Links of London the Official Olympic Jeweler
London, United Kingdom—Renowned silver jewelry brand Links of London was appointed to create the official jewelry collection celebrating the London 2012 Olympics. The jeweler has developed a broad collection of Olympic-inspired merchandise, created in sterling silver and incorporating playful beads and charms. The Sweetie Bracelet, left, features charms representative of some of the Olympic sports, such as badminton, swimming, and a coach’s whistle, while the Friendship bracelets, below, symbolize the spirit of the international games.
Joshua J Appoints Stephen Golob As Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Los Angeles, CA—Joshua J. Fine Jewelry announces the appointment of Stephen Golob as eastern regional sales manager. Golub brings extensive experience from 30 years in the jewelry and diamond industry. He will be working with guild retailers throughout the eastern United States, as well as international accounts.
GIA Career Fair Featured on New York's Channel 5
New York, NY--GIA (Gemological Institute of America) returned to the Javits Center this year for its New York Career Fair on July 30, during the JA Show. The event featured keynote seminars about the jewelry industry, and an area for both career coaching and job recruitment. Several dozen jewelry firms ranging from large national and international retailers to individual manufacturers were in the recruitment area, seeking everything from stone setters to sales. A special highlight was the new Jewelers for Veterans organization, founded this year to help returning U.S. veterans find jobs in the jewelry industry. New York's Fox 5 gave GIA a lengthy plug on its news report. Watch here.
Twin Cities WJA To Hold Charity Golf Event
Minneapolis, MN—The Women’s Jewelry Association Twin Cities chapter will hold its first golf scramble on August 20, 2012 at the Town & Country Club of St. Paul, Minnesota. A portion of proceeds from this year’s outing will be donated to Dress for Success Twin Cities, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The fee for golf, dinner, and the keynote speaker is $95; dinner and keynote only is $45. Keynote speaker will be Andrea Hill of HMC/StrategyWerx, a leading strategic thinker in the jewelry industry. Prior to starting HMC/StrategyWerx, Hill was the CEO of the Bell Group/Rio Grand Jewelry Supply in Albuquerque, NM. Golf fee includes 18 holes and a golf cart. The event opens at 11 a.m. for lunch with a noon tee-off with shotgun start. There will be a shoot-out at the 18th hole with additional cash prizes, and the day will include a total of more than $1,500 in cash prizes and drawings. Dinner and keynote begin at 6 p.m. To register, click here or contact Janel Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 778-9679.
DEF Shares Auction Proceeds with JFC
New York, NY—The Diamond Empowerment Fund announced last week that it will share half the proceeds—$2,000—from its recent “Raffle for Education” with Jewelers for Children. The raffle, which raised $4,000 total, was held during the American Gem Society Conclave last spring in Miami.
The donation to JFC “recognizes the contributions JFC and DEF make on behalf of our industry, both to children in need and by empowering through education the next generation of African leaders in diamond producing countries,” said Phyllis Bergman, president of DEF.