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SJTA announces Torch Awards winners

(ATLANTA) - Launched by the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) to showcase and recognize the design talents of bench jewelers/designers across the country, the third annual Torch Awards competition was held during the March 2013 edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show. The competition invited all state jewelers associations to submit winners of their own individual 2012 design contests to compete nationally during the March Show where attending buyers voted on the winning designs

Becka Johnson Kibby joins the Edge Retail Academy

Becka Johnson Kibby has joined the Edge Retail Academy team of professionals as Sales and Training Manager. 

Previously Becka was the General Manager of US Operations for The Q Report.  Other past positions include Trainer Manager for Robbins Brothers World’s Biggest Engagement Ring Store, and Training Manager for Borsheims.

Danish Design recognized as international leader in watch design

Danish Design, an internationally recognized watch manufacturer producing contemporary style watches since 1988, received international recognition for their Scandinavian styled watches, characteristic of simple, elegant, unobstructed lines. Most recently their model IQ12Q723 won the Red Dot Award in 2008, making them a leader in forward, modern watch design.

26th consecutive ‘A+ Superior’ rating from A.M. Best propels Jewelers Mutual into its centennial year

(NEENAH, Wis.) - A.M. Best Company recently announced that it has assigned a 26th consecutive financial strength rating (FSR) of “A+ Superior” to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, which in 2013 is celebrating its 100th year in business. The insurer specializes exclusively in providing protection to jewelry businesses and jewelry consumers. It has upheld its “A+ Superior” designation throughout a period spanning the past quarter of a century.

JSA celebrates 130th anniversary and honors two industry leaders

(NEW YORK CITY) - On Saturday, January 12, 2013, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) celebrated its 130th anniversary at a luncheon at the Pierre Hotel in New York attended by 150 jewelry industry and law enforcement leaders.

Adam Heyman of Oscar Heyman & Brothers, the newly elected Chairperson of JSA, described some of the recent evidence of JSA’s success. He pointed out the large decline in dollar losses in 2012 resulting from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms; a decline in homicides of jewelers; the arrests of large numbers of criminals attacking the jewelry industry; and the very large JSA membership of over 23,000 locations.