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GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair slated for July 13

GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair slated for July 13

Event offers job opportunities, career coaching, networking and more

(NEW YORK) - Leading networking event for the gem and jewelry industry, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair , returns to New York City on Friday, July 13. Whether...

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Time Delay marks 40 years of crafting custom enhancements for one-of-a-kind watches

Time Delay marks 40 years of crafting custom enhancements for one-of-a-kind watches

(DALLAS) - Time Delay Corporation is celebrating 40 years in the time-honored tradition of offering its independent jewelers exactly what they need: the latest and finest in custom dials, bezels and bracelets at competitive prices, along with custom d...

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AWDC announces “revolution in diamond polishing process”

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(ANTWERP) - The Scientific and Technological Research Center for Diamonds (WTOCD) is the collective research center of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the umbrella organization for the Antwerp diamond industry. The WTOCD has announced they ha...

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Not for the faint-hearted: Ira Savoie loves the lively challenge of jewelry appraising

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GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair connects applicants with recruiters

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Hundreds explore industry opportunities

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(NEW YORK) - More than 500 students, job seekers and industry veterans attended GIA’s 26th annual Jewelry Career Fair on July 24. Sponsored by Jewelers of America at the Javits Center in New York City, this free, one-day-only event was an opportunity for attendees to connect with companies through an opening keynote presentation, one-on-one career coaching sessions and networking with nearly 50 recruiters.

GIA President and CEO Susan M. Jacques moderated the panel “Job Success in Today’s Market” featuring industry leaders offering specific advice to aspiring gem and jewelry professionals on the importance of relationships, education and persistence.

“Clients, especially at the luxury level, are looking for authority; they’re looking for trust and they’re looking for a relationship,” said Hank Siegel, president and CEO of Hamilton Jewelers. “I love being able to celebrate with our clients … to take care of them and to serve multiple generations who come to our stores to celebrate special events.”

Regina Ciarleglio, director of retail development for Worthy Inc., spoke on the importance of education in the industry. “[Education] should be part of your ongoing world today, tomorrow and forever,” said Carleglio. “Learn about the business you serve … [and] what your customers are asking about, because then you can talk to them a little better and understand where they are coming from.”

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Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal of Leo Schachter Diamond Group and a member of the GIA Board of Governors, spoke on the importance of persistence and the lessons he learned through his decades of experience. “There is a common denominator to success in all of the parts of the diamond industry - the industry is all based around people, passion and persistence.”

Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of TheAdventurine.com, and Mary Feliciano, recent GIA graduate now working in technical product development for Signet Jewelers Ltd., rounded out the panel. Following the opening session, job seekers had the opportunity to meet with recruiters and have one-on-one career coaching with specialists in appraising, design, gemstones, manufacturing, marketing, retail and more.

GIA ChavesFounded in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is the jewelry industry’s largest career event. GIA has connected thousands of future employees with companies at more than 60 events in California, India, Las Vegas and New York.

The success of GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair over the past 26 years is due to the generous mentorship of career coaches, expertise of panelists and participation of recruiters. The next event will take place in Carlsbad on Friday, Oct. 13. For more details, visit www.gia.edu/career-fair or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Follow @GIANews #JewelryJobs for updates.

 

 


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