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Women’s Jewelry Association launches Advocacy Task Force

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) on November 2 launched its first ever “advocacy task force” to explore and ultimately create actionable tools, training, education, workplace coaching, and mentorship that can be utilized by WJA members to advance women’s roles in the jewelry industry workplace.

Dona Dirlam retires as Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center

Robert Weldon named library director

GIA DIrlam(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Dona Dirlam, director of GIA’s library and information center, has retired after 38 years of service to GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry. She was largely responsible for establishing and expanding the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center, a world-leading resource center for gems, gemology and jewelry. Dirlam’s successor will be Robert Weldon, who has been manager of photography and visual communications for GIA since 2006.

Stuller, Inc. names new chief systems and technology officer

Former Signet COO adds experience to executive team

Stuller Morgan(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Bringing with him deep experience creating value for customers in a variety of industries including fine jewelry, Bryan Morgan has joined Stuller as chief systems and technology officer. Bryan will oversee the global manufacturer and supplier’s IT infrastructure and Gemvision operations.

Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Machiels OctPaul Machiels, who has spent the last 37 years selling jewelry, chains, and charms to retail stores, has announced his retirement. His announcement coincides with his intention to sell JKM Enterprises, parent company of Charms Plus, to interested buyers. His book of business continues to be lucrative with over 500 active customers.