Last updateTue, 07 Jul 2020 11pm


Roger Dery launches nonprofit focused on East Africa

Gem Legacy, Inc. to support mining communities and gem education

(ROYAL OAK, Mich.) - Roger Dery of Roger Dery Gem Design, with his wife Ginger and daughter Rachel, has launched Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to education, vocational training and local economies in East African mining communities.

Furry friends on the job: Harley, of JR Brushert Jewelers

Pets Harley

This is Harley, a 4 lb. yorkie who works with Deb Brushert at JR Brushert Jewelers in Wausau, Wisconsin. Harley is loved by customers, who often call to make sure he will be there on days they plan to come in to pick up repair work or such. Sometimes they even bring family/friends to meet him. He loves the attention, and loves showing off his skills.  Harley is 4 years old, and has earned Canine Good Citizen® and Therapy Dogs International accreditations. He also visits patients at Wasuau’s two local hospitals and Hospice House. 

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GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair connects applicants with recruiters

Hundreds explore industry opportunities

GIA Tannenbaum

(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.

Partnership opportunities with Diamond Banc

Diamond Banc is partnering with retail jewelers nationwide to assist them in offering a new dimension of financial services to their clients that is dramatically improving their bottom line. Diamond Banc is putting retail jewelers into the buying and lending business with virtually no up-front costs.

Shellé Jewelers in Northbrook, IL is one of the first jewelry stores to open a Diamond Banc Shop-in-Shop in their store. “We are very pleased with the whole experience” said Brain Millman, 3rd generation jeweler and President of Shellés. “Like most independently owned jewelry stores, everyone on our staff has a lot of responsibilities. The best part about working with Kyle and Mills at Diamond Banc is how fast, easy and lucrative the process is. We are now able to provide buying and lending services to our customers without having to hire additional staff or tie up our own capital. They also provide us with marketing support and even take time to speak directly to our customers when needed.”

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