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International Gemological Institute brings IGI D-Show to West India

(JAIPUR, India) – Independent gem certification and appraisal institute, The International Gemological Institute (IGI), hosted the first west India IGI D-Show - a buyer-seller knowledge meet - at Jaipur’s Fairmont Hotel June 13-15. The event enabled more than 938 successful meetings between participating manufacturers and retailers.


Countdown begins to Select By Centurion Show in Chicago

(CHICAGO) - The 2015 Select By Centurion Show in Chicago is gearing up and ready to go later this month with a roster of elite manufacturers and trend-setting designers, plus gourmet meals, luxury accommodations, and targeted education sessions perfect to get ready for the holiday selling season. Full exhibitor lists are available on the web site at www.selectjewelryshow.com.

“We’re very excited about the first Select by Centurion Show in Chicago,” said Select By Centurion managers Joe Carullo, Bryan Cohen and Howard Hauben. “Along with great fourth quarter buying, we have an outstanding educational program and complementary housing for qualified retailers. Plus there is so much to do in Chicago that any retailer coming in for the show will have a great experience!”

Atlanta Jewelry Show welcomes 12 new designer brands to Point of View: A Designer Gallery for August edition

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show caps off its year-long 65th anniversary celebration with a growing roster of fresh new resources for jewelers to explore during the August 8-10, 2015 edition at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Topping the list are 12 innovative designer brands that will join the ranks of the show’s Point of View: A Designer Gallery for the first time. 

New Point of View exhibitors include: AmberBeata Collections, Carada by Ciro Shiavo SNC, Charriol, Kimberley Diamond Co., Kir, Mason-Kay, Inc., Obaku, LLC, Paragon Couture Group, Sebastien Barier, Waxing Poetic, Yael Designs  and Ziio. These companies join the section’s returning exhibitors: Asher Jewelry, Barbara Garwood, Bernard Nacht & Co., Inc, Beverly K Collection, Charles Garnier, Chrysalis Jewelry, Inc., Elisa Ilana Jewelry, Frederic Duclos, Honora, Jewelry Innovations, Inc., Jye’s International, Inc., Kabana, Inc., Mars, Nina Nguyen Designs, Raymond Mazza, Inc., Tony Maccabi Designs, Vahan, Venetti, Viken’s Jewelry Mfg. Co., Inc. and Zeghani.

From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

Levi July(HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) - The jewelry industry has seen changes in the way business is being done since the advent of the Internet, and especially since the economic downturn began in 2007. Ivan Levi’s quest to find answers to questions about these changes led him to discover how one specific, yet easy to do practice must be part of the art of exchange, now and forever.

Levi, of Ivan Alan Jewels and Ivan Alan Solutions is a veteran in the jewelry industry - from creation to marketing to management. Owners and managers of brick-and-mortar jewelry stores often ask him how they can compete with the Internet marketplace and how they can best serve their customers. 

Rings of Strength collects over $60,000 for JFC

JFC Rings July(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 3rd Annual Rings of Strength Tour on Thursday, May 28, at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV. More than 125 participants assembled at 5:30 a.m. to either walk or run 5K, or bike one of two courses, a leisurely 15K route or a challenging 50K route. Participants who signed up built their own fundraising websites and collected more than $60,000 to support Jewelers for Children.

“How satisfying to see this event grow, year after year!” said Debra Puzio, JFC’s Vice President for Special Programs. “When Rebecca Foerster, a JFC board member, conceived the idea for the event, we had no way of knowing how successful it would become.”

Next Generation of independent retailers converge for New Experience

RJO July(OAK BROOK, Ill.) - Next generation independent retail jewelers gathered from across the country for the second annual Retail Jewelers Organization’s (RJO) Next Gen Experience. Co-sponsored by RDI Diamonds, Stuller, Ostbye and Pancis Gems, the weekend brought together over 40 next gen jewelers for focused, hands-on educational sessions.

The program entitled, “The RJO Next Generation Experience: Creating Ultimate Jewelers of the Future,” included topics about making choices, dealing with conflict, establishing a business vision, developing core values and the future of the industry.

Jewelers for Children celebrates 17 years

JFC July(NEW YORK) - On May 31, 2015, Jewelers for Children (JFC) held the 17th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.8 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999, more than $48 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need. “Each year that amazing number grows due to the generosity of the wonderful people in this industry,” said Ruth Batson, JFC board chair. “Over the past 17 years, we have touched the lives of so many thousands of children and their families.”

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