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Responsible Jewellery Council expands into the silver supply chain

Responsible(LONDON, UK) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the expansion of its material scope to include silver. As the leading standards setting and certification organization for the fine jewelry and watch supply chain, this expansion adds another key sector to the RJC’s remit, helping the Council to widen its authority and reputation across the industry.

Jewelry writer Diana Jarrett nabs top notch kudos

Popular gemologist-journalist earns Top Ten spot in 2017 national competition

Jarrett headhsot(NEW YORK) - American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) has announced the results of their annual Bulletin Editors Contest. Prolific journalist Diana Jarrett ranked in the Top Ten leaderboard among a hoard of North American entries from 7 participating regional federations. Jarrett’s winning entry was submitted by Mitchell Portnoy, president of the New York Mineralogical Club.

American Gem Trade Association GemFair™ and U.S. Antique Shows to co-locate in Las Vegas

Partnership will mutually benefit exhibitors and attendees

AGTA2(NEW YORK) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and U.S. Antique Shows are pleased to announce that their Las Vegas events will be co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, beginning in June of 2019. AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas is a destination event that is integral to the vitality of businesses for thousands of retailers, brands, manufacturers and designers, while for over two decades, the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show has been the largest trade-only event serving the antique and estate jewelry and watch industry.

Rembrandt expanding U.S. operations to support sales growth of traditional charm bracelet business


(WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms is expanding its Williamsville, New York operations to include a new state of the art, eco-friendly electroplating facility. Rembrandt Charms was awarded an Empire State Development Grant by New York State for this project. The expansion is an integral part of the company’s long-term vision that will create numerous jobs. Rembrandt Charms products are manufactured in the United States and Canada. 

Judy Upton awarded 2017 AJA Associate Member of the Year

Judy Upton, owner of Judy Carter and Associates, was named the Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) 2017 Associate Member of the Year at the Association’s annual Saltwater Seminar in October. Judy Carter and Associates is an independent insurance agency specializing in jewelers block insurance in Birmingham, Alabama.

Floyd & Green Jewelers celebrating 25th anniversary

For Steve Floyd & Tom Williams, it seems like just yesterday Floyd & Green was “the new kid on the block” in Aiken, SC. Now the store is celebrating its 25th anniversary, a milestone they feel blessed to have achieved. The duo continues to focus on maintaining the store’s reputation as “Aiken’s Crown Jeweler” and to giving back to the Aiken community.

Diamond Council of America expands with new hire

Rebecca Shukan joins as Director of the Jewelry Career Readiness Initiative

Shukan(NEW YORK) - Diamond Council of America (DCA) - a nationally accredited school that offers jewelers the opportunity to earn professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones, and fine jewelry sales through distance education - announced Rebecca Shukan has joined the association as director of the Jewelry Career Readiness Initiative.