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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."

Spring ‘09 Atlanta Jewelry Show: Everything You Can Imagine

(ATLANTA) - The Atlanta Jewelry Show returns to the Cobb Galleria Center, February 28-March 2, 2009, with a tremendous product selection and a growing roster of buyer services and show features designed to help retailers get their year off to a strong start. Bringing the latest introductions from 500-plus exhibiting companies together with special features like complimentary gas cards for pre-registering, free daily breakfasts, festive networking events, free seminars and the chance to earn valuable rewards based on show orders, the 2009 Spring Show will attract independent jewelers from the southeast, as well as other regions of the country, who are seeking a first-hand look at the next best-sellers, breaking trends, and business-building strategies.

JVC publishes “The Essential Guide to the U.S. Trade in Gold and Silver Jewelry”

Publication explains how to mark and market gold and silver precious metal articles using existing and new technologies

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has released a new publication, "The Essential Guide to the U.S. Trade in Gold and Silver Jewelry." The Guide was developed to provide the trade with a clear explanation of the legal standards that govern the manufacture, sale and advertising of gold and silver industry products and can help the trade to provide clear, accurate information to consumers. Jewelers using new technologies to create new combinations and alloys of gold, silver and gold and other gold plated products must follow existing legal standards. Adhering to these standards can ensure legal compliance and consumer confidence.

Midas Chain introduces Diamond Cut Hoops

From the jewelry manufacturer who specializes in handmade modern jewelry comes a new hoops collection designed with the independent retailer in mind. Midas Chain is pleased to introduce hand crafted hoops that feature an inside-outside diamond cut design. These hoops are available in 14kt white or yellow gold, and are part of Midas Chain's best selling styles collection.

"These handmade hoops are very popular. This bold look offers a lot of impact without a lot of weight, and are very comfortable," states Mark Doris of Midas Chain New Jersey.

In addition to the hoops collection, Midas Chain offers handcrafted chains, bracelets and charms in 14kt yellow and white gold.
For more information contact Midas Chain at 877-643-2765 or visit www.midaschain.com.



Adamas Diamond introduces their “most affordable yet” Valentine Flyer

Adamas Diamond, a southern tradition in diamond jewelry manufacturing, has been busy preparing for their 2009 Valentine Flyer program. With over 30 years of manufacturing their own products in not just the USA, but right here in the south, Adamas has been able to adapt to their customers' needs by offering their most affordable flyer program yet, while maintaining all the integrity that producing quality jewelry requires.