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Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength Marks 10 Years

“The Rings of Strength events have become a very big part of our program activity.”




Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength Marks 10 Years

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Jewelers for Children held the 10th Annual Rings of Strength Tour on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, NV. This year an installment of the very popular event was also held during the AGS Conclave in Oklahoma City on April 25.

Nearly 70 hardy souls assembled at 5:30 a.m. to either walk or run 5K along the scenic Las Vegas Strip. The participants who signed up built their own fundraising websites and collected more than $ 21,000 to support Jewelers for Children. The event at Conclave raised over $ 10,000 and included 70 participants. Since the inception of the event, more than $ 600,000 has been raised to support JFC’s charity partners.

“The Rings of Strength events have become a very big part of our program activity” said Eric Zuckerman, JFC’s vice president for Special Programs. Having an opportunity for folks to get together and do something totally different from the usual

Sponsors for the event included JCK Events, American Gem Society, the GIA Alumni Association, the Women’s Jewelry Association, Quality Gold, Assurant and Freeman.

The event attracted individuals, as well as teams, of industry supporters. Teams were organized by Quality Gold, Diamonds in the Rough, Kev & Momma, Sy Kessler, Team JCK and WJA. Cora Lee Colaizzi and the team from Quality Gold once again held the top position on the leader board raising the most as a team and as an individual.




He Doubled His Sales Goals with Wilkerson

John Matthews, owner of John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry in Vero Beach, Florida, is a planner. As an IJO member jeweler, he knew he needed an exit strategy if he ever wanted to g the kind of retirement he deserved. He asked around and the answers all seemed to point to one solution: Wilkerson. He talked to Rick Hayes, Wilkerson president, and took his time before making a final decision. He’d heard Wilkerson knew their way around a going out of business sale. But, he says, “he didn’t realize how good it was going to be.” Sales goals were “ambitious,” but even Matthews was pleasantly surprised. “It looks like we’re going to double that.”

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