The 2020 Design Contest has concluded. Voting for the 2020 People Choice Awards was done via a Poll linked to the HJA Facebook Page.
And the winners are:
Under $3500 Category
- 1st Place: Pua Melia by Chira Duval-Arnould, Aquagems
- 2nd Place: Lunar Love Ring by Carrie Nottage-Smith, Na Hoku
- 3rd Place: Dawn Eclipse by Mark Carson, Mark Carson/Individual Design
- People's Choice: Rippin It by Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields
$3500 and Over Category:
- 1st Place: Magnificent by Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields
- 2nd Place: Secret Garden by Donna Wong, Keoni Collection
- 3rd Place: Dancing Mr. Blue by Wailua Brandman, Opal Fields
- People's Choice: Magnificent by Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields
Hawaiian Themed Category:
- 1st Place: Hawaiian Sunrise by Denny Wong, Denny Wong Designs
- 2nd Place: Moana Reef-Life by Carrie Nottage-Smith, Na Hoku
- 3rd Place: Lehua Alohilani by Sharon Gilbert, Lehua Jewelers
- People's Choice: Ohana by Luana Zablan, Lehua Jewelers
Designer of the Year 2020:
Chira Duval-Arnould, Aquagems for Pua Melia
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 email@example.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
The City and County of Honolulu created a website that has up-to-date mobile and user friendly information for our community and businesses.
There are many benefits to becoming a JA member! click on above picture to learn more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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~
- January 12, 2020 - HJA Board Meeting - Honolulu, HI
- February 2-7, 2021 - AGTA GemFair - Tuscon, USA
- April 26-28, 2021 - Conclave - Louisville, Kentucky
- May 15, 2021 - HJA Annual Fundraising Banquet & Design Contest (tentative date)
- June 3-7, 2021 - Couture - Wynn Las Vegas
Contact us for details
We would like to introduce our
Sharon has been a member since 2003 and is also a chair on the Educational Seminar Committee and Auction Committee
Moshe has been a member since 2015 is also a chair on the Charity and Community Outreach Committee
JD WRISTON (GG)
JD has been a member since 2016 and committee chair for Membership/Member Benefits
Andrew has been a member since 2009 and is also in charge of Media Release/Social Media
NEW - Interactive map of HJA retailer jeweler locations. Click on the image below to view the map in a new tab.
HJA Member Plaques are available for purchase
We are proud to offer Hawaii Jewelers Association merchandise!
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.