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JCK Events and JCK Magazine award 2010 Industry Fund recipients

More than $5 million has been awarded since the program’s inception in 1998

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The JCK Industry Fund continues its mission to aid, assist and improve the jewelry industry with more than $5 million awarded since its inception in 1998. The JCK Industry Fund is based on the following criteria: Improving the image of the jewelry industry in the eyes of the consumer; addressing problems and challenges facing the industry or assisting organizations and associations in providing funding to develop training materials for its membership or the industry-at-large.

Industry veteran Butch King joins Bulova sales staff

Bulova Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Butch King to their sales team.

King has 28 years of experience servicing the jewelers of Mississippi. His territory with Bulova will include Mississippi, Louisiana, parts of Alabama and the panhandle of Florida.

If you’d like to contact Butch King he can be reached at 800-328-5682 ext. 7023 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mid-America Jewelry Show to honor Keely Grice with Legends Award

The Board of Directors of the Mid-America Jewelers Association (MAJA) is proud to announce the 2010 Mid-America Jewelry Show Legends Award honoree is Keely Grice of Grice Showcase & Display Manufacturing, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Columbus Jewelry Show will restore its name to the Mid-America Jewelry Show (MAJS) for the 2010 August Show.  In addition to the name change, the Show will also move the venue to the Battelle Grand which recently received a $40 million renovation.

GIA New York Lab set to relocate to International Gem Tower

Institute purchases full floor in Extell’s new industry tower on 47th Street

(NEW YORK) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced plans to relocate its New York Laboratory to Extell’s International Gem Tower (IGT).

GIA has signed a contract to purchase an entire floor in the tower under construction on 47th Street. The nearly 30,000 square foot space will enable GIA to organize its staff and equipment in a more efficient way and continue to develop new services and enhanced business processes to benefit its clients and the gem and jewelry industry.

Jewelers for Children adds five to Board of Directors

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry’s charity, is pleased to announce the election of five new directors. Patrick Drummond of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Dan Mawicke of Richemont North America, Carol Pennelli of David Yurman, Sushil Goyal of 925 Sterling, and Bobby Wilkerson of Wilkerson and Associates were unanimously elected to the board at a meeting held on January 9, 2010.