCA earns re-accreditation

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) - The Diamond Council of America (DCA) has been re-accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC’s Accrediting Commission took the action at a meeting on June 14.

“Accreditation is a reliable indicator of the value and quality of distance education that an institution offers,” wrote DETC Executive Director Leah K. Matthews in a letter announcing the decision. “In receiving renewal of accreditation, DCA has demonstrated its commitment to educational standards and ethical business practices that assure quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education.”

IDD moves to new headquarters

IDD of New York is pleased to announce the move of their North America headquarters to a new and more spacious location for their customers and staff.  Prompted by continuous growth and development, the new office offers all the convenience and technologies required to better serve IDD’s customers. 

Donna Baker resigns as President and CEO of GIA

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Board of Governors has announced that due to differing views on the direction of GIA, Donna M. Baker has resigned as President and CEO of the Institute. At the request of the Board of Governors, board chair Susan M. Jacques, President and CEO of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, will be interim President and CEO while the board conducts a search for a new executive.

Rio Grande announces 13th annual Saul Bell Design Award winners

Rio Grande announced the winners of the 13th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition at a celebration dinner held on June 1 during JCK Las Vegas. After several months of judging, hundreds of entries were narrowed to one grand prize winner and eleven category winners. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards was presented at the gala dinner. Finalists and winning pieces may be viewed online at saulbellaward.com.