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MJSA announces winners of 2019 Vision Awards competition

MJSA, the U.S. trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recognized 14 outstanding jewelry designers in its 2019 Vision Awards competition. An annual celebration of outstanding creativity, craftsmanship, and technological prowess, the competition honored both professional and student excellence in several categories, including a new award for Enamel Distinction.

ASHI Diamonds appoints Steven Parks to represent New England region

Ashi StevenSteven Parks(NEW YORK) - ASHI Diamonds is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Parks as their Sales Representative and Marketing Consultant for the New England Region of New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. Steven’s appointment is part of ASHI’s marketing and expansion strategy that will enable it to better service independent jewelers in the U.S.

Jeffrey Bergman joins Overnight

Bergman3Jeffrey BergmanOvernight is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeffrey Bergman, former President of Mercury Ring. Jeffrey has over 15 years of experience in the manufacturing, design, and sale of bridal and fashion jewelry to retailers across North America and the Caribbean.

Rio Grande announces winners of 2019 Saul Bell Design Award competition

At a celebration dinner held on May 19 in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 19th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. In this international competition, finalists were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by designers from around the world. The pieces epitomize the very best of the jewelry industry in creativity, design and fabrication.

Alabama Jewelers Association announces Design Contest winners

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) held its annual convention at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham April 5 - 7. The AJA’s Annual Jewelry Design Competition was held Sunday, April 7. AJA members and their employees submitted original designs in several categories. Entries were displayed at the Sunday Past Presidents Luncheon where the voting took place and winners announced.

Sissy’s Log Cabin breaks ground for new location

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) - Sissy’s Log Cabin broke ground in April for the organization’s new Faulkner County location. The new store will be located at 820 Elsinger Blvd. in Conway, Arkansas.

SissysGroundbreaking ceremony fo Sissy’s Log Cabin, Conway. (L-R) William Jones, Vice President of Operations; Jennifer Turney, Merchandise Manager; Mark Sanders, Senior Vice President Buyer; Bill Jones, CEO (holding grandson Murphy Jones); Sharri Jones, Executive Secretary; Michael Bohner, Vice President; Kim Rieve, CFO; Sissy Jones, Founder; Wyatt Jones, Sales Professional; Lamar McCubbin, President

Jewelers Mutual files plan to change structure

Mutual eSeeks flexibility in meeting future customer and market needs

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has filed a forward-looking plan to become a mutual holding company to modernize its corporate structure while retaining its long-term focus and dedication to its policyholders - and preserving its mutuality.