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M&K Recovery Group increases e-cycling volume, expands customer base -Electronics recycler reports strong momentum

(NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.) - M&K Recovery Group (www.mkrecoverygroup.com), a precious metals refining and computer recycling specialist drawing on more than thirty years of global expertise, reported its successes in 2008. The company recycled and reclaimed 600,000 pounds of copper-related materials, including circuit boards, cable and brass, representing a 15% increase from 2007. By recycling these items, M&K and its customers have helped keep a host of hazardous or toxic materials out of U.S. landfills.

The American Gem Society® and Jewelers Mutual form historic partnership

(LAS VEGAS) - The American Gem Society® and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company have announced a long-term partnership that is the first of its kind for both organizations.

This historic alliance provides Jewelers Mutual with an exclusive insurance endorsement from the American Gem Society. Jewelers Mutual, in turn, will serve as presenting sponsor of the American Gem Society Conclave®, a premier educational event for the jewelry industry. The sponsorship ensures ongoing support for the event beginning with the 2009 Conclave, held April 1-4 in Chicago.

JA welcomes small business assistance in Economic Recovery Act

The bill includes tax and loan relief for jewelers, as well as tax credits to help boost consumer spending

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, welcomes passage of "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," which includes much-needed small business provisions that will benefit the jewelry industry, as well as tax relief designed to get consumers spending again.

Will this man walk into your store next?

Martha Melvin has been in the jewelry business for over 25 years. She owns M&M, Ltd. in Winston Salem, North Carolina with her son Robert. M&M specializes in estate jewelry and is known for both buying and selling. She has seen many things in her career and feels she is a good judge of character as well as estate jewelry.

The Spring ‘09 Atlanta Jewelry Snow: Who could imagine...

Spring snowfall takes Show's "Everything You Imagine" theme to whole new level

(ATLANTA) - While a surprise spring snowfall and a challenging economic climate did impact attendance at the February 28 - March 2, 2009 edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria Center, it did little to dampen the spirits of exhibitors and attendees. Reports of quality buyers and unexpected sales from exhibitors, coupled with positive feedback on product selection, educational programming and Show events from retailers, created a relaxed, optimistic atmosphere on the show floor.

Virginia jewelers’ passion lies in the beauty of the Bay

For Karen Burke, inspiration comes in waves - gentle, peaceful waves from the breathtaking waters that surround her home and family-owned coastal jewelry business.

Karen is the designer for Burke's Jewelers and its Bay-Gems Collection, which she operates with her husband Fred in the tiny, picturesque town of Kilmarnock, Va. It's an idyllic setting lying between the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River.

Gator Championship boosts RellerGold sales

(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) - Another winning season for the University of Florida Gators has put smiles on the faces of the Gainesville-based RellerGold crew in more ways than one.

Producing the officially licensed UF logo and Gator Jewelry Collection - SwampGoldTM - has been a labor of love for Gator alumnus, Bernard Reller. But the boost in sales that comes with the Gator's National Championship is not lost on him either. "What started as a fun sideline to my Nautical and Treasure Jewelry has turned into a major revenue source in recent years!" commented a beaming Bernard. "We even produce award jewelry for UF's Athletic Association!"

Enameled in the orange and blue of the Florida Gators, RellerGold's sterling silver "Spirit BeadsTM"
retail for $45 each. The beads are compatible with all popular bead bracelet systems.

A surprise bonus came when Reller was asked by some local jewelers to produce a collection of UF logo bracelet beads. The instant success of his Gator "Spirit BeadsTM" pointed to a need for souvenir collections targeting special interests of bead collectors. This new direction has led to a line that now includes over a thousand beads in Nautical, SeaLife and Nature themes produced in sterling, 14K and fused glass - "all made in the USA," Reller hastens to add.

For more information contact RellerGold at (800) 233-4820 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..