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JA in the News
July 15, 2024

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, announces the opening of the nomination period for the 23rd annual GEM Awards that will take place on Friday, March 14, 2025, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The GEM Awards Committee is now accepting submissions in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Retail Excellence.

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June 18, 2024

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, invited key industry stakeholders to Washington, D.C. to meet with top lawmakers and share concerns about implementation plans for import restrictions of Russian diamonds into the United States. JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte represented the organization and led the group consisting of Jon Bridge, Chair/Counsel Emeritus of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Dave Meleski, President & CEO of Richline Group; Matthew Swibel, VP, Sustainability and Social Impact of Signet Jewelers; and Ronnie VanderLinden, Immediate Past President of Diamond Manufacturers Importers Association of America and President of International Diamond Manufacturers Association.

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June 10, 2024

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is accepting entries for CASE Awards, its national jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honor JA Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. The CASE Awards competition is open to all employees of JA Member retailers and suppliers. Employees of JA Member companies can enter through July 17, 2024.

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Jewelers of America's Alabama Multifaceted Learning Workshop 2023
June 7, 2024
Jewelers of America travelled to Las Vegas for the 2024  Las Vegas shows. The weekend was a huge success as we met so many members - new and current! - at our booth, played with new collections from our Supplier Members, presenting on well-attended panels and hosting our Member Meetup!
JA in the News
May 15, 2024
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the 2024 recipients of the 20 Under 40 in Jewelry Retail list. Jewelers of America’s 20 Under 40 recognition program celebrates young professionals who exemplify leadership skills and a commitment to elevating jewelry retail for tomorrow’s jewelry consumers.
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20 Under 40 Class of 2024
May 15, 2024
Jewelers of America is proud to announce the  20 Under 40, Class of 2024!
JA in the News
May 1, 2024
New York, NY –Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced a new bench scholarship aimed to bring new talent into the bench jeweler profession. The Seymour & Evelyn Holtzman Bench Scholarship is a partnership with Jewelers of America and Seymour & Evelyn Holtzman that will provide tuition help to students enrolled in an accredited bench jeweler or metalsmith education program.
JA in the News
February 15, 2024
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA) the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has updated its Guide to “Careers in the Jewelry Industry.” The Guide highlights new career opportunities and information on sought-after skills-sets and is designed to be a tangible tool to attract new talent to the jewelry industry.
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The list features the best and brightest rising talents in jewelry retail

JA 20 Under 40 Press Release PR
January 30, 2024
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is seeking nominations for the best and brightest rising talents in jewelry retail to be featured on Jewelers of America’s 20 Under 40 list. Nominations have closed.
JA in the News
January 24, 2024
New York, NY – Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) and Jewelers of America (JA) have announced the selected participants for the first cohort in their jointly developed Emerging Jewelers Accelerator Program (EJAP), a series of interactive workshops designed to provide selected new retail jewelry entrepreneurs with a deeper understanding of how to build and maintain a successful business in the jewelry industry.

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