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Lafonn named 2017 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Award winner & finalist

Lafonn ring(CYPRESS, Calif.) - Lafonn, the brand known for luxury within reach, has grabbed two honors in the 2017 JCK Jeweler’s Choice Awards. Now in its tenth year, the awards are given in multiple categories. Both of Lafonn’s wins are in the “Lab Grown Gemstone” category, further anchoring the brand’s position as a market leader in this category.


Elisa Ilana Jewelry celebrates 20th anniversary

(OMAHA Neb.) - Elisa Ilana Jewelry is excited to celebrate its 20th year in the jewelry business. Over the last two decades, the Omaha-based jewelry retailer/manufacturer has built a loyal worldwide following in fine fashion and affordable luxury jewelry. Great care is taken in curating a wide variety of up-and-coming designers and unusual art to wear. Elisa Ilana has an extensive collection of both original designs and highly sought after designers. In addition to a retail storefront, Elisa Ilana has reached an ever-growing national audience through its e-commerce sites.

John Ford wins Buyers Choice Award at AGTA Gem Show

Ford April(TUCSON, Ariz.) - John Ford’s (Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford) Spectrum Award winning 197 carat “Electric Blue” black opal and diamond necklace set in platinum was awarded the prestigious Buyers Choice Top Honor Spectrum Award by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) at their annual black tie gala on Saturday February 4th in Tucson, Arizona.

Jane Kirk appointed Executive Director of NC Jewelers Association

(RALEIGH, N.C.) - The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kirk as Executive Director, effective immediately. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Kirk will be an excellent steward of NCJA’s goals and an advocate for North Carolina jewelers. 

GIA’s Al Gilbertson receives 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award

International award recognizes Excellence in Gemology

GIA Gilbertson March(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Al Gilbertson, GIA project manager of cut research, is the recipient of the 2017 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology given by the Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA). The award, presented to those who have made significant contributions to the field of gemology, encourages ongoing research, education and public outreach. Gilbertson was honored during the gala dinner at AGA’s conference in Tucson, AZ, on Feb. 1.

STEELX & REIGN by PAJ to debut in the Plumb Club, JCK Las Vegas 2017

Powerhouse fashion brand ELLE Time & Jewelry, which joined the Plumb Club in 2016, is pleased to announce that sister brands STEELX & REIGN by PAJ will be making their Plumb Club debut at JCK Las Vegas this June. “Adding STEELX & REIGN to our Plumb Club presence benefits everyone. Our US & Canadian teams are excited and proud to offer a full range of fashion jewelry to a complete range of buyers,” says Alisa Bunger, US National Sales Manager.

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