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GIA awards 54 scholarships for Fall 2013

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - 54 students begin their studies at GIA (Gemological Institute of America) this fall with scholarships toward Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes. For the first time, a GIA student will receive the “Dr. Geoffrey Smith Scholarship,” which sponsors a student who previously participated in the GIA Junior Gemologist Program™. The scholarships align with GIA’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewelry to the trade and aspiring professionals.

A unique scholarship opportunity for gemology students

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student.  NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 41st Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled for February 2 – 3, 2014 in Tucson AZ.

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.

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