Welcome to the Hawaii Jewelers Association!

If you have anything to clarify, crime alerts, or are in need of a business referral, there are several options to contact our Executive Directors at Hawaii Jewelers Association. You may reach us on Social Media via Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram. Additionally, we have our official e-mail address for people who have longer inquiries that can’t be properly addressed via the aforementioned resources. Rest assured, our support staff will try their best to provide the answer for your query.

If your business is in need of financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic, please check to see if a SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan is right for you.

More information is available here.

US Senator Brian Schatz provides great information for small business assistance https://www.schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus/small-businesses

Businesses need to stay up to date not only with what’s happening on the federal level, but more locally as many states have instituted policies that are not currently being practiced nationwide – from closing schools to closing non-essential businesses temporarily. Resources include State Updates from the National Retail Federation
With so much changing day to day (and in some cases hour to hour) it is critical to stay informed about the latest directives from State Health Departments,  State of Hawaii, Dept of Health and HawaiiCovid19.com.

Retail Store Security, Safe Teleworking in the Time of COVID-19

  1. Glass breakage = zero delay
  2. Install ring-cams
  3. Not putting blinds or paper on the window
  4. Keep the lights on – inside and outside
  5. All item removed from showcases

Hawaii Jewelers Association Annual Design Competition has been POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the Covid-19 virus situation.

The well-being of everyone is our top priority and will always be at the heart of every decision we make. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the design competition. We hope for our design competition winners presentation to be held at HJA's 2020 Banquet Fundraiser and with that in mind, we will postpone both until we can make a final decision in a month or so. There are many of you that have created beautiful pieces for this year's competition and knowing this, motivates us to get creative if it comes to that. Please know that despite this slight delay, we are committed to delivering the same outstanding experience you are all accustomed to. 

The entry cut-off for the Hawaii Jewelers Association's annual Design Contest is Thursday May 7th, 2020.


  • Under $3500
  • $3500 and over
  • Hawaiian Themed
  • Vintage (non-judged, People's Choice only)


2020_Design_Competition_Rules and Information

Looking into the Future with Hawaii’s jewelry industry! 

Our Annual Fundraising Gala has been POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the Covid-19 virus situation.

Saturday, May 16, 2020  •  5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Oahu Country Club, 150 Country Club Road  •  Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Location Map:  http://bit.ly/2ESKz5N 

Dinner price: $115 per person / $1035 for table of 10

Non-members are invited to attend as guests of an HJA member



HJA is a non-profit organization that is kindly accepting donations for our silent auction and raffle prize. Examples: Jewelry pieces, industry equipment & tools, wine & spirits, electronics, beauty products & services, snacks & desserts, art, home products/culinary, restaurant and store gift cards, as well as live activities such as a private chef dinner, hotel accommodations, golf events, etc.

I am graciously requesting your kokua and fill out a 2020 Contribution Form today! 2020 HJASponsorshipLetterhead  Contact our Executive Director, Sophia Makaimoku-Young with questions or need more information at admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.com or (808) 536-4255.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Jewelers of America offering retailers FREE membership until Dec 31, 2020

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Hawaii Jewelers Association has been a non-profit organization in Hawaii since 1949, we have assisted many jewelers, gem hobbyist, and consumers in various situations with the knowledgeable team of Board of Directors.

Our Code of Ethics serves to educate, inspire, and unite our members, and form the basis for specific Rules of Professional Conduct by which all members have agreed to abide.  Hawaii Jewelers Association Members are dedicated and committed to maintaining the highest standard of honesty, fairness, professionalism and services.

As you know, many non-profit organization depend on donations and fundraising, HJA included. If you would like to donate $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000 to our mission for Hawaii's jewelry industry, please do so now. 

We kindly ask you to support by contributing to our GoFundMe campaign: Hawaii Jewelers Unite

Our combined efforts to fight crime makes a difference!

