Early Bird pricing now in effect for Retail and Associate Membership renewals - save $50 when you renew by November 30th, 2023 for your 2024 HJA membership.
Please check out the below page link for the details on how you can receive real time Security Alert information from your Hawaii Jewelers Association via the WhatsApp messaging application on your mobile device.
We are pleased to announce your 2023 - 2024 Hawaii Jewelers Association Officers:
And Mahalo Nui Loa to outgoing President, Sharon Gilbert who served the HJA as President for 3 years (2020 - 2023). She was our first neighbor island President and guided the Association through the difficult pandemic years. Sharon continues to serve the HJA as a Board Member.
HJA members are encouraged to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for 2023 Membership. Renew by December 15th, 2022 and save $50.
The Judges and People have spoken, the HJA 2021 Design Contest results are in and the winners are:
1st Place: Kaimana by David Johnson, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
2nd Place: Festive by Donna Wong, Keoni Collection
3rd Place: Kananaka by Maui Divers Design Team, Maui Divers
People's Choice: Kaimana by David Johnson, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
$3500 and over:
1st Place: Merry-Go-Round by Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields
2nd Place: Harmony by Donna Wong, Keoni Collection
3rd Place: Malie Kai by Carrie Nottage-Smith, Na Hoku
People's Choice: Cocotail by David Johnson, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
1st Place: Green Flash by Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields
2nd Place: Maua Makai by Carrie Nottage-Smith, Na Hoku
3rd Place: Aloalo by David Johnson, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
People's Choice: Aloalo by David Johnson, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
Designer of the Year 2021: Tom Wheeler, Opal Fields for
HJA members are encouraged to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for 2022 Membership. Renew by December 15th, 2021 and save $50.
HJA Members should enter their recently designed pieces now in the 2021 Design Contest. Entries must be submitted by October 14th, 2021. Winners will be announced November 1st. The People's Choice voting will again be conducted online via the HJA Facebook Page.
There have been a number of recent jewelry related break-ins, robberies and burglaries in Hawaii.
The most recent being on Feb. 7th, 2021 just outside Aloha Stadium: https://www.khon2.com/local-news/police-search-for-suspect-in-connection-to-aiea-carjacking/
Here are some security tip from HJA Board Member Dale Cripps:
The situation is critical for all stores & all Islands, Day & Night. No one is immuneto this and we encourage owners everywhere to do the following:
1) Place signs at the front entrance and in the store, saying that you have Camera Surveillance in the shop.
2) If you don't have Cameras.....Get them installed ASAP.
3) At the very least buy a fake camera with a light, that is on, placed at the front entrance, with signage.
4) If you have business neighbors, have a meeting for everyone to be watchful of people coming & going in the area who could be "casing" a store.
5) Remember that removing temptation is a great strategy. Lock everything into your safes and remove inexpensive items from sight. Leave your empty cases uncovered so the message is “Nothing available here, not worth your effort”.
Stay watchful and safe!
Welcome to new Associate Member Simply 3D Hawaii. We are pleased to have this Hawaii company offering 3D printers and 3D printing services to the jewelry industry. They offer the ability to print using castable resins which allows jewelers to cast custom pieces from 3D designs. Check out their HJA page, company website and Instagram page.
The 2020 Design Contest is now underway. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday, September 30th. Winners will be announced on October 10th, 2020.
Voting for the 2020 People Choice Awards will be done via a Poll linked to the HJA Facebook Page. Please vote for your favorite in each category now. Voting ends on Saturday, October 10th when the judged winners are announced.
VOTE NOW - Under $3500 Category
VOTE NOW - $3500 and Over Category
VOTE NOW - Hawaiian Themed Category