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.

October 24, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced it will host 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, in New York City.
October 22, 2018
Jewelers for Children announced it will honor David Bonaparte, President & CEO of Jewelers of America, and Judy Fisher, Senior Vice President of Reed's Jewelers, at their annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas on June 2, 2019. The gala celebrates JFC's fundraising efforts and their commitments to its charity partners. As the evening's honorees, Bonaparte and Fisher will assist JFC in raising additional funds during the event.

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October 9, 2018
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the association will be coordinating the launch of a consumer marketing program in 2019. The campaign will be an industry-wide collaboration to increase consumer desire for jewelry and drive jewelry sales by promoting the unique and emotional aspects of jewelry ownership versus other disposable income purchases.
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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