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Busch joins Rembrandt Charms as new Marketing Director

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms Vice President, Eric Lux, has announced the appointment of Melanie Busch to Company Marketing Director for the North American business unit, effective February 28.

“Melanie has an impressive and diverse background encompassing innovative marketing solutions and strategic planning,” states Lux. “Her marketing acumen and strong leadership will be a definite asset to our team.”

Jewelers Mutual appoints Woldt and Calabresa to Personal Lines division positions

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce that Trina Woldt has accepted the newly created position of chief marketing officer within the company’s personal lines division. Continuing her career in marketing and creative services management, Woldt will further develop the company’s marketing efforts of its Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance brand. More than 300,000 jewelry owners trust their cherished jewelry to Jewelers Mutual and its Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance consumer product.

Rio Grande announces 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition finalists

Drawing on years of experience and a lifelong passion for making jewelry, judges Lorna Durgham, Yvonne M. Padilla, Stephanie Johnstone, Neil Bell and Jeannine Daniels selected the five entries in each category that best exhibit imagination, design innovation and style. The designs selected as finalists now move on to the final round of judging, with winners to be announced - and celebrated - at an awards ceremony to be held on May 18 during the Santa Fe Symposium, in Albuquerque, NM.

Stuller, Inc. adds Chief Marketing Officer

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - In order to better align its growing print and ecommerce initiatives, Stuller has recently named Kevin Metz chief marketing officer. Kevin began his tenure on February 17th.

“Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position from more than 20 years in marketing and ecommerce,” says Danny Clark, president and COO. “And we felt he would be a great fit in the open, collaborative culture we have here at Stuller.”

Women’s Jewelry Association announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

Selects yearly theme: Connect and Transform


(NEW YORK) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) elected Andrea Hansen of LuxeIntelligence, New York City, as its new president, with Brandee Dallow of Julius Klein Group, New York City, taking on the president-elect role. Hansen succeeds Tryna Kochanek of Sterling Jewelers Inc. in Akron, OH, who is now immediate past president. Kristie Nicolosi of The Kingswood Company in Columbus, OH, continues in her position as WJA treasurer.

Rio Grande earns Ethics in Business Award

The Samaritan Counseling Center has announced the recipients of its 15th Annual Ethics in Business Awards. Rio Grande was among three recipients of the Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a For-Profit Business.

One of the nation’s largest suppliers to the jewelry industry, Rio Grande was founded in 1944 by Saul Bell and purchased just over a year ago by Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Rio Grande continues to be led by second-generation Bell family Alan, Molly and Eddie Bell, adhering to company principles that are embedded in their unique culture.