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Ruben Bindra elected President of the AGTA Board of Directors for 2nd term

Ruben Bindra, B&B Fine Gems, Inc., has been elected to serve a second term as President of the AGTA Board of Directors. Bindra has been very active with AGTA over the past 18 years. He first became a member in 1995 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 as a Director. Bindra has been a member of the Show Committee and the Spectrum Committee in years previous to his Presidency.

JewelPop Inc. and Lotus Jewellery announce partnership with Lynx Equity

JewelPop Inc., creators of the very popular Kameleon Jewelry® line, has announced that JewelPop Inc. and the Canadian Distributor Lotus Jewellery have been acquired by Lynx Equity Ltd. “Lynx is proud to be able to carry on the success of a great Canadian jewelry brand. JewelPop has an excellent track record of growth and innovation and we look forward to building on this trend,” commented Lynx Partner Djenane Cameron.

JIC reveals GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement

(NEW YORK) - Jewelry Information Center (JIC), the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America (JA), has announced that Marie Helene Morrow, owner of Reinhold Jewelers in Puerto Rico, will be the recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 12th annual GEM Awards on January 10, 2014, at Cipriani 42nd St in New York.

Rembrandt Charms introduces new VP of Sales, Controller

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms is proud to announce Jim Honsberger has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Customer Service, and Colin Freeburg, CPA, MBA as new company controller.

Jim’s promotion to VP of Sales and Customer Service comes after over 20 years of leading sales teams, including four at Rembrandt Charms.

Susan Jacques named GIA President and CEO

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - On October 7, the Board of Governors of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced the appointment of Susan M. Jacques as president and CEO. Jacques, currently president and CEO of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Omaha, NE, and chair of the GIA board, will take up her new responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2014. At the board’s request, she has been interim president and CEO since June 2013.

White Pine Trading launches Jewelry Solutions Division

(NEW YORK) - White Pine Trading LLC, one of the world’s largest recycled diamond companies, recently announced the launch of White Pine Jewelry Solutions, a new division providing consulting and other services to retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers, and the industry’s asset-based lenders. The company named jewelry industry veteran Michael Lebowitz to lead the division, which will also design and manufacture pieces created from White Pine’s recycled diamonds.

JA announces Board elections & new Chairman

Bill Farmer Jr., of Farmer’s Jewelry, elected Chairman

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Bill Farmer Jr., partner of Farmer’s Jewelry in Lexington, KY, as JA’s new Board Chairman. He succeeds Georgie Gleim, President of Gleim the Jeweler. Farmer was elected in July at JA’s Board meeting that also welcomed many new Directors.