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JA Buyer Discount
GEM Awards Nominees
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Jewelry Trends: Platinum
JCK Show Seminars
Jewelry Trends: Platinum
Tip: Prevent Maintenance Repairs
GEM Awards Nominees
Tip: Prevent Maintenance Repairs
Jewelry Trends: Platinum
Upcoming Events
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Ace of Diamonds LLC   
San Jose, CA

Assorted Gems Corporation    New York, NY   

Brunal Jewelers
Lynchburg, VA

C. Allan Fine Jewelry Inc.
Shelby Township, MI

Carriage House
Paris, TX

Deleuse Jewelers
Tiburon, CA

Diamond Exchange
Orlando, FL

Eric Michael Fine Jewelry    Jupiter, FL

Fortunoff Fine Jewelry
Garden City, NY

Gold Fingers Jewelry Inc.   Colorado Springs, CO

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry 
 Fort Myers, FL  

Hillcrest Designer Jewelry
Little Rock, AR

Joao Cesar Jewelers, Inc.    Baltimore, MD

John Rich Jewelers
Mentor, OH

San Diego Diamond Brokers    San Diego, CA  
The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) continues to grow its legislative influence on Capitol Hill, as the group led a delegation of jewelers to Washington, D.C. last week. The day of meetings offered jewelers the opportunity to share their views with key decision makers, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). The meetings connected jewelers with approximately 60 lawmakers and legislative staff. See more highlights from the influential visit.
House Speaker John Boehner and JA CEO Dave Bonaparte

JA Members attending the JA New York Show should take advantage of the new JA Buyer Discount Program. Many exhibitors are offering discounts on finished jewelry, loose diamonds, and other services exclusively to JA Members! You can visit JA's Member Services desk at the front of Aisle 3300 to pick up your Membership Card and a Directory to find Participating Exhibitors. Read on for details:  

Jewelers of America is hosting a cocktail event just for retail jewelers in New York celebrating the stories behind designer jewelry on July 27. Jewelry designers will be there wearing favorite pieces and sharing their inspiration. Click here for details & to RSVP.  

GEM Awards Accepting Nominations for 2015 Honorees  

Through June 30, you can submit potential nominees for the 2015 GEM Awards gala, which honors individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches. Awards categories include: Lifetime Achievement, Design, Media Excellence and Marketing & Communications. Nominate someone (even yourself) today!

Jewelers of America is presenting a great two-day lineup of seminars from experts in jewelry design, gemstones, web marketing and much more. Don't miss them during the JA New York Show, July 27-28.  


Butterfly Bling  

Head over to our consumer education website,, to see what jewelry we're spotlighting for consumers as trends, like butterfly themed jewelry that has consumers all aflutter. 

WR Cobb Updates e-Commerce Platform  

There's even more reason for jewelers to update their website presence with WR Cobb's powerful e-commerce platform. WR Cobb is offering consumer financing to qualified online shoppers. JA Members get discounts on WR Cobb web solutions:
Luxury Prive, Register Today!

Tip: Facebook Ads, Which Boost is Best? 

Jewelers are striving to discover the secret to get business traction on Facebook. Advertising your posts is one way, but which paid "boost" method is best? The social media experts at Likeable Jewelers reveal what they discovered is most cost effective.

Tip: Store Surveillance Tips for 20/20 Security   

Many jewelry businesses are equipped with a video surveillance system, but are you seeing a clear picture? Make sure your video surveillance configuration gives you 20/20 vision with these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.
July 11-13: Jewelers Educational Conference, Overland Park, KS

July 27-29: JA New York Show, New York, NY

For a full list of upcoming industry events, visit
Jewelers of America's Jewelry Events Calendar