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IDD named Leading Jewelers Guild “Vendor of the Year”

IDD groupIDD Jewelry of New York, an industry leader in basic diamond jewelry and bridal programs, was recently honored as the “2016 Vendor of the Year” by the Leading Jewelers Guild. As voted by the members of the group, the award recognizes excellence in customer service and innovative product. Already the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievements, IDD states they are proud to continue their tradition of excellence and solidify their reputation as a leading source for successful jewelry programs. 

Known for their expertise in product development, IDD has been committed to delivering the best product at an exceptional value over the past three decades. Within the last five years, they have expanded their company offerings by developing high-turning bridal programs and value-driven collections; implementing innovative marketing solutions including digital and social media; and, most notably, changing the industry’s consumer financing standards with the launch of their private label credit, thereby facilitating consumer financing and increasing sales for retailers.   

Commenting on the achievement, Alok Mehta, CEO and president of IDD, said: “It is a great honor to be recognized by our retailers. We are thrilled that our customers appreciate the business partnerships and product solutions we continue to cultivate and develop. By investing our top resources, we will continue to partner with our retailers, build their store brand, and exceed their expectations.”

IDD awardIDD is a renowned diamond jewelry manufacturer servicing independent retailers and regional chains across North America for over 30 years. As a premier diamond basics supplier, IDD relies on their strengths of superior craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and impressive global diamond resources. IDD attributes their success to the steadfast commitment of providing each customer with a high level of consistency, value, service, and innovation. For more information call 800-621-1162 or visit www.iddny.com.

Southern Gates® appoints reps for TOLA region

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) - The Southern Gates® Collection is pleased to announce the addition of two new representatives to their growing sales team. Robert and Dana Douglas join The Cargo Hold in the TOLA region, bringing the best-selling Southern Gates® Collection to independent jewelry stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Eaton Hudson launches new Jewelry Advisory Division

Eaton HudsonLed by former Silverman Consultants’ team and focused on exit strategies and asset disposition

(ALPHARETTA, Ga. & TORONTO) - Eaton Hudson has announced the formation of a new division, Eaton Hudson Jewelry Advisors. Based in Charleston, SC, the division, led by the former Silverman Consultants team, will focus on providing various financial services to jewelry store owners’ seeking to turn around a business, sell off unwanted inventory, or liquidate a store or an entire chain of stores.

Jewelers of America announces 2017 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement winner

RosenheimJim Rosenheim of Tiny Jewel Box to Receive the prestigious award

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, and the GEM Awards Committee has announced that Jim Rosenheim, Chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington D.C., will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 15th annual GEM Awards on January 13, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Gemologist-writer Diana Jarrett is Best-of-the-Best in Writers Competition

Diana award AugSouthern/Mid-America Jewelry News columnist earns national acclaim – again

(NEW YORK) - Popular gem industry writer/author Diana Jarrett accepted an award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies for their Editors, Writers, Poets & Illustrators competition, reports the New York Mineralogical Club. Jarrett has already been the recipient of multiple awards as a journalist to the trade and myriad consumer outlets.

Holojem wins first prize at JCK Think Tank

Holojem awardJewelers Mutual, Excelion Partners team up for 3D projection aimed at creating customized jewelry store experiences

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Holojem™, a Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company partnership with Excelion Partners, won first prize at JCK Las Vegas’ Think Tank on Sunday, June 5.

Think Tank, an event held in a similar fashion to ABC’s Shark Tank, was moderated by Ann Arnold, chief strategy officer at Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG).