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October 7, 2021

Tickets on Sale for 2021 WJA Awards for Excellence Gala

On October 20, 2021, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its annual Awards for Excellence Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The VIP fundraiser will dazzle with an exclusive, in-person event as well as offer hundreds more the opportunity to tune-in virtually for an evening of networking and to celebrate its two Visionary Award winners: Karen Goracke, CEO of Borsheims, and Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week. Tickets are currently available on the WJA website for in-person and virtual events. A portion of the ticket sales will directly benefit The Women’s Jewelry

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All About Birthstones: Opal

Opal, one of October’s birthstones, is known for its amazing “play of color.” Brecken Farnsworth, CG, and Jonathan Farnsworth, CG, of Parlé share some facts about opal, its history, origins, and how stunning it looks set in a special piece of jewelry. ABOUT PARLÉParlé Jewelry Designs originated as Idaho Opal and Gem Corp, founded in May of 1973, mining Idaho Opal, fashioning it into gemstones, and setting it into simple jewelry. Flash forward to the present and Parlé Jewelry Designs, incorporated in 1991, occupies a 17,000 square foot building with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Today, they source, design, and manufacture fine color

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Claim Your Badge. Share Your Accomplishments!

If you are an AGS titleholder or designee, have recently passed your recertification exam, or attended Conclave, there is a digital badge waiting for you! You’ve earned it, so take advantage of the variety of benefits and uses that come with it. Why should you use a digital badge? When someone clicks on your badge, they’re directed to an online source that explains why you’ve earned that badge, the methods you took to achieve it, and how you are working to maintain your credentials. You can also add your digital badge to your email signatures. Not sure how to get

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