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Box Brokers joins IJO

The International Jewelers Organization (IJO) recently held its Spring Buying Show in San Antonio, Texas. Among the over 150 vendors exhibiting was the Box Brokers Group. Known throughout the jewelry industry as a prime independent jewelers source for custom packaging, the firm was a first time exhibitor and took full advantage of its featured status.

Scholarships available from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern US

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for multiple scholarships.  Individuals currently working in the jewelry industry and holding residence in the following states are eligible and encouraged to apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is July 1, 2014.  Scholarship winners will be notified no later than August 1, 2014.

Jewelers of America Political Action Committee announces JAPAC Awards

(NEW YORK) - National trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry industry, Jewelers of America (JA), has announced the launch of the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) Awards. The JAPAC Awards will acknowledge the generous contributions made by individual JA Members in support of JA’s ongoing legislative advocacy on behalf of the jewelry industry.

Scholarships on leading industry education available from JA

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, makes professional development affordable for its members by funding scholarships on renowned industry education. The scholarships can cover up to 60% of the cost of leading diploma, jewelry courses and certification programs. JA will award 2014 scholarships from February 1 through September 30, 2014, and industry professionals are encouraged to apply.

5 free store fixes you should do now!

The other day my in-laws came for a visit. I had done the usual tidying up because my house is generally presentable with a slight fluff.  My father-in-law is 6’6 and I am 5’6 and as a joke I pulled out my 1’ step stool in my kitchen for a side-by-side photo of the two of us.  I was mortified! I could see what he sees every day, including the dust on top of my refrigerator.  It’s not because I don’t normally clean. Heck, I actually pay someone to help me! It’s just that my world is 5’6 and I don’t see (and can’t reach) the tops of refrigerators, range hoods, cabinets (the list goes on and on).

MAJA, SJO join forces

The Mid-America Jewelers Association (MAJA) has reported that their Board of Directors has agreed to accept the invitation from the Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) to “partner” with them for their annual trade show and buying opportunities.

Gemesis lab-grown diamonds advancing in size and quality

(NEW YORK) - Gemesis, a principal distributor of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds, now offers a 1.78 ct., G color, SI1 clarity, princess-cut lab-created diamond on Gemesis.com. Certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI), this diamond - as with all Gemesis colorless lab-grown selections - is classified as the purest Type IIa (extremely rare in nature) and is also the largest, whitest diamond currently achieved.

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