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The Plumb Club Rounds Out 2020 with Additional Members

Color Jewels and Ryan Gems will join with the other members and exhibit in The Plumb Club’s Pavilion at the JCK Las Vegas Show.




(PRESS RELEASE)NEW YORK — The Plumb Club announces the addition of two additional associations memberships, rounding out the calendar year. Now, with 49 esteemed suppliers and manufacturers, as well as new categories, the club represents over 100 jewelry, watch and service brands. Color Jewels and Ryan Gems will join with the other members to shape the future of the industry and exhibit in The Plumb Club’s Pavilion at the JCK Las Vegas Show.

Cirari by Color Jewels is a leading prime source manufacturer in the world today and has been in business for over 40 years. With factories overseas and offices in Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, they are a fully functional design, production and marketing operation. The second-generation family business is headed by young and dynamic leadership and their talented sales team in New York deals with every category in the industry, from mass merchants and the majors, to over 1500 independent jewelers.

“We are especially pleased and excited to be joining The Plumb Club as just one its amazing and talented exhibitors,” said F. Mark Funk, vice president of sales and marketing. ‘The chance to become a member of this illustrious organization is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we feel will enhance our reputation. We look forward to many years working with all of those that are making things happen today in the style, luxury and desire markets.”

Ryan Gems was established in 1979, a second-generation family owned and operated business, beginning as loose gemstone distributors. By popular retail demand, Ryan Gems, Inc. transformed into an industry leader and one of the most trusted manufacturers of Fine Gemstone & Diamond Jewelry. They have perfected quality craftsmanship of fine jewelry for retailers across the country. Their extensive line consists of classic and elegant styling, as well as the latest most updated fashion-forward designs which are proudly manufactured in the USA, on their New York City premise. They carry a large variety of merchandise for order and immediate delivery orders consisting of rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Their effort is to satisfy all of our customers’ needs and to be your single source for gemstone & diamond jewelry.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this club”, said Edison Akhavan, president. “When you are part of such a wonderful organization, you know you’re doing something right.”

Sam Sandberg, president of The Plumb Club, commented, “We are thrilled that so many companies are realizing the great value that The Plumb Club brings to the industry and to the business of each of our members. Ryan Gems and Cirari by Color Jewels will be terrific additions to The Club.”


The Plumb Club still has a few spaces available for membership. Interested companies can inquire on The Plumb Club website at: All Plumb Club Members must meet stringent requirements of business ethics, practices and conduct, as well as human rights, social and environmental responsibility, and be in compliance with local, federal and international laws. As of 2019, all Plumb Club members are required to become certified members of the RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council).



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