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Cufflinks rule at the 2008 George A. Schuetz Design Contest

 

CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced the three winners of the annual George A. Schuetz Jewelry Design Contest. Named in honor of men’s jewelry designer George Schuetz, this international competition was established in 1973 to recognize the best original designs in men’s jewelry and accessories.


AGTA Board election results

(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced the results of the 2009 elections for the AGTA Board of Directors. The new officers will serve three-year terms and will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting on Sunday, February 8, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona.

AGTA Spectrum Awards adds Consumer’s Choice Honor

(DALLAS, Tex.) - As a part of this year’s AGTA Spectrum Awards™, AGTA, in conjunction with MVI Marketing, is introducing a new awards division - Consumer’s Choice Honors sponsored by MVI’s Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC).

AGTA will automatically enter participants in the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ into the Consumer’s Choice Honors sponsored by The Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC). There will be no additional entry fee for these new honors.

Diamond Days forms partnership with IGC Group

In an effort to continually increase the quality of customer service for their retail customers, Diamond Days has announced they have entered into a partnership with one of most renowned Belgian diamond manufacturers and DTC Sightholder, the IGC Group.

The IGC Group was established in 1912 and employs over 2,000 diamond specialists worldwide, with polishing factories in Thailand, Laos and Botswana. For decades IGC Group has been delivering Belgian excellence in diamond cutting and polishing to jewelry manufacturers and retailers.

Caribbean and Destination™ Bracelet lines under sole ownership with new mission statement

In an effort to diversify and continue to thrive in today’s market, Montesino International has undergone major infrastructure changes in company ownership and management, and is firming up plans for the future of its manufacturing and distribution facilities, which service the needs of 300+ retail clients, as well as preparing for the launch of a co-op manufacturing strategy.

Mitchell Ousley, a partner since 2004, has successfully won his bid for sole ownership of both companies, Montesino USA and Montesino International as of September first 2008, and plans to continue with the base of operations in the Ft. Lauderdale offices.

JBT debuts new member website and services

(WARWICK, R.I.) - The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has announced the launch of its enhanced member website, www.jewelersboard.com, featuring new online services that provide immediate access to critical information on the U.S. jewelry industry. In addition to providing new functionality, the new website, for the exclusive use of JBT members, has been completely re-designed for easier navigation.

JBT President Dione Kenyon explained: “This new member website is the culmination of several years of technology and services design upgrades that position JBT for the future. We know how critical it is in this competitive business environment to have up-to-date information when you need it. That’s why we are now giving our members an expanded capability to tap into JBT’s extensive database on the industry, anywhere, anytime.”

Polygraph expert’s new book reveals techniques for solving employee theft

(TAMPA, Fla.) - Theft by employees causes more than one-third of all U.S. small business failures according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Solving Employee Theft: New Insights, New Tactics” by James W. Bassett shows businesses how to rid themselves of theft perpetrators and prevent employee theft from recurring.

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