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JFC to honor Sterling’s Ed Hrabak and Jonathan Goldman of Frederick Goldman

Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, will honor Ed Hrabak of Sterling, Inc. and Jonathan Goldman of Frederick Goldman at the annual Facets of Hope event Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The event, culminating JFC’s fund raising efforts for the year and celebrating the second annual JFC Children’s Day, attracts more than 1,000 industry guests during the JCK Show.   Both Hrabak and Goldman have generously agreed to serve as guests of honor at the event with the responsibility of assisting JFC in raising funds to benefit children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.  Each year, prominent industry leaders are honored by the charity.


Southern/Mid-America Jewelry News hires new office manager

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Newsmith, Inc., publisher of Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News, is pleased to announce they have hired Martha Osswald as office manager.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Martha graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005. She previously worked for the Guilford County (NC) School system working with youth requiring individual assistance.

W.R. Cobb taps Jay Gerber to lead sales/marketing for online division

(CRANSTON, R.I.) – W.R. Cobb Company announced the appointment of Jay Gerber as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the interactive division of the 130-plus-year -old company. The appointment of Jay Gerber is a major addition to the WRCobbOnline leadership team.

The interactive division launched by W.R. Cobb Company three years ago has been one of the industry’s fastest growing interactive companies in the jewelry industry.  Presently, more than 1,000 jewelers use WRCobbOnline across America.

UPMR expands plant to accommodate 70% growth

At a time when many companies are downsizing in order to survive, United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. (UPMR) is not only expanding, but thriving. Driven by a 70% increase in their refining business, the company has just built a 6,200 square foot addition to its plant in Alden, NY.  The main objective of the expansion was two-fold; accelerate the processing time of the material to protect their customers from the volatile metal markets and to double their refining capacity.

Charles & Colvard signs expanded distribution agreement with Stuller

(MORRISVILLE, N.C.) - Charles & Colvard, Ltd., the sole manufacturer of moissanite jewels, has announced they have signed a new and expanded distribution agreement with Stuller, Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer and supplier of gemstones, finished jewelry and jewelry-related products to independent retail jewelers.

Jewelers Mutual, Diamond Council announce Security Initiative

(NASHVILLE) - Terry Chandler, president and CEO of the Diamond Council of America (DCA), announced Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has joined DCA as an associate member and will offer their library of security information to DCA members and students. Jewelers Mutual will provide valuable security information, including their online training course, JM University, to DCA for monthly distribution to its members and students.

Dangler Studios joins Southeastern Jewelers Organization

(SARASOTA, Fla.) - Sarasota, Florida based Dangler Studios is the newest supplier member to join the Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) buying group. “We are pleased to become affiliated with an organization that embraces the same core values as our company,” stated David Ramirez, Executive Director of Brand Development for Dangler.

The Southeastern Jewelers Organization was founded in 1963 by a group of independent jewelers to increase the profit and margin of the independent jeweler throughout the US.  SJO is delighted to welcome Dangler Studios as a new vendor to the group. Members enjoy top class terms, service and discounts from a strong group of reliable and successful vendors. For information about SJO membership, call 704-535-7709.

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