Welcome to the Hawaii Jewelers Association!

The 2020 Design Contest is now accepting entries. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 30th. Winners will be announced on October 10th, 2020.

Click here for more information and links to download the Official Rules and the Entry Form.


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


As an organization, our team came together to discuss the many ways we are able to help our jewelry industry colleagues during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Hawaii jewelers Association would like to offer FREE HJA membership until December 31, 2020. 

Simply complete the Membership Forms then mail to P.O. Box 513, Honolulu, HI  96809 or email to admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.com. A vetting process is required with a response to follow. 


Businesses need to stay up to date not only with what’s happening on the federal level, but 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 https://governor.hawaii.gov/, 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.


If you're a small business owner and would like to apply to SBA's PPP but have not yet filed an application with an SBA lender, I urge you to complete your application with an SBA lender as soon as possible. Click for the list of SBA lenders in Hawai'i


OneOahu.org

The City and County of Honolulu created a website that has up-to-date mobile and user friendly information for our community and businesses.


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

There are many benefits to becoming a JA member! click on above picture to learn more


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.

Categories:

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

2020_Design_Competition_Entry_Form

2020_Design_Competition_Rules and Information


Looking into the Future with Hawaii’s jewelry industry! 

Our Annual Fundraising Gala has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus situation. We do plan to have an Design Contest later in the year (early October time frame).


HJA NEEDS YOUR DONATIONS!!!

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 Commmittee chair, Carol Moore or Sharon Gilbert with questions or need more information at admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.com or (808) 536-4255. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


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 us 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~

  • July 26-28, 2020 - JA Convention - New York, NY
  • August 9-11, 2020  - International Jewellery Kobe - Kobe, Japan
  • 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
  • September 25, 2020 - Deadline for entries submission for the HJA Design Contest
  • October 13, 2020 - Winners of HJA Design Contest announced
  • 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
  • January 12, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
  • February 2-7, 2021 - AGTA GemFair - Tuscon, USA
  • April 26-28, 2021 - Conclave - Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 8, 2021 - HJA Annual Fundraising Banquet & Design Contest (tentative date)
  • 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
2020-2021 Officers!

SHARON GILBERT
President

Lehua Jewelers
 

Sharon has been a member since 2003 and  is also a chair on the Educational Seminar Committee and Auction Committee

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MOSHE HAKEMOLO (GG)
Vice-President

Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyers/Diamond Guy Hawaii

 

Moshe has been a member since 2015 is also a chair on the Charity and Community Outreach Committee
JD WRISTON (GG)
Secretary

Maui Divers, Technical Director

JD has been a member since 2016 and committee chair for Membership/Member Benefits
ANDREW TAYLOR
Treasurer


Elemetal Direct USA

 

Andrew has been a member since 2009 and is 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 Board of Directors by email admin@hawaiijewelersassociation.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 Board of 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.