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WR Cobb Online wins award for Social Media 101 for Jewelers

(EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - WR Cobb Online has been recognized with a 2012 American Graphic Design Award by GD USA for its popular e-book, “Social Media 101 – How Jewelers Can Engage and Interact More Effectively Online.”

For nearly five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals including advertising agencies, design firms, corporations and institutions. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media: print and collateral, advertising and sales promotion, corporate identity and logos, Internet and interactive design, broadcast and motion graphics and packaging.

ASHI Diamonds appoints Jim Gillick to represent Northeast region

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing independent jewelers in North America for over 28 years. A fully integrated jewelry company with manufacturing facilities in the USA, China and India, ASHI prides itself on providing exceptional value to its retail partners.

Ostbye named RJO 2012 Vendor of the Year

(MINNEAPOLIS) - Ostbye has been named the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) 2012 Vendor of the Year for Finished Goods in recognition of their exceptional sales, service and support.  Ostbye has previously won the award in 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007. Ostbye was presented with the award at the recent RJO Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

AGS honors Ben Bridge family, Rob Bates and Mark Moeller

2012 Circle of Distinction Dinner hosted best-of industry notables

(LAS VEGAS) –The American Gem Society (AGS) recently celebrated its 2012 Circle of Distinction Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Society honored The Bridge Family of Ben Bridge Jeweler with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Society also honored Rob Bates, Senior Editor of JCK Magazine, and Mark Moeller, CGA, owner of R.F. Moeller Jeweler with the Triple Zero Awards.

Patrick Welch, PhD joins Rembrandt Charms as new President

(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms CEO, Chris Lux, announced the appointment of Patrick W. Welch, PhD to company President.  Dr. Welch will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Rembrandt Charms.

Patrick returns to Rembrandt after 32 years of globe-trotting as COO and partner of Adaco Services where he implemented software solutions to hotels in over 50 countries.  Patrick has an extensive background, which includes over forty five years of business experience.

Spectrum Art & Jewelry earns IJO’s Superlative Design and Innovation Award

Star Sosa, owner of Spectrum Art & Jewelry in Wilmington, NC accepted the prestigious award for “Superlative Design and Innovation” at the conference of the Independent Jeweler’s Organization (IJO) held recently in Minneapolis, MN.  Sosa was elected for this national award from a pool of more than 850 IJO retail jeweler members, and the criterion for this honor was demonstration of “consistent artistic and innovative design ability.”