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John Ford wins Spectrum Awards for 3rd consecutive year

Ford platinum(GALVESTON, Tex.) - The American Gem Trade Association has announced the 2018 Spectrum Award winners. John Ford was named the winner of multiple Spectrum Awards for the third consecutive year. This is a major achievement as the AGTA Spectrum Awards is considered by many as the most prestigious jewelry and gemstone competition in the world.

RJO Foundation continues its mission to give back

RJOLaunches the RJO Foundation 100+ Club

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - The RJO Foundation debuted the 100+ Club at the Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The RJO Foundation 100+ Club is a group of RJO members committed to impact the RJO Foundation Endowment Fund to ensure the Foundation’s continued success. 

Jewelers Mutual acquires business operations of TransGuardian

MutualWelcomes shipping solution employees

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Group continues to expand its product offerings in support of its core insurance business by purchasing the assets of TransGuardian, Inc., a shipping logistics software company. TransGuardian’s creation in 2005 was an innovative breakthrough for online logistics services, developed by a team which has designed innovative shipping solutions since 1980.

Jewelers of America hires two industry veterans as consultants

Elizabeth Brewer and Mark Smelzer to focus on Membership and Consumer Marketing

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the hire of two industry consultants to enhance two of JA’s core priorities: membership and consumer marketing. Elizabeth Brewer will assist JA’s dynamic membership department to enhance membership engagement with its robust retail membership base. Mark Smelzer is assisting in the strategic development of a Consumer Marketing Initiative that will launch in early 2019.

Jewelers of America Board elects new Directors

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) announced the election of three industry leaders to its Board of Directors at its biannual Board meeting in New York on July 16. The new directors elected to a three year term are Chad Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, David Bouffard of Signet Jewelers and Camile Hannoush of Hannoush Jewelers.

SimplexDiam and Eaton Hudson Jewelry Advisors form partnership

New consulting division to assist jewelers in time of transition

SimplexDiam, Inc and Eaton Hudson Jewelry Advisors have joined forces to create a joint venture to provide guidance to store owners seeking to turn around a business, sell off unwanted inventory or liquidate an entire store. “Jewelers looking to SimplexDiam and Eaton Hudson for sales support will find themselves inundated with experience and resources,” says Eaton Hudson CEO Bob Epstein.

Minnesota jewelry artist wins international award

Bucheit(LANESBORO, Minn.) - International award winning jewelry designer Liz Bucheit is the recipient of the Grand Award in the Wire Category of The Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards competition. Designed to draw attention to metal and wire artistry, this juried competition sponsored by Bead & Button magazine and FacetJewelry.com drew entries from around the world.