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Jewelers of America announces “People’s Choice” category for 2017 CASE Awards

Entries in the jewelry retailer design competition will be accepted until February 17

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(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is accepting entries for CASE Awards, its national retail jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honors jewelers who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style. New for 2017, JA has added a “People’s Choice” CASE Award with consumers voting online at JA’s website for their favorite jewelry piece.


One dead, others injured in robbery “gone really, really bad”

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2 suspects in custody, third arrest possible. Could be linked to another jewelry store robbery. 

A man who was killed trying to stop a robbery at a San Antonio, Texas, mall is being hailed as a good Samaritan, and police have arrested two suspects who will face murder charges.

"What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. "It's absolutely senseless."

Jewelers of Louisiana opens application for funds to benefit jewelers impacted by Louisiana floods

(NEW ORLEANS) - Over 100 people employed in the jewelry industry were impacted by the August floods in South Louisiana. Jewelers of Louisiana, a statewide organization representing over 1,500 employees, has established a fund to help anyone in the jewelry industry affected by the floods. Over $3,700 had been raised by the fundraising drive.

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Jewelry salesman goes missing under suspicious circumstances

bryon macron missing nbcnewsEarly in the morning on Friday, December 16 Bryon Macron left his home and has not been seen since. Macron has been a Lafayette Township (Medina County, OH) Trustee since 2010 and has a long career in the jewelry industry. He worked many years in retail and then moved into sales on the supply side, most recently as national sales manager at Monelle Designs where he worked after a 2-year stint at AV Diamonds.

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