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U.S. Kimberley Process Authority appoints IGI’s Jerry Ehrenwald to Board

Ehrenwald(NEW YORK) - The United States Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA), the not-for-profit organization that administers the use of Kimberley Process certificates for exports of rough diamonds from the U.S., announced that Jerry Ehrenwald, G.G., A.S.A, president and CEO of the International Gemological Institute (IGI), has been elected to the Board of Directors of the USKPA.

Jewelers Mutual earns 30th consecutive A+ Superior rating from A.M. Best Company

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has earned its 30th consecutive A+ Superior financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company, one of the world’s most respected insurance rating and information sources.

Founded in 1913, Jewelers Mutual is the only insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, serving both commercial jewelry businesses and personal jewelry owners. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Greg Gesswein promoted to President of Paul H. Gesswein and Co.

GessweinGreg Gesswein has been promoted to president of Paul H. Gesswein and Co., Inc., a 102 year old Bridgeport based manufacturer and distributor of tools, equipment and supplies. Greg is the fourth generation of the Gesswein family to manage the business and replaces his father, Dwight W. Gesswein, who has served as the president since 1993. Dwight will retain the position of vice-chairman, along with his brother Roger H. Gesswein, Jr., Gesswein’s current chairman and CEO, and will continue to support the company in a broader advisory capacity.

Colorado jeweler retiring after 45 years in industry

Sal Vargas, a custom jeweler in Greenwood Village, CO is closing his doors after 45+ years. Sal began his journey in the jewelry trade when he was 17 years old. At 18 he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for several jewelers, constantly perfecting his craft. He learned the art of setting diamonds and gems, as well as how to make gold castings. As word got around of his natural ability and excellent craftsmanship, Sal decided to open his own jewelry store in 1971.  His business thrived in L.A. for the next 18 years.

Allison-Kaufman Fine Jewelry joins GemFind’s JewelCloud®

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) - GemFind, a leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, is excited to welcome Allison-Kaufman, the latest vendor to add their collections to the GemFind social product network. With JewelCloud®, Allison-Kaufman can better reach their retailers and feed products straight to retail websites, and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers.

VEER’s “service with a smile” recognized by RJO

VEERVEER is a proud 100 percent “Made in America” diamond and jewelry manufacturing company located in the Diamond District in New York. The company’s focus is on solid in-stock diamond studs, anniversary band and bridal programs.

At only 4 years young, VEER believes it has cracked the code on how to provide care and serve its independent retail stores. The formula is its two core values; Courtesy and Joy.