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Gold Star Independent joins RJO

Gold Star Independent, LLC is the proud to announce their membership with the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO). Understanding the advantage in volume buying, Gold Star CEO Amit Patel is excited about the new possibilities offered to his company through RJO, a trusted, long-standing organization.


Montica Jewelry named Outstanding Retailer

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) - The Florida Retail Federation announced that it has named John and Marichi O’Rourke, owners of Montica Jewelry in Coral Gables, FL, Outstanding Retail Leaders for 2014.

The Retailer of the Year award honors Florida retailers who blend sound business practices with a commitment to their communities, customers, and employees. Eligible retailers are those who work for, own, or operate a Florida retail business with an annual sales volume of $5 million or less.

Bill Adams of William Adams & Associates to retire after 32 year career

(ATLANTA) - Long time insurance agent to the jewelry industry William “Bill” Adams recently announced he is retiring on August 10, 2014. Since founding William Adams & Associates on January 29th, 1987, Bill has made his mark among the Southeastern jeweler community as an expert in Jewelers Block insurance, a specialist in jewelry business safety and security, and a leader in jewelry industry associations.

Mack Thomas elected President of SCJA

The South Carolina Jewelers Association (SCJA) is proud to announce the election of Mack Thomas as President. The announcement was made at the association’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach.

Thomas is a third generation jeweler of Infinger’s Jewelry in Walterboro, SC. He grew up in the jewelry business and was named after his grandfather who started the business. When his grandfather died at the young age of thirty-nine, his grandmother was left to run the business and raise two daughters. At the age of ten, Mack began working in the store changing batteries and bands. He continued to take on additional responsibilities, working after school and during summers until he graduated from high school at the age of sixteen. He stepped away from the business to become the manager of a sales office at the age of eighteen. He also worked as an EMT/firefighter for Colleton County Fire Rescue, while continuing to work at the store on his days off. Seven years ago, he returned to the jewelry store. Infinger’s is celebrating its 50th year in business. 

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