We are a non-profit organization for Hawaii’s jewelry industry that have teamed up with HPD and the community to fight jewelry crimes. We are constantly notified by the community, jewelers, police, and referred to victims of incidents in Hawaii. I will then create an E-blast we call a "security alert" that goes out to our members of jewelers, jewelry buyers, and various depts within HPD. In many cases, if the "jewelry buyers" of jewelry see the item are stolen from our Security Alert, they will call police and Hawaii Jewelers Association as well as save any camera footage of person attempting to sell jewelry. These combined efforts have helped with arrest and/or retrieval of stolen items!

If you have been a victim of jewelry theft and would like me create an E-blast a Security Alert of your situation. Email me at admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.com with the following..

  • date, time and location of incident
  • description of jewelry items (pictures are always helpful)
  • description of perpetrators
  • police report # with the police officer in charge of your case

~Upcoming Events Calendar~

  • April 14, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI - may be cancelled
  • May 7, 2020 - Deadline for entry into 2020 Design Competition
  • May 14-16, 2020  - International Jewellery Kobe - Kobe, Japan
  • May 16, 2020 - HJA Design Competition & Banquet
  • June 2-5, 2020 - JCK Las Vegas - Sand Expo and The Venetian
  • June 9, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • July 26-28, 2020 - JA Convention - New York, NY
  • July 14, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • August 9-12, 2020 - JA Summer Show, New York, NY
  • August 11, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • September 8, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • September 12, 2020 - Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts conference - New York, NY
  • October 13, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • October 13-16, 2020 - JIS October - MIami, FL
  • October 25-27, 2020 - MJSA Expo - Javits Center 
  • November 10, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • Jan. 28—Feb. 2, 2021 - BaselWorld - Basel, Switzerland 
  • February 2-7, 2021 - AGTA GemFair - Tuscon, USA
  • April 26-28, 2021 - Conclave - Louisville, Kentucky
  • June 3-7, 2021 - Couture - Wynn Las Vegas

Contact us for details


HJA Gift Certificates are available to
charities for fundraising events

Bona fide charities which are planning fund raising events, raffles, or auctions may contact the HJA Executive Directors (Sophia or Bernard) to see if they qualify for donations of $100 gift certificates (redeemable at participating HJA members). Click here for details.

We would like to introduce our
2019-2020 Officers!

Doug Kreul
Owner, Windward Jewelers.

Member since 2015.

Also in charge of our Membership/Member Benefits.

Sharon Gilbert
Owner, Lehua Jewelers.

Member since 2003.

Also in charge of our Educational Committee

Moshe Hakemolo
Owner, Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyers.

Member since 2015.

Also in charge of Charity and Community Outreach

Andrew Taylor
Manager, Elemetal Direct USA

Member since 2009.

Also in charge of Media Release/Social Media


Get Involved! Board Members needed!
We currently have one position available for our Board of Directors. Click here to view 501 commons of boards.  If you are interested in being a part of our Leadership Team, please contact our Executive Director, Sophia by email admin@hawaiijewelersassocaition.com or phone (808) 536-4255. 

NEW - Interactive map of HJA retailer jeweler locations. Click on the image below to view the map in a new tab.


 Renew your HJA Membership Online Now 

HJA Member Plaques are  available for purchase

Click here for details

We are proud to offer Hawaii Jewelers Association merchandise!

Order online or click here to download an order form. Or contact our Executive Directors via email admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.com or call 1-808-536-4255

Hawaii Jewelers Association has been a proud affiliate with Jewelers for Children and will donate $5.00 from every T-shirt sale! Jewelers for Children mission is to help children in need and have donated more than $45 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through our charity partners St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the Make-A-Wish® America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to the Make-A-Wish® International and the Santa-America Fund. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals, and jewelry consumers.

Contact us with suggestions of other items that you would be interested in purchasing from Hawaii Jewelers Association.

As a responsible trade organization, Hawaii Jewelers Association does its utmost to adhere to strict business policies that enables clients to feel safe that they are purchasing from an esteemed jewel merchant in the Aloha State.

If you have anything to clarify, crime alerts, or are in need of a business referral, there are several options to contact us.

You may reach us on Social Media via Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

Additionally, we have our official e-mail address for people who have longer inquiries that can’t be properly addressed via the aforementioned resources. Rest assured, our support staff will try their best to provide the answer for your query.