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Network on the Net

Connect, by the Women’s Jewelry Association, is a private online community just for WJA members. The platform offers many specialized discussion groups, local chapter forums, a member directory, and more. wjaconnect.womensjewelryassociation.com/home

Lab-Grown Launch

The Laboratory-Grown Diamond Exchange is the first online platform dedicated to safely buying and selling laboratory-grown diamonds. Market data collected from the platform will inform the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Price Index, which will publish cash asking prices for lab-grown diamonds.
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Stuller Turns 50

Fifty years ago, Matt Stuller started his business from the trunk of his car after realizing the industry’s need for quality findings and mountings. Now Stuller is an international corporation and is releasing a commemorative 50th anniversary logo to celebrate! Happy birthday, Stuller. stuller.com

Pioneer Lavalier

Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance will now offer two-way messaging to quickly guide consumers through the insurance process. Thanks to Pypestream customer engagement software, Lavalier can now quote and immediately bind customers’ insurance policies online for instant peace of mind. lavalier.com

New at DPA

David Kellie, an experienced marketer with more than a decade of experience working with consumer brands including Ralph Lauren, is the new CEO of Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA). Previous CEO Jean-Marc Lieberherr chose to step down late last year. diamondproducers.com

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