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Jewelry News: The World Gold Council announces its picks for this year’s “Great Designers”

by JewelStruck on Mar.20, 2012, under News & Events

The World Gold Council (WGC) showcases the next selection of great designers and goldsmiths, from around the globe.

The WGC said “These are the talented artists and artisans, some avant-garde, some classical, who are pushing the boundaries, challenging conventions, exploring the beauty and unique innate qualities of the noble metal, and bringing a new, dynamic dimension to the art of gold,”.

Among the 10 designers are Natasha Collis, Pallavi Foley, Beth Gilmour, Lilly Hastedt, Anna Lorich Akers, Selim Mouzannar, Julia Muggenburg, Jeana Mushriqui, Julieta Pedrosa and Touran Reddaway.

Design by Natasha Collis

Design by Natasha Collis

You can checkout more about them and their designs here.

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Jewelry News: Global Gold demand reaches an all-time high in Q3 2011

by JewelStruck on Nov.17, 2011, under Jewelry Trends, Reviews

According to the World Gold Council, Global gold demand saw an increase of 6% in third quarter 2011, compared to same period in last year. Gold demand in the third quarter of 2011 reached 1,053.9 tonnes equating to US$57.7bn, an all-time high in value terms.

Gold demand by category in tonnes and gold price

Gold demand by category in tonnes and gold price

Marcus Grubb, Managing Director, Investment at the World Gold Council commented:

“Unsurprisingly investment demand for gold was a key driver during the third quarter. Increasing levels of inflation, the US credit rating downgrade, a worsening eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the lacklustre performance of many assets drove investors to increase holdings in gold in order to protect their wealth. Given gold’s proven risk mitigation properties, it is likely that investors will continue to seek protection from economic uncertainty, which shows no signs of abating.”

Gold demand by sector

Gold demand by sector

India, the largest jewellery market, experienced a 26% fall in tonnage demand as high and volatile gold prices, at an inauspicious time in the Hindu calendar,15 deterred consumers. A similar reaction was seen across the globe, with markets in the Middle East, South East Asia and the West generating weaker levels of demand in the face of record high gold prices and difficult economic conditions. Exceptions were China, where gold jewellery demand continued on its healthy growth path, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia.

Jewellery demand by country, % change

Jewellery demand by country, % change

Source: World Gold Council (

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News: GIA announces more than 200 career opportunities via GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair

by JewelStruck on May.26, 2010, under News & Events

This announcement comes today from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). More than 200 career opportunities in the jewelry industry will be available at the GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 6. This job fair is free and open to the public.

It offers access to more than 20 ompanies, 18 career coaches and a powerhouse speaker panel. Companies such as Montblanc, Stuller, Inc., and Firestone Inc., will be on-site to conduct interviews for positions including; diamond and colored stone buyers, designers, watch specialists, marketing executives, gemologists, jewelers and more. Career opportunities are available in cities from around the globe: New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Montreal, Dubai, Ramat Gan, Hong Kong and more.

The GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair will be held on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. for career coaching sign-ups. Recruiting and career coaching will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. It will take place on the 4th floor of the Venetian Conference Center in the Zeno ballrooms.

Job seekers interested in attending the GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair should visit, call (800) 421-7250 ext. 4100 or e-mail

Employers interested in recruiting or listing a job, can click here for more information.

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19th annual MJSA Vision Awards – Jewelry Design Competition

by JewelStruck on Nov.05, 2009, under News & Events

Celebrating outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) has started accepting entries for the 19th annual MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition.

Rules & Categories

Entries can be submitted before January 15, 2010. They are accepting entries in 5 different categories, which include

  • Design Excellence – for designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship and marketability
  • Visionary Technical Solution – for designs in which specific technical challenges, such as combining two non-complementary metals were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion
  • Laser Distinction – for entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser (sponsored by LaserStar Technologies)
  • Gold Distinction – for entries that include a minimum of 75 percent of a karat gold alloy in the design (sponsored by Hoover & Strong).
  • Future of the Industry Award – In addition, students in any jewelry-related program may submit rendered designs for the Future of the Industry Award, which recognizes exceptional design achievement and potential


All MJSA Vision Award winners will be honored at a March 16 ceremony during the annual MJSA Expo New York. Winning entries will also be on display at the Expo for thousands of buyers and exhibitors and they will be featured or recognized in special ad pages in InStore magazine, Metalsmith magazine, and the association’s own MJSA Journal.

How to

For submission guidelines, or to download an entry form, go to the Career Center at or e-mail For more information, call MJSA at (800) 444-6572.

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Looking for a job in Jewelry field? Checkout GIA Career Search

by JewelStruck on Nov.04, 2009, under News & Events

Finally a good news in the time of recession for job seekers. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced that its GIA Career Search Engine has more than 300-plus active gem and jewelry industry positions available.

The Career Search Engine is free, open to anyone and is continuously updated with new gem and jewelry career listings.

Available careers include jewelry buyers, appraisers, business development associates, vice presidents, marketing creative directors and more. Some of the companies listing positions include: Damiani, Blue Nile, Inc., Stuller, Inc. and Tiffany & Co.

The available positions span the world, from the U.S., Canada, France and India to Japan, the Cayman Islands and Saudi Arabia.  The jobs range from entry-level to executive titles and vary widely in description.

Job seekers an search job here :

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