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Matthew Tratner joins GIA’s Global Business Development Team

TratnerExperienced executive appointed global director of business development

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced the appointment of Matthew Tratner as global director of business development. Previously director of membership and sales at Jewelers of America and publisher of National Jeweler, Tratner will be responsible for expanding and deepening GIA’s relationships with retailers and other stakeholders.

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JA hires new Director of Membership

Industry veteran Regina Ciarleglio to join Jewelers of America

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the hire of Regina Ciarleglio as Director of Membership. As Director of Membership, Ciarleglio will oversee the operations of the Membership Department, including membership development and retention.

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GIA alum Craig Danforth to join Jewelers Mutual team

DanforthCraig Danforth(NEENAH, Wis.) – Craig Selimotic Danforth will join the leadership team of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group on January 28, assuming the role of Vice President of Client Solutions.

Danforth has 25-plus years of sales, business development, marketing, training, and finance experience, most recently demonstrated as Director, Global Business and Development at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

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Jewelers of America announces 2019 GEM Awards winners

Stewart Wicht, Tiffany & Co., Fernando Jorge, Threads and Will Kahn take home awards

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) held the 17th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 11, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Stewart Wicht, received the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement and Tiffany & Co. received the GEM Award for Marketing & Communications. The winners in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Retail Excellence were revealed live to an audience of nearly 600 press and jewelry industry elite.

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GIA researcher Dr. James Shigley honored with Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) bestowed its highest honor, the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, on Dr. James E. Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow, for his many contributions to gemological research and the Institute’s mission. The award, named in honor of GIA’s second president Richard T. Liddicoat, recognizes those who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to furthering the Institute’s mission.

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