August 9, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the hire of two industry consultants to enhance two of JA’s core priorities : membership and consumer marketing. Elizabeth Brewer will assist JA’s dynamic membership department to enhance membership engagement with its robust retail membership base. Mark Smelzer is assisting in the strategic development of a Consumer Marketing Initiative that will launch in early 2019.
August 7, 2018
This August, Jewelers of America President & CEO David Bonaparte was a guest on the podcast produced by Four Grainer, a jewelry industry consulting firm. David and Rod Worley of Four Grainer discuss the history of Jewelers of America, as well as how David's career path led him to becoming the President of Jewelers of America. Listen to the full interview to hear David's take on the upcoming strategic consumer media initiative for fine jewelry, plus all of the exciting things to come for Jewelers of America.

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July 19, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, elected three industry leaders to its Board of Directors at its biannual Board meeting in New York on July 16. The new directors elected to a three year term are Chad Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, David Bouffard of Signet Jewelers, and Camile Hannoush of Hannoush Jewelers. 
June 26, 2018
New York, NY – The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) led a delegation of jewelers to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 20, for the eighth consecutive year. The group met with lawmakers less than 24 hours before the U.S. Supreme Court announced a key decision on sales tax fairness, overturning the Quill decision that established the current system under which states are prohibited from collecting sales taxes from sellers that do not have a physical presence in-state, clearing the way for sales tax fairness to be established.
June 21, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA) applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold South Dakota’s sales tax fairness law and overturn the 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. By a vote of 5-4, the Court struck down the earlier judgement, which established the current system under which states are prohibited from collecting sales and use taxes from sellers that do not have a physical presence in-state that led to the current uneven playing field between traditional and online sellers. The decision will enable states to pass laws that require remote retailers to collect sales tax, even if they do not have a physical presence in the state.
June 21, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has selected Olivier Stip, General Manager, Watches & Fine Jewelry of CHANEL, as GEM Awards Committee Chair. He succeeds Norman Miller, who served as the GEM Awards Committee Chair from 2014 – 2018.
May 8, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced a new strategic partnership with TriNet, a professional employer organization (PEO). TriNet offers JA Members preferred pricing for human resources (HR) services, and access to comprehensive benefit packages, including: medical, dental, vision and more. TriNet’s HR solution helps small and midsize businesses (SMB) mitigate their exposure to employer-related risk, provide payroll and tax administration, and HR guidance.
May 7, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has released its annual Mother’s Day Gift Guide highlighting the most popular jewelry gift ideas this season, which focuses on quality, sentiment and style. According to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics’ 2018 Mother’s Day Spending Survey, 34% of shoppers plan to purchase jewelry this Mother’s Day.
March 22, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the continuation of its educational webinar series. The series will cover a range of topics over the next few months including improving sales techniques and search engine optimization.
March 21, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the promotion of Annie Doresca from Director of Finance and Administration to Chief Financial Officer of Jewelers of America, National Jeweler and Diamond Council of America (DCA) and welcomes Laura D’Angelo as digital content coordinator.


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