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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.

Arkansas Jewelers Association to celebrate 70th anniversary at 2009 Convention

Announces nominees for Retailer and traveler of the Year

Brittany Adair, President of the Arkansas Jewelers Association, has released the list of nominees for the coveted Arkansas Retailer of the Year and Arkansas Traveler of the Year Awards. Nominations for the Retailer of the Year are submitted by sales individuals and companies serving the state of Arkansas. Nominations for Arkansas Traveler of the Year are submitted from Arkansas Jewelers Association members. The winning Arkansas Jewelers Association Retailer and Traveler of 2009 will be announced at the 2009 70th Year Convention.

Diamond Council of America elects new Board of Directors

(NASHVILLE) - The Diamond Council of America (DCA) membership elected new members to their Board of Directors at their annual Board meeting in Las Vegas. Josh Weinman, Taché Diamonds was elected Chairman, Peter Engel, Fred Meyer Jewelers Chairman Elect, and Bud Fluty of Absolute Brilliance Secretary/Treasurer. Two new Directors were also elected to the DCA Board; David Peters, Director of Member Services, Jewelers of America, and Darrell Warren, Vice President of Tools and Fabricated Metals, Stuller, Incorporated. Mitch Maggart, Helzberg Diamonds moves to Past Chairman.

Romanoff celebrating 60th anniversary

ROMANOFF-AugustBarney and Jessie Romanoff began Romanoff Rubber Company in 1949 in a small Manhattan loft. Sixty years later, Jessie Romanoff still works alongside the second and third Romanoff generations every day. This year Jessie Romanoff will be celebrating her 99th birthday!

Over her sixty years with the company, Jessie Romanoff has seen a great deal of growth. Today, Romanoff International Supply Corporation is one of the largest suppliers - with more than 10,000 products - of jewelry tools, equipment, and CAD/CAM technology with customers throughout the United States and nearly every country in the world.

Romanoff enjoys an excellent reputation for quality products, service and knowledge. For more information or to wish Romanoff a happy anniversary, or Jessie a happy birthday, contact Romanoff International Supply corp. at 631-842-2400 or www.romanoff.com.

(photo Right: Three generations of Romanoffs: (l-r) Bob, Jessie and Brian. Jessie Romanoff started the company, along with her husband Barney, in 1949, and, despite turning 99 in 2009, still works there today.)