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2011 Platinum Innovation Award winners announced

PGI-USA awards eight outstanding platinum designs at JCK Las Vegas

Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA), the worldwide marketing arm for the platinum jewelry industry has announced the winners of the 2nd annual JCK 2011 Platinum Innovation Awards. Winners were chosen in six different design categories, as well as two overall categories – “Best in Show” and “Editors’ Choice.” To select the winners, an impressive 180 entries were first reviewed by editors from the nation’s leading bridal and fashion publications and then voted on by retailers during the JCK Las Vegas Show. Entries were up more than 200% over last year’s competition.

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Torch Awards winners announced

SJTA showcases winning entries from the first annual national design competition for independent jewelers

(ATLANTA) - Launched by the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) to showcase and recognize the design talents of bench jewelers/designers across the country, the first annual Torch Awards competition was held during the March 2011 Atlanta Jewelry Show.  The new competition invited all state jewelers associations to submit winners of their own individual 2010 design contests to compete nationally during the March show where attending buyers voted on the winning designs.

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Ostbye hires new National Sales Manager

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - Ostbye is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Bredow as the new National Sales Manager for the OstbyeBlue division of the company. With over 20 years experience in sales management in luxury goods industries, Bredow will introduce OstbyeBlue’s comprehensive collections: She Silver™, Lotopia®, Amore & Baci and Amore Jr., to consumers through new and existing retail partners. Bredow will integrate Ostbye’s new branding into all OstbyeBlue marketing efforts, and will continue to develop a strong sales force.

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Ronnie Cox wins the 2011 Robert M. Shipley Award

AGS awards its highest honor at Conclave

(LAS VEGAS) - Ronnie L. Cox, CG, owner and President of Cox Jewelers in Sweetwater, Texas is the 2011 recipient of the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley award. AGS members presented him with the award at their annual Conclave in San Francisco, CA on April 30.

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