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San Francisco, CA—Congratulations to the winners of JQ magazine’s design awards. Mark Patterson was named both Designer of the Year and Best in Bridal. Etienne Perret was named Best in Color Diamond; Alberto Parada won Best in Colored Gemstones, Simon G. was named Best in Diamond, Alex Sepkus won Best in Gold, Jack Kelege won Best in Platinum, Raymond Hak was named Best in Silver, Edward Mirell, Best in Contemporary Metals, and Gellner, Best in Pearls.

Los Angeles, CA—Uneek Fine Jewelry is looking for two professional sales representatives with an established territory. Must have knowledge in better bridal, high-end diamond goods, and colored diamond jewelry, as represented on our website, Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years working with fine jewelry brands. Must have existing client base. Great potential for the right salesperson, please send resume to

Scottsdale, AZ--BELLARRI is looking for a northeast and southeast sales representative. Must be experienced with current retailer relationships. Company has an existing customer base, award winning 18k and gemstone designs, and a beautiful silver collection. Contact: Robin Kraut, (800) 255-0192 or

Lake Worth, FL—Joseph J. Rothman, father of Glenn Rothman, died April 26. The elder Rothman was born in 1919 in Liberty, NY. The family moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he graduated from high school and attended City College for two years before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent five years in service, first as Military Policeman before being promoted up the ranks to first sergeant. He served and was wounded on front lines during World War II, and received the Purple Heart medal. After the war, he returned to the family women’s coat business started by his father, Harry. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley Levine Rothman, he is survived by two children, daughter Donna Tehel of Langhorne, PA, and son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Susan Rothman of Wellesley, MA, founders of Hearts on Fire; and a granddaughter, great-grandson, sister, brother, and a sister-in-law. An online guest book can be signed here.

Weehawken, NJ—Liliana Chen has joined Swatch Group (U.S.) Inc. as public relations manager in charge of the Prestige Brands (Breguet, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tiffany & Co and Tourbillon Boutiques). Her email is, and her direct telephone is (201) 271-4644.

New York, NY—Dania Shiblaq is now director of public relations for Kwiat Diamonds. Her email is dania@kwiat.comand her phone is (212) 223-1111.

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