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DPA Support Network
Jewelry Industry Groups Create Support Network
A number of trade groups have joined together in an effort to support small jewelry businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Jeweler Support Network, created by the American Gem Society (AGS) and the Diamond Producers Association (DPA),...
Retail Mar 30, 2020 Rapaport News
WJA
Jewelry Groups Urge Govt. to Support Retailers
Three jewelry groups have joined the National Retail Federation (NRF) in its efforts to help small US retailers obtain financial aid from the government during the coronavirus shutdown.Jewelers of America (JA), the Jewelers Vigilance...
Retail Mar 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Gem Awards
JA Honors Ed Bridge at GEM Awards
Jewelers of America (JA) honored retailers, designers and journalists at Friday’s GEM Awards in New York.Ed Bridge, who ran the family-owned Ben Bridge Jeweler until his retirement in November 2018, picked up the Lifetime Achievement...
Polished Markets Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
JA Another Piece of Your Story
JA Campaign Successful with Consumers
Jewelers of America(JA) will expand its new marketing campaign following a successful test which reached more than 3 million unique consumers and garnered positive response.“The industry came together and we were able to execute a campaign...
Marketing Dec 23, 2019 Rapaport News
JA Gem awards
JA Announces GEM Award Nominees
Jewelers of America (JA) will honor individuals and brandswhose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches at its2020 GEM Awards. Nominees for the media excellence category include Anthony DeMarco,...
Polished Markets Sep 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelers of America (JA)
Ed Bridge to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor
Jewelers of America (JA) has named Ed Bridge, chairman of Ben Bridge Jeweler, as the recipient of its 2020 GEM Award for LifetimeAchievement. The GEM Awards honor the outstanding achievements ofindividuals or companies whose work raises...
Retail Sep 19, 2019 Rapaport News
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24 Karat Club Names Excellence Honorees
The 24 Karat Club of Southern California will recognize three industry members fortheir work in the trade at its 2019 annual gala, it said Monday. Terry Chandler, CEO of the Diamond Council of America (DCA),will receive the...
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry Vendors
Trade Bodies Relaunch Cost of Business Survey
Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) to launch the Retail Jewelers Benchmarking Study, replacing the JA’s Cost of Doing Business Survey last published in 2015. The resulting report...
Retail Sep 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Imports
How Trump’s Tariffs Could Affect the Trade
Long before the threat of tariffs on Chinese goods loomed large,brick-and-mortar retailers in the US were facing challenges. So far this year,US retailers have announced plans to shut down over 7,000 stores after almost6,000 closed in 2018,...
Financial-Legal Aug 11, 2019 Lara Ewen
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America Elects New Chair
Jewelers of America (JA) has elected Holly Wesche, athird-generation jeweler, to head its board of directors. Wesche, who is the owner of Wesche Jewelers in Florida, willsucceed outgoing chair John Henne, the organization said last week....
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelers of America DC visit 2019
Tariffs, Taxes Top JA Washington Agenda
A delegation from Jewelersof America (JA) has met with US lawmakers and congressional staff to discuss trade and tax concerns affecting its members. Themeeting, which took place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 19,...
Financial-Legal Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
JA Case awards
JA Unveils CASE Award Winners
Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its 29thannual CASE Awards for jewelry design, recognizing retail members whose piecesfeature creativity, artistry, style and excellence. A panel of judges chose the honorees from...
Polished Markets May 01, 2019 Rapaport News
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NCDIA Announces Advisory Board
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has appointedthree members to its 2019 advisory board. They will be responsible for supporting and guiding the organization’sexecutive committee, NCDIA said last week. The new advisory...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Yellow diamond
US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned this week.State Department officials met with industry representatives on Monday to brief them on the plans.The possible rules...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Matthew Tratner Takes On Role at GIA
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointedMatthew Tratner global director of business development. Tratner will be responsible for expandingand deepening the GIA’s relationships with retailers and other stakeholders. “Matt’s industry experience will...
Polished Markets Jan 29, 2019 Rapaport News
JA
Jewelers of America Hires Membership Chief
Jewelers of America (JA) has appointed Regina Ciarleglio asits new director of membership, the trade association said Friday. Ciarleglio, who will oversee JA’s membershipdevelopment and retention, has more than 25 years of experience in the...
Polished Markets Jan 27, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trade Sees Three New Appointments
Three industry members have found homes in executivepositions at Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group and RoyalAsscher. Steven Kaiser was elected chairperson of the JSA board,replacing Stewart Wicht, the recently retired...
Polished Markets Jan 21, 2019 Rapaport News
GEM Awards Jan 2019 Stewart Wicht
GEM Awards Honor Ex-Rolex USA Chief
Jewelers of America (JA) honored retailers, designers andjournalists at Friday’s GEM Awards in New York. Stewart Wicht, whoretired as CEO of Rolex Watch USA in December, picked up the LifetimeAchievement accolade in recognition of his contribution to the industry duringhis...
Retail Jan 16, 2019 Rapaport News
JA NYC
JA National Convention to Launch in July
Jewelers of America (JA) will launch its first NationalConvention in New York next July. The forum — open to jewelry professionals —will feature expert presentations and discussions on issues facing the US and international jewelry industry,...
Polished Markets Oct 28, 2018 Rapaport News
JA Marketing Campaign
JA to Launch Consumer Marketing Initiative
Jewelers of America (JA) has unveiled plans for anindustry-wide collaborative marketing campaign, aimed at increasing consumerinterest in jewelry. The new initiative will promote the unique and emotionalaspects of owning jewelry, as opposed to spending one’s disposable...
Marketing Oct 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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