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AJDC announces 2009 New Talent Contest

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) is accepting applications for its annual New Talent Contest. The winner is awarded a booth in the New Designer Gallery at the July Jewelers of America Show in New York City and is the focus of extensive media attention. This high-profile competition has successfully launched the careers of past winners such as Zoltan David, Todd Reed, Sarah Graham and Brian Sholdt. In addition, the winner receives professional support from members of the AJDC on making the step to larger markets.

World of Gems Conference inaugural event a success

(DALLAS) - The first World of Gems Conference, held in Chicago September 13 and 14, had a very strong debut, according to co-hosts Gemworld International and the AGTA Gemological Testing Center (GTC). The conference went on despite flooding in and around the hotel. Over 150 people attended the conference from as far away as Germany, the United Kingdom and Colombia.

JIC announces GEM Awards date and new host

(NEW YORK) - On Friday, January 9, 2009 the Seventh Annual Jewelry Information Center GEM Awards gala will once again take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, its long-standing and elegant location in the heart of Manhattan. Adding to the excitement of the upcoming event’s evening, JIC is proud to announce that Ms. Samantha Harris will be the brand new host and master of ceremonies. Seen on prime time television and currently at the height of her career, Ms. Harris is most well known as the co-host with Tom Bergeron of ABC-TV’s prevailing variety series, “Dancing with the Stars.”

Entries now being accepted for 2009 MJSA Vision Awards design competition

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) - Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) is now accepting entries for its 18th annual Vision Awards design competition. Each year, the competition recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work will have a profound influence on the future of jewelry design.

Arkansas Jewelers Association celebrates 69th anniversary at annual Convention

The Arkansas Jewelers Association met on August 15th, 2008, celebrating its 69th anniversary. The 2008 Convention was considered by attendees to be one of the most successful conventions of the organization’s long history.

Speakers for the event included Sue Fritz, Jewelers Mutual, who provided one of the most informative seminars, according to the attendees. “Sue’s presentation was very informative. She kept the audience involved during her presentation. If I had been able to hear only this one seminar, I would have profited from my attendance,” stated one attendee.