May 19, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering its renowned Sales and Management Professional Certification exams at the JCK Show. In 2015, the number of jewelry professionals who JA’s completed JA Professional Certification increased 100% over 2014. As participation grows, so too does consumer and trade awareness of the importance of becoming certified. Benefits of JA Professional Certification include career advancement, differentiating the retail store from competitors and enhancing fine jewelry customers’ trust in the jewelry professional. Certifications are open to all jewelry professionals with no studying required as the exams validate existing skills and knowledge.
April 27, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has ramped up advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. Recent activities include meetings with Congressional leaders to support the jewelry industry’s recommendations to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its proposed changes to the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries. The association also held a dinner to celebrate its work in legislative affairs on April 12, and is planning a two-day fly-in to D.C. this June – its sixth annual advocacy trip to Capitol Hill with a delegation of jewelers.
April 22, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, produced the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave that featured runway-worthy fine jewelry from 21 jewelry brands. The Fashion Show took place on Wednesday, April 13, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.
April 19, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has introduced JewelryStockBalancing.com as the newest membership benefit. Jewelers of America Members receive an exclusive discount on this new online platform designed to help a network of approved retailers buy and sell aged inventory.
March 24, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, held its annual national retailer design competition at the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15, 2016. The CASE Awards recognizes JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Many of the winning pieces of the 2016 CASE Awards featured hand fabricated designs with unique stone settings, and reflected current trends in both bridal and fashion jewelry.
March 8, 2016
New York, NY –Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, will present “Wine, Whiskey & Washington,” an exclusive members-only event on Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Top of the Town in Arlington, Va. The evening will highlight Jewelers of America’s legislative advocacy work and feature a special presentation on this year’s dramatic and historic Presidential Election with inside information from one of the top journalists covering the race. The event is being held on the eve of AGS Conclave.
March 4, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the leading jewelry association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is producing two days of free seminars on March 13-14th during the JA New York Show. Leading the program is a keynote presentation on “Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Maximize Your In-Store Experience” by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder & Publisher of Retail Minded and co-founder of the Independent Retailer Conference.
February 25, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced several new and updated benefits to their extensive list of services available to JA Member companies. Designed to help jewelers stay competitive and increase their profitability, the benefits include competitive rates on business loans, web services and worker’s compensation coverage.
February 11, 2016
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is accepting entries for its annual retailer design competition to be held at the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15, 2016, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The CASE Awards honor JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
February 4, 2016
New York, NY – The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC), the only PAC that supports the fine jewelry industry in Washington, D.C., raised $26,680 in 2015. Through JAPAC, individual Jewelers of America members can join with other jewelry businesses in contributing to candidates for office at the federal level, who understand the interests of the jewelry industry.


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