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Jeff Sadowsky named President of Global Fine Jewels

GFJ SadowskyGlobal Fine Jewels (GFJ), a division of world dia­mond trade leader Jay Gems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Sadowsky as its new President. Sadowsky, a 48-year veteran of the jewelry industry, previously worked as Director of Acquisitions at GBC, Inc., and most recently as Vice President and creator of White Pine Trading’s Fine Jewelry division. He was responsible for the acquisition of White Pine Trading’s line of high end and estate jewelry inventory.

Quality Gold acquires North American Jewelers, Inc.

(FAIRFIELD, Ohio) - Quality Gold has purchased North American Jewelers, Inc. (NAJ) the Chicago based supplier known for bridal and special occasion diamond jewelry. Along with NAJ, Quality Gold now owns Steckbeck Jewelry PVT LTD (STJPL), its wholly owned subsidiary and manufacturing facility opened in 2003 in Mumbai, India.

American Brilliant formed to serve U.S. market

AB Gaurang NishitSmall, high-end diamond specialists a one-stop shop for polished-diamond expertise

(ANTWERP, Belgium) - Two diamond professionals representing four decades of experience in the world’s diamond capitals are stepping up their U.S. presence, serving retailers across the country.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company named to 2016 Ward’s 50

Honored for sixth consecutive year

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the 2016 list of Ward’s 50® top performing insurance companies for the sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period from 2011-2015.

24 Karat Club SEUS inducts new members

24K membersThe 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (24K Club SEUS) welcomed two new members at their Forty-Second Annual Banquet held at the Atlanta Country Club on August 6. The 24K Club Class of 2016 includes Stark Harbour, owner Southern Jewelry Insurance and Michael Lebowitz, Director of Jewelry White Pine Trading LLC.

IDD named Leading Jewelers Guild “Vendor of the Year”

IDD groupIDD Jewelry of New York, an industry leader in basic diamond jewelry and bridal programs, was recently honored as the “2016 Vendor of the Year” by the Leading Jewelers Guild. As voted by the members of the group, the award recognizes excellence in customer service and innovative product. Already the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievements, IDD states they are proud to continue their tradition of excellence and solidify their reputation as a leading source for successful jewelry programs.

Known for their expertise in product development, IDD has been committed to delivering the best product at an exceptional value over the past three decades. Within the last five years, they have expanded their company offerings by developing high-turning bridal programs and value-driven collections; implementing innovative marketing solutions including digital and social media; and, most notably, changing the industry’s consumer financing standards with the launch of their private label credit, thereby facilitating consumer financing and increasing sales for retailers.

Commenting on the achievement, Alok Mehta, CEO and president of IDD, said: “It is a great honor to be recognized by our retailers. We are thrilled that our customers appreciate the business partnerships and product solutions we continue to cultivate and develop. By investing our top resources, we will continue to partner with our retailers, build their store brand, and exceed their expectations.”

IDD awardIDD is a renowned diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing independent retailers and regional chains across North America for over 30 years. As a premier diamond basics supplier, IDD relies on their strengths of superior craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and impressive global diamond resources. IDD attributes their success to the steadfast commitment of providing each customer with a high level of consistency, value, service, and innovation. For more information call 800-621-1162 or visit www.iddny.com.