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National Jeweler announces 2019 Retailer Hall of Fame recipients

Cathy Calhoun, David & Julia Gardner, and Steve & Judy Padis inducted

(NEW YORK) - National Jeweler has inducted five seasoned jewelry retailers into its Retailer Hall of Fame. This year, National Jeweler is honoring two single-store independent jewelers along with one multi-store independent. The 2019 inductees are Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers, Julia and David Gardner of David Gardner’s Jewelers & Gemologists, and Judy and Steve Padis of Padis Jewelry.

Jewel-Craft upgrades to larger facility

Leading jewelry repair experts expands facility to 50,000 sq. ft.

(ERLANGER, Ky.) - Jewel-Craft’s story is the definition of the American dream: a family owned and operated business that has spanned 4 generations. Born in a basement, built on a dream, and dedicated to perfection, Jewel-Craft is guided by every single person that has walked through their doors since 1947.

JA New York announces Mort Abelson New Designer of The Year Award winner

Linda Hoj joins prestigious company in accepting her commendation

(NEW YORK) - The excitement was palpable throughout the Jacob Javits Center as the 8 designers from the JA New York New Designer Gallery made their New York City fine jewelry trade show debut. Aimee Petkus, Julie Lamb, Linda Hoj, M. HISAE, Olivia B., Original Eve, Ravit Kaplan and S. Tree each carry collections with signature aesthetics that excited the judges and made for a difficult deliberation. Despite the tough competition, Linda Hoj was declared the 2019 Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year. Linda’s prolific collection blends modern artistry with ancient techniques and truly exemplifies the spirit of the New Designer Gallery, as well as the forward-thinking vision of this section’s founder, Mort Abelson.