Mooty joins Charles & Colvard

Barbara L. Mooty has joined Charles & Colvard, Ltd., Morrisville, N.C., as vice president, brand development & industry relations.

Mooty brings more than 25 years of jewelry industry experience to the management team of Charles & Colvard. Most recently, she was vice president of marketing for Kristall Classics, a Los Angeles based manufacturer of diamond jewelry and special cut Russian diamonds. Earlier in her career as advertising director for the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America’s AJM Magazine, she helped reposition the trade publication. Her jewelry-related experience includes marketing and implementing gemology courses at the Gemological Institute of America, working with world-renowned jewelry designer, Martin Gruber, and managing the prestigious East Hampton location of London Jewelers.

Mooty is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, who received a B.A. in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. She is an active member of the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), serves on its national board, and received the “2001 WJA Award for Excellence” in sales. She is a member of GIA’s (Education) Program Advisory Committee in Los Angeles, board member of the 24 Karat Club of Southern California, and serves as steering committee member of GIA’s CareerFair. She formerly served as a board member of the American Gem Society Jeweler’s Education Foundation and as a design competition judge for the American Gem Trade Association 2000 Spectrum Design Awards.