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John Henne elected as Jewelers of America Board Chairman

Henne(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected John Henne, President of Henne Jewelers in Pittsburgh, PA, as Board Chairman. He succeeds Ryan Berg, Market President of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. Henne was elected on July 24, 2017 at JA’s Board meeting that also welcomed new Directors.


NCJA, SCJA form alliance

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As the saying goes, “There is strength in numbers.” In the case of both the North Carolina Jewelers Association and the South Carolina Jewelers Association, that certainly rings true. The NCJA and SCJA have announced that the Board of Directors for both state associations have agreed to form a two-year alliance in order to expand association member opportunities and streamline association functionality, effective July 1, 2017. “The NCJA and SCJA are the face and voice of the North Carolina and South Carolina jewelry industry,” says Jane Kirk, Executive Director of both associations. “Each of its members is a credible professional, viewed as leaders in the industry, and important to the industry as a whole.”

Jewelers Mutual names Judy Carter & Associates to President’s Club

Agency honored for jewelers block expertise 

(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) - At its annual National Sales Conference, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized Judy Carter & Associates as one of its top agencies for their expertise in jewelers block insurance in recognition of their efforts to serve Jewelers Mutual’s commercial lines policyholders. The National Sales Conference draws agents from throughout the United States and Canada.

IGI launches two new associations

Italy Association to represent IGI’s robust education offerings and Italy Alumni Association to promote professional relations 

(NAPLES, Italy) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) launched two new associations in June during a one-day workshop to update attendees on the technical and commercial impact on the jewelry industry, taking into consideration the impact of synthetic diamonds in the marketplace.

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