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MJSA for Retailers: Your Bench and Custom Design Connection

Retailers who offer repair and custom design know how their customers value these services. Having an heirloom jewel restored or creating a new, personalized piece that will be valued for generations to come… Such offerings create value, trust, and enduring connections. But finding everything required to provide them can sometimes feel like a treasure hunt without a map. How can you find and attract workers, and how can you best train them? Where can you find trusted subcontracting services? When you run up against unexpected problems, where can you find reliable expertise? Where are the latest tools and technologies that

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Seven Essential Sessions You Can’t Miss

Stay ahead of the curve and be part of the conversations shaping the future of our industry. We’re spotlighting seven Conclave sessions focused on essential topics that will help you navigate trends, tap into game-changing innovations, and empower your success. Monday, April 15 Business Breakthrough: Digital Strategy You Can Depend OnBen Smithee and Alexandra Brown, The Smithee Group 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Does your business have a plan in place that prepares you for success? The adage “failing to plan is planning to fail” is extremely true when it comes to business and digital strategy. Does your business have a strategic

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Parent’s Guide: Kid-Friendly Picks in Austin

Are you bringing your children to Conclave and wondering how to keep them busy while you are in class or attending a networking event? We have put together a few ideas! Activities Photo courtesy of ABC Kite Festival ABC Kite Festival Want a day out with the family? Check out the 96th annual ABC Kite Fest on Sunday, April 14th, from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This event includes a kite-flying contest, bounce houses, and even a children’s music concert! Photo courtesy of Austin Aquarium Austin Aquarium This Aquarium has so many fish and animals! There are sharks, stingrays, giant Pacific octopus,

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Help Make a Difference With Jewelers for Children

Jewelers for Children (JFC) is joining us in Austin, TX, with their much-anticipated silent auction and Rings of Strength 5K! Donate to JFC for Conclave 2024 The JFC Silent Auction is a Conclave tradition and has helped raise over $600,000 for children in need. You’ll find JFC in the Networking Area, where you can catch a glimpse of the items up for auction! A donation of jewelry is always welcome, as well as items like these: Unused time at your vacation condo Redeem some airline miles A donation from a friend or business in another industry Artwork, memorabilia, gift certificates—all

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Registered Jeweler | January 2024

The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious title of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem Society: Tamara C. Ketterman, RJ Kettermans Jewelers Leesburg, VA Monali Pandya, RJ Di’Amore Fine Jewelers Waco, TX Peter Sanson, RJ Walters & Hogsett Jewelers Boulder, CO

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Certified Gemologist® | January 2024

The following individual has recently earned the prestigious title of Certified Gemologist® (CG) from the American Gem Society: Jill McIntosh, CG Jack Seibert, Goldsmith & Jeweler Upper Arlington, OH

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Certified Sales Associate | December 2023

The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate (CSA) by the American Gem Society: Caitlin Boggia-Bohmer, CSA Morrison Smith Jewelers Charlotte, NC Olivia Brown, CSA Morrison Smith Jewelers Charlotte, NC Leanna Farney, CSA Everett Jewelry Shreveport, LA Shelbi Filter, CSA Panowicz Jewelers Olympia, WA Cynthia McCurley, CSA Holliday Jewelry Klamath Falls, OR Francesca Rippo, CSA Naifeh Fine Jewelry of Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID Christopher Siemens, CSA Raffi Jewellers Inc. Cambridge, ON Kayla Thiele, CSA Jewelers Mutual Group Neenah, WI

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Certified Sales Associate | November 2023

The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate (CSA) by the American Gem Society: Dilara U. Beydogan, CSA Davidson’s Jewellers Ottawa, ON Ashley R. Ingle, CSA Huntington Jewelers Las Vegas, NV Julie Muer, CSA Naifeh Fine Jewelry of Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID Michael Spring, CSA Grandis Jewellers Petrolia, ON Stephanie Wilson, CSA Wilson & Son Jewelers Scarsdale, NY

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