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Jewelers Mutual named to 2014 Ward’s 50

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the 2014 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five year period from 2009-2013.


Diamond Emotions joins RJO

 

Diamond Emotions is pleased to announce their acceptance into the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO), an exclusive society of jewelers from across the United States. RJO is comprised of the most prominent names, businesses and people in the jewelry industry. “We are thrilled to become a member in this prestigious buying group,” said Rick Gouthro, president of Diamond Emotions.

Creating something unique nabs Editor’s Choice in Platinum Design Challenge

Veteran jewelry designer Chuck Bowman says he approached the challenge of incorporating wood into his Platinum Innovation Awards design just as he would any other – with an open mind and creative spirit.

“Pieces designed for a competition are always a mixed bag,” says Bowman. “Do you emphasize classic beauty or focus more on creating something unusual? Either can be successful or unsuccessful depending upon the judging panel. In this particular case we went for something fairly understated, but decidedly off the beaten path.”

Omi Privé receives first ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award

(LOS ANGELES) - Omi Privé, a Los Angeles based colored gemstone jewelry designer, has been awarded the first ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award in the fifth annual Platinum Innovation Awards. Each year, Platinum Guild International (PGI) hosts the prestigious Innovation Awards for outstanding platinum design in a variety of categories.

Diana Jarrett earns 2nd Place in Writers Competition

“Story Behind the Stone” columnist and gemologist grabs kudos in Editor’s Content

(NEW YORK) - The New York Mineralogical Club has announced 2nd Place Non-Technical Articles award goes to their member, gemologist Diana Jarrett by the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. for the 2014 Bulletin Editors Contest.

SWISS BRANDS, Inc. names Goedtke President US Operations

SWISS BRANDS, Inc. has announced the appointment of Chuck Goedtke to the position of President for US operations.

Chuck brings 34 years of watch industry experience to the company. SWISS BRANDS, Inc. looks forward to assigning Chuck with the responsibility of introducing 3 well established Swiss brands to the US market. Currently the 3 brands - Buler, Sultana and Jean d’ Eve - are distributed in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The headquarters for the brands is in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

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