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HJA Logo Redesigned

The Hawaii Jewelers Association logo has been updated. The design contest for the logo closed on October 31st and your Board of Directors voted on November 11th to adopt a new logo from the 6 submissions (and also considered keeping the old logo).

The new logo is really an update to the logo the HJA has used since its founding in 1949. The colors are now more in keeping with the Hawaiian Royal Coat of Arms and the text font has been replaced with a more contemporary one. And a diamond was added to help the public identify our logo with jewelry.

The 2020 Membership stickers will use this updated logo. We will be making digital copies of the logo available to members for use on their websites and promotional materials.

Mahalo to all of the HJA members who submitted entries!

Bruce Bucky & Habilitat Present Christmas Trees to 75 Homeless Families

Private benefactor and philanthropist Mr. Bruce Bucky of Hildgund Jewelers and The Carl & Hildgund Bucky Foundation will be donating 75 Christmas trees to families on Oahu. The trees will be distributed by Habilitat, of which Mr. Bucky has been a long time supporter. Parent's Inc. is assisting in coordinating the event and has combined their Adopt-A-Family program with the families housing at IHS. This amazing event will take place on December 14th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm with entertainment by Mike Izon and The City Boys.

Throughout the month of December Habilitat is hosting their 42nd Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Proceeds from all Christmas tree sales directly benefit Habilitat's programs, which work to empower its participants to overcome problems with substance abuse and homelessness. Habilitat will spread good tidings at five sites around Oahu starting November 30, including two new locations at Koko Marina Shopping Center and in Kapolei by the old Kmart.

Proceeds from Habilitat's annual Christmas tree sales are reinvested to support the program's important work. As they go through the program, not only are residents given a newfound sense of self-worth with their job training, but are also able to give back and become a gainfully employed member of the community. Today, Habilitat has one of the highest success rates in the U.S.

For more information on pricing and location of Habilitat's Christmas Trees, visit For more information on Habilitat, please visit Also, follow Habilitat on Facebook at, on Instagram at and on Twitter at

Big Island and Kauai Jewelers Need Your Support

Despite the floods on Kauai and the on-going eruptions on the Big Island of Hawaii, HJA Retail Members on these neighbor islands are open for businesses and need your support so that they can continue to serve their customers on their islands and beyond.

You can show your support by contributing to this GoFundMe campaign:

Locate a HJA Retailer via Google Maps

Big Island:


HJA Store

Welcome the Hawaii Jewelers Association Store

Your place to purchase HJA branded items on-line. Proudly show your support for the HJA by buying and displaying items with the Hawaii Jewelers Association logo and name!

--- Products coming soon ---

Colored Stones Seminar by Douglas Hucker

Douglas Hucker did it again, providing an informative seminar on today's market with colored stones on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the beautiful Oahu Country Club. Guests enhanced their gemstone knowledge with insightful tips on today's clientele, colored stone trends, and colored stone availability as they were provided a continental breakfast.

Douglas Hucker has dedicated his life to the jewelry business. His varied résumé includes stints teaching at GIA, serving as director of marketing for Krementz and Co., and running The Registry, an estate jewelry com­pany.  Since 1997, he has headed the Dallas-based American Gem Trade Association.

Ivory Ban In Effect (since June 30, 2017)


With the signing of Senate Bill 2647, Hawai‘i passed the most comprehensive U.S. state law targeting illegal wildlife trade.

The law was passed by the Legislature in June 2016 and its effective date was June 30, 2017.  Individuals and businesses with wildlife products in their possession only had until June 29, 2017 to lawfully dispossess of the items (sale, gift, or transfer). Since then it is generally illegal to sell ivory (and other covered items) within or from the Sate of Hawaii. The law does provide some exemptions for bona fide antiques, musical instruments, guns and knives, and traditional cultural practices.

Private possession of ivory that was legally acquired remains legal, even though ivory commerce is generally prohibited as ofJune 30, 2017. For elephant  ivory to have been legally acquired it generally must have been imported prior to Federal bans beginning in 1975. Retailers should be careful not to display private collections of ivory as the bill includes a presumption of intent to sell clause.

Refer to the State of Hawaii website for details:

This post by the Hawaii Jewelers Association is for information purposes only. It has not been reviewed by an attorney and should not be used as the basis for legal guidance.