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JA announces Stewart Wicht as the recipient of the 2019 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement

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WichtStewart Wicht(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Stewart Wicht, President & CEO of Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc., will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 17th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.


Jewelers for Children elects new Directors

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JFCOfficers to serve a second term

(NEW YORK) - The Jewelers for Children board of directors held elections at their semi-annual meeting in Las Vegas in June. Ten new directors were elected to the board and the current officers were re-elected to a second, one-year term. All terms will begin on October 1, 2018. 

MJSA Education Foundation awards $10,000 in scholarships

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MJSAThe MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing professional skills in jewelry making and design, recently awarded three students scholarships totaling $10,000. That amount includes a $2,500 scholarship provided by the Providence Jewelers Club Foundation for students enrolled in an eligible Rhode Island program.

American Gem Trade Association announces Board of Directors’ election results

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Ruben Bindra elected President

AGTA(DALLAS) - The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced the results of its annual AGTA Board of Directors’ election. Mr. Ruben Bindra, of B & B Fine Gems was elected President. Mr. Jeff Mason, of Mason-Kay, Inc. was re-elected as a Director to the Board. Mr. Robert Bentley, of Robert Bentley Company, Inc. and Mr. Jaimeen Shah, of Prima Gems USA, LLC, were newly-elected. The President and the Directors-elect will take office in February 2019, and will serve three-year terms.

JHJ’s Aleah Arundale reaches beyond B2B selling, creates new B2C Network

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Powerful new retail cooperative group joins together to offer best deals direct to the public

Aleah Arundale, founder of the industry phenomenon Facebook group Jewelers Helping Jewelers (JHJ) doesn’t do anything halfway.  So when JHJ’s glambassador decided she wanted to branch out from the now 14,000 strong JHJ mothership, she made a commitment to JHJ’s independent brick and mortar retail members to create a vehicle to help them compete more effectively with large online sellers such as Blue Nile, Amazon and Overstock.com. 

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