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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. 

John Ford wins Spectrum Awards for 3rd consecutive year

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Ford platinum(GALVESTON, Tex.) - The American Gem Trade Association has announced the 2018 Spectrum Award winners. John Ford was named the winner of multiple Spectrum Awards for the third consecutive year. This is a major achievement as the AGTA Spectrum Awards is considered by many as the most prestigious jewelry and gemstone competition in the world.

RJO Foundation continues its mission to give back

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RJOLaunches the RJO Foundation 100+ Club

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - The RJO Foundation debuted the 100+ Club at the Summer Buying Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The RJO Foundation 100+ Club is a group of RJO members committed to impact the RJO Foundation Endowment Fund to ensure the Foundation’s continued success. 

Jewelers Mutual acquires business operations of TransGuardian

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MutualWelcomes shipping solution employees

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Group continues to expand its product offerings in support of its core insurance business by purchasing the assets of TransGuardian, Inc., a shipping logistics software company. TransGuardian’s creation in 2005 was an innovative breakthrough for online logistics services, developed by a team which has designed innovative shipping solutions since 1980.

Jewelers of America hires two industry veterans as consultants

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Elizabeth Brewer and Mark Smelzer to focus on Membership and Consumer Marketing

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the hire of two industry consultants to enhance two of JA’s core priorities: membership and consumer marketing. Elizabeth Brewer will assist JA’s dynamic membership department to enhance membership engagement with its robust retail membership base. Mark Smelzer is assisting in the strategic development of a Consumer Marketing Initiative that will launch in early 2019.

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