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Lewis Jewelers named “Official Jeweler” of the Houston Astros

(HOUSTON) – Lewis Jewelers, a full-service jewelry retailer located in Webster, Texas, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Houston Astros. As “Official Jeweler of the Houston Astros,” Lewis Jewelers will also be participating in several sponsorship opportunities and events throughout the year.

“We are very pleased to be part of the Astros team,” said Slade Lewis, vice president of Lewis Jewelers. “This partnership will expand our company’s presence in Houston, as well as give us the opportunity to become more involved in the Houston community.”

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Jewelers Mutual honors Tennessee-based insurance company

(NEENAH, Wis.) – Hyde & O’Dell Insurance Services of Bristol, Tennessee earned the designation of Centerstone Circle with Neenah, Wisconsin-based insurer, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

To receive this designation, David Hyde and Mick LaBounty of Hyde & O’Dell Insurance Services exemplified exceptional customer service, in-depth knowledge of jewelry business operations, and an understanding of appropriate insurance coverages while generating a target goal over a three-year period.

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AGS names Cathy Calhoun Board President

(LAS VEGAS) – The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that Cathy Calhoun, Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA), is the new president of the Society’s Board of Directors. Calhoun, who owns and operates Calhoun Jewelers in Royersford, Pennsylvania, will hold the title of Board President until 2012 when her term ends at the annual Conclave.

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JCK Design Center Retailer Awards winners announced

Eight ‘Rising Star’ designers debut at Las Vegas Show

(NORWALK, Conn.) - The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas announced its Top 50 retailer choices for 2010/2011 at the fifth annual JCK Designer Retailer Awards ceremony held recently. The recipient of the top JCK Events Designer Retailer Award is DBS Jewelers, St. Michaels, MD.

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Bill Wismar wins Best of Show in Alabama Jewelers Association Design Contest

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) announced the winners of its annual Design Competition conducted during the Alabama/Georgia Jewelers Associations’ joint Convention held recently in Sandestin, Florida.

Bill Wismar of Metal Benders in Mobile, Alabama was named Best of Show, as well as the People’s Choice Award winner for his hand-fabricated platinum necklace with matching chain, a 16.70 carat crystal opal, and 1.50 carats of diamonds.

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Winners of NCJA annual Design Competition announced

The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced the winners of it’s annual Design Competition during the NCJA Annual Meeting, April 24th at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort.  Keith Hipp of Ellis Jewelers in Lexington won Category II and Oz Hefner of Oz’s Jewelers in Hickory won Category III.   The competition recognizes the outstanding work of North Carolina designers.

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GJA honors Design Contest winners

(MARIETTA, Ga.) - Jeweler Johnny Johnson won the Best of Show category in the Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) Annual Jewelry Design Contest. Held recently at the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida, the Design Contest took place April 11th during the association’s annual convention.

Johnson, owner of Edward-Johns Jewelers in Marietta, Georgia took top billing. His winning design was a sterling silver and 14K yellow gold cat’s eye rutilated quartz and diamond ring.

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