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IDD’s revolutionary Harout R Bridal enjoying growth

Continuing to impress independent retailers with its innovative essence, Harout R Bridal from IDD is quickly becoming one of the company’s fastest growing bridal brands.

Since its re-launch this April, IDD has implemented several new developments that has earned them a 2013 PGI Award and a dramatic increase in business.

Jewelers of Louisiana mourns the passing of two outstanding women

It is with great sadness that Jewelers of Louisiana President Ira Savioe announces the passing of  two outstanding Jewelers of Louisiana members.

Donna Dyson, co-owner of Family Jewelbox in Winnfield, LA, passed away at the age of 57 on June 1, 2013.  Mrs Dyson was born Wednesday, March 21, 1956 in Winnfield to Verlon W. Doherty and Garnell Thompson Doherty. She was preceded in death by her father, Verlon W. Doherty and her sister, Vicki Irene Doherty.

Don’t let a USPS shipping service’s change of name confuse your shipping decisions

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company began reaching out to its commercial policyholders on July 29 to guide them through a potentially confusing and costly change of name assigned to a particular United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery service.

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, USPS changed the name of its Express Mail® service to Priority Mail Express™. Don’t confuse the newly named Priority Mail Express™ service with another USPS shipping option called simply Priority Mail™. The two are not the same.

Kameleon retailers help raise funds for Thai children

March 2013 marked the release of a very special JewelPop series called KarmaPops™. Five dollars from the sale of each Kameleon KarmaPop™ is donated to KLEO - Karen Learning and Education Opportunities.  KLEO, a registered charity, assists young ethnic Karen people of Northern Thailand who face economic, social and language barriers.

Rio Grande issues Call for Entries for 2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition

Rio Grande has issued the call for entries for the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition. The competition, now in its 14th year, recognizes innovation and distinction in jewelry design. It encourages designers to push the limits of their imaginations as they create an original piece of jewelry art in any of seven categories.

GIA accepting 2014 scholarship applications

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) began accepting scholarship applications online on June 15 for its 2014 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses, and lab classes. Applications will be available through Oct. 31 on the Institute’s website www.myapps.gia.edu/Scholarship/scholarship/scholarshipHome.jsp.

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