July 14, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the leading jewelry association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is hosting its Designer Preview & Member Meetup on Sunday, July 23 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine. JA Retail Members will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow jewelers and enjoy complimentary food and drinks while previewing jewelry from a selection of JA Supplier Members. The Designer Preview & Member Meetup – sponsored by Synchrony Financial, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. – is free for JA Retail Members and press to attend but registration is required.
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June 26, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, hosted two days of legislative events for jewelers in Washington, D.C., on June 20 and 21, giving retailers and suppliers the opportunity to learn about key issues that affect their businesses and meet with top lawmakers. Events, which were part of the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee’s annual D.C. fly-in, included a Dinner and Legislative Forum at the historic Army & Navy Club on June 20, and a full day of meetings with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on June 21.
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June 7, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, announced today it is establishing a new collaborative relationship with the Diamond Council of America (DCA), after the boards of both organizations voted this week in favor of a new affiliation agreement. The affiliation would take effect later this year, following a vote by DCA members at the DCA Annual Meeting on July 17, and review by the New York Attorney General.
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June 2, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, and the GEM Awards Committee have announced that Sally Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, of Gemfields, will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
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May 24, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced that submissions are being accepted in four categories for the 16th Annual GEM Awards gala taking place on January 19, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. GEM Awards, the jewelry industry’s premier accolade gala, honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.
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May 23, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, will host a Dinner & Legislative Forum on Tuesday, June 20, 2017at the prestigious Army & Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The event – open to both JA Members and non-members – will offer an insider’s perspective on the laws and regulations that affect jewelry businesses. Jewelers of America’s D.C.-based legislative counsel, Haake Fetzer will host the Town Hall-style format on hot topics including sales tax fairness – with legislation recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate – jewelry-related regulations, and the proposed 20% tax hike on imports that could be part of comprehensive tax reform.
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May 15, 2017
New York, NY – National Jeweler, the publication that has been delivering the news since 1906, has inducted three veteran jewelry retailers into its Retailer Hall of Fame. National Jeweler, which was acquired by Jewelers of America in 2015, has just released the special, coordinating print edition of the publication which profiles this year’s inductees: John Henne, Henne Jewelers, Pittsburgh, PA; Sissy Jones, Sissy’s Log Cabin, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and Jean-Christophe Bédos, Birks Group Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  
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May 12, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering a variety of events, promotions and certification opportunities during Las Vegas Jewelry Week. JA will be exhibiting at JCK Las Vegas (booth L100A), where it will host a member-only cocktail reception, run a social media sweepstakes as well as host three opportunities for industry professionals to take the JA Sales and Management Professional Certification exams.
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May 3, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA) welcomes the growing momentum toward passage of sales tax fairness on Capitol Hill. Last Thursday, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, while the Senate re-introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).
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March 10, 2017
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the winners of its 27th 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. The winning entries will be on display at Jewelers of America’s booth #1866 at the JA New York Show, March 12-14, at the Jacob Javits Center.
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