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Jewelers of America announces 2017 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement winner

RosenheimJim Rosenheim of Tiny Jewel Box to Receive the prestigious award

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, and the GEM Awards Committee has announced that Jim Rosenheim, Chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington D.C., will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 15th annual GEM Awards on January 13, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.


Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

Diana award AugSouthern/Mid-America Jewelry News columnist earns national acclaim – again

(NEW YORK) - Popular gem industry writer/author Diana Jarrett accepted an award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies for their Editors, Writers, Poets & Illustrators competition, reports the New York Mineralogical Club. Jarrett has already been the recipient of multiple awards as a journalist to the trade and myriad consumer outlets.

Holojem wins first prize at JCK Think Tank

Holojem awardJewelers Mutual, Excelion Partners team up for 3D projection aimed at creating customized jewelry store experiences

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Holojem™, a Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company partnership with Excelion Partners, won first prize at JCK Las Vegas’ Think Tank on Sunday, June 5.

Think Tank, an event held in a similar fashion to ABC’s Shark Tank, was moderated by Ann Arnold, chief strategy officer at Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG).

Adam Graham joins Omi Gems/Omi Privé

Adam JuneJewelry industry veteran Adam Graham has joined Omi, Inc. as Director of Sales and Marketing. In this new role, he will oversee the selling, marketing and public relations functions of the gemstone company and its fine jewelry division Omi Privé.

“We are thrilled to have Adam join us at this stage in our company’s ongoing growth,” said Niveet Nagpal of Omi, Inc. “Adam’s experience and relationships in all facets of the industry will really enhance our team as we continue to build both our loose gemstone and jewelry business.”

AGS names Scott Berg new President, appoints Board of Directors

AGS Berg June(LAS VEGAS) - The American Gem Society (AGS) elected Scott Berg, Certified Gemologist (CG) of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Baton Rouge, LA, as President of the Society’s Board of Directors, assuming the role from outgoing president, Louis Smith, CG, of Smithworks Fine Jewelry. The appointment was made during the Society’s annual Conclave in Washington, D.C. in April at the Membership Breakfast.

Hoover & Strong’s Taylor earns Bronze A´ Design Award for “Mystic Falls”

HooverHoover & Strong is pleased to announce that their product development manager, Jerry E Taylor has been granted the prestigious Bronze A´ Design Award in the Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition Category for his “Mystic Falls” ring design. Taylor’s design was chosen out of thousands of submissions, by the international judging committee of the A´ Design Awards & Competitions.

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