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JFC to celebrate inaugural Children’s Day, host 11th Annual Facets of Hope event

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers for Children (JFC) will hold the 11th Annual Facets of Hope celebration on Sunday May 31, 2009 and will celebrate the first JFC Children's Day.

"JFC Children's Day will be a celebration of all that the jewelry industry has done to help children in need and celebrating on the same day as our premier fundraising activity, the Facets of Hope event, will provide the ideal opportunity for everyone to join in," said Howard Sherwood, JFC chairman of the board.
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GIA “Mini” Jewelry Career Fair debuts in Las Vega

The Institute will provide guidance to job seekers on how to thrive in an economic downturn

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced it will debut a GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 31 during the JCK Las Vegas Show.

The GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair, sponsored by JCK Events, will be a condensed version of the Institute's popular career coaching and job search events that have helped place job candidates in the jewelry industry for the last 18 years. The "Mini" Career Fair will focus on how to thrive in a challenging economy.

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LUXURY & PREMIERE changed to 3 day event

Customer feedback a top priority in decision

(NORWALK, Conn.) - LUXURY & PREMIERE, the 10-year old invitation-only event for high end jewelry retailers and manufacturers, will be held for three days rather than the previously announced four days. The new dates are Wednesday, May 27th - Friday, May 29th.

"After very careful consideration of the economic market and after talking to both manufacturers and retailers over the past several weeks, we have recognized that three days, instead of the previously announced 4 days, of a high-end show will better accommodate retailers ‘open to buy' in these challenging times," said Yancy Weinrich, Vice President, JCK Events. "Our priority is to continue to support and facilitate the buying/selling dynamic, yet with current consumer demand affecting retailers' inventory levels, we want to minimize any additional financial and time-constraint pressure on our customers."

LUXURY & PREMIERE and JCK have been working with the vendors in Las Vegas and have been successful in lowering hotel rates - including such amenity-rich and convenient properties as Venetian and Palazzo Resort and Casino. LUXURY & PREMIERE and JCK will guarantee the lowest pricing at time of booking.

"We will continue to refine and redefine what retailers and manufacturers want at this year's JCK events," Weinrich said. "We will deliver the same level of service that our customers have come to expect now and in the future as the JCK events are the global jewelry industry's stage and platform to maximize connections."

For more information on any of the JCK events, visit www.jckshows.com or simply call 800-257-3626.

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The Eclipse solitaire from R•Findings foreshadows simple elegance trend

(EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y.) - R•Findings now offers professional jewelers a new solitaire ring that captures the essence of the trend toward simplicity and value.

Industry sources forecast the consumer will want simplicity, elegance, timelessness and value in diamond engagement rings in 2009. The Eclipse Series solitaire is a stunning example of this concept. Both 14k white gold and platinum mountings are available in sizes from .50 carat to 2 carats. The Eclipse solitaire - as well as numerous other fine-quality ring mountings, findings and gemstones - is available for immediate delivery.

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Creative Boxes and Displays presents velvet satin bow boxes

Creative Boxes and Displays' new velvet satin bow boxes are the latest style of boxes added to their line along with their extensive collection of other quality boxes and displays. The color options for the new line are green, red, black and blue.

These boxes are available in ring, double ring, earring, T-shape earring, pendant, bracelet and necklace. Prices for this line range from $1.79 to $4.99.

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