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Kim International wins Best Booth competition at Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - Kim International Manufacturing was honored with the Best Booth Award during the February 28 - March 2, 2009 Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria Center. Recognizing the one company that led the way in terms of creativity, lighting, display skills and overall booth design, the award was presented on Sunday, March 1.

SJTA announces 2009 Retail Advisory Board

(ATLANTA) - The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) has announced the members of its 2009 Retail Advisory Board. Despite the surprise spring snow fall that hit the Spring 2009 Atlanta Jewelry Show on Sunday, March 1, many of the new board members gathered for a lunch meeting to share thoughts and suggestions for fine-tuning the buyer services SJTA provides to retailers throughout the Southeast region, including the popular SJTA Rewards and Certified Jeweler initiatives, educational programming, networking events, product selection and other business services featured at the semi-annual Atlanta Jewelry Show.

"We've brought together some of our region's premier retailers to help guide us as we develop show promotions and year round support services for our full retail audience," says Carol Young, executive director, SJTA. "These retailers are on the front lines and help keep us focused on programs and services that can truly help industry members. Their feedback and advice are invaluable."


(l-r front): Alan Colussy, SJTA; Giles Dunn, Giles Dunn Jewelry Manufacturing; Libby Brown, SJTA; Carol Young, SJTA; Evan Deutsch, Evan James, Ltd; William Cobb, Robinson- Barnes Master Jewelers; Virginia Anderson, T.K. Anderson Jewelry. (l-r back): Michael White, White's Classic Jewelers; Ben Whidby, Whidby Jewelers; Terry Chandler, Diamond Council of America; Steve Binder, president, SJTA.


The 2009 Atlanta Jewelry Show Retail Advisory Board Members include: Virginia Anderson, T.K. Anderson Jewelry, Athens, GA; Arnold & Freda Gibbs, Arnold's Jewelers, Shelby, NC; Michael White, White's Classic Jewelers, Springfield, TN; Gene Poole and Jamie Chandler, Hudson-Poole Jewelers, Tuscaloosa, AL; Brant Bateman and Lee Eskridge, LeeBrant Jewelers, Atlanta, GA; Terry Chandler, Diamond Council of America, Nashville, TN; William Cobb, Robinson-Barnes Master Jewelers, Pace, FL; Giles Dunn, Hoover Jewelers, Manchester, TN; Ben and Heather Whidby, Whidby Jewelers, Madison, GA; and Evan James Deutsch, Evan James, Ltd, Brattleboro, VT.

The Retail Advisory Board will hold its next meeting during the Spring 2010 Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria. For more information call 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.atlantajewelryshow.com.


Unique Settings of New York launches new web site

(LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.) - Bridal manufacturer, Unique Settings of New York has just announced its redesigned and re-engineered website.

The redesigned site, www.uniquesettings.com, brings up the quality service tradition of Unique Settings combining with technology's latest and most advanced tools, as well as regenerates itself as the ultimate instant information headquarters of the company's jewelry line.

Stuller announces the release of the Tools Book, Vol. 73

(LAFAYETTE, La.) - Stuller, Inc. released, the Tools Book, Vol. 73, your one-stop-shop for all jewelry making and repair supplies in February 2009.

"We supply everything a bench jeweler needs, exactly when they need it," says CEO and founder, Matt Stuller. "For this reason, we strive to provide a comprehensive tool assortment at a superior value."

North American Jewelers promotes a sensible solution to an industry problem – inventory

The "I" word is quickly becoming a big problem in the jewelry industry. Your inventory is probably the largest investment in your business. The question is, in 2009 will your inventory appreciate or depreciate? Will you get the turn you need to maintain a profit for 2009? There is no easy answer, but North American Jewelers' program, "Jewelry Solutions, A Blueprint for Success" can help.

Rio Grande presents its 2009 Tools & Equipment catalog

Rio Grande's commitment to serving the jewelry industry with great service, exclusive designs and innovative solutions shines in more than 600 full-color, information packed pages of the new 2009 Tools & Equipment catalog. The latest catalog delivers expert process and product information, as well as a full range of top-quality tools, equipment and supplies.