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Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology awards outstanding students

TIJT winners FebAn awards ceremony was held for students attending the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology (TIJT) at Paris Junior College at the end of the fall semester.

Winners of a student design contest were: Jonathan Martin in CAD/CAM, Tony Henderson in Wax Carving and Andrew Ferguson in Fabrication and Design. Judges for the contest included Sandie Downs with Alexander’s Jewelers, Texarkana, TX, Brett Northcut with Stuller Settings, Lafayette, LA and Kate Wolf of Kate Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine.

Industry veteran Michael Haider joins Taché USA as VP of Sales

Michael Haider(NEW YORK) – Taché USA, a leading manufacturer of fine diamond jewelry, from bridal to fashion, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Michael Haider has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.

Michael will have the responsibility of working with existing customers as well as developing new accounts across the country. Haider will also oversee the Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) trade show for the company.

Matt Stuller named among 2015 Louisianians of the Year

myneworleans LOS MattStuller"I am so blessed to live in America and to be able to do things you could have never imagined and to have the freedom to be able to do it,” says 64-year-old Matt Stuller, the founder and chairman of Stuller, Inc., the largest jewelry manufacturing and distribution facility in North America, headquartered in Lafayette.

Revered as an industry and philanthropic icon, Stuller credits his company’s 46 years of success to the quality and dynamics of his Acadiana employees. “They are loving, friendly, respect each other and work hard, yet love to have a good time. This is what really makes Stuller, Inc. stand out from the rest in the country.”

At Stuller’s core is his Christian faith and respect for people. “I’ve always worked so hard to be fair and kind, and to look at every individual as a miracle because they are special in God’s eyes.”

Those same characteristics run deep in The Stuller Family Foundation, which has granted Acadiana schools and nonprofit organizations tens of millions of dollars in an effort to, as Stuller says, pay it forward. “There is a never-ending need to help society be better, and that is why we love helping churches, schools and the pro-active side of our society.”

Stuller announces leadership changes

Stuller WarrenDarrell Warren retires, Tammy Kidder assumes role

(LAFAYETTE. La.) - Stuller has announced Darrell Warren, vice president of tools and supplies announced his retirement in December of 2015. Darrell’s responsibilities will be assumed by Tammy Kidder who currently serves as vice president of findings, metals, and recycled materials. 

Jewelers of America announces 2016 GEM Awards winners

Gem ThompsonJoe Thompson receives Lifetime Achievement and Cartier, Rob Bates and Temple St. Clair also honored

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held their 14th annual GEM Awards on January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The winners in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Watch Design were revealed live to an audience of more than 450 of the jewelry industry’s elite. Joe Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime magazine, was the recipient of the 2016 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Marathon Co. announces acquisition of LeStage Manufacturing


Lestage(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - The Marathon Company of Attleboro, MA is pleased to announce the acquisition of the LeStage Manufacturing Company of Attleboro Falls, MA.

Marathon is a family-owned business which has been manufacturing jewelry in the USA since 1897. LeStage, most recently known for its Cape Cod Jewelry® and the LeStage Convertible Collection® of bracelets and interchangeable clasps, is a family-owned domestic manufacturing business dating to 1863. Marathon will proudly continue to manufacture the fine LeStage products in the USA.

Perry’s Jewelry named exclusive agent of Diamond Banc for the Carolinas

Diamond Banc is a rapidly growing luxury asset-based lender that supplies liquidity to retail jewelers and their customers. Unlike many companies that just purchase from jewelers, Diamond Banc’s true passion, focus and specialty is making loans to jewelers secured by their inventory. Jewelers can use these loans to improve their businesses or for any personal need. Diamond Banc knows how frustrating and bureaucratic it can be for those in the jewelry industry to obtain traditional financing from a bank. We offer immediate liquidity during slow times and cash to finance a new line acquisition or to pay down traditional debt.