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CJA
Canadian Trade Group Elects New Chair
Gail Golberg will take the helm of the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) following the election of the trade body’s new board of directors.Golberg, who will succeed Marco Miserendino as chair, will take over for...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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New Group Supports Black People in Jewelry Trade
A group of industry members has formed the Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) to help Black professionals gain access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in the trade.The coalition’s board of directors is composed entirely of Black...
Polished Markets Nov 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Nancy Brewer
Jewelry Entrepreneur Nancy Brewer Dies
Jewelry manufacturer Nancy Brewer died in early August, according to a statement by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where she had been a board member for 10 years.Brewer was the founder and CEO of jewelry-design company Nancy...
Manufacturing Aug 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamond jewelry
JVC Releases Guide to FTC Rules
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has published a book containing advice on how to interpret the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jewelry guidelines.Understanding the FTC Guidelines deciphers the complex rules governing the manufacture, sale,...
Financial-Legal Jun 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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
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JVC Honors GIA’s Susan Jacques
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has presented Gemological Institute of America (GIA) CEO Susan Jacques with the Stanley Schechter Award.The accolade, which was established in 2002, recognizes industry leaders who have raised...
Polished Markets Jan 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Ethical Credentials
Tips for Promoting Ethical Credentials
When it comes to the jewelry industry’s future, consumer trust is essential. Recent research shows that a vast majority of customers are more disposed to purchase a product from a company that advocates for an issue they care about....
Marketing Dec 30, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Tiffany Stevens JVC
CIBJO Publishes Ethics Recommendations
The World JewelleryConfederation (CIBJO) has produced a special report on ethics ahead of its annualcongress in Bahrain next month.“Weaving It All Together: An Ethical Status Report at the End of2019,” released on Wednesday, covers a variety of topics, ranging frominternational...
Mining Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Matt Perosi
Diversity: A Business Opportunity
Having a workforce that is more diverse not only makes goodbusiness sense, it makes good economic sense. Companies with a more inclusiveemployee base — i.e., a greater proportion of women and ethnically/culturallydiverse individuals — are more competitive in the...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Deborah Yonick
JVC
JVC Launches Diamond-Supply-Chain Kit
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) will unveil a diamond-supply-chain-protectionkit this month to help retailers understand the Federal Trade Commission’s(FTC) revised guidelines for natural and lab-grown stones. The free tool, which aims to help...
Polished Markets Oct 03, 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
Lightbox
De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics traders pushing for full transparency in the sector.The company’s synthetics brand, Lightbox, applies post-growth enhancements to its...
Retail Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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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Supply-Chain Forum Achieves Charity Status
The Jewelry Industry Summit has received tax-exempt status asa charitable organization in the US. The new classification means all donations and contributionsto the group are fully tax-deductible, it said Tuesday. The organization...
Fair Trade Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Wave Ring
DPA Raises Concerns over Synthetics Marketing
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is worried lab-growndiamond suppliers will use the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines toconfuse consumers — a claim synthetics companies reject.The FTC last month removed the word “natural”...
Marketing Aug 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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JVC to Launch Legal-Info Webinars
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is releasing a seriesof new webinars to help the jewelry industry become more legally compliant. The program, which the organization announced last week,will cover four topics: sexual harassment...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Virginia Drosos Signet
2017’s Diamond Merry-Go-Round
The past year has seen a number of changes in management-levelemployees within the diamond industry. Here’s a breakdown of the new faces anddepartures for 2017: Alrosa CEO Andrey Zharkov stepped down to besucceeded by former Sberbank senior...
Polished Markets Dec 26, 2017 Rapaport News
Tiffany Stevens Jewelers Vigilance Committee JVC
JVC Names Tiffany Stevens as CEO
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has appointed TiffanyStevens as president and chief executive officer, replacing Cecilia Gardner,who has served in the role for 18 years.Stevens (pictured) will take up the position on March 6, the legaladvisory...
Financial-Legal Mar 01, 2017 Rapaport News
Cecilia Gardner
JVC Begins Search for New Chief
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) set up a committee toreplace Cecilia Gardner, who is stepping down next year from multiple roles ofpresident, chief executive officer and general counsel.Gardner (pictured) announced earlier this year...
Financial-Legal Aug 30, 2016 Rapaport News
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