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Ivan Alan Jewels introduces the Never Ending Color™ necklace

Ivan Alan Jewels is pleased to introduce the Never Ending ColorTM necklace. Created to complement Ivan Alan Jewel's Diamond Occasion NecklaceTM program, the unique Never Ending ColorTM necklace features all natural gemstones with each one reflecting the emotions a person might be feeling when wearing them.


GIA completes biannual Board of Governors’ meeting

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Board of G

overnors of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) concluded its second 2008 meeting on November 24. Actions taken by the Board include naming a new Board chair and vice chair, seating four new governors and expanding the office of the GIA president. In addition, the Board honored five departing Board members who have reached the end of their terms. GIA also named retiring GIA Chairman Ralph Destino as GIA chairman emeritus.

Stuller announces leadership transition

Jackson-Feb(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. recently announced the retirement of Dr. Charles D. "Chuck" Lein, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 31, 2009.

According to Matthew Stuller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder, the company's executive management team will restructure Dr. Lein's function into two separate positions. Jay Jackson, Stuller's current executive vice president of supply chain, will assume the role of COO, and Matthew Stuller will temporarily assume the role of president.

Alabama and Georgia Jewelers Associations announce education and speakers for Convention

An exciting line up of speakers for the upcoming Alabama & Georgia Jewelers' Convention has been announced. The Jewelers of America (JA) state affiliates for Alabama and Georgia are coming together for the first time to host a joint convention April 17-19, 2009. The event will be at the well known Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. Both groups are very excited about the enhanced networking opportunities, and sharing of resources and ideas, including the Roundtable discussions with topics requested by jewelers.

New Chairman and Directors elected at MJSA’s 105th Annual Meeting

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) welcomed a new chairman and elected several new members to the Board of Directors at its 105th annual meeting on Dec. 8, 2008.

Richard Powers of Stern-Leach Co. moved up from First Vice Chairman to Chairman, replacing Alan Bell of The Bell Group. Joining Powers in new leadership positions were First Vice Chair David Meleski of Richline Group and Second Vice Chair Edward DeCristofaro of LDC, Inc. Michael Toback of Myron Toback, Inc. entered the officer ranks as secretary. Michael Salvadore, Jr. of Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals, Inc. remains treasurer.

MJSA Expo New York’s keynote panel discussion to tackle harsh economic realities

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - "With leadership comes responsibility," says MJSA interim CEO Curtis Ley, who announced the title of a special MJSA Expo New York 2009 keynote panel discussion: "How Bad is Bad and What Good Might Come From It?" "It does little good to paint a rosy picture of the current state of the jewelry industry when so many companies are struggling for their very existence. It's MJSA's responsibility to examine the landscape and report on it with ruthless honesty. Only through frank discussion can practical solutions be found that will help floundering companies survive and competitive companies excel."

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