JFC Raises Nearly $50,000 at AGS Conclave

Attendees of American Gem Society Conclave, held April 1-4, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, supported Jewelers For Children fundraising efforts through the donation and purchase of goods via live and silent auctions to the tune of nearly $50,000.

To-date the AGS community has donated nearly $600,000 through their support of JFC at Conclaves, JFC said Monday.

The following companies donated products and services to the JFC silent auction: AGS Laboratories, AGTA, Altobelli Appraisal Services, American Gem Society, ARMS USA, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Blocher Jewelers, Calhoun Jewelers, David Gardner Jewelers, Davidson’s Jewellers, Etienne Perret, Exclusively Diamonds, Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers, Gary W. Wright Company, Gemworld International, GIA, Henry Dunay Designs, Inc., Hyatt Regency Chicago, IDEX Magazine, Ivan Alan Jewels, Jack Lewis Fine Jewelry, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Karat Gold Corner, Inc., Lazare Kaplan International, Malakan Diamond, Mark Schneider Design, Phyllis Bergman/Mercury Ring Corp., MJSA/MJSA Journal, Morgan’s Jewelers, National CASA Association, Parle/Idaho Opal and Gem Corp., Performance Concepts, Peter and Co. Jewelers, Philip Zahm Designs, R.F. Moeller Jeweler, Rapaport Diamond Report, Seth Godin, True Knots, Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services, and William Henry Studios.

The following companies donated products and services to the JFC live auction: InStore, JA New York Show, JCK magazine, JCK Shows, National Jeweler, Princess Cruises, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In addition to the silent and live auctions, limited edition AGS 75th anniversary teddy bears were sold. The AGS donated the teddy bears leaving 100 percent of the profits for JFC.

Cash donations were made by: Centurion Jewelry, Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection, Jimmy Smith Jewelers, Lassy’s Fine Jewelry, and Spratford Fine Jewelry.

Fruchtman Marketing’s Pop-a-Shot effort, at its booth at Conclave, raised $1,000 for JFC.