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GIA’s Board of Governors welcome two new members

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced the appointments of Amit Dhamani, CEO and managing director of Dhamani Jewels Group, and Thomas Insley, CFO of Intrepid Therapeutics, Inc. to its Board of Governors. Both were inducted at GIA’s biannual board meeting in Hong Kong.

Snowden takes Best of Show in NCJA Design Competition

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced the winner of its annual Design Competition during the NCJA annual meeting at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort.  Chris Snowden of Snowden’s Jewelers in Wilmington won the Best of Show Award.   The competition recognizes the outstanding work of North Carolina jewelry designers.

Insurance agent honored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Hyde & Odell Insurance Services has again earned the designation of Centerstone Circle from Jewelers Mutual Insurance, a Neenah, Wisconsin  based insurer. This designation is presented to those agents who exemplify the highest standards of customer service, in-depth knowledge of the jewelry business, and an understanding of the appropriate coverages while generating a target goal over a three year period.

Jewelers for Children celebrates 14 years

Announces milestone with over $40 million donated to children’s charities

(NEW YORK) – On June 3, Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 14th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  The charity announced that more than $2.5 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead, and that since 1999, more than $40 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need.

Eastern Lighting approved for AGS Membership

(STAFFORD, Tex.) - Stafford, TX-based Eastern Lighting, Inc. was approved for Sustaining Firm Membership in the American Gem Society (AGS).

The American Gem Society 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.

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