Industry

EDUCATION

The Revere Academy will host 14 master classes taught by leading goldsmiths and other experts during its 2010 Masters Symposium, scheduled for April 3–25 in San Francisco. Classes are open to students at all levels. For information, call (415) 391-4179 or visit www.revereacademy.com.

COURT

A federal jury in Seattle dismissed Blue Nile‘s $60.1 million claim against the Yehuda Diamond Co. following a six-day trial, reaffirming Yehuda Diamond’s right to compare the prices of its clarity-enhanced diamonds to the untreated diamonds sold by Blue Nile, according to a Yehuda statement.

ASSOCIATIONS

For the second year in a row, Alabama Jewelers Association and Georgia Jewelers Association will hold a joint convention. The meeting will take place April 9–11 in Destin, Fla., at Sandestin Resort. The weekend schedule will include a golf tournament and deep sea fishing.

The board of directors of the Ohio Jewelers Association has voted unanimously to change the name of the Columbus Jewelry Show to the Mid America Jewelry Show. In addition, the Ohio Jewelers Association will change its name to the Mid America Jewelers Association and accept membership from retail jewelers in states “that have supported the Columbus Jewelry Show,” the organization said.

MANUFACTURERS

The Richline Group acquired the intellectual property and distribution rights to the Mother and Child brand from the Kirchner Corp. and Janel Russell Designs.

CONTESTS

American Jewelry Design Council is accepting applications for its annual New Talent Contest. The winner gets a booth in the New Designer Gallery at the summer JA Show in New York. Apply at www.ajdc.org/newtalent.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Luxury goods PR firm Ana Martins Public Relations opened a showroom in New York. It houses several watch and jewelry brands and includes a private retail salon, wholesale showroom, PR showroom, and event location.