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NCJA elects officers, board of direct

Stacey Sears of Holland Jewelers in Apex, North Carolina was elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA).  The announcement was made during the NCJA annual meeting, April 24th at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort.  Sears, a Graduate Gemologist and Master Stone Setter, has served as an officer of the NCJA Board of Directors for the last three years.   Holland Jewelers has been a fixture in the Apex community for 52 years.  Sears is co-owner of the store.

Journalist-Gemologist Diana Jarrett nabs triple nods

Earns three writing awards at 2010 EFMLS Bulletin Editors Contest

(NEW YORK) - The New York Mineralogical Club (NYMC) announced that fellow member and NYMC Bulletin columnist Diana Jarrett received three prestigious awards for articles submitted by NYMC to the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies Inc., (EFMLS) a 60 year old association of over 150 affiliated groups and a membership of 10,000 plus individuals. The EFMLS annual writing competition has several categories including Original-Non Technical Articles and Written Features both of which earned Jarrett awards.

24 Karat Club S.E.U.S. elects 2010 - 2011 Executive Directors

(ATLANTA) – The 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States (SEUS) held their semi-annual membership meeting on March 6 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting was conducted just prior to opening day of the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association’s Atlanta Jewelry Show held at the same venue.

SJTA honors SCAD Student Design Competition winners at Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - Winners of the annual Student Design Competition hosted by The Atlanta Jewelry Show and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) were announced at an awards presentation held March 7 during the Atlanta Jewelry Show.  Jewelry designer and special guest judge Wayne Werner presented the awards, which were given in four categories: Art Jewelry, Alternative Materials, CAD/CAM/RP and Sustainable, as well as the top people’s choice award - Best in Show.

Sara Blaine Jewelry wins Atlanta Jewelry Show Best Booth competition

(ATLANTA) - Sara Blaine Jewelry was honored with the Best Booth Award during the March 6-8, 2010 Atlanta Jewelry Show.  Recognizing the one company that led the way in terms of creativity, lighting, display skills and overall booth design, the award was presented on Sunday, March 7.

A panel of industry judges canvassed the show floor on opening day to choose the company that best met the competition criteria.  As contest winners, Sara Blaine Jewelry was recognized with a special sign prominently placed for passing retailers to see.

Jewelers of America Design Competition winners announced

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its 20th Annual Design Competition, held during the JA New York Winter Show, February 28 - March 2. Designers from Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas took home the prizes in four categories (based on the cost of materials used): $1,000 and under; $1,001-$3,000; $3,001 and over; and a Buyer’s Choice Award.