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MJSA announces 2010 Thinking Ahead Award winners

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - MJSA, the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers, announces two new products have earned MJSA Thinking Ahead Awards for 2010: CounterSketch Studio, a collaboration between Gemvision and Stuller, Inc., and the Neo Five Axis Mill, created by Artisan CNC.


Avalon Solution approved for AGS membership

Avalon Solution has announced they have been approved for membership in the American Gem Society (AGS).

The AGS is an international association of fine jewelry professionals that are dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection. AGS awards professional titles to member firms that have an established jewelry business and have earned an unquestionable reputation for ethics and honesty in their community.

Cathy Calhoun, president of AGS, said, “I want to congratulate Kalyaanee Dhokarikar on bringing in the firm of Avalon Solution. AGS titleholders and member firms offer a varied selection of jewelry merchandise, expert gemological skills and a high regard for ethical business practices.”

For more information about AGS, please call 702-255-6500 or visit www.AmericanGemSociety.org.

Stuart Robertson, GG to receive prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology

The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that Stuart Robertson has been awarded the 2011 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.

Stuart’s interests in gemology formed during the mid 1980s while studying criminalistics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. While attending the university, he worked for an independent jewelry store in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

JFC to honor the Green Family of Lux Bond & Green and Debra Puzio of QVC

Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, will honor the Green Family (Robert, Marc and John) of Lux Bond & Green and Debra Puzio of QVC at the annual Facets of Hope celebration on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a new venue for the event. The event culminates JFC’s fund raising efforts for the year and in 2010 attracted more than 1,300 industry guests during the JCK Show. The Greens and Puzio have generously agreed to serve as guests of honor at the event with the responsibility of assisting JFC in raising funds to benefit children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. Each year, prominent industry leaders are honored by the charity.

Jewelers for Children elects 13 to Board of Directors

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry’s charity, is pleased to announce the results of the annual election for it’s board of directors. Effective October 1, 2010, 13 new directors have joined the board. They are: Scott Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry; John Esposito, JewelAmerica; Dipu Mehta, Rosy Blue; Russell Kwiat, Kwiat; Rebecca Foerster, Rio Tinto; Dennis Perry, Bulova Watch; Joshua Weinman, Firestone, Inc.; Michael Langhammer, Quality Gold, Inc.; Debbie Azar, Gemological Science International; Nabil Abdallah, NEW Customer Service; Tom Andruskevich, Birks and Mayors; Mark Udell, London Jewelers; and Steven Velasquez, Gitanjali/Samuels.

Abbott & Shapiro LLC move into new space to support growth

(SHELTON, Conn.) – Abbott & Shapiro LLC, makers of The EDGE jewelry store management system have moved as of October 25, 2010.

Their new 5,500 square foot office suite, located at 3 Corporate Drive, Suite 215, Shelton, CT 06484, is approximately 50% larger than their previous space.  This new space will support their business expansion plans, already in progress with the hire of two new support technicians and the introduction of offering emergency technical support on Saturdays (10-6 Eastern).

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