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JA announces 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient

Sally Morrison of Gemfields to receive the prestigious award

JA Morrison(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Sally Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, of Gemfields, will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

David Peters joins New Horizons Jewelry Show team

Peters(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - David Peters, a well-known jewelry industry educator, consultant and training development specialist has joined the team at New Horizons Events as Education Manager. Peters has more than 16 years of experience in the retail jewelry industry, holds a Master of Science in education administration and educational technology from Pepperdine University, and was an instructor at the Gemological Institute of America for seven years.

Rembrandt Charms hires Chief Operating Officer

Rembrandt Metzger(BUFFALO, N.Y.) - Rembrandt Charms Ltd. (RembrandtCharms.com) welcomed Michael Metzger to their company on April 10th, 2017 to further support the growing brand. Michael, a US Navy veteran, comes with tremendous experience in brand and business leadership. He spent 20 years at Nikon, developing solid strategic planning skills on a multinational level; and additional time as President of Quality Vision Services, Inc. where he was instrumental in developing relationships with customers, strengthening company operations and improving quality in manufacturing. 

ELLE Time & Jewelry appoints Director of Sales for the U.S.

ELLE(DALLAS) - PAJ is proud to announce the promotion of Alisa Bunger to Director of Sales, U.S. Brands88 division which includes flagship brand ELLE Time & Jewelry as well as STEELX, REIGN by PAJ and Piara. Alisa joined the company in 2011 bringing over 15 years of jewelry management and training experience with her. Since that time, her role with the company has grown and in 2015 she assumed leadership responsibility for the U.S. sales team.

Rio Grande announces winners of the 17th Annual Saul Bell Design Award

At a celebration dinner held on May 21 during the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Grande announced the winners of the 17th annual Saul Bell Design Award competition. Through rigorous judging, two panels of experts chose first- and second-place winners in each of eight competitive categories, as well as an overall Best of Show winner. Prizes, awards and congratulations were presented to each winning designer at the gala dinner. All the winning designs, as well as finalist pieces, are featured online at www.saulbellaward.com.