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Jewelers of America adds new GEM Award for Watch Design category

Submission period opens for 2016 Award nominees

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the addition of a GEM Award for Watch Design to the 14th Annual GEM Awards gala taking place on January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The GEM Award for Watch Design will honor either a well-established or emerging brand which has an extraordinary design aesthetic and/or has made significant technological advancements in the field of watches. GEM Awards – considered the Academy Awards of the jewelry industry – honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.


IGI introduces virtual 3-dimensional diamond viewing

Institute’s Diamond Reports to feature QR codes

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI), a world renowned independent gem certification and appraisal institute, has announced its long-standing diamond grading reports will now include QR (quick response) codes, which will allow for fully dimensional online viewing, upon request.

Atlanta Jewelry Show to offer GIA® Diamond Grading Lab at August Show

(ATLANTA) - As part of an ongoing effort to expand educational resources and opportunities for independent jewelers, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will once again offer a GIA® (Gemological Institute of America) Lab during the August 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. The GIA® Diamond Grading Lab will be held Tuesday - Saturday, August 4-8, 2015. Hours are 9 am - 5 pm each day. The Atlanta Jewelry Show runs August 8-10, 2015.

On the Road with Rob Phillips - The Techie Road Warrior

For those of us sales reps who are veterans of the road, we have fond memories of quaint ways of getting phone messages.  In the early 1980s my first answering machine was from Radio Shack and I had to call it from the road and make a unique high pitched sound with a hand held device right into the phone receiver.  And that was just the beginning of the hoops I had to jump thru to hear all the messages while writing them down.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee publishes new guide on FTC Platinum Amendments

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has released “The Essential Guide to the U.S. Trade in Platinum Jewelry” (Essential Guide) to clarify Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 amendments to the Platinum Section of the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metal and Pewter Industries. This Essential Guide explains these revised standards, and what they mean in practical terms for those who manufacture, promote and sell platinum jewelry. This Essential Guide is the newest addition to JVC’s series of Essential Guides and was underwritten by a grant from Platinum Guild International USA.

MJSA announces 2011 Vision Awards Design Competition

Association adds new category for custom designing retailers

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - The 20th annual MJSA Vision Awards Competition is now open to receive entries, according to Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA), the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. The awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design.

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