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JA expands affiliation with Diamond Council of America

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) announced it is establishing a new collaborative relationship with the Diamond Council of America (DCA), after the boards of both organizations voted in June in favor of a new affiliation agreement. The affiliation would take effect later this year, following a vote by DCA members at the DCA Annual Meeting on July 17, and review by the New York Attorney General.

Bill Furman retires from JCK & JIS

(NORWALK, Conn.) - Industry veteran Bill Furman, who devoted his life to jewelry, its people, and their advertising needs is hanging up his signature hat in July and will be retiring from his most recent position at Reed Jewelry Group as Sales Executive for JIS (Jewelers International Showcase) Shows.

Voyager Brands hires Bill Peak as VP of Sales

‘Shining star’ joins young, dynamic jewelry wholesaler

Voyager(AUSTIN, Tex.) - Voyager Brands is pleased to announce its hire of Bill Peak as Vice President of Sales.

Peak, who brings decades of experience in the industry, served as National Sales Manager at Lakewood, N.J.-based Belair Time Corp. for the past 10 years. Before Belair, Peak spent another decade running the wholesale division Jewel Trends for Christian Bernard. At Voyager, says COO Shreyansh Shah, Bill promises to be “our shining star.”

JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

Sally Morrison of Gemfields to receive the prestigious award

JA Morrison(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Sally Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, of Gemfields, will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

David Peters joins New Horizons Jewelry Show team

Peters(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - David Peters, a well-known jewelry industry educator, consultant and training development specialist has joined the team at New Horizons Events as Education Manager. Peters has more than 16 years of experience in the retail jewelry industry, holds a Master of Science in education administration and educational technology from Pepperdine University, and was an instructor at the Gemological Institute of America for seven years.