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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company earns 28 consecutive A+ Superior Ratings from A.M. Best Company

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has earned 28 consecutive A+ Superior financial strength ratings from A.M. Best Company, a highly respected insurance rating and information source. Founded in 1913, Jewelers Mutual is an insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, serving both commercial jewelry businesses and personal jewelry owners. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.


ASHI Diamonds appoints Victoria Tynedale, G.G. to represent West Coast

(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is a premier diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing over 1,000 of the finest independent retail jewelers in North America for over 30 years. A fully integrated jewelry company with manufacturing facilities in the USA, China and India, ASHI provides exceptional value to its retail partners and offers a comprehensive merchandising and marketing programs designed to increase your company’s sales, market share and profitability.

Jewelers of America names 2015 GEM Awards winners

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held their 13th annual GEM Awards on January 9, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The winners in the categories of Design, Marketing & Communications and Media Excellence were revealed live to an audience of more than 520 of the jewelry industry’s elite. Larry Pelzel, of Neiman Marcus, received the 2015 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement. Norman Miller, GEM Awards Chair, served as the host.

JA announces winners of National Retailer Design Competition

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held its annual national retailer design competition at the JA New York Winter Show, January 18-20. The CASE Awards recognizes JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Many of the winning pieces of the 2015 CASE Awards were hand fabricated with intricate designs that reflected current trends such as mixed metals, nature-themed elements and fancy cut stones.

AGTA announces Board of Directors election results

(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the results of it’s annual AGTA Board of Directors election. Bruce Bridges, of Bridges Tsavorite, and Jeffrey Bilgore, of Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, were both re-elected to the Board; and Charles Carmona, Guild Laboratories, and Robert Van Wagoner, Beija-Flor, were newly-elected. The Directors-elect will take office February 2015, and will serve three-year terms.

Richline announces partnerships with “wearable technology” companies

Forms alliance with CUFF and Omate®                              

Richline Brands and CUFF™, a Bay-area based, connected jewelry company, have announced a partnership agreement for the exclusive distribution of CUFF products. The partnership is designed to fundamentally bridge the function and fashion gap in “wearable technology”. The transaction will enable the CUFF brand and innovative technology to become an integrated part of the important wearable technology jewelry expansion by Richline.

Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology holds awards ceremony

An awards and recognition ceremony was recently held for students attending Paris Junior College’s (PJC) Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology (TIJT).

Each semester the TIJT Student Association holds a design contest consisting of several categories. Winning students included Erica Smith in Rendering, Sarah Helluin in Wax Carving, Caroline Brady in CAD Rendering, Tyler Neves in both Metal Arts and Steam Punk, Angelica Guevara in Lapidary, Jon-David Wiley in Restoration, and Jory Wall in Finished Pieces and as overall winner.

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