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Don Ritchie to receive Excellence in Service Award from 24K Club Southern California

The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California is pleased to announce their Excellence in Service Award winner is Donald "Don" Ritchie, CEO of Oregon based Harry Ritchie Jewelers. Ritchie will be presented with the Award during the Club's dinner dance gala to be held at the lavish Montage Resort in Beverly Hills, CA on October 17.

Stuller, Inc. names new Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

Prime jewelry manufacturer taps electronics industry veteran for key role

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. announces the addition of George (Danny) Clark, Jr. to its senior executive team as executive vice president of the prime manufacturer's supply chain division. He officially reports to COO Jay Jackson beginning Monday, August 3rd.

Jewelers of America and Jewelry Information Center Announce merger

Members will now receive benefits of both organizations

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced it is merging with Jewelry Information Center (JIC), the non-profit public relations association serving the fine jewelry and watch industries. Their integration into a unified resource for the jewelry industry is a natural evolution of the two organizations' long-standing relationship.

Cas-Ker Co. appointed exclusive U.S.A. distributor for Sigma Electronic

Mr. Antonio Sarais of Sigma Electronic of Biel/Bienne Switzerland has announced the Cas-Ker Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been appointed as its exclusive distributor in the United States. Sigma, founded in 1978, develops and manufactures testing instruments for the international watch industry.

IGI sees increased demand in Israel, expands Ramat Gan Lab

(RAMAT GAN, Israel) - As a result of increased demand for services, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) has announced the expansion of its full-service gemological laboratory in burgeoning diamond trade center Ramat Gan. The new location will enable IGI to provide more efficient service to a larger number of clients in the Israeli diamond industry.

Rio Grande congratulates winners of the 9th Annual Saul Bell Design Award competition

At a gala celebration dinner held on May 30 during JCK Las Vegas, Rio Grande congratulated the Grand Prize winner and 12 category winners of the ninth annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. From hundreds of submissions, a panel of judges chose 30 finalists and, from these, 12 winners emerged. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards was presented at the Saul Bell Design Award presentation and gala. Winning pieces may be viewed online at www.saulbellaward.com.

24K Club Southeastern United States to induct new members

The 24 Karat Club, Southeastern United States has announced their slate of new members for 2009. The new members will be inducted at the Club's annual banquet to be held Saturday, August 8 (opening day of the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association's Atlanta Jewelry Show) at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.