August 5, 2019
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held the Jewelers of America National Convention, an education-focused executive forum open to jewelry professionals, on July 28-29, 2019, at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City. The Convention featured four dynamic keynote speakers, thought provoking breakout sessions, an informative Diamond Detection Lab and interactive Retail Innovation Lab. Attendees came from across the country and around the globe to take part in the inaugural event.
August 1, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Holly Wesche, owner of Wesche Jewelers in Melbourne, FL, as Board Chair. She succeeds John Henne, of Henne Jewelers in Pittsburgh, PA. Wesche was elected on July 30, 2019 at Jewelers of America’s Board meeting that also welcomed new Directors.

July 1, 2019

Jewelers of America (JA) is breaking ground with its first National Convention. A trade association dedicated to serving the fine jewelry marketplace, JA is at the forefront of conversations related to responsible business standards. Advocating for independent jewelers, JA’s upcoming program will delve deeply into what is happening in Washington D.C. By bringing leading experts into the room, Jewelers of America is creating a transparent conversation, preparing retailers for happenings on the Hill that could affect their businesses. From July 28-29th, jewelry professionals from around the country will gather at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel to focus on steering retail businesses towards growth, while maintaining the ethical standards of membership.

June 28, 2019

New York, NY – For the ninth consecutive year, Jewelers of America members met with key lawmakers to discuss trade and tax concerns during its annual advocacy visit to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 19. As in past years, the delegation was led by the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) . The delegation met with a number of key lawmakers and congressional staff – including Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK), who met with the group for dinner.

May 28, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced a partnership with MJM Global, a provider of reliable insurance for all types of commercial and personal risk to the jewelry industry, to offer access to health care option for its Retail and Supplier Member companies. Through this partnership, JA Members now have access to a simplified enrollment process and affordable health care plans for as few as two individuals.

April 30, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the winners of its 29th annual CASE Awards jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards, JA’s national design competition for jewelry retailers, recognizes JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.

April 11, 2019

New York, NY – National Jeweler, the publication that has been delivering the news since 1906, has inducted five seasoned jewelry retailers into its Retailer Hall of Fame. This year, National Jeweler is honoring two single-store independent jewelers along with one multi-store independent. The 2019 inductees are Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers, Julia and David Gardner of David Gardner’s Jewelers & Gemologists, and Judy and Steve Padis of Padis Jewelry. National Jeweler will be releasing the digital edition of the publication and mailing over 8,000 copies of the print edition in July. 

April 2, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the first annual Jewelers of America National Convention, an education-focused executive forum open to jewelry professionals, will prominently feature an interactive Diamond Detection Lab. The Convention will take place July 28-29, 2019, at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City.

March 5, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the agenda and opened registration for the first annual Jewelers of America National Convention, an education-focused executive forum open to jewelry professionals. The Convention will take place July 28-29, 2019, at the Intercontinental New York Barclay in New York City.

January 25, 2019

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the hire of Regina Ciarleglio as Director of Membership. As Director of Membership, Ciarleglio will oversee the operations of the Membership Department, including membership development and retention.



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