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Industry News: Kristin Chenoweth To Perform At 24 Karat Banquet; New MJSA Chair; More December 07, 2016 (0 comments)


Kristin Chenoweth To Headline 24 Karat Club Banquet

New York, NY—Renowned singer Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured entertainment at the 115th Annual Banquet of the 24 Karat Club of the City Of New York. Chenoweth will perform her “Art of Excellence” program.

The 24 Karat Club last year ended its tradition of keeping the banquet entertainment secret until the night of the event, and announced a very special performance by Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul.

The event will be held January 14, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The 2017 banquet also marks the last in the historic Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria before the hotel closes for a three-year renovation project beginning in spring 2017.


MJSA Appoints Cipolla To Chair Board of Directors

Warwick, RI—MJSA has elected Steven A. Cipolla as chair of its board of directors. A board member since 2013, Cipolla succeeds Ann Arnold, who is now chair of the MJSA Education Foundation.

Steven Cipolla

Stuart Lee, executive vice president of merchandising at Signet Jewelers in Akron, OH, was appointed vice chair. Dave Meleski, president of New York, NY-based Richline Group, was named MJSA board secretary; Edward DeCristofaro, president of LDC Inc. in East Providence, RI is now officer-at-large and Lee Krombholz, president of Krombholz Jewelers/Just Like You Designs in Cincinnati, OH, continues to serve as a vice chair. Michael Toback, president of Myron Toback Inc. in New York, NY, remains as treasurer.

Steven Cipolla is president of Warwick, RI–based National Chain Group, which under his leadership has grown from its origins as a supplier of pendant and fashion chain into a full-service, fully integrated contract manufacturer and supplier. He also serves on the board of the Providence Jewelers Club and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of the City Of New York.


Diavik’s Foxfire In Residence At Smithsonian

Washington, DC—In case you’re in Washington, DC, stop by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s gem hall and visit the largest rough diamond ever found in North America. The 187.7 carat Foxfire (below), found at Rio Tinto’s Diavik Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, will be on display at the Museum’s Harry Winston Gallery through February 16, 2017. Image: Jewellery Business


Registration Open for Israel International Diamond Week 

Ramat Gan, Israel—Registration has opened for the sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), February 13-16, 2017, on the trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange. By popular request, the next IDWI will be held in a revised format: trading will take place on the bourse floor from Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday will be open for individual meetings and free sightseeing tours to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. 

Click here for more information and click here to register online.

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