Last updateTue, 17 Apr 2018 11pm

On The Move

IGI becomes Premier Affiliate Sponsor of NCDIA

(NEW YORK) – The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has announced it has joined the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) as its first Premier Affiliate Member.

With an aim to educate consumers and increase global demand and desire for natural color diamonds, NCDIA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization. Beyond the record-breaking blue and orange diamonds sold recently at auctions, the Association has been working to promote the broad spectrum of naturally occurring colors that exist in diamonds. NCDIA membership includes an impressive number of producers, manufacturers, designers, retailers and now, affiliate services (organizations providing support services for NCDIA members).

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognizes first inductees to new Agent Hall of Fame

Bob Carroll receives Legacy Award

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual recognized some of its top agents by announcing the first inductees to its new Agent Hall of Fame including Bob Carroll, Rick Franchi, Kent McClenahan, Karen Signorino and Rhea Van Hook. These five agents were selected because they demonstrate extensive experience in jewelers block insurance and long-term partnerships with Jewelers Mutual. The inaugural presentation was held among a group of agent peers during Jewelers Mutual’s National Sales Conference, which draws together jewelers block agents from around the country and Canada.

Shah Luxury hires new regional VP to capitalize on explosive growth

(NEW YORK) - Shah Luxury (formerly Shah Diamond of New York), a leading provider of fine jewelry and diamonds, has hired Rusty Luker as Regional Vice President of Sales.  Rusty’s main efforts will be focused in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kansas.  Shah Luxury has been experiencing rapid growth nationwide and wanted to expand its presence in those states. 

Jewelers Mutual recognizes top agents

President’s Club and Centerstone Circle agents characterized by excellence in jewelers block expertise

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized its top agencies for their expertise in jewelers block insurance during its annual National Sales Conference held in May. Agencies were named to the President’s Club and Centerstone Circle in recognition of their efforts to serve Jewelers Mutual policyholders.

Schiffman’s Jewelers named the NC Family Business of the Year - Century category

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Schiffman’s Jewelers has been named the 2014 North Carolina Family Business of the Year in the Century Category by Wake Forest University Family Business Center and Business North Carolina. The venerable firm, which marked its 120th anniversary in Greensboro last year, was honored at the North Carolina Family Business of the Year awards celebration in Charlotte on May 8th.

Johnson wins Georgia Jewelers Design Competition

Marietta, GA jeweler Johnny Johnson has won the Best of Show category in the Georgia Jewelers Association annual Jewelry Design Contest. The Contest took place April 13th at the Callaway Garden Resort and Spa in Pine Mountain, GA during the association’s annual convention.