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In This Issue
Tip: Holiday Hires
JA Board Directors
JA CEO Honored
Wear One = Big Hit
JAPAC Celebrates
JA on the Radio
Save on Job Postings
Upcoming Events
JA New York Special Delivery Show


American Jewelry
Detroit, MI

Baxley Jewelers
Carrollton, GA

D K Jewelers, Inc.
Westminster, MD

Fine Crafts Jewelers
Waterbury, CT

Jeff Johnson & Co.
Columbus, OH

McIntosh Jewelry
O'Neill, NE

Paul Michael Design
Shadyside, PA


Miami, FL
Chicago, IL

E.F. Gem Corp.
New York, NY

Galilil & Co.
New York, NY

Grice Showcase
Charlotte, NC
Morro Bay, Ca

Oro International
Elmhurst, IL

Rika Jewelry Designs
Denver, CO

Southern Jewelry News
Greensboro, NC


New Partnership With TRENDVISION 

TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting books and services are now available through Jewelers of America. Get the ultimate trend analysis and discover megatrends influencing the future of jewelry design. JA Members receive a special discount. 

Holiday Hiring Tips for Jewelers 

Hoping for a happy holiday season? Start planning now for your holiday hires with tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Seasonal hires may have a hidden agenda; use these tips to reduce your risk of internal theft.

JA Board Welcomes Two New Directors  

Jewelers of America elected two new industry leaders to its Board of Directors at its semi-annual Board meeting on July 26, in New York. We welcome Mercedes Abramo, president & CEO of Cartier North America; and Karen Goracke, president & CEO of Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Omaha, NE. The new directors have more than 45 years combined experience in the fine jewelry and luxury goods industry. Read on to learn about the retail jewelry experience they bring to JA's Board.
JA President & CEO Honored by WJA
JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte received the Ben Kaiser Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association on July 28. See video of his speech and event photos.
Retailers & Designers "Wear One" at JA New York
Jewelers of America may have found the recipe for the perfect industry cocktail party. JA's first "Wear One" event, that brought together retail jewelers and JA Supplier Members, was a smashing success. See who was there (even an NBA legend made an appearance!) in this event round-up.
Jewelers Celebrate JAPAC With Jerry Nadler
The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) welcomed Congressman Jerry Nadler to an event celebrating the work of the PAC and its contributors on Saturday, July 26, at the Waldorf Astoria. See photos from the event.
Listen Up! JA on the Radio
JA Director of Membership & Sales Matthew Tratner was recently featured on the "Inside the Jewelry Trade" radio show. Listen to his interview as he talks about what sets JA Members apart and why he loves working with them.

Save on Online Job Posts 

Wondering where to source new hires? Use JA's Jewelry Job Search to find qualified jewelry professionals. A variety of packages offer increased job views and help you find the perfect match for your business. 
August 24-26: SJO Jewelry Show; Charlotte, NC

September 13-14: Madison Jewelry Expo; Middleton, WI

September 27-29: Texas Jewelers Association Convention; San Antonio, TX

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