Jewelers of America Newsletter - December 2012.  Your Member ID # is   claire shipman= Member-Only content
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Design Competition
Kimberley Process Update
New Jewelry Style Blog
Holiday Media Tour
Take Action!
Attend 2013 GEM Awards
JA in the News
JA New York Winter Show 2013


Giamante, LLC
Anchorage, AK

Three Golden Apples Fine Jewelry
Newport, RI


Siera Jewelry Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
CASE Awards Showcase Your Design Talent: Enter the CASE Awards
Showcase your custom designs and extraordinary jewelry pieces to a national audience! Enter the CASE Awards, JA's annual retailer design competition, taking place at the JA New York Winter Show, February 24-26, 2013.
diamond kimberley process Kimberley Process: Progress, But Further Reforms Needed
Jewelers of America attended the Kimberley Process Plenary, November 27-30, in Washington, D.C. While we welcome some progress on reforms, the association was disappointed that a measure to expand the definition of conflict diamonds did not move forward. Read full release here.
new jewelry blog New Fine Jewelry Blog Launched
Our consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center, now has a blog for jewelry lovers! Oh My Jewelry!™ is the insider's guide to jewelry style with great, shareable content for your brand's social media. Check it out and tell us what you think! 
Holiday jewelry media tour JA Promotes Jewelry Gift Ideas to National Audience
On December 12, Jewelers of America Communications Director -- and jewelry trend guru -- Amanda Gizzi promoted jewelry gift ideas to TV viewers nationwide. The spots featured JA Supplier Member jewelry in three hot gift categories: Updated Basics, Personalization and Bling on a Budget. See the featured pieces at our consumer website,
post-election tax report

Take Action in our Legislative Action Center! 

Fiscal cliffs! Debt Ceilings! How do you protect your bottom line in this climate? Make legislators stay focused on the tax and regulatory issues that matter to you. It takes a minute to send them your message from our online Legislative Action Center.
gem awards 2013 2013 GEM Awards
Don't miss the industry's premier gala event, Jewelry Information Center's annual GEM Awards, taking place January 11, 2013. The event honors JA President & CEO Matthew A. Runci, IPPOLITA and Stellene Volandes. Purchase tickets here.
All We Want for Christmas is a Level Playing Field
Jewelers of America President & CEO Matthew A. Runci was in the news this week, when his op-ed calling for sales tax fairness in the e-commerce marketplace was featured on the political blog, "21st Century Retail."