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King Jewelers & TechnoMarine sponsorship of Miss GEICO leaves everyone in its wake

King Jewelers, together with TechnoMarine, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Miss GEICO, the 4 time world champion and fastest offshore powerboat in the world.

The momentous unveiling included a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the King Family, Steven E. Cohen, CEO of TechnoMarine, the entire Miss GEICO racing team, Mayor Susan Gottlieb from the city of Aventura, and numerous excited paparazzi.  On display was the neon green 51’ Miss GEICO powerboat with bows and ribbons showcasing her newest logos, “King Jewelers” and “TechnoMarine”!  The ceremonial ribbon was cut by the King family, Team Owner John Haggin and Steven Cohen and was followed by a glamorous champagne toast and reception.

Jewelers of America expands legislative advocacy

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced the expansion of its legislative advocacy capabilities to include state legislation tracking and state action campaigns at its website, www.jewelers.org. With the state advocacy expansion – made possible by a generous grant from the JCK Industry Fund – JA has updated the only online advocacy center of its kind in the jewelry industry, which is accessible to all retail jewelry professionals.

GIA offers more than 140 scholarships for 2011

All applications must by submitted by Oct. 30

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) kicked off its 2011 scholarship season in June with more education opportunities available than ever, including two new $10,000 awards from Tiffany & Co. There are 140-plus opportunities for students to receive funding to help them pursue a career in the gem and jewelry industry.

Manhattan Gold & Silver website features updated gold fixing prices multiple times daily

(NEW YORK) - Manhattan Gold & Silver, a precious metal refining operation, recently made it easier for visitors to their website, www.mgsrefining.com, to ascertain the current price of gold and other precious metals.  When you visit the website’s home page, you can now see the AM and PM London price fix for gold, platinum and palladium; silver fixing is published once a day.  Price fixings can also be accessed via mobile device at MGSRefining.mobi.  Gold and Silver fixing data is provided by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).  Platinum and palladium fixing data is provided by the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM).

GIA, law officers join forces to fight international jewelry crime

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Special agents and detectives from international law enforcement agencies gathered at the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) Carlsbad campus recently for a two-week crash course in gemology that was specifically requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Law officers from Brazil, Colombia, Belgium, India, Thailand, the UK and the UAE joined detectives from the New York and Los Angeles police departments and FBI specials agents from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. to get a first-hand look at how gemological information can help them solve crimes.

Diamond Dash by Underwood Jewelers and Ritani fueled by Facebook and social media

While Diamond Dashes - high-tech scavenger hunts for fine jewelry - have long drawn local publicity for jewelers and partner brands, Ritani and Underwood Jewelers added a powerful new level of enthusiasm and exposure to their event on Saturday, May 1, thanks to social media tools.

In traditional Diamond Dash form, the event comprised a scavenger hunt throughout the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Registered teams of two - 316 couples - received clues via cell phones on their quest to win a Ritani diamond ring worth $15,000. What set this event apart from other similar fine-jewelry scavenger hunts, however, was the aggressive social media marketing by both Underwood Jewelers and Ritani.

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