2015 June Newsletter

Now available!
Order your Hawaii Jewelers Association plaque today!

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In addition to the HJA annual membership sticker (sent to all paid members), Hawaii Jewelers Association Members may now purchase a deluxe plaque indicating they are members in good standing with HJA.

These plaques are 8 by 10 inches and feature a piano black finish with an laser engraved acrylic panel which stands off from the piano black base. Each plaque is individually engraved with the member's name. The one-time purchase of a plaque is $180 plus tax.

A small plate at the bottom indicates the current year. These plates will be available each subsequent year for $20.

Plaques may be mounted on a wall or (with included hardware) can be used free standing on a desk or counter.

Contact our Executive Directors to order yours today.

Pearl Valuation


Since Pearls are June's birthstone, let us freshen up your product knowledge! How well can you communicate to your clients the difference with natural or cultured pearls?

Pearls are classified by origin, then graded by size, shape, nacre thickness, color, luster, surface clarity and matching. Some factors will be weighted to give them more influence in arriving at a final grading. Grading is relative to the best attainable quality for the type.

Click on the link below to read more from Cultured Pearl Association of America.

Long time associate members, Tiara Pearl International & ASBA USA are pearl wholesalers that HJA have vetted. Please click on their names to be directed to their websites or contact us to assist you.


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JCK Las Vegas Recap


JCK Las Vegas show held June 3-6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino were 4 days of non-stop activity at vendor booths, lounges, events, seminars, talks and panels. The show, North America's largest, featured 2,300 exhibitors and welcomed over 22,000 retail buyers representing 9,400 stores, a 4% increase in attendance over the previous year's event. The show's visual redesign was the talk of the town, the new look and merchandised neighborhoods made it even easier for buyers to navigate JCK's comprehensive show floor. Click on the link below to see highlights from the event.


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Summer Jewelry Trends


As summer has arrived, HJA wants to make sure all of our members are current with the summer jewelry trends.

Earlier this year, fashion took the world by storm with the latest looks strutting down runways in New York, London, and Paris. While the new collections are always the main focus, accessories catch a fair amount of attention too – fine jewelry among them. Here are the five jewelry trends that emerged for spring/summer 2015:

Fraternal Earrings

Itty, Bitty Bling Rings

Behold the Choker

Antique, So Chic

Power to the Pendants


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